Finnair has brought back its most popular buy points promotion that the airline first ran back in 2020 (read more here).
Finnair Plus members can buy points with a 100% bonus, increased limit, and 25% of TOTAL points will count towards tier status.
You can access Finnair’s page for buying points here.
Finnair Plus Buy Points Bonus
You must buy a minimum of 150,000 points to get a 100% purchase bonus.
Finnair Plus Buy Points Tier Bonus
Finnair’s table clearly shows the number of elite qualifying tier points you earn.
Conversion Of Finnair Plus Points To Tier Points
Finnair allows members to convert their points to tier points at a 3:1 ratio. However, there is a fee of 10 euros per online transaction (only once during the qualification period), and additional conversions must be done over the phone at a charge of 20 euros each.
Buying Finnair Plus Platinum (Oneworld Sapphire)
You can buy the maximum number of points (200K base + 200K bonus) and earn 100,000 elite qualifying points in the process. You can then convert 150,000 award points from your stash of 400,000, get Platinum status, and be left with 250,000.
You can obviously buy a lower amount to reach Gold or Platinum without any leftover.
The price of a Finnair Plus point purchased at the 100% bonus level is 0.64 euro cents each (less than a cent).
Finnair Plus Tier Requirements:
Finnair Plus Gold (Oneworld Sapphire) requires 80,000 tier points and Platinum (Oneworld Emerald) 150,000. Note that Finnair bases these on kilometers and not miles, and hence they are in line with what other airlines require.
Remember that ONE MILE = 1,609 KILOMETERS
Finnair Plus Tier Benefits:
It is starting to get interesting with European (Dubai and Tel Aviv considered Europe) and intercontinental upgrade vouchers that Gold (only European) and Platinum members receive.
Platinum members can also gift a Gold card to a friend.
Finnair Plus Award Chart (Finnair Flights)
Northern Europe = Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Gdansk, Krakow, Moscow, Oslo, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Reykjavik, Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Tromso, Visby, Vilnius, Warsaw
Europe = includes Tel Aviv and Dubai
Finnair Plus Award Chart (Partner Flights)
Finnair’s award charts are partner-specific, and you cannot mix and match partners except including Finnair feeder flights (not goo).
You can only book British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas, and Qatar Airways award flights online. For all other partners, you need to contact reservations.
The Campaign Was Finnair’s Most Successful Ever In 2020:
The Finnair Plus status is most worthwhile for those who fly with the airline due to European and intercontinental upgrade vouchers with the Gold and Platinum tiers.
Also, the Finnair Plus European awards are extremely competitively priced and include its limited destinations in the Middle East (Tel Aviv and Dubai).
The situation with the partner awards is not optimal due to not allowing mixing and matching of partners and the lack of a comprehensive reward chart that would apply to all.
It seems that this yearly points sale with tier miles may become annual promotion.
I was tempted to buy it last time but decided not to. Although I return to Finland several times a year, I don’t fly enough on Finnair for this to be beneficial for me. Also, I already have lifetime Sapphire from AA, and I am on my way to lifetime Emerald with BA.
Terms and Conditions of this offer:
Transactions must be completed between 15 December (00:00:01 EET) and 27 December (23:59:59 EET) 2021 to receive the Finnair Plus points bonus. Finnair Plus award points bonus is only eligible on transactions of 5,000 points and above. Whilst the promotion is active (15–27 December) The maximum amount of points Finnair Plus members can purchase for themselves or friends as a gift is 200,000 points. This limit is in addition to any points bought so far in the calendar year. Finnair Plus bonus award and tier points will be awarded to the recipient instantly, at the time of transaction. Tier points are valid until the end of your current tracking period. All other Buy/Gift Finnair Plus points terms and conditions apply.