2018 FlyerTalk Awards result announces on Monday. Alaska Airlines, British Airways and Qatar Airways each repeated to win three of the most-coveted “Best Reward Program” categories in the seventh annual FlyerTalk Awards.
“For only the second time since we launched the FlyerTalk Awards in 2012, we saw an exact repeat of last year’s winners in the Best Rewards Program categories,” said Paul O’Brien, Community Manager for FlyerTalk.
Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan won the “Best Rewards Program” for carriers in the “Americas” region, its second win in a row after it ended a five-year run by American Airlines’ AAdvantage back in 2017.
In the Europe/Africa region, British Airways‘ Executive Club program took the top honor for the seventh consecutive year. The program also won the region’s top honor for “Outstanding Benefit” for program members.
Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club also won for the second year in a row, taking the title for Best Rewards Program among airlines in the “Middle East/Asia/Ocean” region.
In addition to winning all three of the “Fly” categories, repeat winners claimed all six of the other Best Awards Program titles in 2018. The awards were voted on by members of FlyerTalk, a popular online community.
For FlyerTalk, voting is open to active FlyerTalk members, known as “FlyerTalkers.” FlyerTalkers may cast one ballot, voting for up to four programs in each category. The votes are weighted, giving more sway to a first-place vote than a second-place vote, and so on.
In the “Fly” category for that award, the winners were American Airlines AAdvantage (Americas), British Airways Executive Club (Europe/Africa) and Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club (Middle East/Asia/Oceana).