Event description

Announcing FTU Advanced, Round 2!

After the quick sell out for FTU Advanced in July, we received over a hundred emails from people wanting to attend the next one. We’re therefore thrilled to announce the second FTU Advanced session, also to be held in Chicago.

Similar to the first one, some 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.

You wil l spend time with Ben Schlappig (aka 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 Greg from FrequentMiler , Daraius from Million Mile Secrets, Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai and Matthew from Live and Let’s Fly. 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


Our host for this weekend is the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. Renovated in 2013 for over $40 million, this modern hotel is bright and welcome, and well located right next to Chicago O’Hare Airport.

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.