I spent last weekend in the suburbs of Chicago, IL to meet up with 499 other miles, points, and travel enthusiasts. I was looking forward to “talking shop”, discussing my travels, and helping others in their conquest to fly for next to nothing.
I met lots of great people while there and learned quite a few tips and tricks along the way. I went to some great sessions that covered everything from airline and hotel elite status, redeeming award tickets on various airlines, earning 5 miles per dollar on all spend, and much more!
I made many new friends that live all over and have people to visit when I travel the country for both pleasure and work. Nothing beats going to a new place with a local person to point you in the right direction! Networking is valuable no matter what business you are in!
I look forward to doing a lot more of these events in the future. I am going to look for one at an interesting international destination. It would be great to combine an event like this with a vacation too!