BEST PROGRAM *DNQ = did not qualify due to low vote %
Americas
Airline Score % of votes in category FINISH
American Airlines AAdvantage 7.37 20.88 1
United Airlines Mileage Plus 7.18 21.45 2
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles 6.36 13.52 3
Air Canada Aeroplan 6.14 4.54 4
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan 5.51 6.74 5
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards 5.33 8.25 6
US Airways Dividend Miles 4.89 8.17 7
Virgin America Elevate 4.80 3.98 8
JetBlue TrueBlue 4.62 3.87 9
WestJet Frequent Guest 5.54 0.73 DNQ
Avianca LifeMiles 4.89 1.20 DNQ
LAN LANPASS 4.62 1.15 DNQ
Gol Smiles 4.51 0.25 DNQ
AirTran A+ Rewards 4.27 0.99 DNQ
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles 4.14 1.96 DNQ
TAM Airlines Fidelidade 3.93 0.49 DNQ
Aerolinas Argentinas AerolĂ­as Plus 3.82 0.27 DNQ
Frontier Airlines Early Returns 3.76 0.96 DNQ
Spirit Airlines Free Spirit 3.16 0.31 DNQ
Aeromexico Club Premier 2.93 0.31 DNQ
Hotel Score % of votes in category FINISH
Starwood Preferred Guest 6.86 21.46 1
Hilton HHonors 6.71 23.53 2
Marriott Rewards 6.19 16.91 3
Hyatt Gold Passport 5.52 12.59 4
Fairmont Presidents Club 5.20 3.01 5
Priority Club Rewards / Ambassador 5.18 9.72 6
Club Carlson 4.97 3.93 7
Best Western Rewards 4.18 2.35 8
Wyndham Rewards 3.40 2.10 9
Le Club Accorhotels 4.79 1.50 DNQ
Payless Perks Club 4.41 0.11 DNQ
OMNI Select Guest 4.27 0.94 DNQ
Choice Privileges 4.15 1.85 DNQ
Rental Car Score % of votes in category FINISH
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards 7.91 28.73 1
National Emerald Club 6.98 16.10 2
Avis Preferred 6.73 21.24 3
Enterprise Plus 5.24 8.69 4
Alamo Insiders Club 5.19 6.56 5
Sixt 4.89 2.72 6
Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards 4.86 4.02 7
Budget Fastbreak 4.72 7.94 8
Dollar EXPRESS 4.46 4.00 9
Europe/Africa
Airline Score % of votes in category FINISH
British Airways Executive Club 8.28 26.17 1
Lufthansa Miles&More 7.41 20.02 2
Aegean Miles & Bonus 6.88 6.39 3
Air France / KLM Flying Blue 5.87 10.09 4
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles 5.71 7.91 5
SAS Eurobonus 5.67 3.39 6
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 5.65 8.05 7
Iberia Plus 4.79 2.33 8
Air Berlin Topbonus 4.70 2.59 9
Finnair Plus 4.34 2.14 10
Aeroflot Bonus 5.76 0.67 DNQ
JAT Airways Extra Flight 5.33 0.17 DNQ
Air Baltic BalticMiles 5.05 0.29 DNQ
Aer Lingus Gold Circle 5.02 1.57 DNQ
Alitalia MilleMiglia 4.95 1.44 DNQ
Ukraine International Panorama Club 4.93 0.22 DNQ
TAP Victoria 4.89 0.67 DNQ
Ethopian Airlines ShebaMiles 4.86 0.54 DNQ
South African Airways Voyager 4.85 1.34 DNQ
Aerosvit Meridian 4.33 0.04 DNQ
Icelandair Travel Fund 4.21 1.22 DNQ
Kenya Airways Flying Blue 4.08 0.52 DNQ
Egypt Air Plus 3.72 0.47 DNQ
Czech Air OK Plus 3.30 0.39 DNQ
flybe Rewards4All 3.16 0.54 DNQ
TAROM Flying Blue 3.13 0.22 DNQ
Germanwings Boomerang Club 2.89 0.41 DNQ
Olympic Air Travelair Club 2.83 0.17 DNQ
Hotel Score % of votes in category FINISH
Starwood Preferred Guest 7.22 19.09 1
Hilton HHonors 7.21 21.97 2
Marriott Rewards 6.39 12.18 3
Priority Club Rewards / Ambassador 6.18 10.20 4
Club Carlson 6.12 5.97 5
Le Club Accorhotels 5.80 6.18 6
Kempinski Hotels GHA Discovery 5.64 2.52 7
Fairmont Presidents Club 5.48 2.71 8
Hyatt Gold Passport 5.47 9.60 9
Best Western Rewards 4.64 2.83 10
Choice Privileges 5.05 1.14 DNQ
NH Hotels NH World 4.54 1.86 DNQ
Sol Melia MAS Program 4.33 1.38 DNQ
Steigenberger Award World 4.10 0.76 DNQ
Wyndham Rewards 3.87 1.35 DNQ
VOILA Hotel Rewards 3.50 0.26 DNQ
Rental Car Score % of votes in category FINISH
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards 7.77 28.32 1
Avis Preferred 7.22 23.56 2
