Airfare of the Day: Finnair Business Class Dublin – Ho Chi Minh City EUR 1496 (Round Trip)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Finnair Business Saver fares between Dublin and Ho Chi Minh City.

I first learned of this fare on FlyerTalk. You can access the original thread here.

Fare Details:

  • Fare basis: Finnair (AY) ISA2IE21 DUB to SGN
  • Booking class: I (Business Class)
  • Price: EUR 1496 (Fare: EUR 1040.00 + taxes)
  • Valid for: Round trip travel
  • Flight application: Travel between Europe and Asia must be on AY metal.
  • Advance reservation/Ticketing: Confirmed reservation for all sectors required at least 28 days before departure. Ticketing must be completed within 5 days after reservation or at least 28 days before departure, whichever is earlier.
  • Minimum stay: Travel from last stopover must commence no earlier than 5 days after departure from fare origin.
  • Maximum stay: No maximum stay requirements apply.
  • Stopover restrictions: Originating in Europe – 2 stopovers permitted in HEL, 1 for free and 1 at EUR 50.00
  • Transfer restrictions: Unlimited transfers permitted.
  • Sales restrictions: Tickets must be sold on AY stock. Tickets may not be sold in Angola/Venezuela/Nigeria/Egypt.
  • Cancellations: Before departure, charge 25 % for cancel/refund. After departure, ticket is non-refundable.
  • Changes: Any time. Charge EUR 200.00 for reissue/revalidation. No-show not permitted.
  • HIP exceptions: The Higher Intermediate Point rule does not apply for stopovers or connections.
  • Routing:
  1. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐BKK‐AY‐SGN
  2. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐BKK‐VN‐SGN
  3. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐AY‐SGN
  4. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐CX‐SGN
  5. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐KA‐SGN
  6. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐VN‐SGN
  7. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SGN
  8. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐3K‐SGN
  9. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐AY‐SGN
  10. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐BL‐SGN
  11. DUB‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐VN‐SGN
  12. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐BKK‐AY‐SGN
  13. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐BKK‐VN‐SGN
  14. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐AY‐SGN
  15. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐CX‐SGN
  16. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐KA‐SGN
  17. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐VN‐SGN
  18. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SGN
  19. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐3K‐SGN
  20. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐AY‐SGN
  21. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐BL‐SGN
  22. DUB‐AY/BA‐LON‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐VN‐SGN
  23. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐BKK‐AY‐SGN
  24. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐BKK‐VN‐SGN
  25. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐AY‐SGN
  26. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐CX‐SGN
  27. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐KA‐SGN
  28. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐HKG‐VN‐SGN
  29. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SGN
  30. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐3K‐SGN
  31. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐AY‐SGN
  32. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐BL‐SGN
  33. DUB‐EI‐AMS/BRU/DUS/FRA/GVA/LON/MAN/MUC‐AY‐HEL‐AY‐SIN‐VN‐SGN

Booking examples:

I was able to find availability for this fare using Finnair’s website, for travel starting late November 2017 until March 2018, always for round trip travel with a duration of 8 days or longer. Also bookable using Orbitz/Expedia/Travelocity:

Availability on Finnair.com

Booking example using Expedia:

Mileage/Tier Points Accrual:

The most interesting feature of this fare is the allowed routings. For maximizing the miles/points earnings, let’s try DUB-LON-HEL-HKG-SGN which is bookable per fare rules. The following mileage accruals were estimated for DUB-HEL-without considering elite status bonuses:

If you are looking for a cheap way into British Airways Executive Club Silver (OneWorld Sapphire), using DUB-LON-HEL-HKG-SGN as your routing will give you enough tier points to qualify for this status and 2 BA segments, missing only 2 more BA segments to qualify:

 

Conclusion

It is my understanding that Finnair does a good job on the Business Class cabin of their new Airbus A350s. Moreover, winter is always a good time to visit South East Asia. Add an easy and cheap status qualifying to the mix. Sold!

Fare Rules

 

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