As frequent flyers, on a short hop to Europe or exploring the far East and West of the Globe, we’re always in search of a bargain to travel in style! The joy of travelling should start from getting to the airport, and we got hooked on the trappings of business class travel and everything that comes with it; lounges, lie-flat beds, food & wine, and free-flowing champagne! We’ve come to realise that traveling in style doesn’t have to break the bank.

Neither of us are millionaires and we’re continually looking to achieve our flying dreams by spending as little cash as we can. Be it a seat sale or miles redemption for reward flights, we tend to let our wallets tell us where we’re going next rather than having a fixed agenda...

So, if you’re looking for flight & accommodation reviews, flight deals, and budget luxury travel tips & tricks then you have come to the right place. Welcome to BoardingGroup.One

Finnair A320 taking off

Finnair have really brought the prices to this year’s January sale. Their business class seat sale offers destinations across their extensive global network, with departures available from Scandinavia and London. The cheapest fares are from Stockholm, followed by Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, and finally London. We’ve had a dig around and found the following Finnair business class deals.

Finnair A350 business class advert
We’re not sure this statement is entirely accurate, but the A350 is lovely aircraft to fly on, and those cushions…

Destinations

Return prices in business class via Helsinki

From Stockholm

  • Beijing £1,034
  • Hong Kong £1,044
  • Shanghai £1,100
  • Bangkok £1,271
  • Phuket £1,404
  • Krabi £1,396
  • Dubai £871 (involves long layover)

From Oslo

  • Beijing £1,202
  • Shanghai £1,202
  • Bangkok £1,250
  • Hong Kong £1,352
  • Phuket £1,470
  • Krabi £1,463
  • Dubai £913 (involves long layover)

From Copenhagen

  • Hong Kong £1,208
  • Beijing £1,299
    Shanghai £1,299
  • Bangkok £1,595
  • Dubai £1,056 (involves long layover)

From London

  • Beijing £1,480
  • Shanghai £1,350
  • Bangkok £1,699
  • Hong Kong £1,546
  • Phuket £1,649
  • Krabi £1,648
Finnair Airbus A350
Finnair Airbus A350

The Catch

You need to stay 5 nights to get these Finnair business class prices, and the stay must include a Sunday night. With the exception of the unpleasantly long layover on the Dubai flight, the rest involve fairly short layovers in Helsinki, where you can enjoy the new Finnair lounge.

Finnair is the only Nordic airline to be award a 4-star Skytrax rating. Their long-haul business product features lie-flat, all-aisle-access seats on modern A350 and A330 aircraft. They joined the Oneworld alliance in 1999.

The majority of these fares hit the price targets we discuss in How Much Should You Pay for a Business Class Seat?

Travel Dates

Finnair aren’t much of a fan of you traveling during the summer holiday period – June, July, August – but they’re fine either side, and that includes Spring Break and Easter.

There is very good availability for these Finnair business class deals between 10 February 2020 and 19 June 2020, then 23 August 2020 and 30 November 2020.

Small Print

The main points to note here are no refunds and no changes.

  • Departure points: Stockholm, Sweden, Oslo, Norway, Copenhagen, Denmark, and London, UK
  • Book by: 27 January 2020
  • Travel until: 30 November 2020
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights and must include a Sunday night
  • Weekend departures: Yes
  • Sectors: 2 each way
  • Booking class: I
  • Stopovers: Permitted.
  • Frequent flyer points accrual: Yes. 125% (36,000)
  • Refundable: No
  • Changes after booking: No.

How to Book

Use Google Flights calendar feature to find the cheap travel dates. Handily, you can then complete the booking directly through Google (read more about how that works here).

Where to credit the Points?

Finnair is part of Oneworld, so we’d recommend British Airways Executive Club or Iberia Plus if you’re based in Europe, American Airlines in the USA, and Qantas in Australasia.

BG1 Verdict

These Finnair business class deals are a BUY, especially when the contribution to status tier point accrual is factored in.

BG1 Tip

Finnair is full member of the Oneworld alliance. This means frequent flyers from all Oneworld airlines can earn and spend miles on Finnair flights.

The return business class flight from London to Helsinki earns 160 BA Exec Club tier points. If you’re looking for a way to retain Silver or Gold, this route could be helpful. Some flights are operated by a Finnair A350, allowing you to sample their long-haul product on a shortish route.

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