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Finnair adds a 2nd long haul plane on Helsinki flights from Heathrow

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From the start of the Summer timetable at the end of March, Finnair is adding a 2nd daily long haul aircraft to the Heathrow – Helsinki route.

The 10.20 and 18.10 departures from Heathrow are now scheduled with A350 and A330 aircraft respectively, which means a flat bed in Business Class.  Coming back, you want the 08.00 (A350) and 16.00 (A330) from Helsinki.

Finnair adds a 2nd A350 to Heathrow

These flights are bookable with Avios, which makes for a fun short break if you book into Business.

I reviewed the Finnair A350 in Business Class on a Heathrow to Helsinki flight here.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)

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