Sixt 6.78 13.93 3
National Emerald Club 5.62 9.26 4
Europcar Privilege 5.28 11.61 5
Enterprise Plus 5.07 5.56 6
Alamo Insiders Club 4.91 4.33 7
Dollar EXPRESS 4.46 3.43 8
Middle East/Asia/Oceania
Airline Score % of votes in category FINISH
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles 7.38 16.55 1
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer 6.77 15.08 2
Emirates Skywards 6.35 9.28 3
Air New Zealand Airpoints 6.12 3.62 4
Etihad Guest 5.95 4.06 5
All Nippon Airways Mileage Club 5.90 6.72 6
Qantas Frequent Flyer 5.85 7.64 7
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club 5.81 4.40 8
Virgin Australia Velocity 5.76 3.40 9
Korean Air SKYPASS 5.55 3.01 10
Qatar Airways Privilege Club 5.47 3.90 11
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus 5.27 7.74 12
JAL Mileage Bank 4.83 3.71 13
El Al Matmid Club 7.67 1.31 DNQ
Air India Flying Returns 7.00 0.36 DNQ
Jet Airways JetPrivilege 6.41 1.03 DNQ
Air China PhoenixMiles 6.05 0.64 DNQ
Air Asia BIG 5.85 0.94 DNQ
Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles 5.82 0.27 DNQ
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer 5.80 0.72 DNQ
Air Tahiti Nui Club Tiare 5.43 0.47 DNQ
China Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Club 5.42 0.75 DNQ
EVA Airways Evergreen Club 4.98 1.29 DNQ
Kingfisher Airlines King Club 4.93 0.42 DNQ
Air Astana Nomad Club 4.80 0.31 DNQ
Gulf Air Falconflyer 3.96 0.37 DNQ
Malaysia Airlines Enrich 3.94 1.68 DNQ
Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan 3.67 0.33 DNQ
Hotel Score % of votes in category FINISH
Starwood Preferred Guest 7.15 19.01 1
Hilton HHonors 6.93 19.34 2
Marriott Rewards 6.28 11.05 3
Priority Club Rewards / Ambassador 6.18 9.17 4
Shangri-La Golden Circle 6.13 8.47 5
Hyatt Gold Passport 5.84 11.30 6
Fairmont Presidents Club 5.69 2.71 7
Le Club Accorhotels 5.51 4.07 8
Jumeriah Hotels Sirius 5.39 2.64 9
Club Carlson 5.31 3.39 10
Taj Hotels & Resorts InnerCircle 5.12 3.32 11
Oberoi Connections 5.06 1.68 DNQ
Best Western Rewards 4.95 1.40 DNQ
Choice Privileges 4.06 0.86 DNQ
Wyndham Rewards 3.54 1.36 DNQ
VOILA Hotel Rewards 2.33 0.26 DNQ
Rental Car Score % of votes in category FINISH
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards 8.14 32.87 1
Avis Preferred 7.42 27.62 2
National Emerald Club 4.84 17.52 3
Sixt 4.36 14.50 4
Nissan Rent-A-Car 3.19 7.49 5
OUTSTANDING BENEFIT
Americas
Airline Score % of votes in category FINISH
American Airlines AAdvantage - EXP Systemwide Upgrades 7.96 20.93 1
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards - No Change/Redemption/Cancellation Fees 7.02 11.50 2
United Airlines Mileage Plus - Platinums pay no fee for awards, phone booking or same-day changes. 7.00 17.10 3
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles - Rollover Medallion Qualification Miles 6.98 16.70 4
Air Canada Aeroplan - Complimentary Upgrades 6.39 4.96 5
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan - Waived ticket change fees for MVP Gold elite members 5.85 6.44 6
US Airways Dividend Miles - Upgrades 5.77 7.38 7
Avianca LifeMiles - Variable-rates Miles & Money option 6.82 1.71 DNQ
Virgin America Elevate - Bonus Points 5.22 1.88 DNQ
AirTran A+ Rewards - Complimentary Business Class Upgrades 4.81 1.80 DNQ
WestJet Frequent Guest - Easy redemption of WestJet dollars 4.76 0.94 DNQ
JetBlue TrueBlue - Bonus Points 4.76 1.86 DNQ
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles - Saver/Supersaver awards 4.58 1.56 DNQ
TAM Airlines Fidelidade - Short-haul awards not capacity limited; if there's a seat, points get it. 4.48 1.52 DNQ
Frontier Airlines Early Returns - Easy elite-level qualification 4.39 1.67 DNQ
