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FTU Advanced, Chicago, IL, July 18th-20th

Chicago Marriott O'Hare

8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631, USA

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Event Description

The wait is over! The FTU Advanced is FINALLY here!

We've listened! For the first time, 6-8 of the most known bloggers and points experts will show YOU their secrets in a much smaller, hands-on event. Attendance is capped at only 125 participants!

You should attend this event if you:

— Know all the basics about miles and points, and are ready to take it to the next level, earn huge amounts of miles and save big bucks on your travel. 

NEW! — As a FTU Advanced attendee, you'll get access to a private forum on milepoint where you can tell the experts in advance what you are interested in. You can also chat with other attendees about the topics, plan some parties, or both! You need to be a member of milepoint to use this benefit. After you've purchased your admission, your milepoint account will get access to the forum in 5-10 business days.

There will be 6-8 experts teaching, with most sessions in smaller groups of 15-30 people so it'll be easy to ask questions and get hands on help on your own laptop.

As usual the Head of the faculty is Gary Leff, writer of the View from the wing blog, the first blogger to focus on miles and points. 

You will spend time with Ben Schlappig or Lucky from One mile at a time, the kid who grew up to become one of the most respected bloggers out there. Also joining the group is Scott from Hack my trip, more speakers to be added later

This is the ultimate weekend where all the bloggers will share their biggest secrets.

Here are some of the subjects that will be covered in hands on, small sessions:
— Award Booking on American Airlines
— Award Booking on United Airlines
— Award Booking on Other Airlines (Delta, Alaska, Avios, etc.)
— Using KVS Tool & Expert Flyer to Search for Fares and Availability (fare construction)
— Maximize your spending (beyond Bluebird)
— Maximizing Hotel Loyalty Programs and Promotions
— Visas, OTAs, Car Rentals, ATMs, and More Tips for International Travel
— Advanced booking techniques for revenue tickets

Where: Chicago Marriott O'Hare renovated in 2013 for over 40 million USD and an excellent location right next to Chicago O'Hare.
We've got a private room block of the new, renovated rooms for $99 per night. When you've purchased your tickets, we will send you the link to book a room.

When: July 18th-20th 2014. Registration and welcome drinks are Friday night. Sessions begin at 9am Saturday and conclude 4PM on Sunday

What's included:
— All sessions
— Welcome cocktail hour with open bar on Friday night at 630PM
— Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
— Plated lunch Saturday and Sunday
— Free internet in both the rooms and the conference area. Please bring your laptop for hands on training.

Preliminary program

Friday, July 18th
6PM-630PM registration and goodie bag hand out
630PM Welcome cocktail hour with open bar hosted by Million Mile Secrets

Saturday, July 19th

8am Registration opens and breakfast is served
9am Sessions start and continue throughout morning 
12-1PM Lunch is served
1pm Session continue until 5pm

Sunday, July 20th
8am Breakfast is served
9am Sessions start and continue throughout morning 
12-1PM Lunch is served
1pm Session continue until 4pm
4pm Program ends

*Program is subject to change

Ticket Transfer Instructions

As always, tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred. Tickets are transferable for free until a month before the event. After June 18th, there's a transfer fee of $25 USD.  

If you sell your ticket to someone, please follow this procedures: 
1) Contact Melinda (via email ONLY, no PMs accepted) at melinda@ftef.net
2) Include the following information: 
  • The full name exactly like it's posted on your ticket is registered under and the long ticket ID # found on the ticket.
  • The full name of the person taking over your ticket.
  • Send the ticket PDF to the person you have sold it to. This needs to be presented at check in.
3) If the transfer take place after June 18, 2014, Melinda will provide you with instructions for payment of the transfer fee. The ticket will not be transferred until the fee is paid.

Thanks!
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July 18th, 2014  6:30 pmJuly 20th, 2014  4:00 pm

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