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tommy777 Mar 10, 11 7:10 pm


Originally Posted by dohvegas (Post 16003144)
Just registered and awaiting hotel info. What time do things kick off on Friday?

The free cocktail reception starts at 7PM

cswarthout Mar 11, 11 5:55 pm

Just registered and awaiting hotel info as well. ^

JFKSFOLAX_friend Mar 11, 11 7:03 pm


Originally Posted by JFKSFOLAX_friend (Post 16002534)
I received an email for the Saturday program but should I have received tickets or the like for the Friday night event?

Bump.

LIH Prem Mar 11, 11 7:06 pm


Originally Posted by JFKSFOLAX_friend (Post 16019139)
Bump.

If you put 1 in the quantity for the Friday night event, then yes.

-David

gleff Mar 12, 11 6:43 pm

Any specific requests for my talk on award booking strategies, lemme know... :)

harry0233 Mar 13, 11 3:03 pm

I'm looking for room mate to share the cost. PM me if you are interested:D

JFKSFOLAX_friend Mar 14, 11 9:18 pm


Originally Posted by LIH Prem (Post 16019145)
If you put 1 in the quantity for the Friday night event, then yes.

Well, since my time machine is broken and won't be fixed until after the event is over, I can't say for sure if I signed up for Friday night. :rolleyes: (My crystal ball is also in the shop. Bad timing.)

My point was that I only received a ticket for Saturday night...but, want to go Friday night. Since I paid for it, I will just show up and hope for the best, I guess.

Not sure why it is so hard to get an answer on this issue. :rolleyes:

tommy777 Mar 14, 11 9:50 pm


Originally Posted by JFKSFOLAX_friend (Post 16035753)
Well, since my time machine is broken and won't be fixed until after the event is over, I can't say for sure if I signed up for Friday night. :rolleyes: (My crystal ball is also in the shop. Bad timing.)

My point was that I only received a ticket for Saturday night...but, want to go Friday night. Since I paid for it, I will just show up and hope for the best, I guess.

Not sure why it is so hard to get an answer on this issue. :rolleyes:

If you get that time machine fixed, let me know :p

Please email me at [email protected] and I'll make sure you are on the Friday list.

tommy777 Mar 14, 11 10:16 pm

Update
 
Just sent out the hotel registration link again to everyone who has registered.

Thanks

jhflyer Mar 14, 11 10:52 pm

Registered. Looking forward to it. Thanks to the organizers and speakers for arranging this.

Marathon Man Mar 15, 11 2:29 pm

I may go to this and later even offer up my alternative methods for pretty much everything. I just wont know if I can do it until the very end of March.

Thanks for posting! Would love to meet you all

:)MM

ZFW-ATC Mar 15, 11 3:45 pm

I'm in
 
Count me in. Registered, need hotel info....

Thanks for putting this together,
Eric

monnyc Mar 15, 11 11:45 pm


Originally Posted by gleff (Post 16024109)
Any specific requests for my talk on award booking strategies, lemme know... :)

Would you talk be similar to the one for the Chicago Do 2011? Apart from any particular requests you might get for each event, of course.

michaelm69 Mar 16, 11 5:07 am

any chance anyone will ever do a seminar on the west coast...preferably Los angeles?

gleff Mar 16, 11 5:35 am


Originally Posted by monnyc (Post 16042747)
Would you talk be similar to the one for the Chicago Do 2011? Apart from any particular requests you might get for each event, of course.

I haven't really thought through it yet, the event isn't until October :) But as a starting point presumably, though I'll see if I can get a handle whether most people attending are repeat folks or new.

tommy777 Mar 16, 11 3:05 pm


Originally Posted by michaelm69 (Post 16043470)
any chance anyone will ever do a seminar on the west coast...preferably Los angeles?

I can promise you that we are looking in to having 4 seminars a year and a cooperation with the Chicago DO. We are already looking to have one in Denver around SMD III.

monnyc Mar 17, 11 12:56 am


Originally Posted by gleff (Post 16043514)
I haven't really thought through it yet, the event isn't until October :) But as a starting point presumably, though I'll see if I can get a handle whether most people attending are repeat folks or new.

