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I got a note that tickets for the next Frequent Traveler University are on sale, starting today (June 21st).  FTU Chicago 2017 will be held the weekend of November 17-19, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare Airport.  Complimentary airport shuttle service is available and the hotel is steps away from the CTA Blue Line Cumberland rail station.

There are 2 different events going on this weekend for FTU Chicago 2017 – FTU Travel Expo and FTU Signature and they have different prices and agendas

FTU Signature Chicago 2017

FTU Signature is what I think of as more of the “traditional” FTU – this is the whole weekend and your ticket includes

• Two days of expert-led sessions in classroom settings
• Coffee, tea, and seasonal breakfast breads on Saturday and Sunday morning
• Plated lunch on Saturday and Sunday
• Welcome social hour with chef’s choice of hors d’oeuvres, well drinks, wine and beer included on Friday
• Internet in the conference rooms
• Admission to the FTU Travel Expo on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Speakers include:

  • Rudy Maxa
  • Nomadic Matt
  • Chris Guillebeau
  • Johnny Jet & Chris McGinnis

Frequent Flyer experts include

  • Greg Davis-Kean of Frequent Miler
  • Tiffany Funk of One Mile at a Time
  • Matthew Klint of Live and Let’s Fly
  • Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai

Tickets are $249 though there is a code for $10 off (see below)

FTU Travel Expo

If you’re not interested in the whole weekend, you can sign up for the much cheaper FTU Travel Expo.  FTU Travel Expo is only on Saturday and appears to be more of a traditional Expo, with booths and lounges.  Here is a list of confirmed exhibitors with more being added.

You can get tickets as low as $29 with the coupon codes below if you signup before July 31st.

Getting tickets to FTU Chicago 2017

If you sign up now (or before the dates below), you can get $10 off both FTU Travel Expo and FTU Signature.

  • FTU Travel Expo: FTUEARLY is good for $10 off Expo tickets through July 31, 2017 (regular price $39 discounted to $29)
  • FTU Signature: FTUEARLY is good for $10 off Signature tickets through June 25, 2017 (regular price $249 discounted to $239)
  • Buy tickets at

Should you go to FTU Chicago 2017?

I’ve had fun at conferences like this.  For many of us, we are the only “miles and points” people in our area, so it can be fun to spend time with other people who “get it”.

I will probably not be attending FTU Chicago 2017 as I will be in Chicago the month before speaking at the Chicago Seminars 2017.  Still, $29 for admission on Saturday sounds tempting….

If you’re interested, get tickets before the early bird dates run out to save $10.  Disclosure – I receive a commission if you buy tickets through my link.

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