Chicago Frequent Flyer 3 Day Seminar Schedule & Registration – Learn More About What We Do!

Rick Ingersoll, one of the original bloggers about obtaining mass amounts of frequent flyer miles, and founder of his great website is hosting the 3rd annual Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars/Conference again this Fall. I have not been able to attend the past two, but I’m hoping my fall schedule ends up remaining open this year so I can finally go. It’s a 3 day event from Friday, October 12th – Sunday, October 14th held at the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn near ORD in Chicago. You can sign-up for certain lectures & speakers from some of the “legends” & more popular bloggers in the game to learn about topics that interest you, as well as hang out with people for a whole weekend who share the same hobby!
The entire event only costs $85 to attend, includes 2 lunches, all seminars, & coffee breaks. This event is not for profit, & all money made over expenses is donated to charity, and all workers are volunteers. The host hotel is sold out, so you can’t stay there, but you can still stay at the Holiday Inn and Suites O’Hare/Rosemont a few miles away which will be providing shuttles back & forth to the conference. If you want to, you can of course make your own reservation elsewhere and rent a car.


Registration is still available here, and as of right now there are 317 tickets left:


Here’s the tentative schedule (subject to change) that Rick posted:

6:30-7:20 PM Rookie Bootcamp with Dave Homyak
7:30-8:30 Delta SkyPesos to Delta Gold: with John Nielsen OR Travel Technology with Cliff Stratton

7-8:15 Breakfast
Beginner: FF 101 Pudding Guy and Credit Cards for Newbies with Rick Ingersoll
Advanced: ITA Software and Expert Flyer with Cara Kreft and Chris Lopitino

10-10:15 AM Coffee Break

10:30 to Noon
Beginner: US Airways Grand Slam with Mommy Points and Elite Status Challenges and Fast-tracks with BikeGuy/Pudding Guy
Advanced: Captain Denny Flanagan Author

Noon to 1 PM Lunch

1-2:45 PM
Beginners: Mileage Runs with Ben Schlappig
Advanced: Transfers and Bonus Category Credit Cards with Brian Kelly

2:45 -3PM Coffee Break

Beginners: Award Booking with Ben Schlappig
Advanced: Moderated Airline Breakout Sessions with Geoffco (top tier status all 3 alliances)

5-6PM Meet the Speakers: Cash Bar/Hotel Lobby

Advanced: Q and A Mileage Runs and Award Booking with Ben Schlappig and Brian Kelly
The Cruising Crowd with Marshall Jackson

7-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-10 AM Sponsors Workshop

10-10:15 AM Coffee Break

Beginner: Belkin (Beaubo) as a Beginner
Advanced: Hotel Breakout Session

Noon to 1PM Lunch

Beginner: Gift Card Churning with Frequent Miler and Shopping Mall Bonanzas with HansGolden
Advanced: Blogger Questions and Answers

3-4PM  Randy Petersen State of the Industry

Discussion threads are setup in both FlyerTalk and milepoint.  Other questions should go to


Fingers crossed, my schedule with the band stays open during the conferences, & it doesn’t sell out early!

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  1. excited to see you there!


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