I understand, didn't mean to rush things or anything. The only "bad" thing about the Chicago Do is that with so many great speakers it's almost impossible for me to choose one over the other w/o regrets. It's great to have more than one event to give us more choices, so thank you to the organizers and speakers.

tommy777 Mar 17, 11 2:52 pm

Folks, we are at almost 70% booked now. Get it while you still can :)

karns Mar 18, 11 5:30 pm

Want to attend, how do I register?

RichG Mar 18, 11 6:02 pm

Just found out about the event & registered!
I'm local in NYC, so probably no hotel, but even if I need one it will be one of the others in the neighborhood. Is there / can there / be any arrangement regarding parking at the Sheraton?

SkyTeam777 Mar 18, 11 6:49 pm

Is the registration fee refundable if we cancel by a certain date. Im interested too, are there going to be concurrent sessions or just a few big ones where we dont have a choice as to what we hear?

SkyTeam777 Mar 18, 11 7:52 pm

Im trying to register, but the web site wont let me. Im in Beijing at the moment, perhaps that's the problem. Pleaser reserve a spot for me and let me know how to submit my payment, thanks!

Fornebufox Mar 18, 11 10:15 pm

I just registered, though I only found out about FTU via the FT newsletter which came today. I wasn't planning to come to the Friday happy hour, but somehow the form insisted on having my name and e-mail in those spaces, so I'll keep the option on the table for now.

Local, so no need for the hotel. Looking forward to it!

SkyTeam777 Mar 19, 11 4:33 am

I registered, but what a frustrating system! It wouldnt let me pay by credit card...only my paypal balance. Ive never been able to get paypal to take a credit card payment either sending one out or receiving one. I HATE paypal!

GoingAway Mar 19, 11 7:36 am


Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 (Post 16062882)
I registered, but what a frustrating system! It wouldnt let me pay by credit card...only my paypal balance. Ive never been able to get paypal to take a credit card payment either sending one out or receiving one. I HATE paypal!

While I also greatly dislike the pa ypal process and do not trust them, setting up papal with a cc to make the payments was easy enough and sufficed for those only papal txns I new needed to complete. Only reason you may have a problem if its so non us card, so unsure why you have so many problems. Pita absolutely; impossible, no

Marathon Man Mar 19, 11 7:58 am

I do not like paypal either.
I often have troubles and right now--on a nice weekend morning--I do not care to recall all of those. Fact is, it can be, well, what was the word Andy Dufrense used when speaking to the warden in the Shawshank Redemption? Obtuse.

Anyway I find it's useful ONLY when dealing in cash like from a bank transfer to pay a person a few $$ or when Big Crumbs pays me cash back from buying gift cards online. Otherwise I do not like it when companies or individuals 'force' me to use it.

I have not yet registered for this event and will do so if I can attend and if there's still room, but I will not know that until about a week from now. At that time I would really honestly prefer an alternate method than using paypal. If there is one I will do it. I don't even have to earn miles when paying in to the cause! (GASP!)

:)MM

tommy777 Mar 20, 11 11:11 am


Originally Posted by karns (Post 16060948)
Want to attend, how do I register?

http://guestli.st/46425


Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 (Post 16061570)
Im trying to register, but the web site wont let me. Im in Beijing at the moment, perhaps that's the problem. Pleaser reserve a spot for me and let me know how to submit my payment, thanks!

China and internet in general is complicated, we all know that.


Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 (Post 16062882)
I registered, but what a frustrating system! It wouldnt let me pay by credit card...only my paypal balance. Ive never been able to get paypal to take a credit card payment either sending one out or receiving one. I HATE paypal!

You can pay with a credit card at the last page

Under the Paypayl log in space on the last check out page, it says "Pay with a credit card". Just remove were it says "Save this information with a Paypal account"

tommy777 Mar 20, 11 11:15 am

For those of you who want to book the hotel, I'm sending out the link to everyone tomorrow.

beaubo Mar 21, 11 3:12 pm


Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 (Post 16061311)
Is the registration fee refundable if we cancel by a certain date. Im interested too, are there going to be concurrent sessions or just a few big ones where we dont have a choice as to what we hear?

We are offering each registrant a 'travel profile' to fill out, so that both general content AND breakout sessions best reflect the earning/burning priorities and program affiliations of the group.

So for example, if there is a general session on Upgrades, we will likely have smaller, shorter concurrent sessions afterward for each of the three alliances where more unique and specific scenarios and questions can be addressed.

