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LHR-HEL £280 BA code Finnair operated (Aug) Business rtn

LHR-HEL £280 BA code Finnair operated (Aug) Business rtn

Old Mar 6, 22, 4:32 am
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LHR-HEL £280 BA code Finnair operated (Aug) Business rtn

Just booked this fare through worldairfares.com for flights in August and ensuring I fly on Finnair's A350.
Finnair prices were £550 (no hold luggage), BA over £1K.
Booked yesterday, expecting to hear that fare is no longer available blah blah but sent an email asking if the booking request can be honoured and within 60 minutes received BA booking code- result.
Generally I don't do 3rd parties but thought this was a risk worth taking. Fare also being offered by Travelup a few pounds cheaper but I would only use them as a very last resort.
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Old Mar 6, 22, 9:58 am
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Does this accrue TPs etc? what booking class was it. Thanks
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Old Mar 6, 22, 10:31 am
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Just looked randomly on the website of AY - AY1332 and AY1338 operated by A359 are widely available throughout August for GBP 280 in Business Light and GBP 335 in Business Classic, both book in Class I and will therefore earn 80 TP in BA EC. Thus no reason to book through OTA.
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Old Mar 6, 22, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by MichaelA380 View Post
Just looked randomly on the website of AY - AY1332 and AY1338 operated by A359 are widely available throughout August for GBP 280 in Business Light and GBP 335 in Business Classic, both book in Class I and will therefore earn 80 TP in BA EC. Thus no reason to book through OTA.
I just has a look. The prices quoted above are a one way fare, or return the same price the OP quoted for AY.
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Old Mar 6, 22, 11:08 am
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Not showing up on Google Flights nor ITA at that price...
It all depends on whether you trust that OTA...
Best way is to search times that the 330/350 operate and then select flights... Here is a nice weekend in August...
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Old Mar 6, 22, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Woodbinerich View Post
Does this accrue TPs etc? what booking class was it. Thanks
I don't know the booking class but according to BAEC, it will accrue 160TPs
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Old Mar 6, 22, 12:45 pm
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Not showing up on Google Flights nor ITA at that price...
It all depends on whether you trust that OTA...
I can't say I trust any OTA but worldairfares has better reviews than Travelup and so I thought I'd give them a try.
At the price paid, I thought it was worth a gamble using an OTA on this occasion.
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Old Mar 6, 22, 6:41 pm
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Haven't heard of that OTA but I've used Travelup and many others over the years and never had a problem. But I've never used them for anything other than straightforward flight only bookings and I've never had to change or cancel bookings through them. I understand that's where the problems start, so IMHO it's really a gamble whether either COVID or Putin will mess with the plans.
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Old Apr 6, 22, 10:21 am
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This is now £231 kayak -> crystal travel
I booked for a weekend in September. Ticketed in under an hour on 125 stock, I class with BA flight numbers.

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Old Apr 7, 22, 3:44 am
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I booked this over the weekend with Crystal for travel in July. It appears that I may have paid over the odds at £261. A350 both ways, but food reports are a cause for concern (no choice of mains). It appears that AY are changing shorthaul meal offerings in May, so hopefully there will be something reasonable by July.

Booking reference and eticket number received, both of which are recognised on the AY web site.
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Old Apr 11, 22, 1:10 am
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Is this fare still around? Looking to book for end of August but everything prices at £500+.
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Old Apr 11, 22, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by MarcElMile View Post
Is this fare still around? Looking to book for end of August but everything prices at £500+.
You might not be looking in the right place. Tickets are available from Crystal Travel.

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Old Apr 11, 22, 12:56 pm
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I too have looked using your dates (15 - 18 JUL) and I can see no trace of these fares of £240
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Old Apr 11, 22, 1:08 pm
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Use Kayak and you can find £240ish tickets across most dates. MAN-HEL for £310ish, but tickets as Finnair rather than BA.
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Old Apr 11, 22, 1:16 pm
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£247 for a weekend Aug 12-14


It seems that searching for the times that widebodies operate and play with the time-schedules is the best way to find it...
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