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Use points on Finnair award flights

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Your Finnair Plus award points can fly you around the world, as you can use points to purchase award flights. Use your points to pay for Finnair flights or flights with our partner airlines. For Finnair flights, you can book a Classic award flight using points only or pay for a flight by combining points with money.

Finnair Classic award flights

Finnair award flights are a great way to make use of your award points. You can buy Finnair Classic award flights to Finnair flights (flight numbers marked with an AY code) operated by Finnair or Norra.

The price of the award flight in points depends on your destination, travel class and whether you purchase a return or one-way flight. The ticket includes one checked baggage (max. 23kg) in all travel classes and a seat reservation for a standard seat. 

On top of the points, you will need to pay an additional surcharge depending on the route.

How to book a Finnair Classic award flight

  1. Choose Award flights from the booking engine on our front page.
  2. Log in to your Finnair Plus account.
  3. Choose your destination and dates and proceed with your booking.
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Point prices for Finnair Classic award flights from 15 June 2023

The prices in the table below are for online reservations and valid from 15 June 2023 onwards. Please note that if you purchase your Finnair Classic award flights through our customer service, there is an extra charge of 500 points for one-way flights and 1,000 points for return flights.

If your award ticket was issued before 15 June 2023 and you make changes to the flight dates on or after 15 June 2023, the old point prices will apply and no surcharge will be collected. Normal change fees and rules apply.

ZoneEconomy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
Flights within Northern Europe*10,000 points-15,000 points
Flights within the rest of Europe**20,000 points-30,000 points
Flights between Europe and Asia, North America, Doha or Dubai45,000 points65,000 points95,000 points

*Bergen, Copenhagen, Gdansk, Gothenburg, Krakow, Oslo, Reykjavik, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromsø, Vilnius, Visby, Warsaw and all flights within Finland. Please note there is no Business Class on flights within Finland.  
**incl. Tel Aviv. Business Class may not be available on all European routes.

Prices are for flights in one direction; double prices for round trips.


Additional surcharge for Finnair Classic award flights from 15 June 2023

ZoneEconomy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
Finland€10--
Rest of Europe, excl. Iceland, Israel, Canary Islands and Madeira€15-€15
Iceland, Israel, Canary Islands and Madeira€30-€30
Doha, Dubai and India€30€35€40
North America€30€50€80
Rest of Asia€45€75€120
Connecting segment*+€10+€10+€20

The surcharge cannot be paid with points.

*If you have a connecting flight, the surcharge consists of the higher zone fee and the connecting segment fee. For example, Rovaniemi–Helsinki–New York flight in Economy Class: surcharge €30+€10, or Singapore–Helsinki–New York in Business Class: surcharge €120+€20.

Prices are for flights in one direction; double prices for round trips. 

Guaranteed seats for award flights

We will increase the number of Classic award seats on our flights and guarantee a minimum number of award seats on each flight. We guarantee at least 4 award seats on Finnair flights within Europe and 8 on Finnair long-haul flights between Europe and Asia, North America and Dubai*.

The increased number of award seats will be available for booking from 1 November 2023 onwards for flights departing on or after 1 February 2024.

You can also use Business Class and Premium Economy award seats for travel class upgrades.

Award seats are available for booking through all channels 360 days prior to departure.

RegionEconomy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
Flights within Europe**at least 4at least 2
Flights between Europe and Asia, North America and Dubai***at least 4at least 2at least 2

* Excluding flights where our partners (tour operators such as Aurinkomatkat (Suntours)) have reserved the majority of the seats, flights to and from Doha and flights that do not depart from or arrive at Helsinki Airport. 
** Please note that we fly some routes without Business Class. 
*** Please note that we fly some routes without Premium Economy.

  • Return flights must depart from and return to the same city. This does not apply to one-way award flights.
  • The point cost of an award flight is for one person only.
  • The point costs in the table above apply when you make the purchase online. If you purchase your Finnair Classic award flights through our customer service, there is an extra charge of 500 points for one-way flights and 1,000 points for return flights.
  • Awards are only valid for Finnair flights (restrictions apply to code-share flights).
  • The customer is liable to pay all passenger fees and taxes relating to award flights.
  • Connections for award flights are always booked for the first possible flight. No stopovers are permitted.
  • The outgoing and return flights of a return award ticket may not be on the same day.
  • Customer can make changes with certain restrictions for the award flights.
  • One stopover is permitted on roundtrip long-haul flights.
  • If the customer travels in multiple travel classes during an award journey, the cost of that award will be calculated based on the highest travel class.
  • The corresponding number of points will be debited from the account when an award booking is made.
  • Awards may not be exchanged for money, nor may any two overlapping awards be taken together.
  • No compensation or refund will be paid for lost, stolen or unused tickets or vouchers.
  • The number of seats available with award flight booking classes is limited.
  • It is not possible to book awards for certain times and routes.

For more information about purchasing and using award flights, please see Finnair Plus rules.

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