expired Finnair Round The World Fare Economy Fares from $1637 (Via San Francisco) Inc Taxes @ Roundabout Travel

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One of the cheapest Round The World fares I've seen in a while. Finnair are a great, full service airline. This RTW fare isn't as simple as others, but if you don't mind the dates and don't mind flying via San Fran, this could really work for you.

To get the exact price, you will need to travel via San Fran during the following dates (01SEP17 - 28SEP17 & 04JUN17- 31AUG17) Not bad considering they are great dates to be transiting through the USA!

Availability Update On Finnair Sale Fare: With strong uptake early in the sale period, flights between Helsinki and San Francisco are exhausted of shoulder season sale seats from June-late August. As of 1 January these dates still have availability but are selling fast…

Helsinki – San Francisco: 5 Sep, 7 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep

San Francisco – Helsinki: 17 Aug, 29 Aug, 3 Sep, 5 Sep, 10 Sep, 12 Sep, 14 Sep, 17 Sep, 19 Sep, 21 Sep, 24 Sep, 26 Sep, 28 Sep.

This availability is subject to change at any time. Please note you can depart earlier than the above dates, with a maximum duration of 3 months. Departing before 1 September would put pricing in to shoulder season rates. Flights must be available in the appropriate sale fare level for the other dates of your trip [e.g. Aus-San Francisco-Helsinki-Europe-Asia-Aus]. Contact our consultants for more info.

All airfares include taxes, luggage, food and drinks (including alcohol)

Either give them a call on 1300 318 227 to price the fare, or head to https://www.roundabouttravel.com.au/airfare-deals/price-my-a... - you can even use their RTW trip planner tool to piece together your trip if you wish. Following the below routing guidelines, once you have your perfect itinerary, you can then give them a call or an email which will save time for them to get it organised for you! The tool can be found here http://www.roundabouttravel.com.au/plan-my-trip/

For those interested, they also have business class RTW fares on sale for $5747 using the exact same routing/dates. Considering I saw a return business flight with Etihad posted here as a deal for over $5k, I would consider this a pretty good price. More details on that can be found here https://www.roundabouttravel.com.au/deals/finnair-business-c...

NOTE

Seasons: Low Season Departures 01SEP17 - 28SEP17 via San Francisco only. Shoulder Season Departures 04JUN17- 31AUG17 via San Francisco only. Year round via other North American ports starting from $1950-2200.
Departure cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns, Hobart, Canberra and Darwin.
Book by: January 23, 2017
Deposit to book: $150.00
Full payment by: 3 days of reservation.
Change fee: $225.00
Lead in price: Ex-Sydney to Helsinki and San Francisco. Transit in Singapore. Max 3 month stay. Year round via other North American ports, max 12 months, starting from $1950-2200.
Baggage: 1 x 23kg bag included.

Piece Together Your Preferred Route:

Choose a continent order then add destinations/stopovers in each continent. One stopover in Asia may be included as well as your European destination via Helsinki, this can be used as an open stopover flying in to one place and out of another. Additional stops may be added at Helsinki. In the USA, 1-3 stopovers can be included depending on your choice of cities.

Continent Orders:

Australia – Asia – Europe – North America – Australia
Australia – North America – Europe – Asia – Australia
Australia – Asia – Europe – North America – South America – Australia
Australia – South America – North America – Europe – Asia – Australia

Stopover Options:

Asian Cities:
Fly via Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chongqing, Delhi, Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka. Possible on some routes to have two stops in Asia via Hong Kong utilising Cathay Pacific into China, India, Thailand and Singapore. Restrictions and conditions apply.

European Cities:
Permitted to fly into one and out of another destination to create a more flexible itinerary. Flights are via Helsinki, one of the easiest and most efficient airports in the world.

