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Meet the FM team in Chicago and/or Ann Arbor

Nick and I had a great time meeting points & miles enthusiasts and presenting at FTU (Frequent Traveler University) Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago.  Personally I always love opportunities to meet others in this game.  Also, meeting other enthusiasts is the single best way to learn secrets that no one blogs about.  It’s not at all a stretch to say that I’ve learned new tricks from attendees at every event like this I’ve attended. …

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The next TravelCon is coming…

TravelCon, FTU

TravelCon is/was a one-day event for frequent travelers to learn and discuss advanced topics.  Despite its name, TravelCon has focused heavily on manufactured spend techniques (techniques for increasing credit card spend and getting your money back) and only lightly on actual travel.  A similar sounding set of seminars (say that three times fast!), Frequent Traveler University (FTU), often has similar content but is usually more focused on travel.  And, unlike TravelCon, FTU is usually run…

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FTU Vegas: Who should go and how best to get there

The first frequent traveler event I ever attended was the Chicago Seminars in October 2011.  In the months beforehand, I had been reading miles & points blogs and forums voraciously and I thought I knew it all.  I didn’t.  Not even close.  I learned something new in almost every session I attended.  It was great.  Plus, I made new friends that I keep up with even today.  Six months later, I attended the similar Frequent…

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Presenting at TravelCon II. See you in Vegas? Dallas? Chicago? Newport Beach?

TravelCon

Travel Summary recently announced a new TravelCon to be held November 7th in Las Vegas.  Apparently the prior TravelCon OC was a hit, so they’ve scheduled another one.  In TravelCon OC, I was erroneously listed as a speaker (I was supposed to be listed as tentative).  I wasn’t able to make it to that one.  This time, I will be there and I will give a talk, but I’m not currently listed as a speaker. …

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FTU Advanced returns to the west coast: Newport Beach Dec 4-6 2015

A new FTU Advanced session will be held December 4th through the 6th, 2015 in Newport Beach, California.  FTU Advanced is for those who already know the basic tricks for earning points & miles easily, using them effectively, etc.  And, as a reminder, there are two additional FTU Advanced sessions this year.  One in DC in August (I can’t make it to that one), and another in Dallas in September (I’ll be presenting there).  For…

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FTU Advanced returns for two more weekends

Last weekend we held both FTU (Frequent Traveler University) and FTU Advanced at in Dallas. Between the two, I spoke at 5 different sessions.  As a result, I only had time to attend one session led by anyone else – Advanced Credit Cards by Stefan.  It was a terrific talk and I learned quite a bit.  There were quite a few other sessions that I would have loved to attend.  Maybe next time… Next time(s)…

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Last call for FTU and how to get to Dallas dirt cheap

Yes, seats are still available for FTU Dallas + get $20 off Frequent Traveler University (FTU) is taking place this coming weekend (April 17-19 2015) in Dallas.  This will be the last general session FTU to be held this year, but I do expect that one or more FTU Advanced sessions will take place before the end of the year.  If you haven’t been to FTU in the past, I do think that the general…

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Coming up soon: FTU San Diego, and FTU Dallas. Don’t forget your Platinum card.

Tomorrow (Friday), I’ll fly to San Diego for FTU Advanced (Frequent Traveler University Advanced).  When I was in San Diego during a mileage run several weeks ago, I was given a tip regarding the Airspace Lounge at the airport.  The lounge is accessible to anyone willing to pay $25, but it’s also free to anyone with an AA Admiral’s Club membership or an Amex Platinum or Centurion card.  Thanks to my Citi AA Executive card,…

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