FTU Orange County, November 12-13, 2022 Early Bird Ends 10/11/22

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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!

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  • 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)

Tickets include:

  • 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.



Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time Speaker Topic Location
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
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
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

Time Speaker Topic Location
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
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch
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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