Join Me at the Largest Frequent Traveler University Ever!

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Do you want to be part of the largest Frequent Traveler University?  Then join me at Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC and Frequent Traveler University Advanced, Washington, DC on December 5, 2014, to December 7, 2014.

Join Me At The Largest Frequent Traveler University Ever

Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC – the Largest Frequent Traveler University Ever!

If you’re new or an expert at collecting miles and points, the best part of a miles and points conference isn’t what you learn in the sessions, it’s the chance to meet other folks who share your passion.  And the Frequent Traveler University is 1 of the best places to do so!

Frequent Traveler University has partnered with USA Today and are presenting the largest Frequent Traveler University in Washinton, DC on December 5, 2014.

In addition to both the Frequent Traveler University and the Frequent Traveler University Advanced, there will be a Frequent Traveler Expo hosted by USA Today.

1,000 folks are expected to attend, will you be 1 of them?

Tickets officially go on sale on October 10, 2014, but you can book your ticket now.

Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC

Link:   Register for Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC

Link:   Book at the Host Hotel for Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC – Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC is a great introduction to the world of miles and points and will be held December 5, 2014, to December 7, 2014.

Your $149 ticket includes:

  • All sessions and social events
  • Frequent flyer holiday party on Friday night
  • Frequent Traveler Expo on Saturday and Sunday
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
Join Me At The Largest Frequent Traveler University Ever

Learn About Miles and Points at Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC – December 5, 2014 to December 7, 2014

Speakers include:

You can buy your ticket for $149 here.

Tickets are nonrefundable, but can be transferred for a $25 transfer fee.

Frequent Traveler University Advanced Washington, DC

Link:   Register for Frequent Traveler University Advanced Washington, DC

Link:   Book at the Host Hotel for Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC – Hyatt Regency Crystal City

If you’ve already attended a Frequent Traveler University or just want to go beyond the basics, consider attending the Frequent Traveler University Advanced Washington, DCDecember 5, 2014, to December 7, 2014.

There are very few tickets left for this event so book quickly!

Join Me At The Largest Frequent Traveler University Ever

Go Beyond Miles and Points Basics at Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC on December 5, 2014, to December 7, 2014

Sessions will include:

  • Booking American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, United Airlines award tickets
  • Finding award seats using the KVS Tool and ExpertFlyer
  • Getting the most from hotel promotions & loyalty programs
  • Booking tips on paid tickets
  • International travel tips: car rentals, getting visas, and using ATMs

Your $249 ticket includes:

  • All sessions and social events
  • Open bar party on Friday night
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

You can buy your $249 ticket here.  While tickets are nonrefundable, if your plans change, you can transfer it to someone else for a $25 fee.

Stay in a Suite at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Link:   Book at the Host Hotel for Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC – Hyatt Regency Crystal City

The Hyatt Regency Crystal City will be the host hotel for all events.  You can book a group rate for $99 per night (single or double occupancy – taxes not included).

You can stay in a suite, even if you don’t have Hyatt Diamond status!

Join Me At The Largest Frequent Traveler University Ever

Stay in an Ambassador Suite and Help Raise Money for Charity at Frequent Traveler University

You can participate in a charity auction and win 1 of 5 Ambassador suites at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.  Magic of Miles has a great review of the Ambassador suite.

I’ll be speaking at both the FTU Washington, DC and FTU Advanced Washington, DC, hope you can join me and Emily!

Bottom Line

Be part of the largest Frequent Traveler University!  Join me at Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC and Frequent Traveler University Advanced Washington, DC on December 5, 2014, to December 7, 2014.

You can buy a ticket to Frequent Traveler University Washington, DC for $149.

Tickets for Frequent Traveler University Advanced Washington, DC can be purchased for $249.

The Hyatt Regency Crystal City will be the host hotel for both events.  Rooms can be booked at a group rate for $99 per night (single or double occupancy – taxes not included).

You can bid to stay in an Ambassador suite at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City and raise money for charity.

Hope to see you there!

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12 responses to “Join Me at the Largest Frequent Traveler University Ever!

  1. Why do people want to waste two and a half days of their lives along with the necessary travel costs and ticket price to go to these events? Do they think credit card bloggers are real celebrities or something?

