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If you want to learn how to fly and travel for free or relatively close to it, consider joining hundreds of other travelers at the next FT University aka FTU.

The next FT University will be November 30 – December 2, 2012 at the Sheraton Gateway LAX.

What is a FT University?

A FT University is a fun, casual weekend conference of sessions where you’ll learn all the in’s and out’s about various frequent traveler programs and ways to leverage your miles and points into free travel.

What you can expect aka highlights:

  • The ONLY educational event featuring The Godfather of Frequent Flyer Miles, Randy Petersen
  • Milepoint Holiday Appreciation party on Friday November 30th, hosted by Randy Petersen and the Milepoint team
  •  The ONLY educational event where you can meet the loyalty program leaders and ask them questions
  • Consumer Advocate Christopher Elliott (invited) debates Gary Leff on the value of frequent flyer miles

Speakers and Presenters:

  • Gary Leff (gleff) sharing his experience booking hundreds of millions of miles worth of award tickets
  • Ben Schlappig (lucky9876coins) sharing his experience booking hundreds of millions of miles worth of award tickets
  • Million Mile Secrets talks about easy ways to earn millions of miles
  • Steve Belkin (beaubo) has earned tens of millions of miles, and will teach you how to take advantage of mileage deals
  • Cranky Flyer, Founder of Cranky Concierge and one of Conde’ Nast Travel’s world’s top travel specialists, will teach you travel tips and tricks
  • Seth Miller, the Wandering Aramean, has built tools that make it easier for you to manage your travel, find award tickets, and fly inexpensively

Cost includes:
  • Access to all sessions
  • Exclusive access to the Milepoint Holiday Appreciation Party Friday night complete with adult beverages and finger food
  • A Starbucks Giftcard, (there’s a Starbucks in the lobby of the hotel) courtesy of Million Mile Secrets
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Lunch on Sunday

All this for only $99.

Register for FT University before it sells out.  Registration fee is non refundable, but transferable.  Secure your spot here.

Reserve your room at the host hotel, Sheraton LAX Gateway, $105/night.  Reserve your room using the FT University special link here.

Hope to see you there!

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