Next week is half term for a lot of UK schools, including ours. My wife and kids are off to Germany to see their (grand)parents and – if you’ve got kids – you’ll know that an opportunity for some quality ‘me time’ cannot be wasted! I therefore decided to spend a few days next week in New York.
(Assuming, of course, that ‘Snowmageddon 2’ does not turn up next weekend in New York, cancelling all flights for days.)
I was very lucky and managed to get all the flights I wanted, for the days I wanted, on miles. I am flying First Class on Lufthansa to New York (will I get the new F seat and bed combo, above?) and back to Germany on airberlin in Business. I’ve also got four nights in five star hotels.
The total cash required for all this – ie airport taxes – is just £213! Starting my trip in Germany has certain financial advantages, without a doubt.
As this is not a family trip, I will have time to write as I go, instead of running a few articles weeks after the event. This is, however, offset by the limitations of posting and photographing with an iPad. Keep an eye on the site next week to see how I go on.