Upgrade your travel class

Upgrade to Business Class

Business Class upgrade benefits

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

  • a seat in Business Class with more space, privacy and comfort onboard
  • priority check-in, security and boarding
  • lounge access
  • one extra piece of checked baggage
  • complimentary meals and beverages
  • complimentary internet access (1-hour Browse package on long-haul flights and 30-minute Stream package on flights within Europe and the Middle East)
  • Finnair amenity kit on long-haul flights.

When can I purchase a Business Class upgrade?

Note that the benefits you're getting depend on when you buy the upgrade.

  • If you purchase in advance online or through the Finnair app, you get the full benefits of the Business Class upgrade as listed above.
  • If you purchase at the airport, you get the Business Class experience on board, while priority services at the airport and lounge access are not included. The rules of your original ticket define the baggage allowance.

You can start purchasing travel class upgrades 59 days before your flight’s departure time at the earliest. Upgrades are offered online or through the Finnair app until 3 hours before departure when your flight departs from Helsinki, 8 hours before departure when your flight departs from North America, Asia, Dubai or Doha, and 24 hours before departure when your flight departs from Europe.

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

Upgrades from Premium Economy to Business Class are currently only available via the Finnair customer service. The fastest way to reach our customer service is via our chatbot Sisu – when using your Avios or upgrade benefits to request an upgrade, you don’t have to queue at all.

Upgrade to Premium Economy

Premium Economy upgrade benefits

Experience our brand-new Premium Economy travel class on our long-haul flights and enjoy benefits like:

  • a seat in Premium Economy Class with at least a 7" (17.5cm) longer seat pitch compared to the standard Economy Class seats
  • better seat recline and a leg rest supporting the whole leg
  • complimentary meals and beverages
  • memory foam cushions for added comfort
  • at least 13” screen for in-flight entertainment
  • Finnair amenity kit

How can I purchase an upgrade to Premium Economy?

You can now book upgrades from Economy Class to Premium Economy conveniently online or through the Finnair app. Simply log in to the upgrade tool with your family name and booking reference and see the available options for both Premium Economy and Business Class.

Upgrades made simple

How it works?

With our easy-to-use self-service tool you can:

  • Check if your flight can be upgraded from Economy Class to Premium Economy or Business Class.
  • Purchase the upgrade with online payment options.

Please note that the availability depends on the seat availability of each flight.

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 online service and the Finnair app.

When using Avios or upgrade benefits, the charge is always the same no matter when you redeem the upgrade.

How can I pay for upgrades?

Credit cards and online payment options

If your trip originates from a country that uses euros, you can pay with a credit card. If your trip originates from Finland, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania or the Netherlands, you can use Apple Pay or some of the available online banking payment or mobile payment (Finland only) options. 

If you are departing from other countries or wish to purchase the upgrade in another currency, please contact customer service via chat or phone.

​​​​​​​Payment with Avios or upgrade benefits 

To pay with Avios or upgrade benefits, remember to log in as a member before checking upgrade availability. 

Benefits for Finnair Plus members

Make the most of your Avios

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

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

Waitlist for upgrades

You can waitlist for a travel class upgrade with Avios 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
  • If the waitlisted upgrade cannot be confirmed 37 hours prior to departure at the latest, your Avios or upgrade benefits will be automatically refunded within 24 hours