We’re Back from Vacation!

Mrs. TT and I flew back from Zurich yesterday in business class on Air Canada’s new 787-9 stretch Dreamliner. We traveled almost exclusively on points and miles with a group of 6-10 people for the whole trip! Keep reading for a run down of how we pulled it off.

 

We traveled to the following locations:

 

  • Minneapolis to Budapest, Hungary on Lufthansa in Economy (30k United miles)

Lufthansa A380 from JFK to Frankfurt (Image credit: Lufthansa)

 

  • Budapest, Hungary (Intercontinental @ 35k IHG points per night)

Parliament Building - Budapest

 

St. Stephen's - Budapest

St. Stephen’s – Budapest

 

  • Vienna, Austria (Le Meridien @ 10k SPG points per night) 
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Vienna State Opera

 

  • Berchtesgaden, Germany (Airbnb with 8 people @ $25 per person/per night)
Dining Room at our Airbnb in Berchtesgaden

Dining Room at our Airbnb in Berchtesgaden

 

Rowboat on Hintersee in Germany

Mrs. TT row boating on Hintersee in Germany

 

Our group of eight friends at Obersee in Germany

Our group of eight friends at Obersee in Germany

 

  • Munich, Germany (Aloft Munich @ 10k SPG points per night)
Opening day at Oktoberfest

Opening day at Oktoberfest with contributor Nick Serati and friends

 

  • Zurich, Switzerland (Park Hyatt – Hyatt Free Night from Hyatt Credit Card) 
Park Hyatt Zurich - Park Deluxe Corner Suite

Park Hyatt Zurich – Park Deluxe Corner Suite

 

 

 

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  • Zurich to Minneapolis in Business Class on Air Canada (70k United miles) 
New Swiss Lounge in Concourse E

New Swiss Lounge in Concourse E

 

Mrs. TT loving the fancy new Air Canada 787-9

Mrs. TT loving the fancy new Air Canada 787-9

 

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Dreamliner on the ground in Toronto

Dreamliner on the ground in Toronto

 

Bottom Line 

This was our first big trip with friends on points and miles. It was a great time and we had some incredibly warm weather for mid-September. Trying to get 10 people together for Oktoberfest wasn’t easy but it was worth the effort and the memories. Make sure to follow our future travels on Instagram! Now back to regularly scheduled programming.

 

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