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: Jo’burg £1228 in Qatar Business, IHG UK and Germany sale, new UK Finnair services

News in brief: Another Qatar Airways sale bargain …. Here’s a quick update to our Qatar Airways sale article yesterday. The best Johannesburg business class deal looked like it was the Frankfurt departure, at €1702 (£1500).  It turns out that, if you are willing to […]

Bits: Avios-earning Finnair sale, ANA InterContinental Tokyo update, TAP to launch City to Porto

News in brief: Good Asia sale deals on Finnair Finnair has launched its Winter sale. There are special Business Class fares to Asia from the UK via Helsinki, valid until 15th January for travel between now and 31st October 2018 (dates vary by route). What […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – The Secrets of Reward Flight Saver

During January and February I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains everything you […]

More Black Friday deals – flights, Priority Pass, railcards, suits, parking, more!

Here is another batch of Black Friday travel deals we have been notified about in advance. We take no responsibility if these deals have changed or don’t work as promised 🙂  Remember that we are often sent links which are not designed to go live […]

Bits: Use Avios to Lapland, new White Company bedding, 2000 Virgin miles with PointsHound

News in brief: Finnair’s UK services to Lapland launching soon If you’ve ever had a secret wish to visit Lapland, Finnair can help this winter.  Even better, you can use Avios to make it happen.  This is an opportunity to try winter activities such as […]

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

2 odd routes to oneworld (=BA) status – pay £190 per month or match via airberlin or Lufthansa

Two slightly obscure alternatives have come up if you are looking to earn British Airways status. To be honest, the easiest way to get Silver status in British Airways Executive Club – which is the one to aim for, because it gives lounge access and […]

How to save £100 on an Economy Avios redemption to Dubai

I ran an interesting article last week on exploiting Avios zonal pricing to save points or money.  The examples I gave (see the full article here) focused on Qatar Airways redemptions. Today I wanted to give you another example – focusing this time on economy travel – […]

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 although it does not mention the price. […]

Bits: 25% off a Priority Pass, Avios-earning Finnair sale

News in brief: 25% off a Priority Pass airport lounge card To celebrate its 25% anniversary, Priority Pass is offering 25% off its airport lounge access cards for a limited period. If both you and your partner travel heavily, you’d get a better overall deal […]

Bits: SWISS sale, Star Alliance HEx upgrade, use Avios for Lapland!

News in brief: Decent SWISS sale out of Italy SWISS business class and, in particular, first class has an excellent reputation.  I was one of the last people to redeem for Swiss First – here is my review – before they changed the rules and restricted […]

Bits: Finnair Easter offer, 10% off Iberia to Madrid, £5 off Railcards

News in brief: Finnair Easter Offer Finnair has launched an Easter offer for flights to Asia. What makes this sale attractive is that: you can start from London, Edinburgh, Manchester or Dublin Finnair flights earn Avios and British Airways tier points Finnair is flying brand […]

Bits: Laithwaites offer update, 15% Iberia discount, Finnair A350 daily from London

News in brief: Wine Explorer link fixed I ran an article yesterday about Wine Explorer, the new BA wine venture in association with Laithwaites.  You will receive 1,000 Avios points with your first order. For some odd reason, the link I provided in that article […]

Bits: BA launches new USA Club World ‘flight and hotel’ deals; new Finnair deals

News in brief: New BA Holidays offers to the USA British Airways has launched a new round of ‘flight and hotel’ deals to the USA, partnered with Club World flights. These deals are nowhere near as good as the £1,100 deals we saw to New […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, new BA strikes, new Finnair long haul routes

News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its auctions closing soon. Most of the items offered tend to go for far less than the standard retail price.  Interesting options closing in the next 48 […]