expired Melbourne to Helsinki, Finland $647 Return via JAL & British Airways (May & June) via Aunt Betty

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MUMSDAY80

This is an unbelievably cheap deal for flights this month and in June to Helsinki, Finland. Flights stop in Tokyo for a short layover and then onto Finland. Bags, meals and seat selection are included in this fare.

Find all the cheap dates on Google Flights then enter them directly into Aunt Betty (Flight Centre company). I'm seeing 6 cheap outgoing flights in May and 1/2 in June, and plenty of dates to return.

Aunt Betty is offering $80 off flights to Europe using code MUMSDAY80 which pairs perfectly with this already cheap deal. Make sure not to select the $717 flights as those go back via Jetstar so you'll be up for paying bags, meals, seats etc on that. Screenshot of fare

Also for $763, you can schedule a stopover in Tokyo for a few days if wanted. Google Flight Itinerary. You'll probably have to call BA or possibly book it on BA's site.

$50 off Return International Bookings (More for North/South America, Europe) @ Aunt Betty

via Scott's Cheap Flights

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  • +7 votes

    Wow, great find OP. Going to Europe is getting cheaper and cheaper

  • +6 votes

    JAL has a solid product all round.

  • +1 vote

    great deal op but what would you even do in Helsinki? in asking that it is very tempting at this price just to go and check it out

    • +7 votes

      Get on a ferry to Tallinn and explore the Baltics.

    • +3 votes

      Find a Bo Peep cosplay outfit and crook in Harajuku then Lordi concert in Helsinki. How was your weekend?

    • +1 vote

      Head north to see the northern lights

    • +1 vote

      Ferry to st petersberg for 72 hours visa free.

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        is that a .RU Immigration policy or part of the ferry's package ?

        this is official policy from Russian embassy:

        https://sydney.mid.ru/web/sydney-en/transit-visa

        Transit visa permits to travel through the Russian territory without stay depending on your tickets, it is issued for up to 72 hours, if you travel by air, or for up to 10 days, if using other means of transportation. Foreign citizens have the right to pass through the territory of Russian Federation without a transit visa in the following cases:

        • if they make a non-stop air flight over the territory of the Russian Federation;
        • if they make an international air flight and a transfer in a Russian airport provided they have due documents to enter the country of destination and a air flight ticket with an indicated date of flight from the Russian transfer airport within 24 hours upon arrival (but for emergency landing).
        • if they reside in a country, that has signed a non-visa agreement with the Russian Federation.
        • +1 vote

          It's through the ferry package and you have to pay for the shuttle bus on top. But you don't have to stick on a tour, as long as you follow these rules:

          https://stpeterline.com/visa-free-rule

          Personally if you were serious about Russia I'd probably get the Visa and stay longer (and for peace of mind). But it could be an option for some.

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          @MissKitty:

          The visa free ferry is extremely simple. I don't even know if there is a real shuttle/tour bus but suspect it's there just to meet requirements. Only thing I had trouble with was not having a print out of my hotel booking while checking in, I was staying a friend but the Finnish clerk just told me to make a reservation and cancel it later so that was easy enough.

    • +5 votes

      I'm biased but it's well worth checking out.

      Beautiful architecture, very clean and safe, lovely people, (very) long summer days. The same as any holiday destination, do what takes your fancy. Partying and drinking costs about the same or maybe a bit cheaper than in Australia (pint of beer / glass of wine = 6€ / $9.50). Lots of excellent museums focusing on history, design, war, etc. Just outside of town there is fantastic untouched nature as well as a beautiful archipelago just off the coast. Also, let's not forget the saunas. Or do as mentioned above, have a look around then take a day cruise to Tallinn and get smashed.

      It's a lesser-known European destination but at least for me, that's also part of what makes it so awesome.

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      Go skiing

    • +1 vote

      it'd be easier to list what not to do. fantastic, beautiful & welcoming city, awesome country.

      During summer the friendly locals party to make up for the winter.

    • +2 votes

      Eat! More salmon than you can poke a stick at, raw, cured, cold-smoked, hot-smoked, great rye bread, reindeer, bear, cinnamon scrolls, weird cheeses, salty liquorice, all sorts of things.

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      Are you kidding me? Helsinki (and Finland) is great.

      Disclaimer: Married to a local.

  • +2 votes

    Wow that's so cheap with good airlines too.

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    Great deal! Unfortunately the last day available for departure is 7th of June - 1 week before I'm on holidays. Can return on Qantas from Tokyo as well as JAL.

    Flights from Sydney are only $10 more as well, may want to add that to the deal!

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      Flights from Sydney are only $10 more

      Which dates did you use? I'm getting flights >$600 more.

      • +1 vote

        I use Matrix ITA to search for the dates it will work then search for the flight on Aunt Betty.

        Example of how to search can be seen here. Change the date and length and leave the other settings the same as this. The $743 is before the $80 off discount.

  • +3 votes

    man im going China Southern and heard some terrible things, should have waited

    • +2 votes

      China Southern are great, lots of flights with them and no problems.

    • +1 vote

      Lemme guess, you're going to eat some dirty sausages?

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      China Southern is the better Chinese airline, I'm always happy with them even though I am XXL sized European ;) Good food (western as well), good sized seats and great video system.

      The Guangzhou airport is just boring as **** and very expensive.

