I am planning on taking a trip with my wife and baby next June to Europe. I'm starting to plan it now and figured I'd use the best resources for points/miles. My goal is to spend as little money as possible (isn't that everyone's?). Priority is getting to France but would like to incorporate a stopover for Sweden. Maybe France first, go to Germany, and fly out of Germany through Sweden for a few nights and then head back to the states. I am flying out of Baltimore/Washington International (BWI). The advice I need is mostly with respect to getting the flight with the stopover. I want to fly first class, I will have a baby (a point of contention in first class ) and my wife's flight will be a coach flight paid for. I would like to upgrade her flight to first class and book mine entirely in first class. Do all airlines require some kind of partial payment for lap babies? If not, which airlines are best to fly. Below is a list of all of my points: BA - 47k Continental - 120k US Air - 24k SPG - 80k Amex MR - 75k Ultimate Rewards - 120k Citi - 17k AA - 75k I can obviously apply for more credit cards in the next 6 months to bolster these to get enough points for first class rt. What airline should I use given I will be upgrading one flight and I will have a baby? I'm not too worried about lodging because I will use points/friends to stay. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated!