Now, folks don’t have to stay at the host hotel which is the Grand Hyatt Tampa. The group rate is $119 and most people prefer to stay where the action is, though some Starwood loyalists for instance may stay at the Westin Tampa Bay about a mile away.
We’ll have the bulk of the hotel for this event — frequent flyers taking over the property — and we’ve managed to get additional rooms added to the block so that they can be booked at the $119 rate. If you plan to go, you’ll want to get your room booked asap.
Meanwhile, last week I was waiting to confirm one talk.
One of the frequent questions I get at Frequent Traveler Unviersity, and also occasionally here o nthe blog, is why don’t you talk more about flying economy, and which flights/routes have the best award availability for coach?
I think folks assume it’s a prejudice on my part, and while I do much prefer flying up front, the truth is I don’t talk about economy and where to find coach award tickets because I don’t know that much about it or at least I’m certainly not an expert. When I’m searching for award tickets for myself or for award booking clients I’m almost always searching for premium cabins. So that’s where my base of knowledge lies.
But it’s been a gap in the Frequent Traveler University curriculum and an area I’m working to improve upon.
So I’ve invited The Miles Professor to join the FTU ‘faculty’. This time she’ll be talking on:
- Weekend Jet Setting: Maximizing Miles and Rewards to the Caribbean, Hawaii and North America
I like her work on maximizing award routings, and she’s usually trying to get the most trips out of her miles so often writes about award tickets in economy, so I think her talk will complement nicely the redemption discussions that Lucky and I offer.
If you’re not familiar with her blog, check it out.