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gleff
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THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT

HOTEL BOOKING LINK: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MCLMHHH-FTU-20130426/index.jhtml ($89/night special rate)

CONFIRMED PROGRAM: http://ftuniversity.com/program/

TICKET TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS

Tickets are transferable, if you can't go and sell your ticket to someone, please follow this procedures:

You are responsible for selling your ticket in a safe way, collect the money etc. When this is done, please contact Melinda via email ONLY, no PMs accepted. [EMAIL]melinda@ftef.net[/EMAIL].

Send her:

1. The full name exactly like it's posted on your ticket is registered under and the long ticket ID # found on the ticket.
2. The full name of the person taking over your ticket.
3. Send the ticket PDF to the person you have sold it to. This needs to be presented at check in.

NOTE: THE DEADLINE TO TRANSFER TICKETS HAS PASSED!!

Thanks!

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Looks like tommy777 spilled the beans, although booking isn't quite ready to start yet (coming soon, promise!).

http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/ft-university-comes-to-la-november-30th-dec-2nd.42487/page-13#post-1726229

The April event is always held at the same place as the Freddie Awards. Freddie Awards are on Thursday the 25th at the USA Today HQ. The Hilton is a block away.

The Hilton McLeans Tyson's Corner is probably the nicest Hilton in North America. Probably because it's right next door to the Hilton world HQ.

So now you know -- Frequent Traveler University comes to the Washington DC area, about equidistant from Washington's National and Dulles airports, April 26-28.

The host hotel is the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, it's near the Ritz-Carlton and Tripadvisor gives it a better rating than the Ritz (!!). Ok, now I sound like Tommy, when folks know what I think of Tripadvisor ratings. But it's a good hotel.

http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-mclean-tysons-corner-MCLMHHH/index.html

There will be a good group rate. At chain hotel with points-earning and elite benefits for many. And since Tommy drives a pretty good bargain with hotels, we manage to stay in major metropolitan areas and still offer events at a reasonable price.

But all of those details are still to come. For now, mark your calendars.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 8:02 pm
gleff
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LOGISTICS

Registration:
https://ftuevent.ticketbud.com/2013-frequent-traveler-university-april-26th-28th

Hotel group rate can be booked here:
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MCLMHHH-FTU-20130426/index.jhtml

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Posted : October 29, 2012 8:03 pm
gleff
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[SIZE=13px][COLOR=#3a3a3a][LEFT]
Program

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[SIZE=26px][COLOR=#333333]Saturday[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[COLOR=#333333]9:00am — 9:10am | Welcome[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333333]with Gary Leff[/COLOR]


[COLOR=#333333]9:15am — 10:30am | Session 1[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333333]A: Introduction to Miles & Points
with Daraius Dubash & Summer Hull
B: Mileage Running 101
with Ben Schlappig
C: American Airlines Status, Upgrades, & Awards
with Edward Pizzarello[/COLOR]


[COLOR=#333333]10:40am — 11:55am | Session 2[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333333]GS: Inside Secrets of Starwood Preferred Guest
with SPG[/COLOR]


[COLOR=#333333]12:00pm — 12:50pm | Lunch[/COLOR]


1:00pm — 1:50pm Session 3

[COLOR=#333333]GS: Lessons Learned Visiting Every Country in the World
with Chris Guillbeau[/COLOR]


[COLOR=#333333]2:00pm — 3:15pm | Session 4[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333333]A: Ultimate Showdown for the Most Awesome Credit Card in the Galaxy
with Brian Kelly
B: Using Technology to Improve Your Travel
with Ben Mutzabugh, Seth Miller, Alexi Vereschaga
C: Advanced Q&A: Your Questions Answered
with Gary Leff & Ben Schlappig[/COLOR]


[COLOR=#333333]3:30pm — 4:45pm | Session 5[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#333333]A: Credit Card Churning: Fly Free the Easy Way
with Daraius Dubash
B: Family Travel Made Easy(ier)
with Summer Hull & Edward Pizzarello
C: Making the Most of Delta – Status, Upgrades, & Awards
with Brian Kelly[/COLOR]


