Rob needs to be in DC to be admitted to the Supreme Court (cool!) on Monday, March 4th and I want to be there. It is such a long drive and even the train seemed daunting for that short of a stay (1 night).
So I used 24,000 Delta SkyMiles per flight for both Rob and I. The flights would have been $316.60. Using miles, we had to pay 11.20 per ticket in fees so we saved $305.41 per ticket for a total of $610. Delta SkyMiles are typically valued at 1.2 cents per mile. So I used value of $576 for flights that would have cost $610. In this case, my value analysis is favorable (it isn’t always).
AS for the hotel, I have had Kimpton on my radar ever since it became a part of IHG. I used Rob’s anniversary free night that he has because he is a Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier cardmember and he was still grandfathered in at the unlimited free night award. The hotel room would have cost us $319 for the night.
So in total we saved $929 and we have a free night away. Hmmm, now where should we make a dinner reservation?