As they say ‘Good life is built with good relationships’ similarly a good loyalty program is built with happy customers who are satisfied and are able to derive the maximum from their respective memberships.
While most travellers today are willing to jump to another airliner for the slightest of discounts; reports state, roughly 7% of flights are paid for with points or miles.
Here is a list of the top 3 Airline Frequent Flyer Programs (in random order) in 2016 that have made the life of a traveller a little less stressful, a little less expensive, and lots more happier.
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: It is the only program that is still following the traditional distance-based loyalty program, which is one of the major reasons for the program to grab the top slot in the ‘best airline frequent flyer program’ surveys. Second important reason is that the membership allows its members to earn and redeem miles with Alaska Airlines and 17 other partner airlines, numerous retail and hotel chains.
- JetBlue TrueBlue: This is a robust frequent flyer program that offers benefits unmatched. Along with miles that never expire, you can share points with your family members in family pooling. In case you don’t have enough miles to get a free flight, you can simply borrow some from a family member to make up the difference. As a member, you can earn and redeem points from JetBlue on airlines, car rentals, hotels and more. Also there are no blackout dates on flights for a member and you earn points for every dollar spent on JetBlue flights and JetBlue Getaways vacation packages. One can also earn points on flights booked with its partner airlines, hotel stays, car rentals and purchases with retail partners.
- Delta SkyMiles: By becoming a member, you earn miles based on the amount you pay for your flight with Delta, Delta Connection or Delta Shuttle. Alternatively, you may earn miles for flying with any of Delta’s 20 partner airlines too. The best part about this membership is that the points here never expire and as an elite member you get unlimited complimentary upgrades.
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Note: These programs have been picked as a combined analysis of U.S. News & World Report and Cardhub 2016 survey. The rankings have been measured based on the ease of earning free round-trip flights; additional benefits; network coverage; award flight availability; the number of daily flights; and airline quality ratings.