Offer: Finnair UK and ex EU sale from £1265 business class return – earn Avios & TPs + China Airlines flash sale

Railay beach in Krabi, Thailand

Finnair UK and ex EU sale from £1265

If you want to fly to Asia from the UK on a oneworld airline, then Finnair is usually one of the cheapest options. As they don’t fly direct and you will route via Helsinki, you will also get more tier points and Avios than taking a BA flight. Helsinki gets 160 Tier points return from Heathrow, so with the 280 for the long haul sectors, it means you get 440 TPs return versus 280 on a direct BA flight (except Singapore which gets 320 on BA).

finnair northern lights theme business class cabin

A350 business class with Northern lights mood lighting. Photo supplied by Finnair

The Finnair A350 is a good product with very similar seats to Qatar. You can read my review here.  Finnair usually run either an A330 or A350 long haul aircraft from London for one or two flights per day so it is worth trying to book onto that flight rather than their short-haul aircraft to Helsinki.

The A350 is also used on routes between Helsinki and Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. The prices are often cheaper from Manchester if you don’t mind missing out on the A350/330 from London. 

The sale ends on 22 October 2019.

The fares from the UK for business class return from London are:

  • Bangkok £1,698
  • Beijing £1,658  
  • Guangzhou £1,698
  • Hong Kong £1,694
  • Krabi £1514
  • Osaka £2,253
  • Phuket £1513 
  • Seoul £1,989
  • Shanghai £1,698

If you don’t mind going ex EU, the prices are even cheaper:

  • Oslo – Bangkok £1,265 
  • Stockholm-Hong Kong £1,313
  • Stockholm – Singapore £1,337 
  • Gothenburg – Shanghai £1,334
  • Gothenburg – Beijing £1,331

You can find the special Finnair offer page here


China Airlines discount

China Airlines sale A350 business class london gatwick

China Airlines A350 business class

China Airlines often confuses people as they assume it is a Chinese airline or is Air China. They are actually based in Taiwan and began flying to the UK fairly recently. They have a great business class product with modern seats and a classy look. They are offering a 10% discount on all booking from Europe. They are usually fairly well priced so although it may not sound much, with the extra discount it is worth a look!

  • Sales period: 3 October 2019 – 10 October 2019
  • Travel period: No restrictions

6 Comments on "Offer: Finnair UK and ex EU sale from £1265 business class return – earn Avios & TPs + China Airlines flash sale"

  1. Hi Michele

    Do you know when the Finnair sale runs until ? Is it the same as China Airlines, only a week ?

    And presumably the ex-EU departures (e.g. Oslo, Stockholm) don’t get the same number of BA tier points as from Heathrow, so less attractive on that front ?


  2. the Finnair link doesn’t seem to work – goes to cathay?

    • Apologises. It is actually correct but one of our scripts is interfering with it. We will try and fix it as soon as possible.

  3. you can get even more points if you can engineer a JAL or MAS tag on. I went to Busan in Seoul with LHR – HEL – NRT – BUS and netted 560TP for the return

  4. The Finnair sale link still doesn’t seem to be working Michele. Would it be possible to cut and paste the longform address into these comments field ? Thanks G

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