Business Class upgrade

Business Class upgrade benefits

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

  • a seat in the Business Class with more space, privacy and comfort onboard
  • priority check-in, security and boarding
  • lounge access
  • one extra piece of checked baggage, 32kg max.
  • complimentary meals and beverages
  • complimentary internet access (an hour on long-haul flights and 30 min. Browse package on flights within Europe and the Middle East)
  • Marimekko amenity kit on long-haul flights.

Unfortunately, the following airport services are temporarily limited as we have additional safety measures in place during the coronavirus situation.

  • Priority Security at Helsinki Airport is open as of 16 September 2021 for eligible customers during peak hours: Monday–Saturday from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and every day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Priority boarding is limited as we aim to minimise unnecessary contacts and movement in the cabin.
  • Finnair Lounge in the Schengen area of Helsinki Airport is open with full opening hours. From 1 November onwards, Finnair Business Lounge in the non-Schengen area is open with full opening hours from 6 a.m. to midnight every day. Finnair Platinum Wing remains closed until further notice.
  • Access to lounge services in other airports may also be limited.

We encourage you to purchase the upgrade in advance to get all the listed benefits. Move down the page for more information.

Upgrades made simple

How it works?

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

How can I pay for upgrades?

Online payment options

If your trip originates from Finland, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania or the Netherlands, you can use Apple Pay, some of the available online banking payment- or mobile payment (Finland only) options. 

If you are departing from other countries and wish to purchase the upgrade, please contact customer care via chat or phone

​​​​​​​Payment with points or upgrade benefits 

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

When can I purchase a Business Class upgrade?

Note that as of 15 June 2021, the benefits you're getting depend on when you buy the upgrade.

  • If you purchase in advance, you get the full benefits of the Business Class.
  • 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 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.

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