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FTU Orange County 2022 is November 12-13, 2022. SoCal FTUs have been among our most popular events. This is our first big community event since 2019. Let’s get back together!
- Sale to October 11, 2022: $199 (regular price $249)
- FTU members: apply your annual $49 event coupon to attend for $150
- Bonus free for FTU members: Saturday night bowling party at Irvine Lanes ($30 for non-members) Not a member? Join now for $69 and also get access to a year of virtual events including 10/29 and 12/3)
- All educational sessions on Saturday and Sunday
- Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
- Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
- Complimentary Friday night welcome party (requires separate RSVP, and is available to the first 75 people that purchase a ticket)
Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612. Near to SNA Airport and various hotels. Parking is free.
- Stefan Krasowski, Rapid Travel Chai
- Matthew Klint, Live and Lets Fly
- Victoria M Walker, Contributor, New York Times
- Senitra Horbrook, Credit Cards Editor, The Points Guy
- Grant Thomas, Travel with Grant
- Kevin Song
- Chris Carley, Eye of the Flyer
- Ben Komenkul, Ben’s Big Deal
Maricris Palentinos, Finesse Traveler
- Carissa Rawson, Just Plane Points
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)|
Following the close of FTU on Sunday, there’s even an optional social event until the last flight departure with games, go-karts, mini-golf, and more next door at Boomers Irvine (self-pay as you go).
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