Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

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Planning a New Visit to India

Air? I always begin trip planning with air; usually, the most expensive part of a trip (particularly flying 8,052 miles to India), It takes days to decide the least expensive route from Chicago to Mumbai. I also want to either buy Business

India, The World’s Greatest Hidden Secret

Mention the word “India” to people and watch them shudder. That’s followed by mostly unrepeatable verbiage that includes slums, poverty, disease. (Thank you Mother Theresa and Slum Dog Millionaire.) Along with, “How can you even think of visiting?” Either travelers

Lufthansa Business Class: Excellent A340-600 Munich-Chicago

My new, favorite plane just may be the A340-600 operated by Lufthansa Airlines. This Lufthansa Airbus is operated in a four-class configuration with eight flat bed First Class seats, 56 angled flat Business Class seats, 28 Premium Economy seats, and 189

Lufthansa Airlines Business Class A321-100/200 Helsinki-Munich

Isn’t it confusing how one airline calls two classes of service “Business and Economy” while another calls it “First and Economy.” To me, two classes are First and Economy, just ‘sayin… The first Lufthansa flight today from Helsinki to Munich is

Contemporary SAS Business Lounge, Helsinki Vantaa Airport

There is a very small SAS/Star Alliance Business Class Lounge in Terminal 1. The lounge is open to Star Alliance Gold, SAS EuroBonus Pandion members, SAS Plus and SAS Business travelers. I dare Frequent Flyers to complain about the services

Tour UNESCO Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Helsinki

We purchased a 24-hour day pass for 6 Euro at Holiday Inn Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Hotel Reception. Good on all Helsinki transportation, i.e., train from airport, local buses, trams, ferry and entrance to Suomenlinna which I kept referring to as “Semolina,”