How to Travel to Mexico City on Points and Miles

We saved $1000!

✈️ Flight from IAD to MEX on @united with @aircanada miles from American Express and Capital One. We transferred a total of 50,000 Amex and Capital One miles to our AirCanada loyalty account to book our original seats. We then decided to use additional Capital One miles to “purchase erase” our seat upgrades, which came in very useful since these flights were clocking in at about 5 hours each segment.

🏨For hotels, we stayed at the @lemeridienmex under a negotiated rate. We emailed the hotel and asked what special rate they could offer us. For $750, we got a 5-night stay rate with a guaranteed suite upgrade & free daily breakfast! We did miss out on using our Amex offer to save $50 on the reservation, but we did receive the guaranteed suite upgrade. With the Marriott promo that was in effect, we earned over 15,000 Marriott points and 10 Elite nights!

And that was it! A light travel-hack trip compared to our other ones, but just goes to show you that even a weekend trip can be hacked using your points and miles and saves you hundreds of dollars.

Vamos viajando. The world needs to see us!

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