Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Travel Planning

I'm dithering over a trip I plan to Montreal to attend an Anticipation planning meeting scheduled for April 18-19. I have just over 50,000 Northwest Airlines miles, which I intended to use to travel to the meeting. I've already taken Friday, April 17 off as a vacation day so I can travel out there, so I don't have to deal with a red-eye flight. The question is whether I should take another vacation day and fly back on Monday, April 20, and thus take an extra hotel night (three instead of two).

There's another factor influencing my choice. Both directions on the Northwest flights are a minimum of 25K miles, so I'll use my entire points balance for this trip. However, if I fly back on Monday, I can fly first class for the same 25K miles. (Oddly enough, on the flight in question, there are no coach seats, just a 25K mile first class seat.) So is it worth an extra $100 worth of hotel room and a vacation day to fly back in first class?

Addendum: The first-class flight requires two plane changes (MSP, SLC), whereas the coach flight is only one change (either DTW or MSP).
Tags: montreal, travel, worldcon

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