Frequent Traveler University is hosting its next FTU Signature event on November 12-13, 2022, in sunny Orange County, California. Join us for a full weekend packed with learning sessions and social activities! Reconnect with old friends and hear from a great lineup of speakers.
Rapid Travel Chai
Live and Let’s Fly
Victoria M Walker
Contributor, New York Times
Credit Cards Editor, The Points Guy
Travel with Grant
Eye of the Flyer
Ben’s Big Deal
Founder of the FTU
Just Plane Points
Educational Sessions Schedule
Please note that all session times/topics/speakers are subject to change.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
|9:00am-9:30am||General Session||Welcome Back FTU||Room 1|
|9:45am-10:45am||Senitra Horbrook||The Best Travel Benefits and the Credit Cards that Help You Get Them||Room 1|
|Grant Thomas||Vacasa Vacation Rentals||Room 2|
|11:00am-12:00pm||Chris Carley||Is Delta the LA Airline Now?||Room 1|
|Matthew Klint||Adventure Travel – 141 Countries and Counting||Room 2|
|1:30pm-2:30pm||Carissa Rawson||Qatar Qsuites and Hyatt Globalist Are Fine, But Travelzoo is Where It’s At||Room 1|
|Maricris Palentinos||Southwest Companion Pass: Earning, Maximizing, Redeeming||Room 2|
|2:45pm-3:45pm||Matthew Klint||Star Alliance Showdown: Air Canada Aeroplan vs United MileagePlus||Room 1|
|Grant Thomas||Cancel and Rebook Strategies for Airlines and Hotels||Room 2|
|4:00pm-5:00pm||Panel||What Points to Use When and Why, moderated by Stefan Krasowski||Room 1|
Sunday, November 13, 2022
|9:00am-10:00am||Senitra Horbrook||Booking Bucket List Destinations with Points and Miles||Room 1|
|Ben Komenkul||Try as You Might, Hyatt Will Eventually Hook You||Room 2|
|10:15am-11:15am||Kevin Song||American Airlines AAdvantage and Loyalty Points||Room 1|
|Vikkie Walker||Why You Should Care About Elite Status||Room 2|
|11:30am-12:30pm||Panel||State of Miles & Points, moderated by Stefan Krasowski||Room 1|
|2:00pm-5:00pm||Optional||Fun at Boomers Irvine (purchase your own ticket)|
The Frequent Traveler University Signature event will take place at the Back Bay Conference Center, and parking is complimentary for attendees. The conference center is located an easy 2.1 miles away from John Wayne Airport.
FTU Signature Event
Enjoy our most popular event! This weekend-long event provides access to all sessions on Saturday and Sunday, as well as breakfast and lunch on both days. An optional welcome party for Friday night is included for the first 75 people that sign up. Welcome party requires separate RSVP, and ticket holders will receive a separate email with instructions on how to claim their spots.
Tickets – Earlybird Sale Pricing!
Add-On Ticket – Saturday Night Bowling Party!
Keep the good times going after the learning sessions end Saturday. Join us for an evening of bowling and fun. FREE for current FTU Online Members (that are also attending the FTU Signature Event), and $30 for non-members (and FTU members that are not attending the FTU Signature Event). Tickets include bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and soda.
Optional Sunday Social Event
Following the close of FTU on Sunday, optionally join us at for games, go karts, mini golf and more next door at Boomers Irvine. We’ll go until the last flight departs. Purchase your own package from Boomers promos or pay as you go. This activity is not included in the FTU ticket, you must purchase from Boomers Irvine directly.