Tag: Travel

«Exclusive offer»: Thanks, Finnair, but no thanks

«Exclusive offer»: Thanks, Finnair, but no thanks

I enjoyed my first economy flight with Finnair (Oslo-Helsinki-Bangkok), and was excited when I saw an email from the airline drop in my inbox that started something like this: «To thank you for choosing Finnair for your journey, we’d like to offer you an exclusive travel class upgrade for your reservation XXXXXX».  I kept reading, … Continue reading «Exclusive offer»: Thanks, Finnair, but no thanks

Review: Finnair Economy Class, Helsinki – Bangkok (Airbus A350-900)

Review: Finnair Economy Class, Helsinki – Bangkok (Airbus A350-900)

For this year's Thailand trip, Finnair once again offered the best combination of travel time and ticket cost. The direct options from Oslo were overall more expensive than having a short stopover in Helsinki, and I really liked the idea of travelling in the Airbus A350 again, even though it had to happen in Economy … Continue reading Review: Finnair Economy Class, Helsinki – Bangkok (Airbus A350-900)

Lounge review: Avianca VIP Lounge, Miami International Airport (MIA)

Lounge review: Avianca VIP Lounge, Miami International Airport (MIA)

As I wrote in my review of the SAS Plus (premium economy) experience between Oslo and Miami, lounge is included wherever SAS has their own lounge, otherwise not. Miami is one such place, but my friend's Eurobonus Diamond status secured me access to the Star Alliance lounge at MIA anyway. We arrived at the airport … Continue reading Lounge review: Avianca VIP Lounge, Miami International Airport (MIA)

Hotel review: The Confidante (Unbound Collection by Hyatt), Miami Beach, USA

Hotel review: The Confidante (Unbound Collection by Hyatt), Miami Beach, USA

After spending a whole week in a lovely Airbnb house with a bunch of friends, retiring to a hotel for the last few nights was a welcome resort. We chose The Confidante since we wanted to get a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of Ocean Drive, and it was fairly reasonably priced … Continue reading Hotel review: The Confidante (Unbound Collection by Hyatt), Miami Beach, USA

Lounge review: SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Airport (OSL)

Lounge review: SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Airport (OSL)

As I wrote the other day, I flew from Oslo to Miami in SAS Plus (Premium Economy), and so had access to the SAS Lounge at OSL prior to departure. My travel companions were Eurobonus Gold and Diamond, however, so I could pass through to the Gold lounge by accompanying them. Star Alliance Gold members are … Continue reading Lounge review: SAS Gold Lounge, Oslo Airport (OSL)

Airlines and their complimentary upgrade policy

Yesterday I had tickets with SAS to Miami in their premium economy «Plus» class (review will follow soon). I was supposed to travel with a friend, but a few days prior to departure, he received the following email:  A lovely gesture from the airline, as my friend is Eurobonus Diamond and spends a LOT of time onboard SAS … Continue reading Airlines and their complimentary upgrade policy

Hotel review: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand

Hotel review: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand

Just three hours by bus outside of Bangkok, you'll find Hua Hin, vacation hotspot for both Bangkok residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately we seemed to have chosen one of the busiest traffic days of the year out of the Thai capital, so our trip to Hua Hin took something like six and a half hours. … Continue reading Hotel review: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand