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Finnair Plus to Join Avios Loyalty Program

Finnair Plus to Join Avios Loyalty Program

Today, it was announced that Finnair Plus will adopt Avios as its points currency in 2024. When this happens, it will join other Oneworld programs that use Avios, including British Airways Executive Club, Qatar Airways Privilege Club, Iberia Plus, Aer Lingus AerClub, and Vueling Club.

Finnair is also moving towards a revenue-based earning model for paid flights, similar to what many North American airlines now use, and what British Airways will adopt later this year.

Finnair Plus to Join the Avios Loyalty Program

In early 2024, Finnair Plus will adopt Avios as its points currency, becoming the latest addition to the Avios loyalty program.

Prior to Finnair’s announcement, the latest addition to the Avios ecosystem was Qatar Airways Privilege Club in Spring 2022.

Existing Finnair Plus members will see their Finnair Plus points converted into Avios at a 3:2 ratio.

It’s worth noting that Finnair states the value of the points will remain the same, as it plans on scaling the cost of redemptions at the same 3:2 ratio. This should mean that booking Finnair with Avios should cost slightly less than booking with Finnair Plus points currently, which isn’t necessarily a great deal.

Additionally, once the integration is complete, members will be able to freely transfer Avios between the other existing “flavours” of Avios and Finnair Avios. Therefore, it’ll be possible to move points from transferable points currencies into other flavours of Avios, and then move them into Finnair Avios as needed.

This is a positive change for North American Miles & Points enthusiasts, as British Airways Executive Club has numerous transfer partners in both Canada and the US, including:

As it stands, Finnair Plus is only a transfer partner with Capital One Miles in the United States.

Moreover, Finnair is slated to increase the number of “Saver” award seats it makes available. On its long-haul routes, there will be at least two business class, two premium economy, and four economy award seats on every flight.

Finnair will offer at least two business class award seats on every long-haul flight

On intra-European flights, there will be at least two business class and four economy award seats made available for booking.

Finnair currently flies to the following US destinations from its hub in Helsinki:

  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Seattle…

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