Finnair has launched its Winter sale.
There are special Business Class fares to Asia from the UK via Helsinki, valid until 15th January for travel between now and 31st October 2018 (dates vary by route).
What makes this sale attractive is that:
- You can start from London, Manchester and Edinburgh
- Finnair flights earn Avios and British Airways tier points
- Finnair is flying brand a new A350 aircraft on many routes with excellent business class seats
Compared to the Club World seat the 1-2-1 configuration is a major improvement. You can read Rob’s review of the Finnair A350 business class seat here.
During the sale a return flight to Beijing in Business Class starts at £1,428 and return flights to Tokyo start at £1,999 (about £500 cheaper than during Finnair’s Summer Sale).
Click here to see the prices out of London, Edinburgh and Manchester in both business and economy class.
Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. Our review of Amex Gold is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.