The next frequent flyer gathering I’ll attend in a small ‘FTU Advanced’ session in San Diego at the beginning of March.
Just a little window into my personal quirks. One of the things I do as I prepare for these is clean out my closet.
- I pick up lots of swag
- I am a strong minimalist at heart
- I prefer not to take ‘stuff’ from vendors in any case
So these events are a way to give things to people who will value them more than I do, while letting me remain comfortable in not taking ‘stuff’ that would open me to criticisms. And it keeps my wife happy.
It’s also an opportunity to clean out expiring coupons like lounge passes.
I often give away amenity kits, unopened airline pajamas, and memorabilia that seemed like things I’d want to collect at the time but just piles up.
‘FTU’ is sort of like ‘Gary’s Garage Sale’ only with stuff that’s free. The only frustrating thing is that since there’s often liquids involved it means I need to check a bag when I head to the event. I don’t like that.
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