I want to thank each and every one of you who left such thoughtful feedback on my question last week about where we should travel to next. Doors opened and doors shut for us…but our plans our now set and include quite a bit of economy class travel on the horizon.
Why We Chose Malta And How We Will Fly Home From Europe
After weighing the options and considering the comments, we chose Scotland for our trip.
Not only was there an inexpensive easyJet nonstop from Basel to Edinburgh, but I found United space from Edinburgh to Los Angeles via Chicago for the whole family.
And then Schloss Roxburghe sold out, the Hyatt property I wanted to review. There had been space and it literally disappeared. I reached out to the hotel and was told a “large group” had taken it.
Even so, I thought we could still go to Scotland. After all, the weather is much more tolerable there this time of year than in Egypt or Malta or Bulgaria. But Heidi and I discussed it and we realized that Scotland is a destination we want to take our time in. She only had a few more days to spare, which did not allow enough time to do anything more than Edinburgh. So we’ll do Scotland on a future trip.
Then “saver” space…in economy class…opened from Malta to Los Angeles via Frankfurt and Copenhagen. Inexpensive award space this month leaving Europe has been brutal, so when four saver seats opened we saw it as a sign to head home together. Managing two young children is much easier with two parents than with one.
That left just getting to Malta, which was cheap enough on Air Malta from Zurich.
So a few days in Malta and then a rather tortuous three-leg trip home, but you can look forward to a review of our time in Malta, our stay at the Hyatt Regency there, and then Lufthansa and SAS coming home, including the SAS A350-900 on an 11-hour flight in the rear of the aircraft…
Again, thank you all so much for helping us think through our destination choices this week. I love the LALF community and appreciate the wisdom. Eventually, we will visit Cairo, Scotland, and Bulgaria. But now is the time for Malta.