Mileage Run Tutorial...And More- Frequent Traveler University April 30 NYC

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  1. beaubo
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    Finally, a seminar that seeks to level the playing field for frequent flyers to best benefit from their airline mileage programs- Frequent Traveler University. Sign up for limited space for Saturday April 30 at Sheraton Laguardia- www.ftuniversity.com.

    850a-900a Opening Remarks

    MORNING: EARNING

    905a-1015a Part 1: Earning By Flying
    Fare Classes: How Flying 1 Mile Could Earn You 2.5 miles or .25 miles!
    Elite Status: How to Transform Precious Metals Into Precious Bonus Miles!
    Mileage Running: How To Top-Off Your Account To Achieve Elite Status or Reach Award Redemption Threshold

    1015-1030a Break

    1030-1140a Part 2: Earning By Buying
    Credit Cards: Sign Up Bonuses and Most Points Per Dollar of Spending
    Mileage Transfers: How Credit Card, Hotel and Your Best Friends Can Pad Your Account
    Fire Sales: When Airlines Sell Their Miles and Mileage Mall Products For A Can't-Resist Price

    1145a-1215p Part 3: Off the Podium, Into The Firing Line: Breakout Session Q&A

    - Star Alliance (United, Continental, US Air, Air Canada, Lufthansa among others)
    - oneworld (American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia among others)
    - Skyteam (Delta, Air France/KLM, Alitalia, Korean Air among others) and independents (Virgin, El Al, Emirates, Alaska among others)

    1215-130p Lunch Break

    AFTERNOON: BURNING

    145p-245p Part 4: Putting A Value On Your Miles
    The Tipping Point: When to Redeem Awards and When to Buy a Ticket
    The Tipping Point 2: When to Use Award Tickets Vs. Upgrading Paid Tickets For Business Class
    OutSourcing Mileage: Off-The Radar, But On-Target Foreign-Based Mileage Program Awards

    245p-355p Part 5: Award Redemption Strategies
    Is Israel in Asia or Europe?: Understanding Award Charts- Zones Vs. Mileage-Based
    Expanding The Reach of Your Award Ticket: Understanding Routing, Stopover and Open Jaw Rules
    Getting From 'No' To 'No Problem': The Art of Turning The Phone Agent Into Your Advocate...and Getting Your Hard-To-Book Award

    355-405p Break

    405-435p Part 6: Where Our Speakers Become YOUR Advocates: Breakout Session Q&A
    - Star Alliance (United, Continental, US Air, Air Canada, Lufthansa among others) (Gary)
    - oneworld (American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia among others) (Ben)
    - Skyteam (Delta, Air France/KLM, Alitalia, Korean Air among others) and independents (Virgin, El Al, Emirates, Alaska among others) (Steve)

    435-515p Part 7: Randy Petersen- World's First and Foremost Frequent Flyer Guru: Surveys 30 Years Of Mileage Program History
     
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    Cant wait. April cant come fast enough
     
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    *indignant screams* There had better be another of these on the horizon! The one and only weekend that is not possible for me, and it is April 30. lol

    Seriously, a second meeting: plan it!

    What about making a webinar? After all, Milepoint is supposed to embrace the latest and best in media sharing, yes?
     
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    There is a Chicago Seminar www.chicagoseminars2011.com end of October in, well- Chicago.
     
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    That link doesn't work for me. Got a better one?
     
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    Will these seminars be recorded as Webinars for review? After all that would make sense for those who may not be able to attend in person or for the ability to rewind and review? Please?
     
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    Add my voice to those who would love to see a webinar that can be recorded and reviewed. I'd gladly pay for access.
     
  9. beaubo
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    I am not a policymaker at either FTU or ORD Seminar, just a speaker. You are welcome to contact organziers at each to enquire about such a capability...and its associated costs, logistics, demand, etc. To my knowledge, neither event is currently equipped to accomodate your request, nor has their been a groundswell of demand for such an arrangement.
     
  10. Aktchi
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    To add to what beaubo said, I think it is even more complicated than his gentle response suggests.

    The organizers of either event cannot introduce such a change without consent from each and every speaker, most of whom have agreed to speak with the understanding that their presentation won't be recorded. Not likely to happen.

    Moreover, I am generally not a big fan of going to a bar/restaurant/church and asking it to become something else. :) People are doing with their time and labor what they can and want to do. If you want something different, find others who may be doing it, or if sufficiently motivated do it yourself.

    IOW, those who see the need for webinars and think the idea has merit (it may), should go ahead and organize one in the future. It will attract a different mix of presenters and attendees than the current format does, but nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Fair enough.
     

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