Next month’s Frequent Traveler University in Northern Virginia has been sold out for months. Some folks have been able to secure tickets because, while tickets are non-refundable, they are transferable up to about four weeks before the event. So folks who bought tickets speculatively, or who discovered they had work or other conflicts, were able to transfer tickets to those who remained alert and jumped on the opportunity.
Today marks the last day where April Frequent Traveler University tickets can be transferred. In all, we expect 650 people at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner April 26-28 — the biggest gathering of frequent flyers ever.
They’ll come to hear from me, Randy Petersen, The Points Guy, Lucky from One Mile at a Time, Million Mile Secrets, Seth of Wandering Aramean, Frequent Milers, Rapid Travel Chai, plus Hans Mast and Chris Guillebeau, and representatives from Award Wallet, Expert Flyer, and Starwood Preferred Guest.
Topics will cover award booking, credit card signup bonuses, generating miles from purchasing (and reselling) merchandise, and plenty of tricks and tips that folks are willing to share in person but don’t write about in forums on on blogs. And the opportunity to meet, get to know, and network with fellow frequent flyers is invaluable.
While the April event is sold out, and the opportunity to transfer tickets ends this evening, the next event is available: Frequent Traveler University Tampa, September 27-29.
Tickets are available here, and includes the Friday evening cocktail reception and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
This event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. A hotel booking link is now available. The group room rate is $119 per night.
You can find Milepoint.com discussion of the event here.
If you’re coming in April and will be arriving early, there’s an opportunity to attend the Randy Petersen Travel Executive Summit will fellow frequent flyers and industry reps on Friday morning (proceeds to charity).
And whether you’re coming in April or September I look forward to meeting you in person!