Hotel review: Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Kalastajatorppa.

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.

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5 entry-level travel hacks for smooth flying

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.

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These hacks could make for much calmer sailing when it comes to air travel.

1. Check in to your flight ASAP.

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Vegas people, it’s mileage run time on Frontier Airlines

Vegas lovers, Vegas livers, this week could be a good week to book a flight on Frontier Airlines.

Why?

Frontier announced a new promo today.

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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

Frontier stoops to Spirit’s level w/ misleading promos this week

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 is offering 90% off Florida flights, excluding many Florida flights

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.

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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