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Whilst we wait for another round of cheap Qatar Airways business class fares, two interesting offers have appeared from Finnair and SWISS.

Both are worth a look.  Finnair is a British Airways partner and you will earn Avios and tier points if you fly with them.  SWISS is a member of Star Alliance so you won’t earn Avios, but you will get to experience a fantastic business class product.

Finnair deals to Asia

These Finnair prices are for travel from London or Manchester via Helsinki.  You must book by October 12th.  Travel dates vary by destination but are generally valid until 30th April 2016.

  • Bangkok £1,219
  • Beijing £1,199
  • Chongqing £1,199
  • Ho Chi Minh City £1,199
  • Krabi £1,199
  • Shanghai £1,299
  • Singapore £1,525

Full details are here on the Finnair site.  You can check which routes will be flying the new Airbus A350 (business class shown below) here.

Finnair business class

SWISS deals

The SWISS offers are also valid until 30th April and require a Saturday night stay.  These fares are about 20% more expensive than the Finnair deals but you are guaranteed a fully flat seat.

All fares are from London, changing in Zurich.

You must book by October 18th.

  • Bangkok £1,595
  • Beijing £1,597
  • Dar es Salaam £1,700
  • Delhi £1,398
  • Dubai £1,698
  • Jo’burg £1,995
  • Mumbai £1,400
  • Muscat £1,696
  • Nairobi £1,699
  • Sao Paulo £1,997
  • Sao Paulo £1,897
  • Singapore £1,998
  • Tel Avis £846

Only certain travel dates are available.  Go here, click on the ‘Business Class Intercontinental Special’ box and you will see a calender.

Comments (13)

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  • John G says:

    Just a quick correction – that is not the new AY business class seat on the A350. The photo is of the existing seat fitted to the A330 + selected A340 aircraft (which incidentally is the same seat as found in SWISS business class.

    • Rob says:

      Thanks John, apologies. As I say below, I am flying the A350 next month so will finally know what I am talking about!

      • James67 says:

        I believe the a350 seat is a newe version of the CX business seat.

  • Keith says:

    If the Finnair business class booking has flights operated by Flybe on the MAN-HEL sectors, do you still earn the full BA miles and tier points for these flights?

  • Idrive says:

    Do you mean that somehow there no are fully flat beds guaranteed on the Finnair ones? At least i hope on the A350 which is just new!

    • Rob says:

      A350 and retrofitted old planes are OK.

      I am flying the Finnair A350 next month so will bring you a full report, it will mean future articles like this have some more informed comment from me in them about Finnair seats, food and lounges.

      • idrive says:

        Thansk, these fares (at least some of them) are interesting if compared with ExEU we saw recently, it is almost the same from London. I hope I will benefit somehow!

  • Nick says:


    Have you flown QR on the A350?

    Be interesting to see how a cheaper biz class offering on it will see/feel…

    • Rob says:

      No – I am doing Qatar A380 F in a few weeks but pairing it with Etihad A380 F (QR A350 would have been another option, admittedly).

  • Nick says:

    Ps I’ve been ion the A350 on QR and its superb!

  • Leo says:

    There’s a page devoted to Finnair’s A350 with pics and videos on their website. I think they will be flying the A350 to BKK – the new route to SGN will be the A330.

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