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Decent Finnair business class flight deal to Delhi

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Finnair, a partner of British Airways in the oneworld airline alliance, is offering some good deals to Delhi in Business Class.

You can travel at any point in the next year. Availability is scattered but Finnair has an excellent website which shows you the price for every date in its calendar – you will know the price before you’ve selected dates.

From London, the price is £1,563 return.

Finnair business classs flight deal Delhi

It is cheaper from other European starting points, with the cheapest being Budapest at €1,260 (£1,100).

You need to note that these are ‘Business Light’ fares. You do NOT get airport lounge access, priority security, priority boarding ….. nothing except your seat.

The exception is BA Silver and Gold cardholders and equivalents, who get lounge access and other benefits as part of their oneworld status.

It terms of British Airways tier points, you would earn 80 + 140 + 140 + 80 = 440 tier points return if you started in London. You earn fewer tier points if you fly from outside the UK to Helsinki (the UK number is inflated for historical reasons) with the short haul legs only earning 40 tier points each way.

Whilst you are not guaranteed to get it, here is our review of the impressive new Finnair business class seat, image below. The old seat isn’t bad either – I would still prefer it to British Airways Club World, albeit not Club Suite.

As you are charged in £ for UK departures, the best way to pay is with Amex Gold. This earns double points (2 per £1) on airline transactions, and as you are paying in Sterling you won’t be impacted by Amex’s 3% FX fee. Our new 2023 review of American Express Preferred Rewards Gold was published today.

Comments (48)

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  • Nancy says:

    That Finnair deal has been around for some time. I’m flying it on Monday (booked in October). You can make it open-jaw too (starting in BUD but returning to LHR, to save you the positioning, for £1250)…

  • The Jetset Boyz says:

    Yet another hotel misleadig people / giving the impression they’re located in City of London when they’re actually in Whitechapel.

    • Richie says:

      Bit of a walk to The Ned really, but if you don’t need to go much further west than Bishopsgate, the hotel choice in Whitechapel is good and you’d save a bit to spend at the Pan Pacific bar.

    • Lumma says:

      As well as the Hyatt Place London City East, there’s the Ibis London City Shoreditch (which is much closer to the City than Shoreditch), the Clayton Hotel London City, The Corner London City within a few minutes walk – all are in Tower Hamlets and not the City

    • Stu_N says:

      If an archer could take you out from the ramparts of the old city walls, I’d say referencing City in the name is reasonable.

      Aldgate, as all scholars will know, was one of the main gates and a pretty impressive set-up in its heyday so you could definitely be skewered from its battlements.

      • Chabuddy Geezy says:

        Petticoat Lane market is a great spot for lunch if you are working nearby.

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      When I read the headline I though “London city” was a reference to LCY.

  • Gavin says:

    Frustratingly, while Finnair does give free seat selection for oneworld Sapphire and Emerald in economy and business, they refuse to allow it for premium economy.

  • James says:

    Need too see some 125% + bonuses on Hilton points given devaluations and gutting of the 5k list.

  • James says:

    Naming of hotels is getting a bit like Ryanair…..think you’re flying to one city but could be landing a hundred miles away 😆

    • Rob says:

      Get a map out, look at where the hotel is and look at where the City starts – it’s 5 minutes walk.

      Ye olde Crowne Plaza The City is further from Liverpool St than the Hampton.

      • Save East Coast Rewards says:

        But the Crowne Plaza The City was in the city. Although it’s not on Brick Lane it would be a more appropriate thing to name it after.

        • Rob says:

          Don’t think that would bring anyone in 🙂 The City eastwards boundary is Middlesex Street so you are literally 2 minutes walk from it.

          Oddly the westwards boundary is Chancery Lane tube station. This is blinkin’ miles away from everyone except Goldman Sachs!

  • James says:

    Cheers, I was wondering about that for the folks.

  • John says:

    A bit off piste I know but I would appreciate the advice. I purchased a Finnair ticket (ARN-PEK return) in 2020 for travel in April 2020. It was subsequently cancelled by Finnair due to COVID. I recently requested a refund of the ticket and Finnair has told me they cannot as the ticket has gone past ticket validity. Is this correct, I could not change it at the time and China remained closed. Now FInnair I can;t get a refund at all.. is this correct? TBH it has put me off buying Finnair tickets.

    • Rob says:

      Nonsense, I think. However, I am guessing you’d need to sue them in Sweden or Finland to get a refund – there is no UK element in the transaction.

      • John says:

        Thats what I though. The term they are quoting is:

        10.5 Right to refuse refund
        10.5.1 We may refuse a refund where application is made after the expiry of the validity of the Ticket.

        Seems very unreasonable at the very least given COVID and all its ramifications on country closure.

        • JDB says:

          It clearly is unreasonable, although they will say you have contributed to the problem by not seeking a refund or rerouting earlier. You need to have look at your booking confirmation, credit card statement and any other correspondence to see if it might be possible to claim this was a contract made in England; the routing itself shouldn’t matter. Also, see whether AY correctly advised you of your rights at the time of cancellation. Unfortunately, in the UK at least, AY doesn’t participate in any ADR scheme.

  • Rich says:

    Rob – does Hilton historically offer more than one bonus each year? As I only got 80% bonus it might be worth waiting to see if I get more (if) later I the year?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, I’d say at least 2/3rd of the year there is some bonus running.

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