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  • Colin MacKinnon 297 posts


    Hoped to be the first from HfP to transfer avios to Finnair and book, but site says there are problems!

    Managed to link accounts OK, it is just the booking page.

    Anyone else having the same problems? Thanks.

    Colin MacKinnon 297 posts

    Panic over!

    Booked HEL-KIX (Osaka) for 2 in May 2025: 125,000 avios plus £235.80. On it was £376 in fees etc.

    Offered 36k + £123 for EDI-HEL in biz (same on BA) but cash price is c£350. Will book economy classic instead: c £135 cash compared to 24,000 avios plus £94 (same on BA). It wasn’t any more expensive to book two flights – so we can have a day in Helsinki – than it was to book EDI-HEL-KIX on one ticket.

    Now to wait for Qatar Japan-DOH-EDI – via Madrid or Helsinkin is too long a layover.

    zapato1060 720 posts

    Found weird discrepancies when using Avios. On AY HEL-ICN for 65k and £28. Adding CPH-HEL-ICN for free zone 1 city starter its 65k and £110!

    zapato1060 720 posts

    Actually HEL-ICN is 62.5k and £100 on AY 07/05/2025 but only 62.5k and £28 on BA for same date.

    LittleNick 143 posts

    Seems to me AY are increasing their YQ on avios rewards since adopting avios sadly, not all fireworks

    DonLee 229 posts

    Booked PVG-MAN via HEL, £100 on Finnair but £180 on BA. Also the tickets were only showing on Finnair not on BA, so worth checking both sites

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