Flash Sale: $30 Off Frequent Traveler University In New York Or Washington DC

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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 Seattle FTU event was just a few weeks ago, and I had a great time meeting many of you and hearing so many miles and points success stories.

FTU travels to a variety of locations, and most events have been in the US. This year, there will be a pair of international events as well, with weekend events in Brisbane, Australia, and London, United Kingdom. Additionally, dates have been announced for events in both New York City and Washington D.C. this summer, and there are some great discounts available if you act quickly.

The Flash Sale runs through midnight March 22nd, and you can save $30 on the NYC or DCA events using promo code “LUCKY” — we’re obviously a fan of the choice of codeword! 😉


New York — June 9-10 2018

I am super excited for this event, as it will be held in mid-town Manhattan, and not out by one of the area airports. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some airports, but for the most part the surrounding neighborhoods are lacking in social and dining opportunities. 😉

This FTU will be held in a dedicated event space, right across from Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. It should be a great location, and tickets will include:

  • Two days of expert-led sessions on Saturday and Sunday
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

Sessions will be led by a mix of regular FTU speakers and local experts. I’ll be there, along with:

Tickets are $249, but you can save $20 by using code BIGAPPLE through March 31, 2018. (The flash sale code LUCKY will give you $30 off through March 22nd).

There isn’t a hotel block for this event, but there are tons of options nearby, so it should be convenient to any type of property you might want to stay at.


Washington D.C. — August 11-12 2018

Having lived in D.C. several years ago, I’m not sure an August visit would necessarily be my first choice in terms of weather, but the city is generally less crowded when Congress isn’t in session, so that’s a good tradeoff.

This FTU will be held at the Crystal City Marriott, which is convenient to DCA (with a shuttle) and the Metro. Tickets include:

  • Two days of expert-led sessions on Saturday and Sunday
  • Plated lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Free Internet in the conference rooms

Sessions will be led by a mix of regular FTU speakers and local experts. I’ll be there, along with:

Tickets are $249, but you can save $20 by using code FTUCRYSTAL through February 28, 2018. (The flash sale code LUCKY will give you $30 off through March 22nd).

There’s also a group rate for the hotel: $109 per night, bookable using this link.

FTU Seattle session

London — May 12-13 2018

I’ve mentioned this event previously, but there have been some updates to the event and a major price drop. FTU London will take place at the Renaissance Heathrow Airport, and tickets will include:

  • Coffee and tea all day on Saturday and ‪Sunday
  • Lunch buffet and catered breaks on Saturday‬ and Sunday
  • The 50 first to purchase a ticket will get dinner at Madhu on Saturday night
  • Internet in the conference rooms
  • Two days of sessions with the most knowledgeable names in travel

Sessions will be led by a mix of regular FTU speakers and local experts. I’ll be there, along with:

Tickets are £249, though you can use code UKFTU100 to save £100 through 3/30/18. If you already purchased a full-price ticket, email Melinda AT ftuniversity DOT com for a refund.

There’s also a group rate for the hotel: £109 per night single / £119  per night double, which includes breakfast, VAT and service charge, bookable through April 18, 2018 using this link.


Brisbane — April 14-15, 2018

While there aren’t discounts available at the moment, I thought it was worth mentioning the Australia event will take place at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. Tickets include:

  • Tea and coffee on Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Two days of expert-led sessions in classroom settings on Saturday and Sunday
  • Plated lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Internet in the conference rooms

And of course, a solid chunk of time to meet and network with other miles and points enthusiasts. Sessions will be led by a mix of regular FTU speakers and local experts. I’ll be there, along with:

Tickets are 299 AUD. There’s also a group rate for the hotel: 239 AUD per night single / 259 AUD per night double, which includes Wifi and full breakfast, bookable through March 30, 2018 using this link.


Additional notes

There will likely be some additional optional activities added as we get closer to the events — 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.

I am super excited for these events. The New York and Washington DC events are going to be in very central locations, which should be great for hanging out and exploring the cities (and I’ll get to see Andrew B)!

And I just love chatting with you guys — OMAAT has such a tremendous group of readers, so it’s always nice to connect and hear what folks are enjoying or challenged by.

Speaking of which, if you’ll be attending any of these events, and there are specific topics you’d like to see discussed, please let me know! I am not in charge of the organization of the events at all, but am happy to pass on suggestions to other speakers (and will structure my sessions around hot topics). I think these will be fun events!

Which OMAAT readers will I see at events this year? What are you hoping to learn?

Comments

  1. Why is there never a FTU class in a happening place like Nashville or Birmingham? larger cities like Atlanta, New York, Seattle all get them but mid sized cities never seem to get considered.

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