Best Loyalty Credit Card [Americas] Delta SkyMiles American Express

The top four finishers are Delta SkyMiles American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest American Express, Alaska Airlines Visa Signature and Marriott Rewards Visa.

“Thanks everyone from AMEX, this is as much their award as it is ours,” says Kevin Pinto who accepts the award.

Loyalty program members love their plastic and the Delta SkyMiles American Express offers Medallion Qualifying Miles (elite-qualifying miles) as well as award miles, free checked bags for the cardmember and flying companions and even Delta Sky Club entry if you have the Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express.

Best Loyalty Credit Card [Middle East / Asia / Oceania] Etihad Guest Above Credit Card

The top four finishers are Etihad Guest Above Credit Card, Jet Airways Citibank Credit Card, American Express Membership Rewards and Gulf Air Ahli United Bank Credit Card.

Barry Green, Vice President CRM & Loyalty, Etihad Guest accepts the Freddie Award.

Etihad Guest Above Credit Cards offer a host of benefits to make cardmembership a rewarding experience such as a bonus mile for every international purchase on top of what you would normally earn, fast-track to elite status, a “Miles Multiplier” program that awards bonus miles based on your card spend and many other benefits. And for those who want the miles without spending for a yearly fee, they can opt for two different fee-free versions of the card but still earn up to 1.25 miles per US dollar spent.

Best Loyalty Credit Card [Europe / Africa] Turkish Airlines Shop&Miles Garanti Credit Card

Robert Wuhl introduces Gary Leff to present the next award. As you all know, miles aren’t just about flying or staying at a hotel. Every time they make a transaction, they are reminded about your program.

Finishing in the top four are Turkish Airlines Shop&Miles Garanti Credit Card, BalticMiles MasterCard, Lufthansa Miles & More MasterCard and British Airways American Express Card.

Congratulations Miles&Smiles! Ihsan Baytan, General Manager, accepts the award and says,”Thank you very much. It is a great honor for me to be here and accept this very special and meaningful award.”

How much do Turkish Miles&Smiles like their credit card? It’s not a “10” but it’s very close—the card received a 9.29 value rating from cardmembers. And we see why when the card is both an American Express and MasterCard and has the innovative “Miles in Advance” option, where cardmembers can immediately fly for free by getting miles in advance. You have a year to cover your mileage advance through purchases. (If you don’t spend enough, the remaining amount of miles are deducted from your account, or you’ll be charged a fee per mile on your card.)