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Alaska Airlines' frequent flyer program once again named No. 1 loyalty program by U.S. News & World Report

SEATTLE, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Alaska Mileage Plan has received top honors in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Airline Rewards Programs.

The Best Airline Rewards Programs ranking identifies the top frequent flyer programs for everyday travelers using a methodology that weighs six components: ease of earning a free round-trip flight, benefits, network coverage, flight volume, award flight availability and airline quality ratings.

"Unlike other programs in the industry, our members earn miles based on how far they fly on us – not just what they spend, and we offer a generous upgrade policy for elite members," said Sangita Woerner, vice president of marketing at Alaska Airlines. "This award is meaningful given the publication's reach and will help us to showcase our unique award program to a global audience."

With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, members can earn and redeem miles to more than 900 destinations worldwide, as well as on car rentals, hotel stays, and everyday purchases with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card. Learn more at

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Satisfaction Study for 10 consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Learn more about Alaska's award-winning service and unmatched reliability at and Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).


SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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