I think I’ve made it pretty clear by now that I hate the cold. After returning back from a great time away at the Hyatt Zilara Cancun a few days ago (review coming soon), my heart sank to return to 8 inches of snow and a frozen-shut car. I’ve only been home for 2 days and I’m already planning my next escape!
Good thing Avios come to the rescue for last-minute getaways. My “sweet escape” has always been to go to Miami for 2 nights. It’s a short flight, cheap (essentially 11,000ish Membership Rewards points round trip, since I took advantage of the 40% transfer bonus), and most-importantly, the sun really does wonders for the soul.
I only have a few more weeks left to fly before it’s time to get ready for the arrival of baby #2, so this felt like a perfect opportunity for me and my little man to get away for a few days… but I almost repeated a mistake that would have lead to me spending more unnecessary points!
Here’s a quick-tip to ensure you don’t book an award with a 10% mark-up when traveling with a lap infant:
The right way to do this is to just simply search for the one adult and book the ticket at the normal rate. Once the reservation is ticketed, call American Airlines and have them add on the lap-infant free of charge.