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The organizers have a great line-up of talks and discussion sessions.
The West Coast venue challenges us heading back east to family and work, so the all-star Gary and Ben Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going unofficial wrap will happen Sun at 9 am. Ben hasn’t shared a stage with me since Chicago when it ended up costing us both $400 in charity over a China Southern flight attendant’s scarf.
So the official wrap is b-stars UPGRD Matthew and myself at 16:00.
We’ve got talks on Hacking United Airlines, Shortcuts to Elite Status, Award Booking, Hidden City Ticketing and Fuel Dumping, Leveraging Miles for Exotic Travel, and more.
My Sat session is Advanced Credit Card Strategies at 13:30 opposite Gary’s Ask Me Anything, so please a few of you flatter me and catch Gary another time. Associated Leff posts more than its namesake so he is not underexposed. 😉
My Sun session is pure clickbait: 101 Tips, Tricks & Hacks to be an Expert Traveler. I hope it will be a fun close to the weekend.
But wait, there’s more. I am in the same boat at many, either skip out at Sunday noon or take a late red-eye. I went for the red-eye so will be informally hosting a Red-Eye Dinner after event close. No need to fly out early!
Venue and time TBD.
Given this audience, let me clarify that by ‘hosting’ I do not in any way imply that I will be picking up the tab. Not anything like a party on The Points Guy’s jet. This is pay your own way, and not included in the event registration.
Pro tip: bring small denomination cash and let your new best friend use the credit card, it will be love at first sight.
See you in San Diego!