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On Tuesday, July 31, U.S. News & World Report announced their annual 2018-19 Best Travel Rewards Programs. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan made the number-one spot in the Best Airline Rewards Programs category for the fourth year running.

The report, which evaluates rewards programs based on criteria like membership benefits and ease of use, cites Alaska’s mileage-based earning structure, the option to cash in miles for free flights, and the elite members’ benefits as reasons for its top ranking.

This may come as good news to former Virgin America Elevate members who were recently transferred to the Mileage Plan as a part of the merger between Virgin America and Alaska announced in 2017. Virgin America Elevate ranked 5th on the 2016-2017 list.

This year, Delta SkyMiles took the number two spot for the second year in a row, and JetBlue’s TrueBlue program ranked third. The report also includes a category for Best Hotel Rewards Programs; Marriott Rewards is in the number one spot on that list.

The full listings for the Best Airline Rewards Programs and the Best Hotel Rewards Program are below:

Best Airline Rewards Programs

  1. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  2. Delta SkyMiles
  3. JetBlue TrueBlue
  4. American Airlines AAdvantage
  5. Southwest Rapid Rewards
  6. United MileagePlus
  7. Frontier Miles
  8. HawaiianMiles
  9. Free Spirit

Best Hotel Rewards Programs

  1. Marriott Rewards
  2. Wyndham Rewards
  3. World of Hyatt
  4. Choice Privileges
  5. Best Western Rewards
  6. IHG Rewards Club
  7. Radisson Rewards
  8. La Quinta Returns
  9. Invited (Small Luxury Hotels of the World)
  10. Leaders Club
  11. Hilton Honors
  12. Sonesta Travel Pass
  13. Stash Hotel Rewards
  14. Omni Select Guest
  15. Le Club Accorhotels
  16. I Prefer Hotel Rewards

This post was updated 0n August 3 at 10:20 a.m. to correct the date U.S. News & World Report’s rankings were released. It was Tuesday, July 31, not Wednesday, August 8.