Finnair has made some announcements regarding its UK services as part of a general expansion following the arrival of new aircraft.
From 25th March, the current summer-only Edinburgh to Helsinki service will become a year-round route. There will be five flights per week during summer and three flights per week in winter.
This will be a good option for flights to Asia, given Finnair’s excellent coverage of the region and – geographically – its position ‘on the way’ if travelling from the UK. You can earn and redeem Avios, and earn British Airways tier points, on Finnair services.
The airline will also be running two Lapland routes again this year, one between London Gatwick and Kittilä and one between London Gatwick and Ivalo. Even better, you can use Avios to make it happen. This is an opportunity to try winter activities such as ice fishing, seeing the Northern Lights, skiing, husky safaris and reindeer sleigh rides.
Last year the flights operated between mid December and March. For points, an economy return to Kittilä will cost 20,000 Avios plus around £100. This feels a little pricey so do compare cash prices. Business class is not available.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)