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Finnair Plus Enables 1:1 Transfers to British Airways Avios

Finnair Plus Enables 1:1 Transfers to British Airways Avios

Last year, Finnair Plus announced a series of major changes to the program; chief among them is its transition to Avios, the same loyalty currency used by British Airways and Qatar Airways.

Another change that was hinted at last year was the ability to convert Finnair Avios to British Airways Avios. Finnair Plus has finally announced that you’ll be able to convert your Avios between the two programs at a 1:1 ratio starting May 22, 2024.

Finnair Plus Enables 1:1 Avios Transfer to British Airways

After switching to Avios as its loyalty currency, Finnair Plus takes the next natural step in integrating into the Avios ecosystem: enabling transfers between its own program and British Airways Executive Club.

As of May 22, 2024, Finnair Avios may be converted to British Airways Avios at a 1:1 ratio and vice versa.

Recall that Qatar Airways Privilege Club, upon adopting Avios as its currency in 2022, has enabled 1:1 transfers to British Airways as well.

This move adds flexibility to Finnair Avios by adding more redemption possibilities – from British Airways Club World business class to Qatar Airways Qsuites. Keep in mind that Avios may be transferred among participating programs in a somewhat roundabout way.

More importantly, it puts the Finnair Plus on the radar of Miles & Points enthusiasts in North America, where Finnair Avios were otherwise relatively difficult to earn.

As things stand, Finnair Avios only has one transfer partner in the US, Capital One Miles, and none in Canada. Not even Marriott Bonvoy, which has a long list of 40+ airline partners, allows transfers to Finnair Plus.

On the other hand, British Airways Avios are far easier to obtain. In Canada, British Airways Executive Club is transfer partners with American Express Membership Rewards and RBC Avion. The co-branded RBC® British Airways Visa Infinite† is offered in the market as well.

In the US, you may convert your points from the following programs to British Airways Executive Club:

Moving forward, points collectors who have access to British Airways Avios will now one more program to play with and many more redemptions to access.

Finnair flies between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and five destinations in the US: Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Miami (MIA), and New York (JFK). In total, the airline flies to 80 destinations in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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