Finnair Plus made an announcement yesterday that effective January 8, 2015, there are no fuel surcharges on Classic flight awards within Europe, Tel Aviv and Dubai.
Using Finnair Plus points for these short-haul awards often made no sense at all due to the fuel surcharges collected.
You can access Finnair’s web page for Classic awards here.
Here are the examples from email sent:
Here are Finnair’s Economy Classic awards:
Friend of mine, who collects Finnair Plus points, sometimes uses them for expensive domestic ski flights around the holidays when the paid fares were high.
This dropping of these nasty fuel surcharges on their own metal award flights is a welcome change. SAS has had this as part of their Eurobonus program for a while and it applies for long-haul awards as well unlike Finnair’s.