This year I’m taking a trip with my friend to Rome which I haven’t visited before. There is so much we want to do and see there but the first part of planning is booking the flights and hotels.
Flights to Italy with free one way
From IAH, we wanted a relatively short flight and it had to be with United miles since that’s what I have the most in now. I was able to find saver availability flying Lufthansa economy for 120k + $272 miles for 2 people. Considering that the cheapest flight on United was $1,364 per person, this is a huge savings of $2,456.
This hotel is an IHG property and has recently gone through a renovation and I am excited to try it out. The hotel is suppose to be very modern and it is in the center of Italy.
For 3 nights we decided to check out the Radisson Blu also in the center of Rome. Standard rooms go for 44k points/night but we wanted to spoil ourselves so we went with the Premium Award business room which costs 66k points/night. Since I have the Club Carlson Visa which gives you a free award night per stay, our 3 night stay only costs us 2 nights so a total of 132k points. The Premium rooms are located on the 6th floor and have a balcony. It also comes with breakfast buffet.
These premium rooms usually cost $248 USD per night so we are saving a total of $744 for the 3 nights not including taxes and fees.
Overall I am happy with all my bookings and can’t wait to fly Lufthansa for the first time and try these fun and modern hotels. In total, miles and points is saving 2 people almost $5,000 for the entire trip.