Lifehacker, a website containing tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done (and other useful information) published an article last week called the Five Best Airlines for Frequent Flyers; the ‘top five’ came from a reader discussion and voting period in the forums earlier in the week.

Here are the top five (and reasons why they were voted for):


*willingness to listen to consumer feedback on their frequent flyer program

*points never expire

*service a number of regional and smaller airports (without the crazy expensive tickets)

*unlimited snacks and in-flight entertainment on every flight

Southwest Airlines

*seating approach

*flexible flights and approach to rescheduling

*frequent flyer miles are based on dollars spent, not miles traveled, making the A+ level easier to reach

Alaska Airlines

*points never expire

*many partner airlines

*Wi-Fi on all flights

British Airways

*redemption rate of Avios to dollars

*world-class customer service

*on-board amenities for all passengers


*miles never expire


*loyalty program

*Biscoff cookies


What do you think? Are any of these airlines in your top 5?


Update: Southwest won the vote between these 5 with 32% of the total votes. You can see full results here.