Amsterdam, Malaga, Antalya*, Barcelona, Berlin, Bergen*, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik*, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gothenberg, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Ivalo, Joensuu, Jyvaskyla, Kuusamo, Kajaani, Kemi, Kokola, Krakow*, Kittila, Kuopio, St Petersburg, Lisbon*, Ljubljana*, London, Madrid, Manchester, Mariehamn, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Nice*, Norrokoping, Oslo, Oulo, Paris, Palma de Mallorca*, Pori, Prague, Riga, Rome, Rovaniemi, Stockholm, Savonlinna, Yekaterringburg, Tatu, Turku, Tallin, Tampere, Umea, Vaasa, Varkaus*, Venice*, Viena, Vilniuw, Warsaw, Zurich, Tel Aviv*

*Seasonal/leisure destinations, schedule is subject to change

North American Cities:
FinnAir fly between Helsinki, Miami and New York City are year round, with options to Chicago and San Francisco operated seasonally. Apart from the cheapest sale fare via San Francisco only, Finnair can include internal flights via destinations such as Los Angeles, Dallas, NYC, Washington, Miami and Hawaii using AA with flights between Australia and USA on Qantas. Some other city combinations and internal flights may also be included depending on your total routing. Inquire with your preferred cities and our expert consultants will help structure the airfare for you.

South American Cities:
Santiago, Lima, Buenos Aires, Rio. One flight is included between Santiago and either NYC, Miami or one of the other South American destinations. If utilising the internal flight in South America, own arrangements between that point and NYC or Miami. Example route with South America included…Sydney – Santiago – NYC – Helsinki – Paris – Helsinki – Hong Kong – Sydney. Or Sydney – Santiago – Lima // Own arrangements // NYC – Helsinki – Paris – Helsinki – Hong Kong – Sydney.

Oneworld member Finnair punch well above their weight in the RTW market, with an excellent round the world fare offering. With new A350 aircraft rolling out in 2016 their onboard product is rapidly improving. Finnair feature an impressive range of Asian gateways and a raft of European offerings, their tickets are the most popular choice for the value-conscious Qantas frequent flyer. Via North America, Finnair offer year round flights via NYC and Miami with a seasonal service to Chicago and San Francisco and compared to SWISS and Lufthansa are more generous with internal flight inclusions in the USA. Finnair are also the first discount RTW fare to offer both North and South America!

closed Comments

  • +2 votes

    Nice fare on one world.

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    Amazing if the price is accurate, unfortunately can't travel on those dates

  • -2 votes

    Finnair is shit most of the time unless it's code share and operated by some decent airline. Then again Tokyo-Helsinki was probably the best flight I've ever been on and that was operated by Finnair so go figure. Ymmv

    • +3 votes

      That's odd, Finnair was my best flights I ever had… HK to Finland & Finland to Germany, and return and very pretty air hostesses too!

      • +2 votes

        Yeah I haven't flown them for 10yrs, but they were awesome whenever I flew.

        One time the hostie asked if I'd had a big night (on a morning 3hr flight), I'd been on an all night bended, so she said, "well we can't have you sobering up then sir you might get a hangover" and kept plying me with booze & food.

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          Haha awesome, that's the flip side when you get a good one.

        • +1 vote

          I forgot about them forever giving me alcohol.

          I'll never forget the air hostess asked the lady next to me to move to the next row, i had 3 seats to myself for 10 1-/2 hours.

      • +1 vote

        Their Asia routes are usually good, they seem to have their better planes operating in that direction and the newish Airbuses are awesome, so much space. But… The service is usually on par with Finnish standards as far as customer service goes, which is quite appalling compared to other airlines servicing those routes.

        I don't care about the negs, Finnair has been going down the tube for decades and is struggling to stay in the air and their service level isn't helping their case. Their financial situation is/was dire and it shows. Unfortunately it's hard to avoid them if you want direct flights from Asia to Helsinki, otherwise you'll need to change planes again.

        Depending on when your trip from Finland to Germany was, it might have attracted a menu you had to pay for which is rubbish for a "full service" airline. Sure you pay for it in the airfare but it feels stupid to fork out $10 for a sanga on a 3 hour flight when you already feel like you are paying a premium for not flying on a budget airline.

        As far as phone customer service goes they are great as long as you can speak Finnish.

  • +6 votes

    Sounds great but fried my brain trying to wrap my head around it.

  • +3 votes

    Finnair are a great, full service airline.

    FinnAir has to be the WORST airline i have flown with. And i have set foot in Garuda planes in the 80's.

    Flew FinnAir to Europe once from BKK. A lady asked for a bassinet for the baby, she was given one (yes, given - not assisted with the setup). When she asked how it connected to the wall, the stewardess said "oh, it doesn't connect. Just put the baby in the bassinet and put it in the aisle."

