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).
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 fares from the UK for business class return from London are:
- Bangkok £1,698 (£1,556 from Manchester)
- Beijing £1,467 (£1,324 from Manchester)
- Delhi £1,499
- Guangzhou £1,567
- Hong Kong £1,694 (£1,588 from Manchester)
- Osaka £2,253
- Phuket £1513 from Manchester
- Seoul £1,989
- Shanghai £1,667
- Singapore £1,998
- Tokyo £2,249
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
Flight + hotel discounts
We are now starting to get numerous offers and sales around and travel companies try to capitalise on the autumnal feeling making us want to book a trip somewhere warm! There are quite a few discounts available when you book a flight and hotel together. These are:
If you book before 16 September – Virgin Atlantic is offering £100 off ‘flight and hotel’ packages to Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Shanghai and Delhi. You must travel by 31 July 2020 and have a minimum of two people travelling together.
You need to use code PROMO100 on the ‘flight and hotels’ website here.
Opodo are an online travel agent offers flight and hotel bookings. They have an offer using code 1ML0919 for bookings until 17 September 2019. This will get you:
– £15 discount only applicable on Flight bookings with a minimum booking value of £245.
– £60 discount only applicable on Flight + Hotel bookings with a minimum booking value of £950. To apply the discount code, the flight and hotel must be booked together and hotel stay must cover the entire duration of the trip.
You can book with the code here on the Opodo website
eDreams have a simial offer to Opodo but it is marginally more generous if you spend over £245 but under £950. They have an offer using code 1ML0919 for bookings until 17 September 2019. This will get you:
- £20 discount only applicable on Flight bookings with a minimum booking value of £300.
- £60 discount only applicable on Flight + Hotel bookings with a minimum booking value of £1,000. To apply the discount code, the flight and hotel must be booked together and hotel stay must cover the entire duration of the trip.
You can book with the code here on the eDreams website.