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Chicago Is…Not My Kinda Town This Year

Right now we are supposed to be running around like chickens with our heads cut off getting ready to load the baby, Grandma, and myself in the car to head to the airport to fly to Chicago where it is currently a nice cool 47 degrees.  I was scheduled to attend and present a session at the annual miles and points conference, the Chicago Seminars. However, Chicago is sadly not my kinda town this year.  Baby S has come down…

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Learn About Miles and Points in Chicago This Month

In less than two weeks myself and hundreds of other miles and points newbies, old timers, and those in-between will be descending into Elk Grove Village, just a few miles from Chicago O’Hare for the annual “Chicago Seminars”.  The Chicago Seminars is an annual miles and points conference that goes from Friday night to Sunday late afternoon and plays host to lots of formal and informal discussions about airline miles, hotel points, credit cards, elite status, loyalty programs, and more…

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Join Me for a “Plus One” Session at the Chicago Seminars

If you are heading to the Chicago Seminars this weekend to learn about miles and points in person and convinced/bribed/kidnapped a plus one to go with you, then we want to help keep a smile on your guest’s face. For the second year in a row I am helping out with a “Plus One” session on Saturday afternoon near the hotel pool starting at 4PM that will include some giveaways, catered snacks, drinks, and a little miles and points fun…

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Learn about Miles and Points Face to Face!

Learning about miles and points on the internet is a great and easy way for even busy families to learn about deals and opportunities at their own pace.  That’s all that many will ever need to earn and use miles and points to take your family to places near or far.  However, some people want to take that a step further and learn more in-depth information in-person in a short amount of time.  For those with that desire there are…

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Learn About Miles and Points in Person

Learning about miles and points online is a great place to start, and for many it is all they ever want or need.  However, for some people it makes sense to take the next step and attend an in-person miles and points conference.  Yes, there are several miles and points conferences! This is a good time of year to think about whether an in-person miles and points event sounds interesting to you since there is one about to happen, one…

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Chicago Seminars 2013 Wrap-Up

I spent the last couple of days at the 2013 Chicago Seminars in, well, Chicago. I guess more accurately they are held in Elk Grove Village at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove, about 15 minutes or so from O’Hare. This is my third year in a row attending the Chicago Seminars (here are thoughts on 2011 and 2012, so visiting the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village almost feels like visiting a (distant) relative’s house at this point! It isn’t a…

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Join Me For a “Spouses Reception” at the Chicago Seminars

One of the sessions I am hosting at the upcoming Chicago Seminars is a very different type of session…it is for the spouses/partners/friends/plus ones of all of the miles and points aficionados who are attending the conference.  We wanted to do something special for them for tagging along and putting up with all of our insanity, so we are hosting a reception for them on Saturday afternoon (October 12th) from 4:00-5:45PM during the Chicago Seminars sessions. Their session will have…

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Upcoming Frequent Flyer Events!

I love connecting with others in person at fun frequent flyer events, so in case you feel the same, here is some info on various events that are coming up soon! Star MegaDo 5: I wrote about this event here, but basically it is a chartered Air Canada flight from Toronto to Tuscon to San Francisco.  Along the way there will be plenty of social events, an AMARC inside tour, a Rimowa luggage factory tour, program with Air Canada, a hanger…

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Mini Points and Minor Updates

I want to share a few quick updates about some things in the miles and points world…. This site and all of BoardingArea will be moving to a fancier server starting tonight.  My normal morning post will go out late tonight, so there will still be some new content for anyone who would like to visit tomorrow morning while drinking their requisite cup of coffee, but the ability to comment or make additional posts will be on hold until the…

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Come Learn and Have Fun at Newly Announced Frequent Flyer Events

Other than the (almost) free travel, one of my favorite perks of the miles and points world is getting to connect with others who share this same hobby.  A great way to do that in-person is at many of the frequent flyer events.  There are Mega Dos (big organized and sponsored events), Mini Dos (small and informal events), and in-person miles and points seminars. If you want to come to an in-person miles and points seminar, then two new events…

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