So I am starting to plan a spring trip to YUL. Getting there seems give us 2/3 options to do it cheaply. 1) Fly to LGA via Southwest (we have award tickets we need to use); then AA LGA - YUL via Avios points. Return YUL - LGA - Home would require a night in NYC... 2) Fly to ALB via Southwest; take Adirondack up to MTR. <-- This option requires an overnight in Albany, NY since the times don't match up. 3) Fly to MDW via Southwest; spend a night in Chicago (Radisson Blu from the 1for1 promo) then AA via Avios ORD - YUL. This does cost more $$$ & BA points ... Has anyone taken the Adirondack up to MTR? Any opinions on it? Any idea on where to stay for the night? I was thinking the HIE Albany Downtown; as it is close to the Amtrak station and has shuttle service to/from ALB. Or the "new" Hotel Albany - from Hilton. Chicago ... I want to use my 1for1 @ the only Radisson Blu in N.America ... but getting to Chicago from YUL is costly ... vs Options 1 & 2. Currently I am thinking of doing Option 1 for getting to YUL; but return back home I don't know which one to do.