Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminar October 16 and 17… Registration Now Open!

Full details of the Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminar are out and posted on Flyertalk.

The event is being organized by Rick Ingersoll, the Frugal Travel Guy and will be held October 16 and 17 at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove near Chicago-O’Hare. Naturally they’ve got a special rate of $89+tax per night including breakfast and lunch for one person as well as internet, airport shuttle, parking, and Saturday night cocktails. The current plan is a total buyout of the hotel by frequent flyers.

Registration is a whopping $20, no media or recording and no one under 18. (I didn’t make the rules.)

And it’ll be possible to attend (5) of the following seminars:

    1. Rookie Bootcamp led by Bikeguy
    2. Mileage Run #1 with Viajero Joven as leader. Hooray VJ is back.
    3. Mileage Run #2 with Wanaflyforless
    4. Booking Award Travel by Gleff
    5. Good Credit = Free Travel and How to Bump by Ingy and Lucky9876coins
    6. Hotel Loyalty Programs by Ric Garrido of the Loyalty Traveler blog
    7. The Rental Car Kings with Mrp Alert and Evan!
    8. The Legends of Flyertalk with confirmations so far by Pudding Guy, Beaubo, MrPickles, Wanaflyforless and more to come. Yes, we have asked Randy.
    9. Coupon Connection Event moderated by Beaubo
    10. Alliance Roundtable with Wanaflyforless on OneWorld, Beaubo on Skyteam and Gleff on the Star Alliance. The LCC’s will also be included

Check it out on Flyertalk, grab a room before they’re all taken (booking details at the aforementioned link), and get your registration in.

I’ll be walking folks through booking award travel, there’ll be opportunities to learn how to profit from the best deals and mileage runs and bumps, and you’ll even get to meet the world famous Pudding Guy!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. @ Kyle S

    interesting article, and i think it reflects reality very well.
    this part made me laugh tho:

    Delta, which doesn’t disclose in its SEC filings how many awards were redeemed each year, how many miles or awards are outstanding, or the percentage of passengers flying on awards, says its low standing in the IdeaWorks survey resulted from problems the airline had combining reservation platforms between Delta and Northwest Airlines in the months the survey was conducted.

    what a lie! delta is so shady… i wish they would bring northwest & their website back.

  2. ingy reports this morning the HI is sold out, but an alternative hotel is trying to be arranged for a similar price.

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