Off to the Freddies tomorrow!

Tomorrow night are the Freddie Awards, the only award show I’m interested in, at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport. I hope to see some of you there, and may the best program win!

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  1. Hah, I figured someone would ask! I’ll be driving, believe it or not. The only miles I’ll be earning are for the gas costs. 🙁

  2. I find that to be pretty ironic as well, hobo13. On the plus side, rumor has it United will send several representatives this year, which is a huge step in the right direction.

  3. I look forward to reading your report on the event. I haven’t any idea what there is to enjoy at the Freddie Awards?!? Do they have cool things for flying customers to enjoy, what are the costs of attending, etc. Can’t wait to hear your report. All I know about the Freddies is that Alaska Airlines has been pretty vocal in the past about making sure their passengers vote, whereas United hasn’t been as effective at informing me I should vote for them.

  4. @ Justin — It’s actually a lot of fun. Here’s the schedule for tomorrow:

    * 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
    * 6 p.m.-7 p.m. – Dinner
    * 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. – Freddie Awards Ceremony
    * An after party will be held immediately following the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony

    Best of all, Randy generously invites all FlyerTalkers for free! Think of it as a Hollywood award show, except for airplane geeks. There are industry reps from most of the major loyalty programs in attendance that we can interact with as well.

    It’s a good time!

  5. I didn’t hear a word from United regarding voting for them. So I didn’t.

    Actually, I didn’t vote at all. Oh well.

  6. Hmmm, Oliver, could you think of one, actual, thing, for which you would vote for UA? 😀

    (Well, actually – I’m sure they’re “new” F and Biz could win something).

  7. @ Gray — You know, this is an area in which I differ from other voters greatly. Many view the Freddies as a way to let programs that made negetive changes over the past year “have it.” It’s a complete joke when airlines like Southwest win the “best frequent flyer program” award (as much as I think Southwest is a great airline and deserves to win in other categories). I think American or United deserve to win awards like the best frequent flyer programs, yet they stand no chance in hell. While the programs aren’t as good as they used to be, they’re still MUCH better than anything else out there, overall.

    That’s my opinion, at least….

  8. Lucky — How could you not take the opportunity to fly Spirit Airways non-stop from TPA to FLL? They’ve got rates from $43 each way.

    Sure… with parking, airport hassles, and the inevitable delay that Spirit Airlines will have it’ll take you just as long as driving, but where’s the fun in that? 🙂

  9. Last time The Freddies were in New York City, United won an award. Randy gave them a cake. Since no one was there from UA to accept the cake, a few of us took it to dinner with us. In those days, we had about 50 people attending an afternoon event. Six or eight of us went to West End Cafe on West 42 street. We asked the restaurant to put the cake in the refrigerator.

    I think it was a day or 2 before any of us even remembered anything about it!! :>)

    UA last sent a rep to the Hyatt in NYC about 4 years ago.

    Have fun. Many of us will be watching online.

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