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.

Excellent Christmas & New Year USA fares from £1,061 on British Airways 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 American Express Membership Rewards members can buy frequent flyer 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 […]

How can you make an environmentally friendly airline 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. This includes: natural and organic skincare products from L:A Bruket a toothbrush made […]

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 […]

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 on Helsinki flights 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 flights to 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 […]

An interesting Finnair tier point run for British Airways Executive Club members!

Airline Route reports that Finnair is switching its Helsinki to Malaga service to a long-haul A330-300 aircraft between 14th December and 29th March – but only on Friday and Sunday.  On other days it will remain a short-haul route. (Looking at finnair.com, the A330 is […]

Competition & Markets Authority launches probe into the BA / AA / Iberia / Finnair transatlantic JV

The Competition & Markets Authority launched an investigation yesterday into the transatlantic joint venture which is operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia. Details are on the CMA website here. Almost all Head for Points readers will know that these are all airlines […]

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 points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

Get A350 Business Class to Dubai using Avios points for just £116 in taxes ….. on Finnair

Here is something I came across by accident this week when preparing an article on something else, but I thought it was worth mentioning in its own right. Finnair runs a seasonal service to Dubai.  As a British Airways partner, you can earn and redeem […]

How Jason got to the World Cup semi final at 48 hours notice using his Avios, miles and points!

I had an email from reader Jason yesterday which I thought I would share.  He decided, last Saturday night, that he fancied a trip to Moscow to watch England in the World Cup semi-final.  And he wanted it for as near to free as possible. Anyone […]

Finnair partners with AirPortr to offer at-home luggage delivery and collection

Finnair has launched a three-month trial with AirPortr, the luggage collection and delivery service. Finnair customers from Heathrow can now arrange for their luggage to be picked up at their home or office and checked in for their flight on their behalf.  This allows you […]

How to get a 35% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro since the Brexit vote has been to destroy much – but not all – of the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International […]

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