Business Class upgrade

Due to technical reasons, Business Class upgrade can be purchased only with limited payment methods on Finnair's site. Paying with Finnair Plus points or upgrade benefits is currently unavailable. We are sincerely sorry and working on solving the problem. Please start a chat with or call customer care to buy the upgrade with points or upgrade benefits.

Business Class upgrade benefits

Make your Finnair flight even more pleasant with a Business Class upgrade and enjoy all these benefits:

  • priority check-in
  • one extra piece of checked baggage, max. 32kg
  • more space, privacy and comfort onboard
  • complimentary meals and beverages
  • complimentary internet access for one hour on long-haul flights and 30 minutes of the Browse package on flights within Europe and the Middle East
  • Marimekko amenity kit on long-haul flights.

Unfortunately, due to coronavirus, the following airport services are temporarily limited or unavailable:

  • priority security and access to Finnair lounges at Helsinki Airport are currently not available
  • priority boarding is limited as we aim to minimise unnecessary contacts and movement in the cabin
  • access to lounge services in other airports may also be limited.

Read more about the changes in our airport and inflight services here.

Upgrades made simple

How it works?

With the easy-to-use self-service tool above, you can check the Business Class upgrade availability and purchase the upgrade with different online payment options.

To pay by card, please request the upgrade by contacting customer care via chat or call centre. We apologise that card payment is temporarily unavailable on and the app. To pay with Finnair Plus points or upgrade benefits, remember to log in as a member before checking upgrade availability.

You can also purchase a Business Class upgrade at the airport before your departure if there’s availability. 

Same price everywhere online

The price for upgrades paid with money can vary each day depending on availability, and you’ll find the same prices both on the new online service and the Finnair app.

When using Finnair Plus points or upgrade benefits, the point charge is always the same no matter when you redeem the upgrade.

When can I purchase a Business Class upgrade?

You can start purchasing Business Class upgrades 59 days before your flight’s departure time at the earliest, and the online service is open until 37 hours before departure.

For Finnair Plus members, the service opens already 360 days prior to departure.

You can check upgrade availability for your flight on our website. The availability is limited for each flight, depending on seat availability.

Benefits for Finnair Plus members

Make the most of your points

As a Finnair Plus member, you can now enjoy simpler and unified way to buy upgrades across all purchase channels.

  • Always the same price when buying an upgrade using Finnair Plus points or upgrade benefits
  • All Finnair Plus members can waitlist for an upgrade up to 360 days prior to departure
  • Finnair Plus Gold, Platinum and Platinum Lumo members can select confirmed upgrades up to 360 days prior to departure, if there is availability 

Waitlist for upgrades

You can waitlist for a Business Class upgrade with Finnair Plus points or upgrade benefits if there is no availability for confirmed upgrades for a certain flight.

  • Waitlisted upgrades will be confirmed 59 days to 37 hours prior to departure, if there is availability
  • You will receive notifications about your waitlist status several times before your flight’s departure time
  • If the waitlisted upgrade cannot be confirmed 37 hours prior to departure at the latest, your points or upgrade benefits will be automatically refunded within 24 hours