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AY HEL-LPA A350 Biz return 769 € winter 2024-2025

AY HEL-LPA A350 Biz return 769 € winter 2024-2025

Old Apr 18, 2024, 2:52 am
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AY HEL-LPA A350 Biz return 769 € winter 2024-2025

Finnair’s daily day-time A350 Helsinki — Gran Canaria LPA flights (6 h 30 min one way) are on sale in business class with code “KANARIA15” for winter 2024–2025 starting from 769 € return on Finnair.com or Finnair App:


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Old Apr 18, 2024, 3:30 am
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For me it's very unlikely that they will be able to fill a daily (!) A350 rotation to LPA.
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Old Apr 18, 2024, 3:56 am
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I am surprised that route has the A350 but the schedule says so!
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Old Apr 18, 2024, 4:04 am
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Nice!

earns 280 TP’s too.
nice way to try the new seat as well
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Old Apr 18, 2024, 4:16 am
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Originally Posted by heliot2009
For me it's very unlikely that they will be able to fill a daily (!) A350 rotation to LPA.
in off season...
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Old Apr 18, 2024, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by heliot2009
For me it's very unlikely that they will be able to fill a daily (!) A350 rotation to LPA.
I find it reasonable to believe AY may have an agreement in place with tour operators who have bought a bunch of the seats before launching such a route. I know SAS routinely does this, which was a major reason for the relaunch of CPH-BKK. That said, daily 300-ish seat flights does seems like a lot.

Originally Posted by kaspars
in off season...
For routes from the Nordics to LPA, winter is certainly not the off-season.
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Old Apr 18, 2024, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by danielstrandby
I find it reasonable to believe AY may have an agreement in place with tour operators who have bought a bunch of the seats before launching such a route.
They even have an in-house tour operator selling package holidays using these flights:

https://www.aurinkomatkat.fi/kanaria...alvi-2024-2025

This winter they were flying daily A321 with 209 seats so it’s not even that big of an addition of seats.
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Old Apr 18, 2024, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by danielstrandby
I find it reasonable to believe AY may have an agreement in place with tour operators who have bought a bunch of the seats before launching such a route. I know SAS routinely does this, which was a major reason for the relaunch of CPH-BKK. That said, daily 300-ish seat flights does seems like a lot.


For routes from the Nordics to LPA, winter is certainly not the off-season.
Indeed. From -20C to +20C in 6 hours will be very welcome!
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Old Apr 18, 2024, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by kaspars
in off season...
No it’s not - it’s peak season , they’ll easily fill this bird . Great find
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Old Apr 19, 2024, 6:00 am
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Booked December 12 - 15.
Used avios for LHR-HEL-LHR
Great find.
Meetup anyone?
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Old Apr 19, 2024, 6:35 am
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Comfortable seat and good if you want to visit the Canary Islands but not great value per BA TP. 769/280 = €2.75/TP unfortunately adding sectors within Finland doesn’t improve the value because the domestic flights don’t have business class and they push the price up a lot.
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Old Apr 19, 2024, 6:45 am
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What is a good value per tier point?
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Old Apr 19, 2024, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by bedasaka
What is a good value per tier point?
Best efficiency at a similar price is ARN to LIS or AGP via HEL / painful of course, / But for the price and comfort of the current deal, I'm okay with it.

Last edited by Pierre_m; Apr 19, 2024 at 7:10 am
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Old Apr 19, 2024, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by bedasaka
What is a good value per tier point?
I think if you are super flexible with everything: dates, routes, airlines, origins, etc., the gold standard will be around 1GBP per TP?
But if one has specific needs in mind, that can be difficult to achieve.
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Old Apr 20, 2024, 6:45 am
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Nice to see the AY widebodies back at LPA. Always a treat to see the MD11’s parked up.
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