August 2021

Plaza Premium Lounge in Helsinki - a Pleasant Surprise

I wanted to visit the Emirates recently, and I had to find flights. As a loyal Oneworld customer, I was disappointed to see that Finnair had cancelled their Helsinki-Dubai flights until the fall season. My only natural alternative was to go with an airline I had never experienced before, namely Qatar. After booking my tickets, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that while Finnair has their Oneworld lounges closed due to the Covid-19 virus, Qatar had gone an extra mile and ensured their customers had a lounge to enjoy at Helsinki airport. This is how I became acquainted with the Plaza Premium lounge. 😊

How to Fix Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED fan?

I absolutely love my Gigabyte 15 OLED WA. It is one of the few laptops out there that actually has a 4K display… In 2021, I think that 4k is a bare minimum on a laptop because Full HD is just too small to fit anything on the screen. Another thing I like about this laptop is that it has a dedicated RTX GPU, so I can game on it ☺️. Recently, however, the laptop has failed me on one aspect; after the warranty period ended, one of the fans of the laptop started to produce an awful sound, something compressed air wouldn't solve. 😕 Let's get our Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED fan fixed!

Aspire lounge in Helsinki - is it worth it?

Now that Finnair has their Oneworld lounge closed, I had to seek for an alternative lounge access in Helsinki. The only one open during the pandemic was the Aspire lounge. In addition to Aspire, I have previously visited Finnair lounges, the SAS lounge and Plaza Premium lounge at Helsinki Airport, and I must say that Aspire was the most modest one out of the options that would be there without the Covid-19 situation. 😅