That may be the longest word I’ve ever typed.
The Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa’s name is about as long as the trek to get to it from the airport, but it’s a classic, waterfront hotel that can be enjoyed for just 25k Hilton Honors points per night.
Let’s call it Kal, short for Kalastajatorppa. Continue reading
So I didn’t spend my whole 2-hour layover in bed, but I did get a free hour in one of DFW Airport’s two Minute Suites locations recently, thanks to my Priority Pass membership.
Sandwiched between my first two flights ever on Finnair was a 20-hour layover in Helsinki, Finland.
The waters off of the 18th century fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki.
The flights weren’t quite as magical as the layover, but they were comfortable and painless. Continue reading
After arriving at the airport recently with a few co-workers, we all headed for security, assuming we’d all checked in already.
One of us hadn’t, which made me realize: there are a few simple travel hacks that travel lovers take for granted, but that people who don’t care as much for traveling might not be aware of.
These hacks could make for much calmer sailing when it comes to air travel.
1. Check in to your flight ASAP.
When the French guy plopped down into the middle seat next to me, we didn’t need a common language to express it.
We’re both at least 6 feet tall, and these seats are tight.
Booking flights with Skiplagged can save you hundreds of dollars, as discussed here.
Yesterday I experienced for the first time one of the risks of Skiplagging: getting sent to a city you weren’t trying to go to.
How? Continue reading
Vegas lovers, Vegas livers, this week could be a good week to book a flight on Frontier Airlines.
Frontier announced a new promo today.
From today until Sept. 13, any Frontier flight you book to or from Las Vegas will earn you triple Frontier miles, as long as the flight is before Dec. 14. Continue reading
Spirit Airlines baited media outlets into providing free publicity a few months ago with a 99% off sale.
Huff Post even thought it might be “the deal of the century.”
In reality, it was an average sale from which a small percentage of people could actually get great value (due to fine print, excluded routes, and all the best deals being insanely long itineraries).
Frontier seems to be trying out this marketing method this month, offering three 75% off promos and three 90% off promos in August alone. Continue reading
Frontier Airlines is going ham on sales this week.
After making headlines earlier in the week for 2-cent fares ($15 after tax), they brought back the 90% off sale today, this time on flights to and from Florida only.
There’s also a mediocre 50% off Florida sale, with additional dates.
Thing is, they exclude what looks like a huge chunk of their Florida routes? Continue reading
If you recently used car-rental booking site AutoSlash, you’ve probably noticed a big change.
They used to send you a grid that showed you the cheapest rates, like this:
Now they just give you a Priceline link, like this:
I was initially aghast at what seemed to be a majorly negative change. Continue reading