2012 Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminar Dates Announced

Rick reports that dates for the 2012 Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminar have been set:

We have firmed up the dates for the 2012 Chicago Seminars. They are October 12, 13 and 14, 2012 back with our friends at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village. I have been assured that we will be able to book hotel rooms by the first of next week at the same rates as last year.

I’ll surely be posting when rooms are available for booking.

Rick will be co-organizing the event this year with The Points Guy, and I’ve been asked back to speak for a third time. (Lucky from One Mile at a Time has been as well.)

Here’s a summary of one of the days at the 2011 event from Frequently Flying.

Here’s how I described the logistics of it back in September:

The event begins the evening of Friday, October 28 with some optional events, is in full swing on Saturday the 29th, and wraps up Sunday afternoon. Last year sold out. Over 400 people have registered, there are fewer than 100 spots left.

Speakers include Lucky a.k.a. Ben from One Mile at a Time, Brian a.k.a The Points Guy from.. The Points Guy, Rick a.k.a. ingy the Frugal Travel Guy, plus beaubo — the guy who once hired Thai rice farmers to mileage run in the Golden Triangle — and Randy Petersen, the famous Pudding Guy and also United’s Captain Denny Flanagan. My talk on booking frequent flyer awards is completely full.

Discussion and full details on the event can be found here. And here’s the page to register.

If you can make it to Chicago that weekend, you really should. The $75 cost includes all the seminars as well as some meals, with leftover funds donated to charity, this is about frequent flyers helping and educating frequent flyers. Fun in its own right, great friendship, and learning all the tricks and techniques that folks only share one-on-one.

No doubt it will be a useful event for rookies and experts alike, in fact there should be two separate tracks this year to make sure that everyone gets the most out of the experience.

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  1. @mark I imagine there will be and of course with multiple tracks you don’t need to come to my session!! 🙂

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