Finnair joined the American, British Airways and Iberia transatlantic joint venture today. And we assume that to celebrate, they are putting Helsinki on sale.
For country collectors, you can visit St. Petersburg, Russia visa free for up to 72 hours from Helsinki. More info here – St. Petersburg, Russia visa free.
[Update 7/2/2013 @ 1:15AM Eastern – these seems to be gone. Prices are +$200 – $250 more, which are normalized across all OW carriers – AA, BA, IB and Finnair. Anti-trust joint ventures = anti-consumer and basically legalized price fixing]
[Update 7/2/2013 @ 2:30AM Eastern – LAX is still pricing as a deal. It is ~$750]
Pricing from each city:
- New York – $553
- San Francisco – $648
- Los Angeles – $691
- Dallas – $665
- Chicago – $649
- Boston – $574
- Washington D.C. (DCA) – $626
- Miami – $659
These are the cities we checked. There could be many other cities with availability.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from San Francisco
- September 3rd – 10th
- Valid for travel from August 23rd – October 24th for Sunday through Thursday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “jfk” on both the outbound and return fields to search for this fare. Must purchase by July 11th.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Partner Fare Class:
- SFO – JFK (New York) – HEL (Helsinki) – SFO
- 13,406 miles or 4.8 cents per mile. Finnair is a member of the OneWorld alliance and a partner of American Airlines. Provide the check-in staff with your AAdvantage frequent flyer number to receive 100% mileage credit for this fare.
How to Book:
- Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Euro (EUR) $1USD = 0.77 EUR
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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