  2. @Karen: Having attended an FTU (in Tampa, Sept. 2013), I can attest to having learned a lot in the way of “fine print” intricacies of AA & United award & elite programs, manufactured spend, foreign travel visa’s, and then some. It was both fun & helpful to network with other travelers and travel hackers. And I happened to end up at lunch with a guy and his wife whom I’d met previously at a small restaurant in Aruba. So I considered it FAR from wasted time. That being said, I won’t be at either of these events in D.C. because on those dates I’ll be making my way from Marrakech, Morroco to Honolulu, Hawaii (all on points). I’ll be too busy for the foreseeable future burning my points to be able to catch up on the latest tricks of the trade, but once I’m back in my normal life I’ll be looking for an FTU session to visit again. Keep an open mind, there’s a lot to be gained from these events!

  3. @Scott: Thanks for your viewpoint. I’ve also been to Hawaii several times, all over the Caribbean, Europe, and many other places all with miles and points. I have never been to any of the conferences though and I even live near Tampa. It just seems to me these events are more for networking. Did you really learn things at FTU that you couldn’t find on Flyertalk or on the blogs? One can learn a lot in 2.5 days just by reading and still have lots of time left for MS.

  4. “While tickets are nonrefundable, if your plans change, you can transfer it to someone else for a $25 fee.” Haha cracked me up! Any ways to get around this? 😉

  5. @Karen: It’s very possible that everything which was discussed at FTU can be unearthed using FlyerTalk; in fact, I’m almost positive that’s the case. But an offsetting factor, for me, which favored going to FTU is that I like to go offline and make a few new friends in person, which of course I can (and do) accomplish wherever and whenever I travel, whether it’s a purpose-focused symposium or a leisure trip of my own. So FTU is neither better nor worse than any other travel experience, but it made for a worthwhile experience at least once for me from the standpoint of networking & just plain socializing.

    Having said that, I feel like I’m a bit beyond the general program of FTU Basic, especially now, and would likely only do an FTU Advanced, if anything, in the future. I also can’t help but harbor some misgivings about the other new development, the involvement of USA Today in staging these events. I’ll withhold judgment for now, but something tells me this isn’t going to play out well in the long run. But you know what they say: “The only constant is change”.

    Oh, and I noticed that I misspelled Morocco in my first post. Had to chime in again if only to correct that. It was bothering me. Yes, really. Can you tell I’m a bit of a perfectionist? LOL.

  6. @JD: This change fee seems to be new. I had a ticket for FTU Seattle back in late April, but decided against going because I was set to sail on a trans-Atlantic from Miami to Barcelona (which was FANTASTIC!) on Sunday of that weekend and would have had to miss 1/2 of the program regardless, and hope that nothing went wrong with overnight flights to get cross country to Miami. So I transferred my ticket to someone I used to know who lived near there, and back then it was free to do so. Most likely that kind of thing happened enough that they 1) sensed an additional revenue opportunity (especially since the events have had a tendency to sell out) and 2) wanted to cut down on the effort they had to expend coordinating logistics to those people who really wanted the transfer to happen badly enough. Having had to transfer once myself, and seeing this fee instituted now, makes me less likely to just speculatively buy a ticket in the future. But then as I’ve mentioned elsewhere I’ll probably only consider an FTU Advanced session anyway. The Basic sessions were fun, but I’ve been there, done that, and moved on….

  7. I think there’s a typo listing the price as $149 (right after Randy’s name).

  8. Since I first found out about FTU. I wanted to attend. Since I’m still a newbie and trying to get a hang of how this programs works. I wish that I can go to an upcoming event but right now I don’t have the time to attend any but I am looking forward to my when I can attend my first one.

  9. Be aware that while FTU is close to Reagan Airport, Frontier Airlines only fly in and out of Dulles Airport. To get the bottom line fares both way between St. Louis and D.C., I need to spend extra days in Arlington. Hopefully the weather isn’t too bad. Better prices for car rental are when one picks up the vehicle at Reagan. However, the Hyatt Regency Crystal City web site list a pricey daily parking fee. A real positive is my request for info on visiting D.C. and surrounding areas was taken care of swiftly.

    The cost to travel from Dulles to the hotel will cost you $9.90 with discounts for seniors and disable riders. Right now, I plan to stick with public transportation. Any suggestions on whether to buy a pass by mail or wait until I land at Dulles.

  10. Here are a few ideas for both free and need to pay events schedule on the 6th and 7th. A few DC Events take place later in the afternoon and the evening.

    http://washington.org/find-dc-listings/dc-events?start=4#1|5|10|||20141206|20141207||end_date_asc||undefined||0

  11. I want to meet fellow frequent flyers

  12. Just earned my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering but only new to the miles/points game. Attending this conference will definitely help me gain a comprehensive understanding of this game. I look forward to seeing how well I can do in this game.