    Needless to say, she kept the baby on her lap the entire flight.

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      That's terrible service!

    • +12 votes

      Seems like a case of no baby no problem?

    • +1 vote

      I did a Finnair RTW trip about 2006… they cancelled our last few legs without telling us because they had confused the ticket purchase date with the 1-year expiry date, which we found out at the terminal transiting through Helsinki, and they absolutely refused to help us at all despite being totally in the wrong and us having all the right tickets in our hand, unbelievable, took days to get them to fix it, quite stressful…

      That said, if it was cheap enough I'd probably fly with them again :)

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      I'm fairly sure our FinnAir flight had a menu with prices (LCC style) so I'm not entirely sure if it's considered full service?

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        Last I had the "privilege" flying with them meals were included on intercontinental flights (or whatever they call them), but as others have said service sucks.

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          Hmm. It might've been Helsinki to Oslo.

          We got bumped up on our Helsinki to Hong Kong flight which was nice though :)

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          @Yoz: heh same happened to my ex in-laws, pretty sure it was to Hong Kong as well. Funny that.

          Helsinki to Oslo would have had a menu you had to pay for unless it was like a decade ago… Shame on them.

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          @decr: On inter-continental flights they provide a meal, but if you ask for drinks/snacks on top do they charge for those?

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          @Yoz: Snacks like chips/nuts/biscuits/etc packets were free from memory, mild alcoholic drinks were free with meals and later if you went to get them yourself (served with a bitchy face), I didn't dare to call out for one. I think they would always charge for spirits.

          I would love to love Finnair but it's just not there compared to the competition from Asia.

          This is flying economy btw, never flown in business but I have heard it's a world of a difference, probably as well as with other airlines.

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    Do you earn points and status credits on RTW fares?

    • +1 vote

      Certainly do mate, the class would be discount economy at this price however, so the lowest SC & Points rate applicable

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    Say I want to travel to Colombia, Poland, and Thailand. Can someone give me an example itinerary to get this deal or close to the price of this deal?

    • +1 vote

      An example could be:
      QF SYD-SCL
      LA SCL-BOG
      AA BOG-MIA
      AY MIA-HEL-WAW
      AY WAW-HEL-BKK
      QF BKK-SYD

      But no SFO, so you'll be looking at $1950+

      Alternatively you could book on this fare transiting SFO and then make your own arrangements to get down to Colombia, e.g.
      QF SYD-SFO
      -own arrangements to Colombia, then Miami-
      AY MIA-HEL-WAW
      AY WAW-HEL-BKK
      QF BKK-SYD

      That should be around the $1637 price.

  • +3 votes

    Knowing the Finns, I hope the cockpit has an alcohol interlock.

  • +6 votes

    Finnair have a habit of cancelling flights for basically no reason, ie: if there's a schedule change (even 5 minutes difference) you must call to reconfirm the flights. This has happened twice with them and zero with any other airline (I have flown a thousand legs). Rocking up at their airport and finding you're not going anywhere isn't fun (luckily I booked with Expedia and was able to be re-routed on the same day with another airline). This is an airline where checking in online is a must.

    Saying that, choosing "Economy Plus" seats, which is their version of Premium Economy, is pretty affordable and I've always had a row to myself. Great lounges in Helsinki, if you have Oneworld status. And connecting in HEL is a breeze (unlike LHR).

    Also, booking a layover in Helsinki and taking the ferry to Tallinn or Saint Petersburg (visa free for 3 days) is HIGHLY recommended.

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    Tempted. So bloody tempting.

    I wish I could have time off work.

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    How does this deal compare to their november one, which won 103 upvotes?

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/269571

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      That was one of the cheapest then with Swissair, this one is even cheaper now, due to the strict routing through San Fran

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    If i can do paris & chicago i am in this is a great way to combine 2 of our 2017 trips.

  • +2 votes

    For anyone who want to use the plan tool:
    http://www.roundabouttravel.com.au/plan-my-trip/

    To let you know in advance, the tool submits an enquire form, and someone does the math and call you or email you back. There is no web logics behind that form.

  • +1 vote

    Nice work OP !!

  • +2 votes

    Great offer! Finnair is the airline I almost always choose for my Singapore to Europe fights, and now they've taken on some brand new A350's that I'm very eager to check out. Wish I could take that round-the-world trip this time, but hopefully this offer will boomerang back to us in the future…

  • +1 vote

    It's a little confusing working out what qualifies for that cheap price, I thought I followed the instructions but was told if I included south america it jumps to $2300-$2800

    Quick response from the roundabouttravel team though, and clarifying what price we can get if we include only 3 continents, Australia - North America - Europe - South America - Australia or v.v.

    Think it may be best to send them a message with your ideal trip and see what they can do!

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    Nice one. Just fu my calcium score so flying is out. I wonder could you eat enough on the plane ✈ to tied you over for a day to settle in at destinations where food is not cheep or is interesting. South American roasted cuy.

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    Mixed reviews about RTW and Finnair. Anyone used them recently?

    Also, how to determine which continent order to select, countries to visit, number of days etc. ?

    I haven't travelled much so unsure how to go about it.

    Appreciate any advice.

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      Honestly mate, from the feedback of the few on here just shoot them an email and open up a line of communication, they are apparently hot on the emails so can answer your every question. Details are up the top. Good luck!

      You can check out the other comments from the previous RTW deals also to see if they help - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/269571

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        Thanks mate.

        Will check with them as well.

        Just a bit wary though to take their word for it especially when I'm not that experienced with travelling.

        Thanks anyway.

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          It is a little bit restrictive… Hence the price! Maybe not your best choice if first time big traveller, however they might be able to make you a ticket which suits your needs! Good luck with your travels.

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    Hey guys - I'm thinking of moving to Europe for a while in 2017 with no return date in mind, but would like to travel around a bit before I settle on a place to hang my hat. Would booking a RTW ticket like this make sense financially, even if I end up not using the return flight? (or can it be indefinitely moved to a later date?)

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    can you use your qantas ff points to book it? if so how many? 120k plus taxes?

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    Good deal!

    Around the world will be too much for me to take in to even understand what I am doing and hence learn nothing about all the places I've been to. It's my personal preference but I'd rather visit a couple of places. It's probably good for instagram photographers to make their friends jealous.

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    I filled out the contact form a week ago, and still haven't heard back from them.

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    There are a lot more requirements than OP states to get that price. You have to travel via Helsinki and there's a very restricted list on which airports you can travel through, far fewer than the ones listed.

    Ran a quote following OP's requirements and it came out as $4.9k. Adding Helsinki, removing San Fran and having very specific airports got it down to $2.4k, still a long way from the price listed.

    • +1 vote

      That's because the cheapest fares appear to be gone. Have been reading other forums and the cheap bucket seats seem to be all sold out now, and $2.2k is roughly now the cheapest.

      Unfortuanetly with these sorts of things, it seems to be first in, first server.

      I'm now marking as expired to stop further negative comments.

      Cheers

      • +1 vote

        Ah my bad, didn't realise this was posted 2 weeks ago, only saw it yesterday. Great deal for those who got in at $1600!

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    Didn't the deal say "Book by: January 23, 2017"?

    Such a bummer it's gone.

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      Massive bummer. Guess they just sold too many of the cheap seats!

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      Actually just got this update, thinking about opening the deal again

      Availability Update On Finnair Sale Fare: With strong uptake early in the sale period, flights between Helsinki and San Francisco are exhausted of shoulder season sale seats from June-late August. As of 1 January these dates still have availability but are selling fast…

      Helsinki – San Francisco: 5 Sep, 7 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep

      San Francisco – Helsinki: 17 Aug, 29 Aug, 3 Sep, 5 Sep, 10 Sep, 12 Sep, 14 Sep, 17 Sep, 19 Sep, 21 Sep, 24 Sep, 26 Sep, 28 Sep.

      This availability is subject to change at any time. Please note you can depart earlier than the above dates, with a maximum duration of 3 months. Departing before 1 September would put pricing in to shoulder season rates. Flights must be available in the appropriate sale fare level for the other dates of your trip [e.g. Aus-San Francisco-Helsinki-Europe-Asia-Aus]. Contact our consultants for more info.

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        Yeah, thanks for that. I was already planning for July, just couldn't book sooner. Too bad : )

  • -1 vote

    If you don't go via Auckland, Tahiti, Easter Island and Santiago then you ain't going around the world.

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