Finnair Plus: Status Match Challenge up to Oneworld Sapphire – for Miles&More, EuroBonus and Flying Blue Members

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Finnair’s loyalty program Finnair Plus has run a lot of interesting promotions recently. Now, a status match is finally among them. You can get instant Finnair Silver or Gold for a year if you match these conditions.

  • The match is aimed at status holders of Miles&More, EuroBonus and Flying Blue status holders.
  • You need a flight booking from Stockholm to the USA with Finnair and travel before October 31, 2022. (Fitting roundtrip tickets start at €340)

If you meet these criteria, you can gain Oneworld Sapphire tier for up to a year. After that period, you need to match the original criteria.

Here is a summary of the most essential details of this deal:

Thanks to our reard Thomas, who reported this deal in Travel-Dealz-Forum (only in German).

Terms & Conditions

You have to apply until July 11, 2022 to get matched. Further, you need:

  • A Finnair Plus account.
  • A status at either Miles&More, EuroBonus or Flying Blue.
  • A Finnair booking that matches the following criteria:
    • Book before: July 11, 2022
    • Travel before: October 31, 2022
    • Your booking must depart from Arlanda (ARN)
    • Your booking must contain at least one leg ARN - JFK , ARN - LAX or vice versa (Flight numbers AY 3, AY 4, AY 29, AY 30)
    • A oneway ticket is enough, roundtrips and multistop bookings are allowed, as well.
    • The booking class does not matter.
    • Reward flights are excluded

After being matched, you will gain your new Oneworld status for one year. Existing Finnair Plus members will see their qualifying period reset.

Fitting Flights Starting at €333

Tickets, that match the qualifying criteria start at SEK 4 (~€0). Here are some examples – all of them are roundtrip fares.

  • Economy Class (Light):
  • Premium Economy (Light):
  • Business Class (Light):
    • Stockholm – New York for €1 (nonstop)
    • Stockholm – Los Angeles for €2 (nonstop)

1 – includes an airport change in New York.

Only one flight with Finnair, but all criteria are met.


First, you need to register at Finnair Plus. In case you haven’t got an account yet, you can use the link below and register for free:

The next step is writing a mail to It must contain the following information:

  • Topic: Status Match
  • First and last name
  • E-mail address and phone number
  • Your Finnair Plus account number
  • The booking reference of your USA booking
  • A photo or screenshot of your current frequent flyer status in the other programs.

You will receive your new Oneworld status immediately after Finnair processed your mail. You don’t need to wait until the day of your flight. In contrast, you will enjoy your bonuses during your trip to the USA.

The following matches are not confirmed, but we guess Finnair will match like this:

  • Miles&More FTL → Finnair Plus Silver
  • Miles&More Senator → Finnair Plus Gold
  • Miles&More HON → Finnair Plus Gold
  • Flying Blue Silver → Finnair Plus Silver
  • Flying Blue Gold → Finnair Plus Gold
  • Flying Blue Platinum → Finnair Plus Gold
  • EuroBonus Silver → Finnair Plus Silver
  • EuroBonus Gold → Finnair Plus Gold
  • EuroBonus Diamond → Finnair Plus Gold

Bottom Line

Finnair Plus is one of Oneworld’s best programs. If you plan on changing the alliance, this is a good opportunity.

While we have seen simpler matches in the past, this is still a pretty good one. If you are planning on US travel this year anyway, this is a good opportunity, as the qualifying tickets from Stockholm are decently priced.

Cover Picture: © Finnair

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