LAN LANPASS - Upgrade/Comodoro Upgrade 4.13 1.05 DNQ
Spirit Airlines Free Spirit - Members-only offers 4.05 0.38 DNQ
Aeromexico Club Premier - Complimentary Upgrades 3.82 0.62 DNQ
Hotel Score % of votes in category FINISH
Club Carlson - Earn 50,000 Points per Stay Promotion 7.25 7.04 1
Starwood Preferred Guest - Cash & Points 7.10 19.89 2
Hilton HHonors - Free breakfast 6.96 22.71 3
Marriott Rewards - Concierge Lounge access 6.90 14.89 4
Priority Club Rewards / Ambassador - Room Upgrades 6.05 8.52 5
Hyatt Gold Passport - Regency Club Access/Free Breakfast Benefit 5.81 13.09 6
Fairmont Presidents Club - Confirmed room/suite upgrades for Premier & Platinum (up to 5 nights) 5.57 5.61 7
Choice Privileges - 8,000 or 16,000 point promotions 5.31 2.25 8
Le Club Accorhotels - Bonus Points 4.94 0.94 DNQ
Best Western Rewards - Best Western Rewards Bonus Points 4.74 1.59 DNQ
OMNI Select Guest - Complimentary Internet 4.66 1.89 DNQ
Wyndham Rewards - Awards are not capacity controlled for short haul 3.93 1.59 DNQ
Rental Car Score % of votes in category FINISH
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards - Gold Service: Pre-assigned vehicles, pre-printed contract, etc. 8.16 30.73 1
National Emerald Club - Choice of car/bypassing rental counter 7.52 22.65 2
Avis Preferred - Skip the lines and the paperwork and go straight to your car 7.01 22.98 3
Alamo Insiders Club - Weekly deals 5.18 4.55 4
Enterprise Plus - Points Don't Expire 5.12 7.48 5
Dollar EXPRESS - Renter Rewards 4.64 2.80 6
Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards - Blue Chip Rewards 4.46 3.05 7
Budget Fastbreak - RapidRez 4.25 5.78 8
Europe/Africa
Airline Score % of votes in category FINISH
British Airways Executive Club - Upgrade using Avios 8.20 20.46 1
Aegean Miles & Bonus - Lowest Star Gold Threshold in Alliance (20K miles) 7.66 10.78 2
Lufthansa Miles&More - 50% off Companion Awards for Senators and HON Circle Elites 7.08 12.02 3
Air France / KLM Flying Blue - 50% off Web Awards 5.99 9.57 4
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles - Status match with most airlines Gold cards 5.87 10.11 5
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club - Two cabin upgrades 5.76 9.44 6
SAS Eurobonus - No security/fuel surcharge (YQ) for award redemptions on SAS operated flights 5.50 6.76 7
Air Berlin Topbonus - Pick a Favorite Route to Always Earn 2x Miles 5.25 3.85 8
Aer Lingus Gold Circle - 4 Confirmable Transatlantic Upgrades 5.03 3.65 9
Alitalia MilleMiglia - 300% Miles Bonus in J to All Members 4.87 2.58 10
Finnair Plus - Upgrade w/miles from any class (Travel class upgrades for Finnair scheduled flights) 4.54 3.62 11
Kenya Airways Flying Blue - Roll-over level (elite) Miles for all Elite Members 5.48 1.34 DNQ
Aeroflot Bonus - Priority Checkin 5.15 0.67 DNQ
South African Airways Voyager - Lounge Access 4.75 1.21 DNQ
TAP Victoria - Elite qualification based on segments 4.71 0.57 DNQ
flybe Rewards4All - Flybe Lounge Access/Flybe Executive Lounge Access 4.44 0.54 DNQ
Ukraine International Panorama Club - Miles don't expire 3.93 0.97 DNQ
Czech Air OK Plus - Crystal, SkyTeam, and Citigold Lounge access +guests, at various elite levels. 3.77 0.87 DNQ
TAROM Flying Blue - No fuel surcharge intra-EU 3.50 1.00 DNQ
Hotel Score % of votes in category FINISH
Hilton HHonors - Executive Lounge Access 7.44 23.18 1
Club Carlson - 2for1 and 4for2 Nights 6.64 8.38 2
Starwood Preferred Guest - Cash & Points 6.55 18.16 3
Priority Club Rewards / Ambassador - 5k room awards/point breaks 6.49 11.07 4
Marriott Rewards - Concierge Lounge access 6.15 12.22 5
Hyatt Gold Passport - Regency Club Access/Free Breakfast Benefit 5.95 12.15 6
