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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.

Bits: Finnair restricts Avios reward bookings, a (pricey) Hilton / McLaren factory visit, see Morrissey with IHG

News in brief: Finnair restricts Avios business class availability 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 […]

Get a good Asia sale deal 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 […]

Bits: 3000 bonus Hyatt points with SLH, Finnair business Oslo-Singapore for £1100, good Etihad deals from Scandi

News in brief: Earn 3,000 bonus World of Hyatt points with Small Luxury Hotels of the World As we have covered a few times this year, World of Hyatt has been slowly drip-feeding properties from the Small Luxury Hotels of the World consortium into its […]

Black Friday deals: Avios-earning Finnair fares 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 Thomas Cook gap

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 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 services

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 […]

Excellent Christmas & New Year USA fares from £1,061 on BA/AA/IB from France & Germany

British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair – all British Airways partners, and all earning Avios and BA tier points – have launched some excellent Winter deals from France and Germany to the United States. If you are looking for a Christmas break in the […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

Where can I fly with Avios from the UK regions? – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10

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 “Avios Redemption University” articles. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham […]

How to make an environmentally friendly amenity kit

If you consider the average business class amenity kit to be an environmental disaster, Finnair has just announced a new Marimekko designed bag which is designed to make you feel less guilty. The include: natural and organic skincare products from L:A Bruket a toothbrush made […]

Helsinki Airport gets a new Priority Pass lounge from Plaza Premium

Helsinki Airport has gained a new Priority Pass lounge. Helsinki Airport opened a new extension last week, called Aukio.  This first stage is primarily a commercial development, with 11 shops and restaurants being created around a new plaza. Of most interest to me was the […]

Finnair adds a 2nd long haul plane from Heathrow

From the start of the Summer timetable at the end of March, Finnair is adding a 2nd daily long haul aircraft to the Heathrow – Helsinki route. The 10.20 and 18.10 departures from Heathrow are now scheduled with A350 and A330 aircraft respectively, which means […]

Finnair launches Sapporo (bookable on Avios)

Finnair, a British Airways partner in the oneworld alliance, will launch flights to Sapporo in Japan this Winter.  It becomes the first European airline to fly to the city since KLM dropped the route back in 2002. The service will only operate for a short […]

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