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Finnair adds a 7th daily London Heathrow flight to Helsinki

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On 2nd January, Finnair announced that it was adding a 6th daily weekday service from London Heathrow to Helsinki.

It also announced plans to turn a second daily service into a long-haul flight, meaning that Business Class passengers would get a flat bed seat for the journey.

This does not seem to be enough to meet demand, however.  London Air Travel reports that Finnair has taken over one of Etihad’s slots at Heathrow.  Etihad has not used this slot in recent years, leasing it first to the now-bankrupt Jet Airways of India and then to Air Serbia for a season.

Finnair adds a 7th daily London Heathrow flight to Helsinki

The extra flight is already showing in the Finnair timetable although, oddly, does not yet show it.  The Finnair weekday departure schedule from Heathrow is now, based on Monday 6th April:

  • 07.30 (arr 12.20) – A320
  • 10.20 (arr 15.15) – A350-900 with flat beds
  • 13.50 (arr 18.45) – A320
  • 16.10 (arr 21.00) – A321
  • 18.10 (arr 23.00) – A330-300 with flat beds
  • 19.35 (arr 00.30) – A321
  • 20.30 (arr 01.20) – A319

Remember that Finnair is a member of oneworld and you can book their flights with Avios.  You can also earn Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points when you fly with them.

For completeness, I should add that there is also one daily British Airways service, departing at 08.25.

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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

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

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The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

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You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

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

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