FT University comes to LA -- November 30th- Dec 2nd

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  1. tommy777
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    Folks

    The event is sold out. The next FT University is now on sale! Secure your spot today: https://ftuevent.ticketbud.com/2013-frequent-traveler-university-april-26th-28th

    The moment is FINALLY here!

    The brand new and evolved FT University will be held on the weekend of November 30th through Dec 2nd at the Sheraton Gateway LAX

    The last two FTUs have been sell outs (thank you for your support!)


    Highlights (all included in the low price of 99 dollars)

    -- The ONLY educational event that features The Godfather of Frequent Flyer Miles, Randy Petersen
    -- Milepoint Holiday Appreciation party to be held on Friday November 30th, hosted by Randy Petersen and the Milepoint team!
    -- The ONLY educational event where you can meet the loyalty program leaders and ask them questions
    -- Consumer Advocate Christopher Elliott (invited) debates Gary Leff on the value of frequent flyer miles. Should we even bother with this hobby?

    Also confirmed:

    Gary Leff (gleff) and Ben Schlappig (lucky9876coins) will share their
    experience booking hundreds of millions of miles worth of award tickets.

    Million Mile Secrets will offer a solid introduction to those new (or always
    looking to brush up!) on the hobby.

    Steve Belkin (beaubo) has experience earning tens of millions of miles and
    burning hundreds of millions. He’s hired New Zealand college students and
    disabled Thai rice farmers to fly for him. He’ll show you how to take the
    next big mileage deal and turn it to your LASTING advantage – without having
    a run in with the DEA while you’re at it!

    Cranky Flier, the Founder of Cranky Concierge and one of Conde’ Nast
    Travel’s world’s top travel specialists, will teach you all the tricks you
    need to know DURING your travels, when things go wrong along the way, how to
    extricate yourself from the trickiest weather delays and mechanical
    cnacellations. Wow your friends. Impress gate agents. And get yourself to
    your destination with ease.

    Seth Miller, the Wandering Aramean, has a technology background and has
    built several tools that make it easier for you to manage your travel, to
    find award tickets, and to fly as inexpensively as possible. He shares
    these tools with you for free!

    The new and improved "The most awesome credit card of the Galaxy!"

    The leading credit card experts of the world present their favorite credit card and YOU decide the winner!

    With the faculty above, and other super stars being confirmed as well, from
    Fuel Dumps to First Class you’ll learn everything you need to know about
    travel, miles, and points!



    What's included in the price?

    -- Access to all sessions.
    -- Exclusive access to the milepoint's holiday appreciation party Friday night, adult beverages and finger food
    -- A Starbucks Giftcard, (there's a Starbucks in the lobby of the hotel) courtesy of Million Mile Secrets http://millionmilesecrets.com/
    -- Lunch, including drinks Saturday and Sunday



    CLICK HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT TO THE LAX FTU:

    https://ftuevent.ticketbud.com/ftu-lax

    The registration fee is non refundable, but transferable.Hotel accomodations

    ROOM BLOCK IS NOW FULL

    We've set up a room block at the Sheraton LAX. The price is 105USD per night and includes internet/

    In order to keep the costs down, we hope that the participants utilizes the room block to support the FTEF and the host hotels efforts to keep the price at 99USD for the entire event.

    THANK YOU!

    Link to book the hotel:https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1208087510&key=57E0B
     
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  2. tommy777
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    DETAILED PROGRAM

    Friday November 30th

    530PM Registration opens
    630PM The milepoint holiday appreciation party starts. Cocktails, finger food and gifts!
    730PM Randy sums up the year and talks about "A December to Remember" event!

    Saturday December 1st

    8AM Registration opens
    Coffee at Starbucks courtesy of Million Mile Secrets
    930AM Program starts
    12noon Lunch
    130PM Program continues
    5PM Program ends

    Sunday December 2nd

    930AM Program starts
    12noon Lunch
    130PM Program continues
    4PM Program concludes
     
  3. edekba

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    Ticket bought. Sweet
     
  4. mommypoints

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    Sorry I'm not available that weekend, but should be a great event!
     
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  5. Au4882

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    Yeah, I can't be there that weekend -- will be in Thailand. My flight from Asia gets back into LAX on 12/7, so the previously mentioned dates would have worked out.
     
  6. tommy777
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    Yeah, I'm sorry we had to move the date. All hotels in the area were pretty much full the originally planned weekend.

    Looking forward to hear you speak in April!
     
  7. Scottrick
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    Hmmm. I was planning to take my mom to Maui the week before, so I can just stop in LAX on the way back. Perfect!
     
  8. wijomas
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    Have fun all! The FTUs are great events - sorry I'll miss this one! :(
     
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    Crap! I will be visiting the Mouse in Orlando that weekend. I hope to see everyone at the spring fling FTU next year.
     
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  10. sc801
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    I'll have to see if I can squeeze it in without causing a divorce....following on the heels of SMD and a week in Cabo!
    I'm thinking, yes, though. Wish I could get the other half to come with me....
     
  11. daemon14

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    Sweet. I'll buy the ticket tonight (need to meet spend on a CC and I left it at home).

    I'm local, so will likely skip on the hotel ... unless there's an awesome SPG promo that will apply to these stays.
     
  12. phuucnguyen

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    +1 . Bought the ticket.
     
  13. theblakefish
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    It's about time y'all moved this out of suburban Chicago! :D Just booked it!

    FYI: The SPG link will not allow me to use with my SPG login to populate the fields and use my credit card on my profile. Not a big deal but please make note. Tried it with firefox, chrome, and ie.
     
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  14. mrx900
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    Will defly consider this--of course need to run it by the Prime Minister (da wife) first heheh.

    UPDATE: put my flights on hold at least :)
     
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    carsonheim and opsprof are all signed up and ready to go! wooo hoooooooooooo!
     
  16. carsonheim
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    YAY! We'll see you there!~
     
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  17. Wandering Aramean
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    The Chicago event is run by a different group of people. :oops:

    This one has previously been held in Flushing, Queens and Rutherford, NJ.
     
  18. daemon14

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    It's about time we move this thing to a place with good weather :D
     
  19. TravelByPoints

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    Booked. My first time attending an FF get-together. Looking forward to meeting you all!
     
  20. TravelByPoints

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    Waiting for the FTU to move permanently to LAS.
     
  21. mommypoints

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    Ha ha you and me both! That would be super fun. Come on Tommy, make it happen. ;)
     
  22. TravelByPoints

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    Haha, Randy actually said that he wanted to move it to LAS. Too bad we will be missing you at this FTU.
     
  23. mrx900
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    that would save me on lodging and car rental fees---inlaws live there ! hehehe
     
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    A university in LAS? I'd be tempted to always skip class.
     
  25. TravelByPoints

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    AND, you will never have a problem again getting approval from the Prime Minister, as I am sure she wouldn't mind tagging along to see her folks. :cool:
     
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