April FTU Ticket Giveaway – Antipodal Challenge

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The April Frequent Traveler University event is popular because attendees will have a chance to attend the weekend frequent flyer program while catching up on the latest frequent flyer stories with old and new friends.

Unfortunately it’s so popular it sold out earlier this year. But if you are still looking for a ticket, you are in luck. We are giving away one ticket to the April FTU event through our antipodal challenge.


It’s easy to enter for your chance at arguably one of the last available tickets to the April FTU event in Washington, DC. Simply subscribe to our email subscription and leave a comment in this post with the location you’ve traveled to that is closest to your antipodal point.

The antipodal point of any location on earth is the diametrically opposite point on the Earth’s surface, otherwise the exact opposite side of the earth. As a kid, the running playground joke was to ask a friend if they planned to dig to China. Which was never realistic, but it is now realistic to hop on a plane and fly to or “near” your antipodal point thanks to points and miles.

How To Enter

Simply follow the steps below for your chance to win.


Giveaway Details

  • Must leave a comment regarding the location you’ve visited that is closest to the antipodal point of your home, hometown or current location
  • Must be a subscriber to Points, Miles & Martinis email subscription
  • One winner will be selected at random from all valid entries
  • Only one entry per person
  • Winner will be selected on Friday, April 5th in the late afternoon
  • Winner will receive (1) ticket to the April FTU event in Washington, DC, a $100 value

Frequent Traveler University
April 27th, 2013 – April 28th, 2013

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Dr, Tysons Corner, VA 22102, USA

  • Winner will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the event

Bottom Line

The FTU events are a great way to learn the basic strategies or more advanced tactics of the points and miles game. Using these strategies to earn points and miles may help you actually visit your antipodal point around the world.

Share your antipodal point and signup for our email for your chance to win.

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  1. I’m currently in Los Angeles and the closest I’ve been to my antipodal point (Madagascar) is Orlando, FL.

  2. I am currently in Washington, DC and my closest point looks to be Perth, Australia.

  3. I am currently in Washington, DC and the closest I have been to my antipodal point is Andaman Nicobar Islands in india.

  4. I live just outside Boston, and the closest I have been to my antipode is Sharm-el-Sheikh, which is the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula in Egypt.

  5. I’m in NJ and I think Hawaii was the closest to my antipodal point. Thanks for a fun exercise.

  6. I’m in DC and the closest I’ve been to my antipodal point is Adelaide. I flew to Australia in Qantas business class using AAdvantage miles.

  7. I’m in Philadelphia. The closest approach I’ve made to my anitpodal point is Pattaya, Thailand.

  8. In south dakota, my antipodal point is in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Never been anywhere on that side of the world but next year I will be just north of my antipodal in the Maldives!

  9. I’m in DC, and the closest I’ve been to my antipodal point is Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  10. I’m in Beaufort, SC which makes Perth, Australia the closet antipodal point although Sydney is the closet I have visited.

  11. I’m in Tampa, Florida, and my antipodal point is off the west coast of Australia, in the Indian Ocean. The closest I have been to my antipodal point is Singapore while I was on a mission trip in college. MANY years ago. Would love to go back sometime. Thank you for the fun contest.

  12. Not really where I am now, but in 2012, I traveled to Easter Island and to western India within 2 months of each other, and those are antipodal points (also did Peru and Vietnam, but those weren’t as close).

  13. I’m in Northern Virginia, and the closest I’ve been to my antipodal point is Seoul, South Korea.

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