The world’s most popular educational event about maximizing your frequent flyer benefits has been re-invented and is back in Washington, DC!

We’ve partnered with USA TODAY to bring you more speakers, more sessions, and more fun with a Frequent Flyer Holiday Party hosted by Hyatt and Milepoint.

  • Do you have lots of miles but don’t know what to do with them?
    We show you the way!
  • Do you ever have trouble finding availability when redeeming your miles?
    Learn where to look!

From fuel dumps to first class you’ll learn everything you need to know about travel, miles, and elite status! As a head start, every ticket includes complimentary Platinum status with Hyatt Gold Passport that you can use through 2016 (details below). The event is open to everyone who wants to maximize the value of their frequent flyer miles. Get ready to Learn, Earn and Burn!

There is an FTU Advanced event being held in conjunction with FTU. If you are looking for information on that event please click here.

What Will You Learn?

This event will cater to a wide variety of skill levels, from those looking to learn about miles for the first time to those who consider themselves experts but want to learn a little more.

  • • Learn how to travel the world in luxury while paying pennies on the dollar.
  • • Tips on easy shortcuts to airline elite status.
  • • Find out how you can earn thousands of miles and points quickly.
  • • Tips and tricks on how to get upgraded to first class.
  • • Improve your hotel experience with upgrades and other amenities.

Our speakers have national profiles in traditional news media and online travel blogs:

PLUS meet Randy Petersen, the Godfather of Frequent Flyer Miles and founder of online communities Milepoint & Flyertalk.

What’s Included?

For only $149, your ticket provides access to three days of educational meetings and fun activities with others travelers:

  • • A frequent flyer holiday party on Friday night
  • • Access to the Frequent Traveler Expo on Saturday and Sunday
  • • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • • All seminars and and social events
  • • Meet with some of the most knowledgeable frequent travelers


We’re thrilled to announce that, as part of our partnership with Hyatt, everyone who purchases a ticket to FTU will get Platinum Status with Hyatt Gold Passport until February 2016! Just include your Hyatt membership number when you register to take advantage of this great offer! (If you resell your ticket to another person, this benefit is exclusive to the original purchaser.)

Where Is It?

Join us at the magnificent Hyatt Regency Crystal City, conveniently located just minutes from Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA. Whether you’re local or flying in, we hope you take advantage of the many amenities at this beautiful property.