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Event – October 27, 2018 in Montreal: milesopedia mini-conference (MCM)

After the excitement of our meeting with milesopedia readers on June 02, 2018 and the various 5@7 organized during the year such as the one at Ulysses, we decided to organize a milesopedia mini-congress (MCM) on October 27, 2018 in Montreal. Details.

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October 27, 2018: milesopedia mini-conference

The members of the facebook group “Travel for free (or almost…!) with your points & miles – milesopedia” have known it in preview a few days ago… and almost 75% of the available tickets have already been sold!

Why the milesopedia mini-conference?

There is Aeroplan’s “mini-tour of the world” (MTM), now there is also the “milesopedia mini-convention” (MCM).

This event is designed to:

  • familiarize yourself with points & miles
  • exchange with other members of the community on tips & tricks!

We try to adapt the presentations for all levels from beginner to advanced, and have chosen an “aerial” theme for the occasion.

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Seat 2K – First Class A330 Lufthansa

A few days before the event, an email will be sent to you to know your level with points and miles:

Estimated level milesopedia level
What is a point? Economy class low cost
(additional fees for: food on board, choice of seat, use of toilets, light above the seat, life jacket… Please: save me!)
Beginner Economy
(I know that loyalty programs exist, I have used my points a few times and I am looking to improve)
Intermediate Economy class privilege
(I am registered in several programs that I use regularly: I want to go further)
Advanced Business class
(I travel regularly with points and miles and know the main techniques to accumulate them and use them optimally. But I’m still learning new things at enthusiast meetings).
Expert First Class
(MPM, CPM, MTM, MCM, Soft/Hard Products have no secrets for me. I travel for the pleasure of flying: I come to network with addicts like me)

Meet at 1:00 pm

We invite you to join us at 1:00 pm for a 6-hour trip (which can be extended by two additional hours for those who enjoy our “lounge”).

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The departure terminal is located at 1232 de la Montagne Street in Montreal: the LOV restaurant, easily accessible by public transportation.

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Before boarding with us at 1pm, you can have lunch on site. We strongly encourage you to reserve your table on Opentable, as the place is particularly sought after on Saturdays!

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Bombardier CS100 Swiss

During the boarding phase, you will discover:

  • Basic rules of travel hacking and safety instructions
  • Credit bureau rules
  • Ways to optimize your passage through the airport
  • The best credit card offers during fall 2018
  • … other topics


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Bombardier CS100 Swiss – Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE)

After you have fastened your seatbelt, we will proceed to take off:

  • The future of Aeroplan
  • AIR MILES: How to use your miles
  • British Airways Executive Club: the sweet spots
  • And the cruises in all that?
  • Tips and tricks from the pros
  • …other topics

Questions for the crew

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First Class – Asiana Airlines – A380

Of course, during the whole flight, you can ask all the questions you want to the milesopedia crew members and other speakers.

The purpose of this trip is to converse together about the passion that drives us: points & miles… and travel!


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From 5 to 6 pm, with your drink in hand, you will be invited to listen to the various feedbacks of milesopedia readers: this will allow you to learn from the experiences of others… mistakes not to make… and good shots to find!

You can then freely share your flight experience and your points & miles usage with other passengers. If you wish, the discussions can continue until 9pm!

Service on board during the flight and after landing

Coffee and sweets will be served throughout the flight.

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Asiana Airlines – A350 – Business Class – Seoul – San Francisco

2 hours before landing (around 5pm) will be served:

  • one glass of wine per person
  • trays of appetizers

Beyond that, any additional consumption will be charged to the passenger.

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Bar – First Class A330 Lufthansa

The welcome kit

Like any self-respecting company, a welcome kit will be delivered to you with milesopedia accessories for your next trips.

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Welcome Kit – First Class A330 Lufthansa

Prizes to be won

milesopedia and its partners will offer many prizes for the lucky passengers drawn.

This will include:

The crew members

Member Function Level Manifesto
Jean-Maximilien Flight captain First Class
Jean-Maximilien founded milesopedia in 2015. Expert in loyalty programs, credit cards, travel with points & miles, he shares his knowledge with as many people as possible… in French!
Jean-François Co-pilot First Class
Jean-François is a native Montrealer. From a young age he was introduced to the world of travel by his parents and since then he has maximized the opportunities to discover other cultures. A graduate of the HEC in finance/marketing, he has an excellent knowledge of the workings of credit cards.
Matthieu Co-pilot First Class
Matthieu left Toulouse in 2009 -capital of French aeronautics- to settle in Montreal… and it is here that he started to get interested in the world of planes. With Aeroplan, he seeks to optimize mileage earning and usage and has already completed several mini-tours of the world.
Browser First Class
Qatar Airways
Amin is the blogger behind Amin On Miles. Having worked on the road for several years, Amin was exposed to loyalty programs as a business traveler. Paying for your annual vacation through work was just the beginning in the huge world of travel hack. The passion has continued to grow and he shares his experience with other enthusiasts.
Gauthier Head of cabin Business Class
Singapore Airlines
Gautier is a milesopedia reader. Avgeek and always looking for his next destination, Gautier arrived in Montreal in 2007. Anxious to “build his credit”, he discovers the world of loyalty and gets caught up in the game. From Argentina to South Africa, through Japan and Mexico, his backpacking trips are now spent in family mode with his 2 children. A specialist in discount flight deals, he explains how you can stop paying full price for your tickets.
Maryse Flight attendant Economy Privilege Class
Air Canada
Maryse is a milesopedia reader. She studied and worked in the tourism industry for 20 years. After visiting about 15 countries, she discovered Travel Hacking in 2016 (and realized the thousands of dollars she had overspent on her previous trips!). Thanks to the advice of Milesopedia since last January she booked her first mini-tour of the world for 2019.
Audrey Medical officer on board Economy Class
Air Canada Rouge
Audrey is Jean-Maximilien’s spouse. A pharmacist, she enjoys advising her patients and milesopedia readers on all things health related…and traveling with kids! She also shares her travel experiences for milesopedia: planes, hotels, restaurants, lounges… everything!


In order to participate in this event, you will need to register on the dedicated Eventbrite page. Since many people come as a couple or with a friend, we have an adapted rate when 2 tickets are taken simultaneously!

All early bird tickets have already been sold through the group! You are not part of it? All the more reason to join to be warned in advance of such announcements!

Come to discuss that topic in our Facebook Group!
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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