We are planning a trip to Europe in late 2016, and Qantas and Finnair are offering a return business class fare of about $5000.

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capitalstar

Member since 01 Feb 2013

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We are planning a trip to Europe in late 2016, and Qantas and Finnair are offering a return business class fare of about $5000. It seems excellent value. Wondering whether anyone has any experience of Finnair they'd like to share, especially of the new business class product.

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wilsoni Banned

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Member since 28 Sep 2011

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You might like to check which gateway city in Asia. The new AY a350 does not go to all of them (just Shanghai at the moment?), and the remainder are served by much older equipment with lesser quality J class seats. Perhaps by late 2016 you'll find the a350 at more ports.

madge

Member since 07 Aug 2012

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By late 2016 you should have the A350 on the flights that connect to QF in Asia. AY will put the A350 on PVG>BKK>HKG>SIN with SIN supposed to be daily in August 2016.

simonjhb

Member since 26 Dec 2014

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Can you give me detauls of this fare it sounds very good value, where did you purchase it from?

LondonAussie

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Member since 12 Jul 2014

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Sounds like a split booking through a travel agency for sure.

Greg84

Member since 03 Nov 2014

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Recently flew AY HEL to Tokyo on A340...whilst the seat converted to flat, it was not in the same league as QF or Emirates...I found it much more cramped & with limited leg room as your feet go into the back of the chair infront....but at those prices I'd certainly go again!

capitalstar

Member since 01 Feb 2013

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Thanks for the advice, all. The fare was found on on the first class travel website. It's available until Monday.

Serg

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Member since 12 Apr 2013

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I love Finnair and I flown in "second-new" (not newest, but those that similar to Swissair) and absolutely love it. If you travel together then you can get double seat and if you alone you can get single one. Also plan your trip in such way that you can have as least 4 hours in Helsinki on your trip to Australia - they have sauna there and it marvelous.

BTW where you seen QF return business to Europe for $5K?

JakeDrake

Member since 13 Mar 2014

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The $5k Europe return is available from the AY website in Aus. Between Aus and Asia the planes are QF or CX but there are not many $5k fares where the QF and CX legs are both in J. They exist, but a lot of the time one of these legs is J and the other Y.  I flew MEL-TXL-MEL via HKG in September/October for that price with CX J MEL-HKG and QF J HKG-MEL but on most days for $5k HKG-MEL was QF Y. Only booked 2 weeks in advance.

GregXL

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Member since 26 May 2014

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Based on the answer above from capitalstar, try firstclass.com.au. I think it would be on a Finnair ticket and could use QF or CX for the AU sector.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

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firstclass.com.au? Good luck then!

capitalstar

Member since 01 Feb 2013

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I've had to be slightly flexible about dates, but I have just confirmed a booking SYD-BKK-HEL-LHR (with a forced overnight in BKK at my expense, on QF metal to BKK then AY thru to LHR.  Returning CDG-HEL-BKK-SYD, with a 3 night stopover in BKK (at no extra charge), on AY (A350) and QF (A330) metal, for $5191 incl. all taxes.  All in Business (I class). I reckon that's not a bad deal.

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