FTU Advanced Worth It?

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Old Dec 11, 14, 2:46 pm
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FTU Advanced Worth It?

Does anyone have any opinion on if the FTU Advanced sessions? Is it worth it? Would you learn the same from just skimming the flyer talk threads?
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Old Dec 11, 14, 4:09 pm
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Does anyone have any opinion on if the FTU Advanced sessions? Is it worth it? Would you learn the same from just skimming the flyer talk threads?
At the FTU advanced sessions, you'll mostly get the same info as you'll get reading the blogs and forums. The only reason I'd go is to meet and network with fellow frequent flyers.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 4:20 pm
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The shows are never worth it unless you do it

Education is just a tool if you don't use that tool is not worth nothing
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Old Dec 11, 14, 4:55 pm
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I agree that these things are most useful if you like meeting people and networking. Otherwise you can learn most of the same stuff on the blogs and FT.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 5:04 pm
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Does anyone have any opinion on if the FTU Advanced sessions? Is it worth it? Would you learn the same from just skimming the flyer talk threads?
Since this topic is about one of the several miles and points resources outside of FlyerTalk, let's go ahead and move this over to our External Miles & Points Resources forum for further discussion.

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Old Dec 11, 14, 6:33 pm
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I totally agree with what ChrisFlyer66 wrote; you don't learn anything new.

Also, the separation between FTU Beginner and FTU Advanced was poorly handled in DC, so there were a lot of people who had paid for Beginner but made themselves into an Advanced attendee
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Old Dec 11, 14, 8:34 pm
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The people Who spend the bucks to go to the shows are little more serious, than many of the BS who talk about thing but never seen to do nothing,

I use to have salesman asked for a $10,000 opening order, i'd ask them if they're going to have a booth at the builder show and they say no it's too expensive

One thing about it more shows are being put on so somebody's get something out of them
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