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How Frequent Flyer Programs Stack Up
Here's how Randy Peterson , editor of Inside Flyer magazine , rates the airlines' frequent flyer programs. Peterson has analyzed frequent flyer programs since their inception in the 1980s.
|Program ||Grade ||Ease of Earning ||Blackout
||Seat Availability ||Customer Service ||Hotel Partners ||Tie-Ins
|Dom. ||Int. ||Dom. ||Int.||Dom. ||Int.
||B+ ||B+ ||A ||B ||A ||A ||C ||A- ||B ||B
||B+ ||B+ ||C ||A ||C ||A ||C ||C ||A ||A
|USAIR Frequent Traveler
||B ||B ||B ||A ||C ||A ||C ||B || A ||B
|United Mileage Plus
||B ||B+ ||C ||B ||C ||A ||C ||A ||A ||A-
|America West Flight Fund
||B ||B ||A ||B ||B ||A ||C ||A- ||B- ||B-
|Alaska Mileage Plan
||B ||B ||B ||B+ ||C ||A- ||C ||B- ||B ||A-
||B ||B+ ||B ||C ||D+ ||B ||C ||A- ||B ||B+
|Delta Frequent Flyer
||B- ||B ||C- ||C ||D ||A ||C ||A- ||A ||B-
|TWA Freq. Flight Bonus
||C+ ||B- ||C ||C ||D ||B ||C ||B ||C ||B
|Southwest Company Club
||C ||C ||NA ||A ||NA ||A ||NA ||A- ||F ||F
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