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Black Friday deals: Avios-earning Finnair flights plus Opodo, Virgin, Uber, Radisson and more

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News in brief:

Good Avios-earning Finnair deals to Asia

Finnair has launched a Black Friday sale to Asia.

What makes this sale attractive is that:

you can start from London, Manchester and Edinburgh

Finnair flights earn Avios and British Airways tier points – and because you are changing planes in Helsinki, you earn 80 tier points each way for the connection in Business Class PLUS the tier points for the long-haul leg

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 my review of the new Finnair A350 business class seat here.

Click here to see the prices out of London, Edinburgh and Manchester in both business and economy class.  Highlights, in Business Class, include:

  • Beijing £1,445
  • Shanghai £1,495
  • Hong Kong £1,666
  • Xi’an £1,298
  • Krabi £1,649

Finnair Black Friday deals

Save on flight and ‘flight and hotel’ bookings with Opodo

Black Friday seems to have morphed into Black Week for 2019.  This is good news for us, as we can drip out the best deals over the week rather than having to ram them into Friday.

Next up is Opodo which is running two discount codes this week which might get you a decent saving.

The code is BLACKWEEK19.  You enter this right at the very end of the process – there is a box under the space for your credit card number saying “Add a promo code”.

It is worth:

  • £20 off flight bookings over £400
  • £75 off flight + hotel bookings over £940

You need to book by Thursday 28th November, which implies there may be a revised version on Black Friday itself.  Flights must depart from the UK.  The Opodo Black Friday site is here.

Opodo Black Friday deal

Other Black Friday deals …..

A lot of other Black Friday offers have dropped in this week.  There is a lot more out there but these companies contacted me directly.

Back to travel. All of these deals are bookable now – you don’t need to wait until Friday.

Most are not worth discussing in detail but I will run through a few quickly:

Uber credit – Tesco is discounting various restaurant gift cards by 20% until 1st December.  Uber Eats (£15 only) is included as part of the selection.  However, as Uber and Uber Eats share the same credit pot, buying these gift vouchers in Tesco also gets you 20% off Uber rides.

Europcar – save up to 40% on worldwide rentals, book by 2nd December for pick-ups before 31st March 2020 – book here

Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza hotels – save up to 30% and earn 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points per stay, valid for weekend stays in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean for all of 2020 – book by 3rd December via this link

Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel’ packages – save £100 on all Caribbean (Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, Tobago, Grenada) packages using promo code BF2019, must travel by 31st October 2020, no minimum spend – book by 2nd December via this link

Virgin Atlantic ‘flight only’ – save up to £50 on flights to Asia, including India, and 20% off flights to the Caribbean – book by 2nd December via this link (Virgin Atlantic is adding new deals daily so it is worth checking their site regardless)

Airportr at Manchester Airport – save 25% with code BLACKFRIDAY19 on Airportr’s ‘we collect your bags from your home or office and check them in’ service at Manchester – details here

Priority Pass – save 15% to 40% on a lounge pass (discount varies by product) – details here

Millennium Hotels – save up to 35% (25% for non-members of My Millennium) at 23 hotels across Europe, book by 3rd December for stays until 29th February – book via the special page here using code LOVEFRIDAY – save 11% on selected hotels (usually non-chain hotels) with code BLACKFRI, book by 2nd December for stays by 31st March, code may invalidate collection of Rewards credit (or may not, they wouldn’t say) – book here

ebookers – up to 60% off hotel stays and up to £60 off ‘flight and hotel’ details, book by 2nd December – book and find more details here

Comments (171)

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  • Craig says:

    Wow, thanks Shoestring, that’s a nice find.

  • Alan says:

    Anyone been in contact with the site that shall not be named re: delayed/missing Avios cashouts?

    I’ll need to get in touch as it’s been over 10 days.

  • the_real_a says:

    Wow, what an odd offer. But all redeemed in about 3 minutes. Thanks

  • d4ve says:

    Great find, thanks.

    • Rob says:

      Not really, Monese emailed everyone with it 🙂 Works fine though, just bought and redeemed an Amazon gift card within 5 minutes (and that included funding my Monese account).

  • Roy says:

    Air France ground crew striking on 5 December. And possibly some French ATC workers, too.
    And maybe subsequent days too. Or even subsequent weeks. Hard to tell.

    Also French rail workers, and Paris metro workers. And maybe some bus drivers. Also hauliers, teachers and civil servants. Police and hospital works will be protesting, too (although not striking), as will the gillets jaunes.

    Shaping up to be a general strike, although impossible to know if it will go on for a day or for months…

    • Shoestring says:

      and don’t forget Finnair unionised employees downing tools in solidarity with the milkmen on strike or something like that

      • Roy says:

        Do we know yet whether the BA pilots’ dispute is settled?

        The existing mandate is still in place, I think, so they could strike with two weeks’ notice, if they were so inclined…

        • Rob says:

          Vote will take 4 weeks. Surprisingly, a lot of them are not around most of the time to fill in the form!

          • Roy says:

            You’d have thought that in this day and age they could fill in a form online.

            Ok, so 4 weeks (starting last week?) to consult their members in a ballot? And then presumably a minimum of 2 weeks notice for strike action after that? So pretty unlikely there will be any strike action this side of Christmas, if I understand correctly?

          • Rob says:

            Yes, I’d say so.

      • Roy says:

        I think you mean postmen, not milkmen.

    • ankomonkey says:

      Sacre bleu!

  • The Original Nick says:

    Amex offer for Esso on my Platinum Card.

  • Nick M says:

    Thanks Harry 🙂

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