Global Traveler Announces Quint, Crystal Status Winners

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Leading travel magazine awards 5- and 15-year winners

Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for frequent business and leisure luxury travelers, announces the 5-Year Quint Status winners, and, for the first time, the 15-year Crystal Status winners. The awards commemorate consecutive winners in the magazine’s GT Tested Reader Survey awards, now in its 15th year. Global Traveler’s readers voted on the awards; more than 22,000 voted in 2018.

Quint inductees include winners who have won the same GT Tested Reader Survey award for five consecutive years. As the magazine celebrates the 15th year of its awards, it introduces the Crystal Status honor for those who’ve won the same GT Tested Reader Survey award for the lifespan of the survey.

The 2018 winners of Quint Status are:

Best Airline to South America
LATAM Airlines Group

Best Airline in Central/South Asia & India
Air India

Best Airport Dining
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Best Rental Car Company

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Promotions
Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard

The 2018 winners of Crystal Status are:

Best Airline for Onboard Service
Asiana Airlines

Best Airline for Flight Attendants
Asiana Airlines
Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program
United Airlines MileagePlus

Best Airline in Africa
South African Airways

Best Airport in North America
Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Both Quint and Crystal Status winners will be feted at an event Dec. 12, 2018, at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.

To learn more about this year’s Quint and Crystal Status inductees, pick up the December issue of Global Traveler, available now, or visit

About Global Traveler
With a readership of 550,000 monthly, Global Traveler connects with U.S.-based frequent, affluent, international travelers. According to MediaMark Research (MRI), GT readers have an average net worth of $2 million and 50 percent are CEOs and owners of companies. Our readers average nine domestic flights per year and 93 percent travel internationally on a regular basis, mostly in first and business class. More than 55 percent stay in 4- and 5-star hotels, at an average 60 nights per year. Four special editions — Leisure Lifestyle Edition, Global City Guidebook, Class Act Guide and The Trazee Book — complement 12 monthly issues. Each year, Global Traveler awards the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the Leisure Lifestyle Awards and the Wines on the Wing awards.

About FXExpress Publications, Inc.
FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, eFlyer USA, eFlyer Asia, Trazee Travel, WhereverFamily and several annuals; and also operating,,, and FX Excursions.

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