Lets Tallinn that again! Back to Tallinn with Finnair
In this 200 Tier Point Adventure:
- 155 Tier points to go (because my mathematical skills are as bad as my grammatical skills)
- To the Heathrow area
- The Holiday Inn Ariel, London Heathrow
- To Heathrow, Revisiting the Cathay Pacific Lounge
- AY3126 London Heathrow to Helsinki in Business Class
- Can you transit Helsinki airport in 20 minutes flat?
- AY107 Helsinki to Tallinn
- Another walk around Tallinn… and an iPhone 7
- The Hotel Ülemiste
- Back to Tallinn Airport, Tallinn Airport Lounge
- AY118 Tallinn to Helsinki (ATR72-500)
- A quick visit to the Finnair Non-Schengen Lounges
- AY831 Helsinki to Heathrow in Business Class with an A350
- A Train adventure home
- Silver: Done.
155 Tier Points to go.
Let’s pick up where we left off last year where I completed my first run to Tallinn. A few extra things went in my favour (namely British Airways giving me Tier Points I was owed), which would reduce the amount of Tier points I had to collect.
Whilst this is good in theory, it still meant I needed a total of 155 Tier Points to clock silver off for another year.
And whilst silver isn’t a lot in airline elite terms, it’s darn useful when I got to the USA with luggage, or go to Asia to lounge hop. Or to put it another way, the amount I’m spending on Tier Point runs is akin to how much I’d pay for extra luggage if I was a Ruby.
So there is personal value to be had in my weak justification.
A few weeks after I booked one Tallinn run, I checked my diary for weekends that would work for another trip. I had a deadline of early February – that’s when my membership year resets, so a mid-January run sounded like a good idea at the time – even though I knew it would be cold as heck.
Thankfully, there was plenty of availability on the dates I wanted to travel (14th/15th January). With the usual click and £233 down, I was booked to go my way to Tallinn again.
(I should note that availability for this fare is drying up at the moment. Good luck in finding it).
For the hotel, I plumped again for the Hotel Ülemiste (next to the airport) and quietly prayed it would be warmer than last time for the early morning walk to the airport.
Meanwhile, I neglected to book a coach ticket as usual until the last-minute. Then I got the calculator out, and worked out it would cost the same to take the train down to London on locked train tickets and stay at the Holiday Inn Ariel (a familiar spot to some of my readers) – which would work out the same by the time I paid for a coach ticket.
Well, that’s easy enough, as it would kick off my
So here’s the map for this adventure.
Let’s go and get me some Tier Points!
Next: To the Heathrow area!
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