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2014 FlyerTalk Awards: Vote Today!

The official balloting for the 2014 FlyerTalk Awards starts today and will run through noon Pacific Standard Time on February 11, 2014. These annual awards honor the best affinity programs in the airline, hotel and car rental industries as selected by members of the most popular frequent flier community in the world of greater than…

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The 2013 FlyerTalk Awards: Could bmi diamond club Have Won in a Category?

As voting for the 2013 FlyerTalk Awards — sponsored by KAYAK — continues to be under way through February 15, 2013, some FlyerTalk members loyal to British Midland International wondered whether their beloved diamond club frequent flier loyalty program would have won a category had it been in the running. Prompted by a poll…

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Should There Be an Award Category for Worst Program?

As you may already know, voting for the 2013 FlyerTalk Awards — sponsored by KAYAK — is currently under way through February 15, 2013. However, FlyerTalk member Carolinian wonders why there is not a category for the worst frequent travel loyalty program, thinking that “we should offer the airlines both the carrot and the stick in seeking to encourage them to improve, not disembowel programs. We are burying our heads in the sand if we think everything these days is positive with ff changes.” Perhaps Carolinian has a point. There have been a spate of changes in frequent travel loyalty programs as of late which have generally been perceived as negative by FlyerTalk members, including but by no means limited to the following — all of which happened this month alone…

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2013 FlyerTalk Awards: Vote Today!

The official balloting for the 2013 FlyerTalk Awards starts today and will run through February 15, 2013. These annual awards honor the best affinity programs in the airline, hotel and car rental industries as selected by members of the most popular frequent flier community in the world of greater than 456,000 business and leisure travelers dedicated to finding and sharing elite-level knowledge of affinity programs worldwide. As a registered FlyerTalk member, this will be your opportunity to cast your vote exclusively on FlyerTalk and tell the frequent travel loyalty rewards programs of airline, hotel and rental car companies who is doing it right — and who has room for improvement. You are the expert! Awards will be presented for the following categories…

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Exclusive: The FlyerTalk Awards Results Are In — and The Winners Are…

…well, the results of the votes of the 2012 FlyerTalk awards are not really exclusive, but I thought I would use the word exclusive in the title of content posted to The Gate for the third consecutive time. I promise that the word exclusive will not be in the title of whatever is posted next on The Gate. Anyway, a total of 18 trophies were awarded to the winners based on the vote by FlyerTalk members. Here is some trivia pertaining to the FlyerTalk Awards in its inaugural year…

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Voting Ends Soon For The 2012 FlyerTalk Awards — Vote Now!

Official voting for the 2012 FlyerTalk Awards will be open through February 17, 2012, which means that the voting will conclude in less than a week. You still have an opportunity to be a part of the voting if you have not yet already voted. Here is how to vote…

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Runoff Polls: Vote Today!

Thousands of FlyerTalk members have nominated the frequent traveler loyalty programs of their favorite airlines, hotels and rental car companies for Outstanding Benefit in the 2012 FlyerTalk Awards. However, no fewer than ten polls ended in a tie. As a result, there are ten runoff polls — posted in their respective forums — to decide which frequent traveler loyalty programs gets on the January ballot for Outstanding Benefit. The runoff candidates are as follows:

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Polls Close on Friday; Vote Now!

Polls are currently open to nominate the single best benefit for each frequent traveler loyalty program in the 2012 FlyerTalk Awards — and if you have not voted yet, you only have until Friday, December 9, 2011, when the polls will close at 11:59:59 in the evening Pacific Standard Time. Simply…

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Get Ready For the FlyerTalk Awards: Coming in 2012!

In 2012, FlyerTalk will for the first time be presenting awards to its favorite airline, hotel and rental car rewards loyalty programs. The ballots will open exclusively on FlyerTalk in January 2012, and only registered members of FlyerTalk will be able to vote. Awards will be presented for…

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