Best rewards program
Alaska Mileage Plan won the 2018 "Best Rewards Program" for carriers in the "Americas" region as part of the seventh annual FlyerTalk Awards. FlyerTalk is an online forum where travelers exchange information and rate travel experiences.
Alaska unseated long-time winner American Airlines' AAdvantage program in 2017 to earn the No. 1 position and has been awarded this honor for two years running. American previously won every year since the awards debuted in 2012.
The awards are based on ballots submitted by members of the FlyerTalk online community.