Happy Friday the 13th: Finnair Flight 666 Has Landed in HEL

Some people won’t leave their home on Friday the 13th. Others won’t even get out of their bed on the dreaded day. But, those on Finnair flight 666 from Copenhagen (CPH) to Helsinki (HEL) didn’t think anything of flying on the notoriously unlucky day. That’s right, a Finnair A320 transported passengers nonstop to HEL on flight 666 —…

Airlines Know You’re Stealing Their Salt and Pepper Shakers

There’s something about a change of scenery that seems to bring out the sticky fingers in a lot of travelers — the American Hotel & Lodging Association once estimated that theft costs hotels a mind-boggling $100 million per year. In a 2013 UK poll, 69 percent of respondents admitted to stealing items from a hotel while…

World’s Most Unusual Hotels: A Restored Pullman Train Car

Many of us have loved trains since we could say, “Choo choo!” And though the majority of adults have put their “Thomas the Tank Engines” into the toy chest for good, there are still plenty of young souls who have stayed on track. For them, it’s time to book passage to the UK, where they…

Deal Alert: NYC to Helsinki From $269 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

Deal Alert: New York to Finland From $405 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

Tons of Business Class Availability to Europe Next Summer on Finnair

Update: Some readers are reporting that although these award seats appear to be available, some dates may only have “phantom” space, in which case AA may not be able to issue your ticket. Be sure to avoid making onward travel plans until you receive confirmation that your award has been ticketed. Using American AAdvantage miles…

Review: Finnair (A330-300) Business Class from Helsinki to Chicago

TO THE POINT: Finnair’s A330 from Helsinki (HEL) to Chicago (ORD) is a great way to get between the cities in style. The pros: impressive “throne seats,” cozy blankets and excellent service that made me feel more like a guest than a passenger. The cons: no in-flight Wi-Fi, iffy noise-canceling headphones and a bare-bones amenity kit. Oneworld alliance…

Exciting New Routes for September 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change…

Review: Finnair (A330-300) Economy Comfort from Helsinki to JFK

TO THE POINT: Finnair makes a great option for Oneworld elites traveling between the US and Europe. The pros: 3-5 more inches of leg room than regular economy, noise-canceling headphones, an amenity kit and a different headrest. The cons: limited complimentary in-flight snacks, lack of complimentary wine and beer throughout the flight and no Wi-Fi on the…

25 Airlines That Have Never Had a Major Accident

With recent crashes getting so much media coverage, it’s easy to be scared into believing that air travel is getting more dangerous. However, statistics reflect that air travel remains incredibly safe. In 2015, there were 560 airliner accident fatalities from 16 fatal airliner accidents. Of the 16, only five accidents resulted in more than 10 deaths — including…