Hotel review: Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Kalastajatorppa.

That may be the longest word I’ve ever typed.

The Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa’s┬áname 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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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