Last Chance to Attend FTU Seattle!

The number of tickets remaining to this spring’s Frequent Traveler Universityheld for the first time in Seattle from April 25-27 — has dropped below 100. If you want to get in on this event and meet lots of fellow frequent travelers you had better act quickly. Tickets cost $100 for the two-day session, including lunches and a welcome cocktail reception.

FTU Seattle

I happen to live in Seattle and will definitely be attending it if only to sit in the bar to drink and chat with readers. ;) Megan has even promised to make an appearance since I mention her so often in my posts.

What will you learn at FTU? A mix of travel bloggers and other knowledgeable individuals from FlyerTalk and MilePoint will introduce you to the world of points and miles — whether that means earning them through travel or churning credit cards. You’ll also learn from pros like Ben Schlappig and Gary Leff how to redeem those miles by booking high-value award tickets. And if you think you know the basics, then at least you’ll be able to share tips with like-minded travelers between sessions.

The event will be held at the Seattle Airport Marriott, and there is a group rate of only $99 for those who need to travel to attend. I’ve been to this property a couple times and can attest that it is one of the few quality hotels in the area. The Hilton next door is also nice if Marriott’s not your thing. Or if you want to party downtown with me, the LINK light rail provides convenient transportation in under an hour. Uber is about $50.

Any other questions, about FTU or visiting Seattle in general? Please ask and I’ll do my best to obtain some answers. I look forward to seeing you there!

Scott created Hack My Trip after learning how to travel better on a budget during grad school. He now flies over 150,000 miles every year.
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  • http://www.BaldThoughts.com/ Lee Huffman

    Looking forward to hearing how the FTU goes. I want to attend, but we’ll be in Australia after using our US Airways miles for Asiana Business Class via Seoul to Sydney and United Business Class on the return flight. Hoping to attend the next one!

  • Matt C.

    I’d like to go, but I have a guest in town that weekend. Please keep us posted if there’s a downtown get-together in the evening, I’ll be interested.

  • Josh Z

    Scott, I’m a Seattle resident too (really the suburbs…up in Bothell/Mill Creek). Beyond the basics, how much can I expect to learn here?

    • Scottrick

      You’ll learn the most if you chat with other attendees — and that applies to beginners and experts. Most of the speakers make themselves available after hours. It’s a pretty friendly group. But everyone has a different definition of the “basics.”

  • Guest Flyer

    Hey Scott, is there any value in Europeans doing a US FTU? Have often thought about flying over for one, but all the credit card stuff if large inapplicable in Europe. Views?

    • Scottrick

      Beyond the credit card stuff, most of the topics are still applicable to the U.S. There is a lot of focus on U.S. hotels and airlines, their loyalty programs, how to book flights that depart from the U.S.

      I think there’s at least one meeting held in Europe — Travel Magic or something like that. You might want to look into it.

      • Guest Flyer

        Thanks, I had not come across that event. But it looks pretty basic and low level info in comparison to the US topics to be honest. One of the speakers intros himself as “an entry level frequent flyer” and his slides certainly demonstrate that:- https://speakerdeck.com/thijsferyn/lufthansa-miles-and-more-plus-credit-cards-for-belgians … I think it might be worth coming over to a NY / FL event in any case, I”l keep my eyes open for the next one.

  • BigTex1

    Have 1 ticket for sale if anyone would still like to go — I can no longer attend.