Do Finnair Plus Points Expire? Do Finnair Plus Points Expire?

Do Finnair Plus Points Expire?

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Yes, Finnair Plus award points expire if you have not earned or used points for 18 months. Per the Finnair Plus FAQs page:

“All available award points will expire at the end of the 18th consecutive month for which the member has not earned or used points.”

Remember that Finnair Plus counts the month the points are earned as the first month of the 18-month validity. For instance, if points are last earned or used on January 1, 2023, your points balance will expire on June 30, 2024.

Finnair plus award points do expire
Finnair Airbus A350 at Helsinki airport. Photo by Ryan Smith.

How to Keep Your Finnair Plus Points Balance Active?

Fortunately, Finnair Plus members have multiple ways to earn or use Finnair Plus award points to keep your balance active without stepping foot on an aircraft. All of the following count towards keeping your points active.

Earning Finnair Plus Points

  • Fly with Finnair to earn Finnair Plus award points.
  • Earn Finnair Plus points for flights with Oneworld partners, including BA and AA.
  • Credit your stays from a wide range of hotel partners like Rocket Miles, Shangri-La, and to earn points.
  • Earn points for your next car rental with Finnair partners Avis, Hertz, and more.
  • Credit points from your next cruise or other tourist excursions to Finnair Plus.
  • Earn Finnair points for shopping with a range of partners, including Belizia, and Lindroos.
  • Boost your points balance when you shop online through the Finnair shop.

Redeeming Finnair Plus Points

  • Redeem your Points for flights on Finnair metal or to upgrade your fare.
  • Use your Finnair points for flights on Oneworld partners.
  • Redeem your points for hotel stay vouchers at leading brands like IHG and Accor.
  • Dine out using your points at various restaurants, including Bronda & La Maison.
  • Use your points at a host of entertainment venues.
  • Redeem your points for sporting activities and equipment.
  • Donate your points to a host of charities, including UNICEF and The Finnish Red Cross.
  • Redeem your points at multiple tourist and cruise operators, including Helsinki Citycopter.

Other Option Outside of the US.

Although Finnair Plus has no credit card transfer partners in the U.S., that is not the case globally. Finnair is a transfer partner for American Express Membership Rewards in various European countries, including the UK. For eligible members, transferring Membership Rewards points to Finnair Plus will count as an activity that will reset your points expiration clock.

Our Take

Although 18 months is not the most generous expiration deadline around, it is still a decent offer.

However, Finnair offers so many different ways to earn and use points that it would be hard to imagine letting your points expire due to lack of activity. You can use Award Wallet to track your Finnair points balance. The timely reminder you receive will help you take action and prevent your points from expiring.

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