So I just filled out the Freddy's and for the first time in "my judging" did I not put Delta top of every list. Don't get me wrong, from a practical and destination POV Delta and its SkyMiles partners are still best for my travel needs. Upgrades a-plenty (I am Diamond MM) and I love the Clubs as well. I have gotten decent success with using my miles for a variety of flights and destinations (including KLM). But... I have to say that AA with their Advantage program, which I am only a member of for 3 years (Elite), they are very good in the redemption department. It seems to me that there are better fares to be had with them and I rated them as such in the Freddy's. Of course this may all change when the newly merges AAdvantage will emerge anywhere over the next 12 to 18 months. But for now: Delta... be aware! (Cross Posted at Delta and American).