Hope that helps.

beaubo Mar 23, 11 2:49 pm

The agenda!!
 
Finally, a seminar that seeks to level the playing field for frequent flyers to best benefit from their airline mileage programs- Frequent Traveler University

850a-900a Opening Remarks

MORNING: EARNING

905a-1015a Part 1: Earning By Flying
Fare Classes: How Flying 1 Mile Could Earn You 2.5 miles or .25 miles!
Elite Status: How to Transform Precious Metals Into Precious Bonus Miles!
Mileage Running: How To Top-Off Your Account To Achieve Elite Status or Reach Award Redemption Threshold

1015-1030a Break

1030-1140a Part 2: Earning By Buying
Credit Cards: Sign Up Bonuses and Most Points Per Dollar of Spending
Mileage Transfers: How Credit Card, Hotel and Your Best Friends Can Pad Your Account
Fire Sales: When Airlines Sell Their Miles and Mileage Mall Products For A Can't-Resist Price

1145a-1215p Part 3: Off the Podium, Into The Firing Line: Breakout Session Q&A

- Star Alliance (United, Continental, US Air, Air Canada, Lufthansa among others)
- oneworld (American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia among others)
- Skyteam (Delta, Air France/KLM, Alitalia, Korean Air among others) and independents (Virgin, El Al, Emirates, Alaska among others)

1215-130p Lunch Break

AFTERNOON: BURNING

145p-245p Part 4: Putting A Value On Your Miles
The Tipping Point: When to Redeem Awards and When to Buy a Ticket
The Tipping Point 2: When to Use Award Tickets Vs. Upgrading Paid Tickets For Business Class
OutSourcing Mileage: Off-The Radar, But On-Target Foreign-Based Mileage Program Awards

245p-355p Part 5: Award Redemption Strategies
Is Israel in Asia or Europe?: Understanding Award Charts- Zones Vs. Mileage-Based
Expanding The Reach of Your Award Ticket: Understanding Routing, Stopover and Open Jaw Rules
Getting From 'No' To 'No Problem': The Art of Turning The Phone Agent Into Your Advocate...and Getting Your Hard-To-Book Award

355-405p Break

405-435p Part 6: Where Our Speakers Become YOUR Advocates: Breakout Session Q&A
- Star Alliance (United, Continental, US Air, Air Canada, Lufthansa among others) (Gary)
- oneworld (American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia among others) (Ben)
- Skyteam (Delta, Air France/KLM, Alitalia, Korean Air among others) and independents (Virgin, El Al, Emirates, Alaska among others) (Steve)

435-515p Part 7: Randy Petersen- World's First and Foremost Frequent Flyer Guru: Surveys 30 Years Of Mileage Program History

GoingAway Mar 23, 11 3:41 pm

Don't believe much in afternoon breaks, do you :D

beaubo Mar 23, 11 4:11 pm


Originally Posted by GoingAway (Post 16088767)
Don't believe much in afternoon breaks, do you :D


Will have porta-potties and intravenuous Cokes to speed things along. ;)

papakim Mar 24, 11 9:07 pm

FTU
 
Very interested in attending. No hotel needed.

dnfuss Mar 24, 11 10:18 pm

Interested in attending. No hotel needed.

SOX-Guy Mar 24, 11 11:57 pm

I'd like to attend as well.
No Hotel needed - anyone out there who wants to share a ride from Westchester?

steveque Mar 25, 11 12:37 am

Like to attend, no hotel needed

beaubo Mar 25, 11 3:01 am


Originally Posted by dnfuss (Post 16097910)
Interested in attending. No hotel needed.

we are equally interested in having you join us!

beaubo Mar 25, 11 3:02 am


Originally Posted by SOX-Guy (Post 16098244)
I'd like to attend as well.
No Hotel needed - anyone out there who wants to share a ride from Westchester?

registration button is but a mere click away!

beaubo Mar 25, 11 3:03 am


Originally Posted by steveque (Post 16098336)
Like to attend, no hotel needed

we welcome your attendance.

SkiAdcock Mar 25, 11 7:24 am

Perhaps Pizzaman could use the placesetters he created on the first page to a) post the detailed schedule; b) post the registration link (which at my 40 per page is found on page 3 of this thread). Just a thought...

Cheers.


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