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Midwest (ORD/STL) -> Rome

Midwest (ORD/STL) -> Rome

  1. Cory

    Hello! Long time lurker, ready to join the conversation finally.

    Last year I used Lucky’s advice to select LH business class to – and first class back, out of ORD to BCN (connected in Frankfurt) on their fantastic 747-8 with my wife for our honeymoon and couldn’t have been happier.

    In 2017 we have resolved to head for Europe again before we attempt to pop out some babies, and I am dreaming about the flight more than the actual trip (to my wife’s dismay).

    My question is as follows: does it get any better than my experience aboard LH? The lounge in Frankfurt was amazing, and the flight back was out of this world, but if there is anything else available worth experiencing I would like to put that on my radar. I also would consider heading out of DFW if that helps open up to better products.

    So far I have had my eye on Swiss, but I’m sure this community’s breadth of knowledge can point me in the right direction.

    I sincerely appreciate what you guys do here, it has helped me travel so much better.

    A small note, my wife and I will have roughly 200,000 + chase ultimate rewards points, and ~390,000 Marriott points (I am considering using those Marriott points for a hotel+points package for 7 nights in a category 9 property and some united miles but if there are better options let me know!)

    -Cory

  2. Anonymous

    Hi [USER=2578]@Cory[/USER], and welcome!

    For the most part, the best ground experiences are going to be in Asia. Lufthansa has the best transatlantic first class product readily available with miles, though Singapore is good if the routes make sense. No business class product will compare with LH F, so keep that in mind.

    Maybe consider the new Air France business, and pay for the first class transfer experience in Paris? You’d have to book through FlyingBlue, so there’d be fuel surcharges to consider as well, but it could be a unique experience.

  3. Cory

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 23847, member: 7″]Hi [USER=2578]@Cory[/USER], and welcome!

    For the most part, the best ground experiences are going to be in Asia. Lufthansa has the best transatlantic first class product readily available with miles, though Singapore is good if the routes make sense. No business class product will compare with LH F, so keep that in mind.

    Maybe consider the new Air France business, and pay for the first class transfer experience in Paris? You’d have to book through FlyingBlue, so there’d be fuel surcharges to consider as well, but it could be a unique experience.[/QUOTE]
    Thank you so much for the prompt response [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER]! So it sounds like I should just stick with LH first out of ORD? Am I hearing you correctly that it doesn’t get much better for Midwest itineraries to mainland Europe (Rome or Brussels)? How can I make Singapore’s routes make sense? I’m not seeing anything from them on ITA. Thank you again!

  4. Anonymous

    Singapore only flies from New York and Houston, and it’s the New York > Frankfurt route you’d want in first, but you’d then be getting separate tickets on each end.

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