WalletHub Ranks Frequent-Flyer Programs

by Megan Hill

Mar 30, 2019

Frequent Flyer program


WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Best Frequent Flyer Program, ranking the 10 biggest domestic airlines’ rewards programs on 23 outcomes. The report weighs factors like the value of a point/mile and blackout dates for rewards flights.

The survey showed the best program was Delta SkyMiles for the fourth year in a row. Following Delta was United Airlines’ MileagePlus, TrueBlue from JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards program, and HawaiianMiles from Hawaiian Airlines.

The report also concluded the average rewards program gives frequent flyers up to 12 percent off airline spending. Each program is free to join.

As for value, Hawaiian Airlines came in first, with a rewards return of $21.29 per $100 spent. Next was Alaska Airlines, offering $18.12 per $100 spent.

WalletHub weighs each airline’s perks, and helps travelers choose programs with a calculator that aligns the rewards with travelers’ needs.

The survey showed, for infrequent flyers, JetBlue and Delta are the best fits. They’re the only two major airlines whose miles do not expire due to inactivity.

Blackout dates are becoming less common, WalletHub found. Eight of the 10 largest airlines do not have blackout dates for using miles to buy tickets.


FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Sep 21, 2019

New Luxury Residence Hotel Opens in Tribeca

AKA, the luxury hotel residence brand, opened its sixth property last month, AKA Tribeca —formerly the Smyth Hotel.

The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

TAP Air Portugal Adds 15 Flights Each Week From U.S., Canada

TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020,  a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.

Sep 20, 2019

Catch Autumn at the Arboretum in Dallas

Attend one of the most acclaimed fall events, Autumn at the Arboretum, in Dallas. In its 14th year, the annual event is known as one of the best pumpkin festivals in the country, with its creative displays featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The event takes place at Dallas Arboretum, Sept. 21 –Oct. 31. Alongside thousands of pumpkins, guests glimpse 150,000 autumn flowers across the 66-acre space.

eFlyer News
Sep 18, 2019

New Luxury Hotel Set to Open in China

A new hotel is slated to open in the capital of China’s Guangxi Province.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

eFlyer News
Sep 18, 2019

LOT Polish Airlines Adds New Route to Delhi

LOT Polish Airlines is offering travellers more options for travel between Asia and Europe.