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The Chicago Seminars is back this weekend with miles and point fanatics criss-crossing the O’Hare neighborhood on hotel shuttles to attend the event.
There is a great lineup of topics and speakers from passionate enthusiasts, including niche topics like Amtrak awards and cruises that you should check out.
I was planning to come in midday until a few day job conference calls inappropriately appeared for Friday morning, so I will be on the 4:57 am PATH train on my way to LaGuardia for an early flight down to Chicago. Fortunately miles and points addicts shun Delta, so when I Same-Day Confirmed my flight, the upgrade instantly processed. I’ll be thinking of all the Chicago Seminar-ers eyeing each other and the upgrade screens at AA and UA gates across the country.
In an enhanced reprise from FTU, on Friday at 6:30 – 7:20 I will present a lightning round International Bootcamp, now with 7% more miles and points as a dividend.
Saturday 1-2 Daraius of Million Mile Secrets and I will present on rental cars, the unsexy part of travel where so many dollars slip away.
Sunday 11-12:30 I will present an all-new Hotwire and Priceline. Like rental cars, sometimes unglamorous gets the job done. I am striving to be clear and comprehensive for the beginner crowd, yet include enough nooks and crannies to interest those who re-bid in their sleep.
See you in Chicago!