Buy Finnair Plus Points With 100% Bonus (~0.69 Cents Per Point)

Buy Finnair Plus Points With 100% Bonus (~0.69 Cents Per Point)

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Strategically buying points for premium travel can be a great value. The Finnair Plus program has just launched its latest promotion on purchasing points. This could represent a good deal, especially with the Finnair Plus program adopting Avios as its rewards currency in 2024.

Buy Finnair Plus points with a huge bonus

Through Monday, September 18, 2023, Finnair Plus is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased points. The promotion is tiered, as follows:

  • Buy 5,000-19,000 points, get a 40% bonus
  • Buy 20,000-49,000 points, get a 60% bonus
  • Buy 50,000-99,000 points, get an 80% bonus
  • Buy 100,000-200,000 points, get a 100% bonus

Ordinarily Finnair charges as little as 1.2875 cents (in EUR) per purchased point. If you purchased 200,000 points through this promotion pre-bonus, you’d receive a total of 400,000 points at a cost of 2,575 EUR (~$2,779), which is a rate of ~0.69 cents per point. That has the potential to be a great deal

Buy Finnair Plus points with a 100% bonus
Finnair Plus is offering a promotion on purchased points

Which credit card should you buy Finnair Plus points with?

Finnair Plus points purchases are processed by points.com, meaning they don’t count as an airfare purchase for the purposes of credit card spending. Therefore I’d recommend using a card on which you’re trying to reach minimum spending, or otherwise, a credit card that maximizes your return on everyday spending.

In this case the best option is the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card (review) (Rates & Fees) or Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (review) (Rates & Fees), which offer 2x miles and have no foreign transaction fees.

Personally I consider the Capital One Venture X to offer a 3.4% return on spending. So if you want to do the math differently, that lowers the real cost per purchased point from ~0.69 cents to ~0.67 cents.

Finnair Platinum Wing Helsinki

Is buying Finnair Plus points worth it?

~0.69 cents per point is quite a low acquisition cost for an airline points currency, and this is the best offer we’ve seen from the program in quite some time.

Let me start by saying that in early 2024, Finnair Plus will be adopting Avios as its rewards currency. While there are still a lot of questions about what exactly that will look like, we know that points will convert into Avios at a 3:2 ratio. In other words, if you’re paying ~0.69 cents per Finnair Plus point, that would be like paying right around ~1.04 cents per Avios.

Generally you can transfer Avios between the various “flavors,” so this could be a way to acquire Avios at a very attractive cost, though admittedly there’s some risk.

As far as the current value of the program goes, Finnair Plus points can be used for upgrades from economy to business class, which is a good use of points, given the limited fare class restrictions. The cost of upgrades ranges from 10,000 points to 60,000 points one-way, depending on how far you’re flying.

Finnair Plus upgrade chart

If you’re in a situation where you have a paid economy ticket on Finnair, buying points in order to upgrade could be an exceptional value.

Upgrade Finnair flights starting at 1,000 points

If you want to outright redeem for an award ticket on Finnair, the Finnair Plus program also has reasonable award pricing, especially when you consider the acquisition cost of points. For example, a one-way transatlantic flight will cost you 95,000 points.

Finnair Plus award chart

On top of that, Finnair has minor surcharges on award tickets, outlined below.

Finnair Plus carrier surcharges

At an acquisition cost of 0.69 cents per point, that’s like paying ~$650 for a one-way transatlantic business class ticket (not including surcharges), which is awesome. The catch is that Finnair is fairly stingy when it comes to award availability, so you’ll want to make sure you take a close look at award availability prior to making any purchases, so you know what you’re getting yourself into.

Redeem points for Finnair’s A330 business class

You can also redeem for partner airline flights, including on other oneworld airlines, though in general that’s not going to be a great value. Hopefully that improves when Finnair Plus adopts Avios as its rewards currency.

Bottom line

Finnair Plus has launched a promotion on purchased points, which could potentially represent a good deal. The program is offering up to a 100% bonus when buying points, allowing members to acquire points for 0.69 cents each.

With Finnair Plus adopting Avios as its rewards currency in early 2024 and converting points at a 3:2 ratio, this could even be a way to acquire Avios for just over a cent each.

This could be worth it if you have an immediate use in mind for Finnair Plus points, like if you see a business class award redemption available. It could also make sense if you’re willing to take a risk on acquiring Avios for the future. However, personally I wouldn’t make a speculative purchase here, since programs do change over time, and there are still a lot of questions about the 2024 Avios transition.

