US News magazine names Alaska Airlines mileage plan as best airline rewards program

US News & World Report has announced the release of its 2019-20 Best Travel Rewards Programs, which identify 24 airline loyalty and hotel programs with the most rewarding perks for everyday travelers, the company said.

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan remains the No. 1 Best Airline Rewards Program for the fifth year in a row.

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan keeps its No. 1 position on the Best Airline Rewards Programs list because of its high award choice availability and its large network of flight routes to popular destinations. Plus, the program´s mileage-based earning structure makes it easier for members to earn miles for free flights faster. Delta SkyMiles´ ample member benefits, large network of flight destinations and high volume of daily flights helped it retain its No. 2 rank for the third year in a row.

US News & World Report is publisher of Best Hotels, Best Cruise Lines and Best Vacations.