A bunch of years ago I found Rick and his little blog. I was hooked. I have to embarrassingly admit I would some days wake up at 3 AM and think “maybe Rick has a post live now I can check out“. Many times he had and I would then be up most of the night my head spinning thinking of how I could make whatever he talked about work for me (also why I tend to take my posts live at a more humane time btw).
Anyway, this post is all about the most mind blowing weekend you could go to two weeks from today in Chicago and there are still 100+ tickets for sale <–LINK (as of this post)! And you can read about the event at THIS FlyerTalk post as well.
The first time I ever went I was blown away. I sat through session after session and could not believe my ears. So many travel and points ideas I had never ever dreamed of. Sure, some were not for me but so many I could make work for my circumstances and travel patterns. Then, outside the sessions, most of the speakers were floating around and were happy to say hello and chat with you and answer any questions and they seemed as excited about all this as I was. Just neat!
The best part of all this is how the “game” has changed since that first event and how in many ways it is just the same. Many of the “point haters” out there tell you it is not worth it. It is just too hard. You can NEVER find seats or make it work. Really? Humm… I have my anniversary trip booked for this winter to somewhere warm. I am flying 1st class for just the tax. I am staying for a week for nothing in a room that would cost almost $300 per night. My food, that I eat in the hotel and bill to the hotel, I will use points to wipe out the cost. I likely will get my car rental for free on points. So, my trip will not be “free” but it will be a tiny percentage of retail. That is the value of points if you are willing to work at it and learn how to do it. Chicago Seminars is one way to do just that!
This year, as I have done for many years now, I will be talking about Delta. I will share a bunch of stuff I never EVER blog about and never would – EVER! Some tips are just too good for everyone to know about like how to reach elite support and help even when you are not an elite. Yeah, that kind of stuff and a bunch more. 😉
Bottom line is you could be, two weeks from right NOW, chatting with me face to face and asking me any travel questions you have. Please come and say hello! – Rene
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