If you are trying to gain or maintain status in the British Airways Executive Club you may want a cheap way to earn tier points. A few weeks ago British Airways was offering business class flights from £234 to Tallinn in Estonia flying on Finnair which offered 200 tier points. Similar flight only offers are now available at around £232 through Expedia as well as flight +hotel deals from around £300 including a 4* hotel for 2 nights.
As this weekend there are cashback offers available on Expedia, it therefore makes sense to book now if you have been considering the deal. Top Cashback are offering 5% on flight +hotel booking which should reduce the price by at least another £15 per person. Join Top Cashback via this link to receive a £5 Amazon voucher when you join by 12 December and earn £10 cashback.
Finnair currently operates their new A350 aircraft 5 times a week from Heathrow, every day except Tuesdays and Saturdays. It would be worth trying to time your trip to take advantage of the new long haul business class seats, although it could be tricky if you just wanted to go for a weekend night.
The Finnair A350 is light and airy due to the larger windows and white, blue and silver colour scheme.
As with most modern new aircraft, the mood LED lighting can be changed appropriate to the time of day, destination or season. Finnair has 24 different scenarios for lighting, including one called the Northern Lights.
Business class has two cabins, with a front cabin having eight rows and then a smaller rear cabin. Business seats are spacious and the 1-2-1 configuration means everyone has direct access to the aisle as well as privacy.
Food and drink are high quality Nordic as well so don’t be surprised if you are served Rudolph for lunch!
Is Tallinn worth exploring?
Tallinn may have previously gained a reputation for stag weekends and prostitution but it is now trying to turn itself into a more upmarket destination. Being only 15 minutes from the airport into the city, it makes an ideal weekend break with a mix of modern and old. The walled Old Town is one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world and is a UNESCO world Hertiage site. Close to the Old Town you’ll find the city’s business centre with modern towers and luxurious hotels, trendy neighbourhoods and large shopping centres. The restaurant scene is also blossoming in Tallinn with a number of good restaurants to choose from.