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A good sale to Helsinki. Pricing will vary slightly depending on routing.
Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software will price this at $659 (Regular Economy). Use those dates on Finnair will reprice to $489 (Basic Economy) / $659 (Regular Economy).
American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia’s $659 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on
American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia also have a $489 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:
- DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
- DO NOT include checked bags – they are $75 each way for the 1st bag and $100 for the 2nd
- DO NOT allow for changes
- DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future travel
- Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia as BASIC ECONOMY.
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Sample Travel Date:
- November 8th – 15th
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from November – early December or January 2024 – mid March 2024 for Sunday through Wednesday departures and Tuesday through Friday returns. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
- Origin: JFK
- Origin Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: aa
- Extension Codes:
- Destination: HEL
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: aa
- Extension Codes:
- (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Duration “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- JFK – HEL (Helsinki) – JFK
- Not permitted
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Finnair is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 8,206 miles or 6.0 cents per mile (Basic Economy) / 8.0 cents per mile (Regular Economy)
- Loyalty Points: 2,051 points
- Redeemable Miles: 2,051 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on Finnair with dates found on Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software.
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