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Finnair has launched a sale on its Plus points where you can purchase points with up to a 100% bonus. While this isn’t the best offer we’ve ever seen from Finnair, there are certain situations where buying points can make sense, particularly as the airline moves to the Avios currency in 2024.
Let’s have a look at everything you need to know.
Finnair offers sales for Plus points with some regularity, whether it’s in the form of a points discount or a points bonus.
This promotion allows you to purchase Plus points with up to a 100% bonus, bringing your purchase price down to 0.69 cents per point if you maximize the offer. The promotion is valid from now to September 18, 2023.
|Points Purchased||Bonus Rate|
|5,000 to 19,000||40%|
|20,000 to 49,000||60%|
|50,000 to 99,000||80%|
|100,000 to 200,000||100%|
Finnair has temporarily increased the maximum number of points you can buy per year. Typically, you can purchase up to 150,000 Plus points annually, but this promotion will allow you to purchase a maximum of 200,000. Doing so will cost you ~$2,771 (you’ll pay for your purchase in euros).
Is It Worth It?
While we would never recommend purchasing miles speculatively (thanks to seemingly constant and unannounced program devaluations), this can represent a fairly good deal. Finnair’s award chart allows you to redeem 95,000 points for a one-way business class flight from the U.S. to Finland.
|Zone||Economy Class||Premium Economy||Business Class|
|Flights within Northern Europe||10,000 points||–||15,000 points|
|Flights within the rest of Europe (including Tel Aviv)||20,000 points||–||30,000 points|
|Flights between Europe and Asia, North America, Doha, or Dubai||45,000 points||65,000 points||95,000 points|
Here’s a look at the cash price for a one-way ticket from Dallas (DFW) to Dubai (DXB) in business class at $3,946:
If you were to buy 53,000 points at the 80% bonus rate (to get 95,400 points for the award), you’d be paying just $734 for this flight! And you’ll get a value of 4.2 cents per point, more than 5 times the cost at which you purchased them.
Hot Tip: Want to know all the best ways to earn lots of Finnair Plus points? Have a look at our in-depth article on the best ways to earn Finnair Plus points.
It doesn’t always make sense to purchase points, but this is the lowest price we have ever seen for Finnair Plus points. This is a great opportunity to get outsized value at relatively little expense.
Note that when Finnair moves to Avios in 2024, any Plus points will convert to Avios at a 3:2 ratio.
Featured Image Credit: Finnair
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