Frequent Traveler University Seattle Tickets Are Now On Sale (With A Special Cyber Week Bonus)

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I’ve been offline for the past few days, otherwise I’d have mentioned this earlier, but tickets are now on sale for the next Frequent Traveler University, and there’s a bonus “Cyber Week” offer through tomorrow that some of you may want to take advantage of.

The FTU 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 combination Signature/Expo event this month was particularly fun, and I was thrilled with the diversity of speakers and content. Hopefully everyone else enjoyed that mix as well.

The next Frequent Traveler University will take place February 23-25 in Seattle, Washington.

These FTU Signature events are intended for intermediate and advanced miles and points enthusiasts. This is for those who really want to get into the nitty gritty of miles and points, but relative beginners and spouses are always welcome. There will be a mix of miles and points with broader travel topics, and there’s always something for everyone.

Tickets to FTU Signature include the following:

  • Coffee and tea Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Two full days chock-full of classroom-style sessions, on Saturday and Sunday
  • Plated lunch on both Saturday and Sunday
  • Free wifi in the conference rooms

Typically these events include a cocktail reception on Friday night, but the organizers are doing something a bit differently this time. The first 100 tickets sold will include dinner and a drink at a nearby Thai restaurant, which should hopefully be an even better environment for people to mingle and form a cohort for the weekend.

Gilbert of God Save the Points at the recent FTU Seattle

There will likely be some additional optional activities added as we get closer to the event — the social component of Frequent Traveler University is super important, and recent seminars have included field trips and dinner opportunities. So stay tuned for those.

In the meantime, you can save $30 off FTU through Wednesday night using code CYBERMONDAY. Just go to the event registration page, click the link for the Seattle event at the top of the page, and enter the code on the payment screen.  Once the Cyber Monday sale expires, tickets will cost the full $249, so if you’ve been debating attending I’d jump on this.

In addition to the discount, those purchasing tickets in the next two days will also receive a complimentary copy of Chris Guillebeau’s new book, Side Hustle. Chris spoke at the Chicago event about finding supplementary sources of income to give you financial breathing room or expand your travel budget, and the book goes into this in more detail.

Bottom line

This should be another fun event! I’m excited to continue seeing a diverse range of speakers, and coming off a super fun Chicago event I’m looking even more forward to connecting with miles and points enthusiasts.

It sounds like this will be the only West Coast event for next year (but I’m not involved in that at all, so don’t hold me to it), and you have today and tomorrow to save a chunk on your tickets.

Which OMAAT readers will I see in Seattle?

Get your tickets to FTU Seattle here!


  1. HI Tiffany,
    I know that the LM 150% bonus has ended. However they are doing this 1+1+25% promo for another month, which is not bad for such a long period. Can you please try to get us extra bonus? hopefully 135%? or even 140%


  2. Signed up and paid! How do I know if I was one of the first 100?

    Can’t wait for this; really wanted to make Chicago, but couldn’t fit it in my schedule.

    While I understand that these events are typically held near airports, why the Four Points in Des Moines, WA? Was the Super 8 all booked for the weekend? 😉

  3. @ Grant — If you just registered I’m sure you are, but there will be more information about that from the organizers.

    The hotel thing is complicated. My understanding is it was supposed to be at another property until they changed the contract terms at the last-minute, so back to the Four Points we go. It’s actually a nice and new property (my presentation rooms last year had windows!), but the location is not the best.

  4. I would love to go but I am still a beginner, will I be totally lost? Do they have something similar for people just starting out learning points? Where can I find more information on future events?

  5. Hi! Just registered, super excited. Buy, hey, I too am wondering when I find out if I’m heading to the Thai Emerald on Friday night……….

  6. @ LadyDiBs — I am sure you’d be fine. There are definitely some more advanced sessions on niche topics, but there’s always a good mix of more approachable stuff as well.

  7. Is there a reason why you’re not specifically mentioning “hey, I get a cut if you register through that link”? Some sites are being transparent about that. I know there’s a OMaaT ad policy that is referenced, but it doesn’t specifically say “Oh, I get money for getting you to register for this conference”.

  8. I have been thinking about attending, but I’d like to see a more detailed schedule, and I don’t see anything on the website or social media. More specifically, I’d need to know when exactly I’d need to fly in and when I could fly out.

  9. @ Joseph — It looks like if you click on their “Register Now” page, there’s this:

    “FTU Signature kicks off ‪at 6:30pm on Friday, February 23, 2018‬. Instead of a cocktail reception, you’ll get to attend an optional ‪dinner Friday‬, and sessions run all day on Saturday and ‪Sunday, ending around 5pm‬.”

  10. @ eponymous coward — Not intended to obfuscate! It’s a new thing for them, and between us we’ve done almost 100 presentations at 16 of these events over 5 years, without making a dime, so hopefully it’s clear that our motivation here isn’t financial.

  11. @ eponymous coward – The notice at the top of the page reads:
    “In the interest of full disclosure, One Mile At A Time earns a referral bonus for purchases made through some of the below links. These are products and services we use ourselves, and are the best offers we know of. Check out our Advertising Policy for further details. Thanks for your support!”
    Also, many of us benefit from the material that OMAAT shares, which we otherwise may not know about. Why not support them by clicking their referral links – it doesn’t change anything for us.

  12. Just clarifying because I’m in the process of registering…is this event at the Four Points or the Crowne Plaza? It says Crown Plaza on the website, but several of the twitter posts/references make mention of the Four Points.

  13. @ Joseph Petrovic — It was to be at the Four Points, but it sounds like there were some issues with the hotel, so I believe it’s at the Crowne Plaza now. That’s a much better location, so will probably be for the best.

  14. Great. Thanks for the info! I’m registered and looking forward to learning so much more from this event. See you in February.

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