The next Frequent Traveler University will be held at the Hyatt Regency DFW Airport the weekend of April 17-19, 2015. This should be the biggest gathering of frequent flyers yet.
The confirmed speakers for the event so far include the following (with more to come):
Gary Leff – View from the Wing
Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
Ben Schlappig – One Mile at a Time
How to Book Your Own Award Tickets
Greg Davis-Kean – Frequent Miler
Maximizing Your Miles with Online Shopping Portals
Stefan Krasowski – Rapid Travel Chai
The Secrets of Renting Cars at Home and Abroad
Scott Mackenzie – Travel Codex
Search for Flights Like an Expert on ITA Matrix
Speakers will be participating both in the general as well as advanced sessions.
Frequent Traveler University ticket cost
Tickets to FTU are $149, which include access to all the general sessions, a welcome cocktail reception on Friday, and “continental breakfast” and “lunch” both days.
A limited number of tickets are available to FTU Advanced for $249, which include access to the advanced sessions, unlimited drinks at the welcome cocktail reception on Friday, continental breakfast, and an upgraded lunch both days.
Tickets to FTU Advanced tend to sell out really quickly, so if you’re interested in one of those seats I’d suggest registering as soon as possible.
In the event you need to cancel, you’re able to transfer your ticket to someone else at a cost of $25.
Frequent Traveler University hotel booking
A special group rate of $99 per night plus tax is available at the Hyatt Regency DFW. To get this rate, be sure you’re using the Hyatt Regency DFW group rate booking link. You’ll still accrue Gold Passport points and earn status/stay credits if booking with that link.
As far as I’m concerned these events are just as much about networking with other frequent flyers/points collectors/hobbyists as it is about the actual presentations. If you read the major blogs obsessively then you may not learn a ton from the sessions themselves.
The knowledge levels of those attending these sessions varies so greatly, both among the beginner and advanced crowds. There are people without a single credit card, and then also people that manufacture $100,000 of spend every year and that have redeemed tens of millions of miles.
So we try to take a middle of the road approach.
I hope to see lots of you there!