Join Us In Minneapolis For A Weekend Of Miles & Points

The Frequent Traveler University events provide an opportunity for miles and points enthusiasts to spend a weekend diving in to the nitty-gritty details of various programs and opportunities, meeting people with shared interests, and generally geeking out over travel.

They’re fun events, and I’ve enjoyed presenting and socializing at several of them over the past few years (and I say that as someone who generally dislikes socializing).

The next Frequent Traveler University will take place June 9th-11th in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stefan at Rapid Travel Chai has taken over the event schedule, and has done a fantastic job of mixing the nitty-gritty of miles and points with some broader travel topics.

So in addition to Stefan, Greg, Matthew, and I talking about how to maximize miles and points opportunities, there will be some niche sessions from local experts. Beyond that, Gary Arndt and Rudy Maxa will both be sharing their experiences and travel expertise.

I’m really pleased with the diversity of content, and think it will lead to a great event.

Frequent Traveler University generally starts with a cocktail reception on Friday nights, and then features two full days of sessions and socializing.

Gilbert of God Save the Points at the recent FTU Seattle

There are two ticket options available for the Minneapolis FTU:

  • $149 for Saturday-only
  • $249 for an all-access weekend pass, including the Friday cocktail reception

You can also join Stefan for an optional pre-event outing at the NWA (Northwest Airlines) History Centre on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3 pm. The museum director and volunteer docents will introduce their collection and share NWA stories. Attendance is open to all FTU Minneapolis attendees.

One Mile at a Time readers receive $20 off the weekend pass when using the code OMAATMSP, so if you’ve been thinking of attending but haven’t purchased tickets yet be sure to take advantage of that.

The host hotel is the Marriott Minneapolis Airport (near to Mall of America, so convenient if you want to bring the family along as well), which is offering a $105 per night group rate for single/double occupancy.

Looking forward to (hopefully) seeing many of you there!

Get your tickets to FTU Minneapolis here!


  1. My partner already thought I had an unreasonably obsession with J class travel and miles programs….now you’re coming to my home town? Wait till I tell him I want to spend a full weekend with you guys! :-/ LOL

  2. Hey Tiffany I saw the cocktail mentioned in the description and I have to ask. One of my close relatives wants to go himself and he’s 17. Is he allowed to go alone. He loves this kind of stuff truly. Or does he have to be accompanied by an adult? Thanks! Also will the whole Team OMAAT be there or just you?

  3. @trexmsp you sound very much like the couple I met at the Qatar onboard lounge from BKK-DOH. I still need to drop you an email! What a flight.

  4. @Sean it was a pretty awesome flight and it was great to meet you guys! We should definitely connect….didn’t get your contact info, but feel free to sheet me an email. Lots of travel plans in the works for this summer! 🙂

  5. @ RD — Well, I’m not involved in the event organization at all (the speakers just coordinate on the schedule), but I don’t think that would be a problem. If he’s not local and needs a hotel that could be trickier, as they don’t always allow folks under 18 to check in, but on the FTU side there isn’t a minimum age.

  6. @ Chris — They are billing this as an “advanced” event, which I tend to disagree with, and would recommend ignoring. There are always people from a variety of backgrounds and interests, and someone who is advanced in some things might be a beginner in others.

    If it sounds like something you would enjoy, you would be more than welcome.

  7. That awkward moment you’re traveling Europe on points and miles when the points and miles convention comes your hometown! Bummed that I’m gonna miss this!

  8. @Jay As a local, I can tell you the snow and ice MAY be gone by then…but like the Hilton Best Price Guarantee, it’s not sure thing…

  9. Of course I’m traveling that weekend! 🙁

    Hope there will be another convention about this soon!!!

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