Does anyone plan on taking advantage of this promo on Finnair Plus points?

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  1. Kevin W Guest

    FYI -

    I spoke to Finnair Plus customer service regarding converting Finnair Points into Platinum status (OWE).

    The option is still available for 150,000 points.

    1. Kair Guest

      Platinum needs 150000 tier points. You can exchange up to 75000 if you are on Gold or above at a 3:1 ratio, meaning 225000 award points.

  2. Hirikoro Guest

    Regarding devaluation, the Finnair website states the following:

    All Finnair Plus award points will be converted automatically into Avios with a 3:2 ratio. But not to worry – the value of your existing points will not change when switching to Avios, as the prices in Avios will be updated with the same 3:2 ratio.

  3. Origami Guest

    I've been thinking about a devaluation of Avios since Finnair's adoption was announced. 2 things give me a little (temporary) reassurance. First, I doubt Avios will strongly dump their value moments after a new program joins. the best time for that might have been (probably was) after Qatar adopted the currency, as it made easy access to Q Suites extremely widespread. Second, it's possible to buy Avios with a UK account at this price already....

    I've been thinking about a devaluation of Avios since Finnair's adoption was announced. 2 things give me a little (temporary) reassurance. First, I doubt Avios will strongly dump their value moments after a new program joins. the best time for that might have been (probably was) after Qatar adopted the currency, as it made easy access to Q Suites extremely widespread. Second, it's possible to buy Avios with a UK account at this price already. I do think we should be on the lookout for a change in Avios, but a major change could be no sooner than 2025.

  4. Kevin Guest

    @Ben,

    Also, do you know if an individual can purchase more than 200,000 points with 100% bonus? I may be willing to take the AVIOS speculative gamble. lol

  5. Kevin ` Guest

    @Ben,

    Do you think you can still use points to purchase Finnair Platinum Status / OWE Status? I found that benefit useful for me when I travel domestically and use AA Flagship Lounge access.

  6. Chesterwilson Guest

    The only thing this tells me is that Avios is about to undergo a huge devaluation by 2024. Nothing is coincidental...

  7. Jake Guest

    The problem with most, if not all, of these programs is availability - it's scarcity and its unpredictability. If you plan your trips according to your fixed schedule, you will often get much less value than what you paid for the points, even in this case (little over $0.01 per point effective cost after Avios switch), and even with the vaunted Aeroplan. This works only if your work/life allows you to plan everything around a great redemption.

  8. Gabe Guest

    Is this the same promotion that enables people to earn OneWorld Emerald status for ~ $2,800? Or has something changed since 2021 when that promotion was live? Would die for a chance at that again!

    1. applesa Guest

      I did a brief look and that last promo was buy 400K points get 100K tier points for the purchase. This 2nd part was a one off.

    2. Sonny Member

      No it's no the same. This time they are not giving tier points with the purchase

  9. Norita Guest

    How long does a Finnair plus account has to be open to be able to buy points?

    1. Reyyan Diamond

      Works with newly created accounts as well

  10. riku Guest

    The "minor surcharge" for award tickets is in addition to passenger fees and taxes. So a return ticket HEL-LHR for example is 40,000 points + 89e, not 40,000 + 30e as the "minor surcharge" table might make you believe.

    1. glenn t Diamond

      Ah, a bit of Qantas-worthy "mean and trickiness' !

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Origami Guest

I've been thinking about a devaluation of Avios since Finnair's adoption was announced. 2 things give me a little (temporary) reassurance. First, I doubt Avios will strongly dump their value moments after a new program joins. the best time for that might have been (probably was) after Qatar adopted the currency, as it made easy access to Q Suites extremely widespread. Second, it's possible to buy Avios with a UK account at this price already. I do think we should be on the lookout for a change in Avios, but a major change could be no sooner than 2025.

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Jake Guest

The problem with most, if not all, of these programs is availability - it's scarcity and its unpredictability. If you plan your trips according to your fixed schedule, you will often get much less value than what you paid for the points, even in this case (little over $0.01 per point effective cost after Avios switch), and even with the vaunted Aeroplan. This works only if your work/life allows you to plan everything around a great redemption.

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riku Guest

The "minor surcharge" for award tickets is in addition to passenger fees and taxes. So a return ticket HEL-LHR for example is 40,000 points + 89e, not 40,000 + 30e as the "minor surcharge" table might make you believe.

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