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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan once again named No. 1 loyalty program by U.S. News & World Report

SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has received top honors in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Airline Rewards Programs.

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

"We're honored to be recognized as the No. 1 airline rewards program by U.S News & World Report," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "Unlike other programs, 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."

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn miles on Alaska's 17 global partner airlines to more than 800 destinations around the world, as well as on car rentals, hotel stays, everyday purchases and with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card. Learn more at

Earlier this year, travelers ranked Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan highest in overall customer satisfaction for the third consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2016 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. 

Editor's Note: High-definition company b-roll video and images are available for download from Alaska Airlines' image gallery at 

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, including Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico. With Alaska's 17 global airline partners, customers can earn and redeem miles to more than 800 destinations worldwide. Onboard, customers are invited to make the most of their flight with amenities like power outlets at every seat, streaming entertainment direct to your device, Wi-Fi and an inspired food and beverage selection featured on most flights. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. Alaska Airlines is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK). Learn more on the airline's newsroom, blog,, @AlaskaAir, and


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