Frequent Traveler University to be held in LA November 30 through December 2!

The details have just been announced for Frequent Traveler University, which will be held in LA from November 30 through December 2. Registration costs $99 and includes access to the seminars, a cocktail reception on Friday, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. There’s also a group rate of $105 at the Sheraton Gateway LAX, where the event will be held. This just happens to be one of my favorite airport hotels, so I’m rather excited about the venue.

The speakers/sessions include the following:

Gary Leff (gleff) and Ben Schlappig (lucky9876coins) will share their experience booking hundreds of millions of miles worth of award tickets.

Million Mile Secrets will offer a solid introduction to those new (or always looking to brush up!) on the hobby.

Steve Belkin (beaubo) has experience earning tens of millions of miles and burning hundreds of millions. He’s hired New Zealand college students and disabled Thai rice farmers to fly for him. He’ll show you how to take the next big mileage deal and turn it to your LASTING advantage – without having a run in with the DEA while you’re at it!

Cranky Flyer, the Founder of Cranky Concierge and one of Conde’ Nast Travel’s world’s top travel specialists, will teach you all the tricks you need to know DURING your travels, when things go wrong along the way, how to extricate yourself from the trickiest weather delays and mechanical cancellations. Wow your friends. Impress gate agents. And get yourself to your destination with ease.

Seth Miller, the Wandering Aramean, has a technology background and has built several tools that make it easier for you to manage your travel, to find award tickets, and to fly as inexpensively as possible. He shares these tools with you for free!

Hope to see lots of you there!


  1. I’m going to the chicago event. Is this basically the same thing, or something different? Can’t wait!

  2. @ zeffer — There’s definitely going to be some overlap, though I think they’ll both have different/unique content. Look forward to seeing you in October!

    @ Grant — Yes, don’t drink and drive! 😉

    Where are you driving from?

  3. If we book in the block will the nights at the Sheraton count towards elite status and earn points?

  4. @ JapanMiles — Yes, you would earn stay credits. I believe the tickets are non-refundable, though the hotel can be refunded till the day of arrival.

  5. When do you think they’ll post the schedule of events? Are there any events on Friday before the cocktail reception?

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