Event description

We are thrilled to announce that the next FTU Advanced will be held at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Mission Bay hotel in San Diego from March 6-8, 2015.

Over two days, our five experts will share their extensive knowledge of how to earn, book, and travel like a pro on both revenue and reward tickets.

FTU Advanced features a small-group setting, allowing our experts to go far beyond the basics, and Q&A sessions with each speaker will give all participants an opportunity to engage at a high level to discuss complex issues and address your most difficult questions.

Topics will include the following general areas:

— 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

What’s included?

Your ticket gives you access to all sessions and social events, including a 90 minute open bar cocktail reception on Friday night, and a three-course lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, guests staying on our group rate will have access to the hotel’s buffet breakfast at the highly reviewed Red Marlin restaurant on Saturday and Sunday.

All attendees will have internet access in the conference rooms and we encourage you to bring your laptop or tablet along.


Our host for this weekend is the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina. Located only a few miles from the San Diego Airport, this waterfront property features a number of gorgeous pools, a luxury spa, and a variety of restaurants.

We have negotiated a group rate at the hotel of $165 per night for single/double occupancy. This rate includes the full buffet breakfast at the Red Marlin restaurant on site.

To book your room, click HERE.

How do I get a ticket?

There are a limited number of tickets available for public sale at price of $249, which you can purchase though the registration form below. The first two FTU Advanced events sold out within 24 hours, so get your ticket before it’s too late!

We recognize that sometimes life interferes with even the best travel plans. Although registration is nonrefundable, if you are unable to attend this event for any reason, your registration can be transferred to another individual no later than 4 days prior to the start of the event for a $25 fee.