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      China Southern is alright. It's China Airlines and Air China that in my personal experience are the ones lacking.
      Haven't tried or heard much about China Eastern or the other lesser ones.

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        China Eastern is also OK. Clean, well presented, newish planes, good food and in-flight entertainment, helpful, hard working flight attendants. Reasonable seat width and pitch (by today's awful standards). Not too fussed about their Shanghai hub but if that's all there is to complain about, survivable .. :_) .. !! It's no secret that China is taking is up to the traditional carriers in the region and that's why prices are WAAAAAY down so good on them.

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    Dammmm that is a good deal, usually JAL taxes are quite high. If it is in conjunction with BA, then it will hit London before HEL

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    Nice deal, but it's probably that cheap because there's not much to do in Finland during those dates.

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      Lots of cheap flights using skyscanner from Hel into Europe. It's beautiful in Summer there

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      Cities are quite empty during summer holidays but for tourists there are heaps to do. Just know that around on 24th of June Finn's celebrate Mid Summer Festival and its public holiday.

      Then it's good to rent a car and go an hour or so to countryside to check out the huge burning kokko and enjoy the festivities :D

  • +1 vote

    Amazing deal for these airlines. No need to stay in Helsinki, get a cheap return flight to London after a day or 2. Im flying to London a week later, shame I would have been all over this. You'll get Qantas FF points on this too.

  • +9 votes

    When I have money, I don't have time.
    When I have time,I don't have money.

    The offer is fantastic.

    • -1 vote

      money yes, no time;
      time yes, no money.

      do you have girls, though?
      ( or do you have boys, though? )

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    Soooo very tempting. I really want to go as I have never been before and that's where my mums side of the family is.
    Unfortunately, I've just started a position where I have to learn the job before someone goes on maternity leave so I don't see them being okay with me taking time off in the next month or two :(
    I hope we see super cheap prices like this again in the future when I can go!!

  • +4 votes

    Finland , Finland , Finland
    The country where I want to be
    Pony trekking or camping or just watching T.V
    Finland , Finland , Finland
    It's the country for me

    -Monty Python

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    Thanks, booked Syd->helsinki for 3 weeks in june. $796 all up after fees and a short stopover in japan.

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    $876 from BNE.

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    If some of you are after a few days layover in Tokyo, I was able to find similar prices through Expedia which allows multi-city. You do miss out on the aunt betty promo however

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    Is it too early to pop by Santa's house to drop in my wish list?

  • +2 votes

    BA6067 has an A350 assigned to its route where as BA6084 has an A333.
    I know which one I would be flying in :D

    Absolutely amazing deal, but I can't go :(

  • +1 vote

    In the last decade, often met people from Finland in Japan. Found it's the cheap airfares between the countries. So have a few interesting friends to visit, if I go.

    VisitFinland

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    Learn a new language. Tell every pretty girl there (and there are lots): minä rakastan sinua

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    Wow, great find! Fantastic deal. Unfortunate that I can't take it up. Would definitely have a few days in Japan too.

  • +1 vote

    Pretty close to Sweden for their wacky Midsommar antics and Surstrommingspremiar!

    • +1 vote

      the Finns are crazier

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        Crazier than hopping like frogs and fertilising the land by thrusting giant phalluses into the soil?

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          How about sauna's on the lake & skinning dipping because they might see a glimpse of their future husband in the water reflection and girls rolling around naked in the morning dew so they'll meet their future husband before the next midsommar.

          Not to mention using their last year's midsommar pole as the centre piece of a bonfire.

          Bonfire, beers, saunas, nudity repeat until the sun goes down (in a few months).

          Don't get me wrong, I love Sverige (been there 8 times), but the Finns are crazy.

  • +1 vote

    Just booked with 3 days stop over in Tokyo either way and flying home into the Gold Coast for $723. Thanks so much for that.

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      Hi Eris

      If you don't mind answering, what flight dates did you pick and did you leverage Aunt Betty website to book, or phone up?

      I looked from Brisbane and couldn't find any decent pricing.

      • +2 votes

        I used the multi city booking feature on Expedia to book and Google Flights (calendar view) to find the cheapest departure dates. My departure dates are 7th June MEL-HEL and 19th September HEL - Gold Coast (via Tokyo). Although those specific dates seem to be sold out for the cheaper price. There are still some cheap dates remaining for BNE but they're selling out fairly quickly.

  • -2 votes

    I hope most of the undesirable ozbargain crowd stay in Tokyo, which is likely.

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    I just do not understand Airfare pricing… So its cheaper to fly from MEL - HEL then from HEL - TKY on the same dates?
    So how come they do not price it the other way around? ITs winter in Melbourne anyway so nobody wants to come to Melbourne?

  • +1 vote

    Great deal, I didn't too much in Helsinki cos I was there on business with Nokia, but it's a great city, quieter and cleaner and sunny. Tallinn in Estonia as mentioned is nice as well, booze is cheap as chips.

    Also remember that Helsinki acts as a hub to other cities in Europe as well, visiting Reykjavik in Iceland is worth it as well from experience

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    This is a nutty deal.

    How does this work with Departing Perth? Can I get a long return date in like October/November?

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    Was hoping someone could help me out with dates. I'm new to this sort of thing and would love to book a return trip out of Brisbane, however the cheapest I can find is $700 odd one way.. are all the deals gone or am I doing something wrong? thanks in advance

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    Can anybody see any good prices left in June? I've been looking but coming up short.

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