[COLOR=#333333]5:00pm — 5:30pm | Optional Book Signing[/COLOR]

[SIZE=5][SIZE=26px][COLOR=#313438] [/SIZE]


[SIZE=26px][COLOR=#333333]Sunday[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[COLOR=#333333]9:00am — 10:15am | Session 6[/COLOR]

A: You Can Still Earn 5x Everywhere & Other Tricks of the Trade
with Greg Davis-Kean
B: United Airlines Status, Upgrades, and Awards
with Seth Miller
C: Beginner Session: Picking a Hotel Program
with Edward Pizzarello


[COLOR=#333333]10:30am — 11:45am | Session 7[/COLOR]

GS: Secrets & Lies: Off the Record Tips & Tricks
with Gary Leff, Daraius Dubash, Steve Belkin, Ben Schlappig, Seth Miller


[COLOR=#333333]12:00pm — 12:50pm | Lunch[/COLOR]


1:00pm — 2:15pm Session 8

GS: Launchpoint Competition
with Randy Petersen


[COLOR=#333333]2:30pm — 3:45pm | Session 9[/COLOR]

A: Earn Almost Unlimited Miles Cheap with Shopping Portals
with Hans Mast
B: Award Booking 101
with Ben Schlappig & Gary Leff
C: Hidden Pitfalls and Possibilites in International Travel
with Stefan Krasowski


[COLOR=#333333]4:00pm — 5:15pm | Session 10[/COLOR]

A: Award Booking 201
with Ben Schlappig & Gary Leff
B: Become a Free Agent: the Case Against Status
with Steve Belkin
C: TBD: Hotel Deals


[COLOR=#333333]5:20pm — 5:30pm | Closing Remarks[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE]

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Posted : October 29, 2012 8:03 pm
gleff
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Held for future announcements.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 8:04 pm
gleff
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Held for future announcements.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 8:04 pm
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Can't wait! 😉

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Posted : October 29, 2012 8:09 pm
healinginfluence
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I live in Chevy Chase. Can I commute?

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Posted : October 29, 2012 9:37 pm
gleff
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There's no requirement to stay at the event hotel.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 9:38 pm
ffI
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Count me in!
At last some thing that I do not have to fly everywhere for.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 11:04 pm
mhnadel
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Of course. The one weekend in April 2013 I already have a commitment for.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 11:10 pm
HaveMilesWillTravel
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ffI, post: 1726899, member: 2899 wrote:
At last some thing that I do not have to fly everywhere for.

And that's a good thing?! I think you really need that seminar!

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Posted : October 29, 2012 11:40 pm
jkchan83
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Hoping that the dates don't get changed... Missed the LA FTU because the dates got moved.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 11:58 pm
gleff
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jkchan83, post: 1726975, member: 83774 wrote: Hoping that the dates don't get changed... Missed the LA FTU because the dates got moved.

The dates are tied to the Freddie Awards. Freddies are the last Thursday in April, this follows. And I do know that Tommy has a hotel contract in hand (but have not yet verified that it has been signed!).

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Posted : October 30, 2012 12:01 am
jkchan83
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gleff, post: 1726978, member: 40 wrote: The dates are tied to the Freddie Awards. Freddies are the last Thursday in April, this follows. And I do know that Tommy has a hotel contract in hand (but have not yet verified that it has been signed!).

Awesome news!

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Posted : October 30, 2012 12:07 am
desamo
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gleff, post: 1726507, member: 40 wrote: The host hotel is the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, it's near the Ritz-Carlton and Tripadvisor gives it a better rating than the Ritz (!!). Ok, now I sound like Tommy, when folks know what I think of Tripadvisor ratings. But it's a good hotel.

They have yoga rooms. They have exec rooms. Why are there no yoga exec rooms?

UA Gold * HHonors Gold * Marriott Gold * deirdre.net * OpenFlights

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Posted : October 30, 2012 12:24 am
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