Finnair has decided to capitalise on the retrenchment of SAS by launching long haul routes from Stockholm Arlanda airport.
From October it will fly from Stockholm Arlanda to:
Finnair is planning to base three Airbus A350 aircraft in Stockholm.
Miami will start on 23rd October as a twice weekly service, moving to 3x weekly from 29th November.
Bangkok will launch on 22nd October at 5x weekly, going daily on 28th November. Phuket will follow on 24th October as a weekly service, moving to twice weekly from 30th December.
As Finnair is a member of the oneworld alliance, you can redeem Avios on Finnair flights. Your British Airways status benefits will also be respected. Cash tickets will earn Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points.
Economy availability was showing for Avios on ba.com yesterday although an error message came up when I tried to book:
Annoyingly, Finnair only shows Business Class reward availability within 60 days of departure so none will be visible yet unless the policy has changed.
Finnair has a very decent business class product which is a substantial step up on British Airways Club World. Our review of Finnair business class on their A350 fleet is here.
Our broader article on how to redeem Avios on Finnair is here and includes the pricing chart for Avios partner rewards.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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.
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:
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:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(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.)