Fairmont Presidents Club - Confirmed room/suite upgrades for Premier & Platinum (up to 5 nights) 5.78 6.15 7
Best Western Rewards - Room Upgrades 5.65 3.25 8
Le Club Accorhotels - Bonus Points 5.61 3.67 9
Kempinski Hotels GHA Discovery - Local Experiences 4.31 1.78 DNQ
Rental Car Score % of votes in category FINISH
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards - Earn points toward free rentals, or exchange for other programs' miles/points 8.21 34.95 1
Avis Preferred - Service within 3 Minutes or Discount 7.41 28.24 2
Sixt - Free Upgrades 5.88 22.24 3
Alamo Insiders Club - 10% member discount 4.31 14.57 4
Middle East/Asia/Oceania
Airline Score % of votes in category FINISH
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles - Seat Guarantees 7.60 10.43 1
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club - Long-term Star Gold eligibility on qualification 6.88 7.57 2
All Nippon Airways Mileage Club - Lounge Access On All Economy Tickets 6.87 7.36 3
Emirates Skywards - Global Lounge Access for Gold Skywards Members, regardless of class of travel 6.73 8.51 4
Qantas Frequent Flyer - Any Seat Awards 6.68 7.36 5
Virgin Australia Velocity - Family Pooling 6.59 5.66 6
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer - 15% Online Discount 6.55 10.38 7
Air New Zealand Airpoints - Lounge Access 6.53 4.21 8
Etihad Guest - Complimentary Upgrades 6.40 6.68 9
Qatar Airways Privilege Club - Lounge Access 6.19 2.51 10
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus - GUP - Gold Upgrades 5.92 7.45 11
JAL Mileage Bank - JAL Family Club 5.57 2.77 12
Korean Air SKYPASS - Complimentary Upgrades 5.33 5.74 13
China Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Club - Complimentary Upgrades 5.04 2.26 14
Air India Flying Returns - Good Award Availability 6.52 1.06 DNQ
Air Asia BIG - Bonus Points 6.31 0.68 DNQ
El Al Matmid Club - Last Minute Upgrades 5.95 1.79 DNQ
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer - Lounge Access On All Economy Tickets 5.54 1.57 DNQ
EVA Airways Evergreen Club - EVA Air VIP Lounge Access 5.30 1.28 DNQ
Jet Airways JetPrivilege - Bonus Points including tier points through HDFC credit card spend 5.27 0.64 DNQ
Air China PhoenixMiles - Lounge Access 4.53 0.81 DNQ
Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan - Additional Checked Baggage Allowance 4.00 0.43 DNQ
Malaysia Airlines Enrich - Golden Lounge Access 3.81 1.83 DNQ
Gulf Air Falconflyer - Gulf Air Lounge Access 2.86 0.60 DNQ
Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles - Mabuhay Lounge Access 2.70 0.43 DNQ
Hotel Score % of votes in category FINISH
Hilton HHonors - Executive Lounge Access 7.11 22.31 1
Starwood Preferred Guest - Platinum Upgrades 6.89 17.97 2
Priority Club Rewards / Ambassador - Room Upgrades 6.48 9.57 3
Club Carlson - 2for1 and 4for2 Nights 6.27 6.50 4
Hyatt Gold Passport - Regency Club Access/Free Breakfast Benefit 6.24 13.03 5
Marriott Rewards - Concierge Lounge access 6.06 11.60 6
Fairmont Presidents Club - Confirmed room/suite upgrades for Premier & Platinum (up to 5 nights) 6.01 6.03 7
Le Club Accorhotels - Room Upgrades 5.59 4.43 8
Best Western Rewards - Room Upgrades 5.34 2.45 9
Taj Hotels & Resorts InnerCircle - Late Check-Out 4.70 2.70 10
Choice Privileges - 8,000 or 16,000 point promotions 5.47 1.90 DNQ
Oberoi Connections - Redeem points for travel, dining, or merchandise 4.31 1.10 DNQ
VOILĂ€Hotel Rewards - Bonus Points 1.80 0.42 DNQ
Rental Car Score % of votes in category FINISH
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards - 5-Star/President's Circle automatic upgrades, bonus points & special offers 9.21 58.35 1
Avis Preferred - Rapid Returns 8.16 41.65 2