March 13, 2019
The personal finance website WalletHub just rated frequent flier programs at the 10 largest domestic airlines and for the fourth year in a row Delta's SkyMiles takes the top spot. United Airlines Mileage Plan came in second, followed by JetBlue Airways TrueBlue, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards and Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles.
- Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways are the only two major airlines whose miles do not expire because of inactivity.
- Hawaiian Airlines offers the most rewards value, at $21.29 per $100 spent.
- Alaska Airlines comes in second, with $18.12 per $100 spent.
WalletHub found that he average airline rewards program gives frequent flyers up to 12% off their airline spending. And they're all free to join.
WalletHub's report also features a custom calculator that allows travelers to personalize the results based on their own budget. You can find a few highlights from those results below.
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