Finnair and Finnair Plus

Finnair Plus is the loyalty scheme for Finnair. We cover Finnair on Head for Points because you can earn and spend Avios points and it offers competitive fares and schedules to many destinations in Asia. You can now fly from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin to Helsinki and beyond. It is the first European airline to fly the new Airbus A350.


Finnair Plus is a partner of the UK American Express Membership Rewards programme and you can earn Finnair miles via the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold and American Express Platinum cards.  For further information on Finnair and Finnair Plus, visit their website here.

American Airlines and British Airways forced to surrender London to USA slots by Competition & Markets Authority

The Competition & Markets Authority has today published its provisional findings into its 18 month review of the ‘UK to US’ part of the transatlantic joint venture operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia, Finnair and (soon) Aer Lingus. This is a difficult time to […]

Will the British Airways / American Airlines joint venture be broken up if Virgin Atlantic goes bust?

However good your hearing is, you will have struggled to pick up the sound of British Airways demanding that Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian must not receive Government support and be allowed to fail. Have you wondered why? After all, Willie Walsh – CEO of BA’s […]

Where can I fly with Avios from UK regional airports? (Avios Redemption University, Lesson 10)

What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham or anywhere outside London? The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other […]

British Airways coronavirus updates: terminal and airport moves, catering cuts and cargo-only flights

There have been a few British Airways coronavirus developments in recent days which are worth mentioning.  We didn’t rush out an article at the time as very few of you are currently flying, but it is worth being up to speed with what is going […]

Which airlines let you transfer air miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your miles INTO a hotel points programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you […]

Finnair adds a 7th daily London Heathrow flight to Helsinki

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 […]

Finnair restricts Avios flight reward bookings in business class

One Mile at a Time is reporting that Finnair has started to block its business class availability for partner airline award redemptions beyond 60 days in advance. This means you will no longer be able to book Avios tickets on Finnair as soon as flights […]

Get a good Asia business class flight sale on Finnair – fly from the UK, earn Avios and tier points

Finnair has launched its Winter sale – and all flights earn Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points! There are special Business Class fares to Asia from the UK via Helsinki, valid until 27th January for – in many cases – travel between 1st […]

Review: The great new Finnair Platinum Wing at Helsinki Airport (BA Gold cards only!)

This is our review of the new Finnair Platinum Wing at Helsinki Airport, accessible only by British Airways Executive Club Gold members and oneworld equivalents.  We also pop into the new Business Lounge for a quick peek! Our occasional contributor Caroline was recently in Helsinki […]

Attractive long haul flight deals from Scandinavia from Finnair and Etihad

Finnair – a British Airways partner – is currently selling Business Class flights from Oslo to Singapore for as low as NOK 13,360 (£1,100) return. As well as Finnair’s excellent service, this is also a way of picking up some British Airways Executive Club tier […]

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

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 […]

Finnair boosts Lapland flights to fill the gap left by Thomas Cook

Finnair has always run special flights to Lapland over Christmas, but from the UK the market was dominated by Thomas Cook who offered direct services. With Thomas Cook now out of the picture, Finnair has upped its services for families looking to visit Santa this winter. […]

New oneworld routes for Avios redemptions …… Finnair adds flights to Busan whilst Iberia adds Cairo

Finnair announced yesterday that it is launching a new route to Busan in South Korea next year. This will be the first direct flight to Busan from anywhere in Europe.  As Finnair is a British Airways partner in the oneworld alliance, you will be able […]

Finnair increases its (Avios and tier point earning) Edinburgh and Dublin flights

Good news for anyone who lives in Scotland or Ireland, because Finnair is increasing flights this winter from both Edinburgh and Dublin to its hub in Helsinki. Edinburgh will have up to six weekly flights whilst Dublin sees an additional four services, increasing its total […]

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