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Freddie Awards Live Blogging

Good Evening, and welcome live from Renaissance Newark Airport, scene of the Freddie Awards!  I thought about live tweeting on the Freddies tonight, but think I can do one better—live blog on the results.

Hopefully all goes well with my phone!  So be sure to check back through the night for updates, and I will update the list of winners:

Airline Programs

Americas:
Best Program for Redemption — Delta SkyMiles/Travel on Style for Half the Miles (Int’l Upgrade)
Best Promotion for Earning — American Airlines/Double Elite Qualifying Miles
Best Redemption Ability— TAM Fidelidade
Best Customer Service —American AAdvantage
Best Elite Program — American AAdvantage
Program of the Year — American Airlines AAdvantage

Europe, Africa:
Best Program for Redemption — Lufthansa Miles and More – Upgrade Discounts
Best Promotion for Earning — JetPrivelege/A Trip Well Advised!
Best Redemption Ability— Baltic Miles (First Award Ever for BalticMiles)
Best Customer Service —
Best Elite Program — BalticMiles
Program of the Year — Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles

Middle East, Asia, Oceania:
Best Program for Redemption — El Al – Upgrade Assured
Best Promotion for Earning — Miles & More Lufthansa
Best Redemption Ability— Ethiad Guest
Best Customer Service —
Best Elite Program — Ethiad Guest
Program of the Year – Jet Airways JetPrivelege

Hotel Programs

Americas:
Best Program for Redemption — Marriott Rewards/ PointsSavers
Best Promotion for Earning —SPG/SPG Getaway Free
Best Redemption Ability— Marriott Rewards
Best Customer Service — Marriott Rewards
Best Elite Program — Marriott Rewards
Program of the Year — Marriott Rewards

Europe, Africa:
Best Program for Redemption — SPG/SPG Moments
Best Promotion for Earning — SPG/SPG Getaway Free
Best Redemption Ability— SPG
Best Customer Service —
Best Elite Program — Hyatt Gold Passport
Program of the Year — SPG

Middle East, Asia, Oceania:
Best Program for Redemption —SPG/SPG Moments
Best Promotion for Earning — A Club-Bring Back Smiles to Thailand
Best Redemption Ability— Taj Inner Circle
Best Customer Service — Taj Hotels
Best Elite Program — Hyatt Gold PassPort
Program of the Year — Taj Inner Circle

Credit Cards – Best Loyalty Credit Card

Americas – Delta American Express
Europe, Africa – Turkish Miles & Shop Garanti
Middle East, Asia, Oceania – Ethiad Guest Visa

Special Notes and Jokes:

SAS recognozed for 20 years (with cake)
American – Chapter 11 Award, US Airways – Twice – Making it Chapter 33 Award
Sports Note – Jazz from Utah, an oxymoron
American AAdvantage – Airline program of the year. Thank you note for customer service sent.  Signed Alec Baldwin.

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