April 26, 2012 11:00 ET Announces Winners of 2012 FlyerTalk Awards

American Airlines, Starwood and Hertz Among Winners in First Annual Awards, as Voted by the World's Most Elite Frequent Travelers

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2012) - (, the world's most popular frequent flyer community, today announced the winners of the 2012 FlyerTalk Awards. These first-ever annual awards honor the best affinity programs in the airline, hotel and car rental industries.

From January 16 to February 16, 2012, the members of voted for their favorite rewards programs of the past year. Perhaps the most rewarded group in the history of affinity programs, FlyerTalk is a community of nearly 400,000 business and leisure travelers dedicated to finding and sharing elite-level knowledge of air, hotel and car rental programs. These are not casual travelers; they are industry influencers. Their favorite programs are truly the best in the world -- because they have tried them all.

More than 140 programs worldwide vied for Best Program, signifying the finest combination of value, ease-of-redemption and customer service. FlyerTalk is presenting nine of these awards to airline, hotel and rental car programs across three geographical regions in 2012.

Following a weeks-long nominations process in the FlyerTalk forums in December 2011, a single benefit was chosen to represent each program. In 2012, FlyerTalk is also presenting awards to the nine programs with the Outstanding Benefit of the past year.

Full official results and more information on the voting and awards process can be found at

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