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Happy New Year 2017 from Benjamin J Travel

Happy New Year 2017 from Benjamin J Travel

Happy New Year 2017 from Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany! I hope all of you are enjoying the holidays season and are ready for the 2017. As the year wraps up, I look back on 2016 which may be my best year for travel yet. I’ve watched Benjamin J Travel grow extensively as I’ve invested more time and resources than ever before. As of the last day of 2016, I’ve clocked 173,872 miles in the air, which included 101 flights to 38 unique airports. …

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Lounge Review: Finnair Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport (Non-Schengen)

Lounge Review: Finnair Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport (Non-Schengen)

After 36 hours in Finland, it was time to head home to Dallas. I’d flown Finnair on the outbound flight segment from Paris (CDG) to Helsinki (HEL), but this was my first long haul flight on Finnair. My return journey was to start with a Finnair A330 from Helsinki to JFK.I’ll get to the Lounge in a moment but I wanted to point out what a fan I am of the Helsinki Airport in general. It’s complete eye candy for…

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Trip Report: Finnair Economy Comfort | Helsinki to New York

Trip Report: Finnair Economy Comfort | Helsinki to New York

After 36 hours in Finland, it was time to go home. I really enjoyed my short visit in Helsinki so I wasn’t quite ready to go. I had arrived quite early at the Helsinki Airport since I wanted some avgeek time, snapping photos and checking out the Finnair Lounge.  This was only my second flight on Finnair ever and my first one was just days before from Paris to Helsinki. This was an intra-European flight on an A321 in Economy. I…

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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Plaza Helsinki

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Plaza Helsinki

I’ve just returned from a 36 hour visit to Helsinki which included some express sightseeing, a few great lounge visits, a new airline for me, and a stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Helsinki. Location: The central location of the Radisson Blu Plaza Helsinki is hard to beat. It’s just about 2 blocks from the Central Railway station in Helsinki. And if you’re coming directly from the Airport train platforms, there’s a side street that’s a nice direct shortcut to the…

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