The program for Frequent Traveler University in Tampa is now available.
Tickets are available here, and includes the Friday evening cocktail reception and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
This event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. A hotel booking link is now available. The group room rate is $119 per night (and we’ve arranged double Hyatt Gold Passsport points as well).
- Summer and Ed offering an introductory session on miles and points
You can find Milepoint.com discussion of the event here.
- Summer Hull, Mommy Points
- Ben Schlappig, One Mile at a Time
- Steve Belkin, aka beaubo, famous for going big on frequent flyer schemes to turn 100,000 mile opportunities into 40 million mile opportunities
- Daraius Dubash, Million Mile Secrets
- Hans Mast, of shopping portal fame, travel photographer and expert on generating miles at a profit
- Seth Miller, Wandering Aramean
- Greg Davis-Kean, Frequent Miler
- Stefan Krasnowski, Rapid Travel Chai
- Edward Pizzarello, Pizza in Motion
- Randy Petersen, founder of Milepoint.com and Flyertalk.com and publisher of Inside Flyer
- Michael Rubiano and Nathan Rau on techniques for wooing customer service reps into making your travel dreams come true!
- And yours truly
The schedule includes more time for detailed work not just on earning plenty of points, from credit cards to shopping portals but also on how to redeem your points, to effectively find the award space you want and navigate your airline’s website or telephone call centers to get those seats. And it includes more travel — from ways to save money on travel, so traveling effectively around the world (even to places like North Korea and Saudi Arabia) — and even taking better pictures along the way.
There are more sessions, more choices, and a great group of people. While the speakers are fantastic, getting to know fellow frequent flyers and the great tricks and discussions in the hallways, at lunch, and over drinks can’t be beat.
- USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh, Seth Miller, Chris Lopinto of Expert Flyer, and Alexi Vereschaga from Award Wallet together at FTU Northern Virginia in April
As Hack My Trip wrote, “Frequent Traveler University is where you want to be if you’re a fanatic about miles and points!”
I look forward to meeting many of you there!