Transform SkyPesos To SkyMiles- Join 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)
    - 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)

    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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    I think for many of us in this forum, the program would be more interesting/worthwhile if SkyTeam had its own sessions and weren't lumped together with other (leftover) airlines.
     
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    Registrants submit travel profiles indicating which alliance they are in. The smallest subset is currently SkyTeam and unaffilaited airlines. The expectation is that the vast majority of Q/A will focus on Skyteam. Howver, we did want to at least recognize that there might be a few independents in the crowd to service.

    Hope that clarifies.
     
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    LOVE the thread title
     
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    I'm sure Delta is equally in love with it!!
     
  6. DYKWIA
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    When Mr. Robertson sold so much to AMEX he should have known people would resent the devaluation and come up with clever nicknames for SkyMiles :) (and I think he just wants to ignore the fact that a large base of customers from NW got an overnight double devaluation in switching them to the program)
     

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