Tommy takes the stage. Tommy Danielsen, President of Frequent Traveler Education Foundation (FTEF) was instrumental in carrying the torch for the voice of the frequent traveler through the Frequent Traveler Awards after the Freddie Awards folded in 2009 . With the return of the Freddies, he has stepped in to continue to give voice to the road warrior. With Randy, the party always gets better.

Tommy acknowledges our sponsors for this evening: American Express; Points Pay, a Loylogic company;; ITA Software by Google; Priority Pass; Swift Exchange; Gogo; Topguest; ICLP and Thanks Again.

Attendees enjoy a video about Points Pay as Steven Landuyt, Global Executive Vice President, Sales at Loylogic, takes to the stage. He wishes all of the award winners tonight all the best. This is the third year they have sponsored the awards.

American Express with American Express Membership Rewards are the Freddie Awards main sponsor and Tommy thanks them for the evening. Lynn Grubb of LoyaltyEdge from American Express takes to the stage. She will reach over 100,000 miles by June — all domestic. Even taxi drivers remember her in her usual stops. American Express is giving everyone a travel pillow this evening with their thanks.