The Freddies are considered the ultimate bragging(and advertising) rights for frequent flyer programs.
They were given out a few days ago in the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.
They are voted on by 448,000 frequent flyers!
Here are some selected 2007 USA results, with my commentary following.
Best Frequent Flyer Program:
-Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns
Comment: If you only want to use your rewards domestically then this is true, but otherwise stick with AA, Cathay Pacific, or Continental.
Frontier LCC Roundup Linky
Getting the most value out of miles linky
Best Frequent Flyer Credit Card:
Comment: They got this one right!
Best Elite-Level Program
-Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
Comment: I’m not very familiar with the program, but from a quick reading of the benefits and what people say about them it seems like a pretty sweet program.
Disclaimer: I currently have elite status on AA(Gold), Airtran(Lifetime), Continental(Silver), and Starwood(Gold).
Best Award Redemption-Airlines
-Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
Comment: Yes, perhaps it’s easy to redeem, but the reward for having to travel Southwest is another flight on Southwest…
Best Award Redemption-Hotels
-Starwood Preferred Guest
Between hotel stays and miles it’s the most flexible program today…
Starwood Award Options Linky
Best Customer Service
-Midwest Airlines Midwest Miles
Comment: Who knew?