Frequent Traveler University is Coming to London

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Frequent Traveler University is a series of seminars devoted to teaching miles and points enthusiasts the best way to maximise their frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card rewards. The single “l” in traveler might make the American focus obvious, but the FTU is finally coming to London and I promise that no speaker intends to pitch you the Chase Sapphire credit card!

Frequent Traveler University will take place at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel on 12-13 May, 2018.

Why Should I Consider Attending?

To Learn

Two full days of seminars from some of the world’s best-known travel bloggers and industry experts (and…err… ME!) about how they stay within budget whilst travelling in style. The small seminar setting means that there is substantial opportunity to ask questions about those subjects that you’ve read about on InsideFlyer UK, in other blogs, on Flyertalk etc. but never quite understood every nuance.

To Have Fun

Outside of the classroom, there are social events and informal gatherings where you can make new friends that share your passion for travel and points. These informal settings are also the perfect way to share great “travel hacks” that even bloggers don’t dare to publish online!

How Do I Sign Up?

FTU London costs £249. This price includes coffee and tea all day, as well as buffet lunches on the Saturday and Sunday.

However, if you book during January – using the promo code UKEARLY – you will receive a discount of £30.

You can register for FTU London by clicking here.

Full disclosure: I will receive a small affiliate commission at no cost to you – which is how I get compensated for speaking – so thank you in advance for using my affiliate link.

Where Should I Stay?

Well, if you live in London or nearby, you can stay at home since the main seminars run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. But if you are interested in staying at the Renaissance hotel, there is a special group rate of £109 that you can access by clicking here.

Of course, the Bath Road outside of Heathrow airport has many different hotel options if you prefer a different hotel chain, want to use points, have a juicy Accelerate target from IHG, etc.

I love GSTP’s “Catch Me if You Can”. Looking forward to finally meeting Gilbert.

What Topics are on the Agenda?

The main speakers haven’t yet agreed upon which subjects each of us will cover. Some of InsideFlyer’s European colleagues will obviously cover areas of most interest to their readers: Flying Blue, Miles & More, etc.

But I haven’t quite decided what topic to cover. So if any readers are thinking about attending FTU London, and have a specific subject that you are interested in learning about, please leave me a comment below.

The Bottom Line

I won’t claim that you will definitely receive more than £219’s worth of travel hacking tips and tricks – although with two whole days of seminar I suspect you should – but it certainly should be a fun event for any reader who is passionate about miles and points and fancies spending a May weekend with myself and other InsideFlyer readers in London.

Again, you can sign up by clicking here and using the promo code UKEARLY.


  1. Pangolin says

    £249 to be told: “BTW, these hacks will only work if you live in the US and have a FICO over 750.” 😀

    • Joe Deeney says

      Haha! – Being fortunate enough to know him, I’m confident Craig has some cracking tips to share 😉

      That said, if anyone has any ideas on how much US-based income (etc) I’d need to generate in order to get US cards, I’m all ears!

      • Craig Sowerby says

        US income = US taxation. And no number of credit card sign-up bonuses is worth that aggro!

        I’ll be the first one to heckle any RTU speaker who tries to pitch a U.S. credit card. (unless the presentation comes with a brilliant MS scheme that works in the UK)

  2. S says

    I get the error ‘your processor is unable to process the card type in the currency selected’ when I try to checkout. Any clues why? Using BA Amex

    • Joe Deeney says

      Hmmm – outside of my area of expertise/control I’m afraid, but I’ve let the guys who run FTU know. Hope you have a great time there!

        • Joe Deeney says

          Sadly couldn’t commit to presenting this time, but will certainly try to attend if I’m free! – I’ll be the guy sat at the front asking Craig extremely awkward questions 🙂

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