It’s officially here! Tonight begins the 2011 Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars and I’ll be in attendance for the entire weekend. The event has sold-out and it promises to bring an uncompromised amount of education to all areas we mile and point fanatics care about.
I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and am certain I’ll pick up a few tips and tricks I don’t already know about. The knowledge base of the presenters is at the PhD level, so if you’ll be there it sort of goes without saying that you’ll learn how to maximize your frequent traveler program accounts. Here are the threads at FlyerTalk and MilePoint that discuss the weekend.
As far as my schedule, I’ll be attending:
Friday October 28: Tech Travel Skills at 7:00pm
Saturday October 29: Rookie Bootcamp at 9:00am
Saturday October 29: Award Bookings at 10:00am
Saturday October 29: SPG/UA with Lucky and UA Captain Denny at 1:00pm
Saturday October 29: Mileage Runs at 3:00pm
Saturday October 29: Mileage Runs Hands-on Workshop at 5:00pm
Sunday October 30: Moderated breakouts on airline & hotel programs at 11:00am
Sunday October 30: Cherry Picking with Beaubo and Randy Petersen at 3:00pm
I’ll be live Tweeting during the weekend, so be sure to follow me. Also, posting on my blog might be light or non-existent over the weekend depending on how much time I have. Next week look for a post summarizing my experience and hopefully it’ll encourage you to attend next year if you haven’t yet been to one.
[Edited to add:] Be sure to check out night one here.