A new FTUniversity.com has been launched, the website for Frequent Traveler University, the upcoming event at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia — halfway between Washington’s Dulles and National airports — which begins with cocktails Friday evening April 26th and runs through Sunday April 28th.
About 400 tickets have been sold so far, with four months until the event, so this promises to be the biggest gathering of frequent flyers ever.
We’ve taken over the host hotel. The base conference rate of $89 a night is sold out, there aren’t standard rooms available there any longer, but there are executive rooms at $139 a night which includes full daily breakfast. Those rooms will go fast as well.
Some folks have booked on their own at the nearby Sheraton Premier Tysons Corner, and we’re working on arranging an overflow hotel as well.
I continue to confirm additional speakers. So far we have commitments from:
- Ben (Lucky) from One Mile at a Time on mileage runs and awards
- Mommy Points on family travel and getting started in the hobby
- Million Mile Secrets
- Frequent Miler, on earn 5 points per dollar everywhere and other latest deals
- Steve Belkin, the man who once hired New Zealand college students to fly for him to Europe and diabled Thai rice farmers to earn him United status, on squeezing every last ounce out of the best deals
- Pizzaman, on hotel programs
- Seth of Wandering Aramean, who spoke in Los Angeles on using technology to improve your travels
- Randy Petersen, on the state and future of frequent flyer miles
- Hans Mast, on generating nearly unlimited miles on the cheap with shopping portals
- Me and also The Points Guy
And more coming soon, invitations out to some big names who are all excited about the event.
Meanwhile, here’s a video recap of Frequent Traveler University from earlier this month in Los Angeles.