Tickets Now Available to the Biggest Frequent Flyer Gathering in History

In just 11 weeks you’ll be able to spend the weekend with more frequent flyer mileage enthusiasts than have ever gathered together in one place. The biggest Frequent Traveler University ever. Get your tickets to Frequent Traveler University here and to the related Frequent Traveler University Advanced here.

    I believe that last April’s Frequent Traveler University in Northern Virginia — with well over 600 attendees — was the biggest gathering ever of frequent flyers to date.

Since then we’ve done smaller FTU events, a little over 400 is more manageable. And we’ve done focused “Frequent Traveler University Advanced” events with a little over 100 people. These are all great.

But there’s something to be said for the opportunities that a mega event provides.

All of these events have sold out. Frequent Traveler University San Diego sold out in under 3 hours. July’s Chicago event sold out in about 14 hours, so we added a September event which sold out in less time than that.

There’s so much fun to be had, and these are events not to be missed, so we’ve put together an event that can accommodate many more.

  • When: December 5-7 (events start Friday evening)
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia .. this is a Washington National airport hotel.

Two conferences will be hosted together at the property that weekend, a standard Frequent Traveler University and a Frequent Traveler University Advanced.

Speakers include

  • Ben Schlappig, One Mile at a Time
  • Greg Davis-Kean, Frequent Miler
  • Stefan Krasowski, Rapid Travel Chai
  • Scott Mackenzie, Hack my trip
  • Daraius Dubash, Million Mile Secrets
  • Summer Hull, Mommy Points
  • Ed Pizzarello, Pizza in motion
  • Matthew Klint, Live and Let’s Fly
  • The Miles Professor

I’m speaking. I’m trying to coordinate schedules with Chris Guillebeau who would like to join us (and gave a phenomenal talk last year about visiting every country in the world; his new book on quests debuted last week at number 3 on the New York Times best seller list). And I’m working with a couple of other folks as well.

In addition, I expect there to be big names on board from USA Today who is partnering on the conference. Those will be revealed soon.

Frequent Traveler University DC: December 5-7

Frequent Traveler University Advanced DC: December 5-7

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, 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. Did it ever occur to you that you are charging too little if they are selling out so fast? Economics 101

    People accuse you of being in it for the money, but I’d argue you’re not in it for the money ENOUGH…

    Would love to be able to buy a more expensive ticket to this event about two weeks out when I know my schedule can free up… Funny… That’s how AIRFARE works.

  2. Gary, I’m trying to decide which session would be better… I feel quite comfortable maxing out spend, and getting most from $$ and reward travel. Looking for more obscure airline guidance, as well as MS tips. I’ve never been to FTU but thinking advanced? Does that seem right?

  3. Having gone to FTU Tampa and FTU advanced Chicago, I felt the only difference between the two is the size. In Chicago, I surprisingly met at least 20 newbies — which is fine but i thought it would have been better had they gone to FTU first, even though they read the blogs the past 3-6 months. Just a suggestion to perhaps make it a pre-requisite to attend one FTU before regostering for FTU advanced.

  4. If you press Register and then scroll down to the bottom of the page, you should see where you can enter the ticket quantity and press ‘Buy Now.’ I’m using IE11 if that makes a difference.

  5. Is this intended only for frequent travelers or anyone looking to get the most points/miles out of their spending?

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