And the World's Best Airline Frequent Flyer Program is...
For the 14th consecutive year, readers of Global Traveler have voted United Airline's MileagePlus loyalty program the Best Frequent Flyer Program in the world.
United has been recognized with this distinction every year since the inception of the Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey in 2004.
In the survey completed by frequent business and luxury travelers, United's MileagePlus program was also named the Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program for the fifth consecutive year.
MileagePlus members earn award miles by flying United, United Express, Star Alliance airlines or other airline partners, and by purchasing products or services from partners around the globe.
Members enjoy a variety of options for using those award miles, including to pay for travel, hotel stays, car rentals and merchandise.
Through MileagePlus Exclusives, members are able to use their miles on unique and memorable experiences with a VIP touch across the widest range of mileage levels.
Launched earlier this year, the United TravelBank Card allows customers to earn United TravelBank cash on every purchase to redeem toward United flights.
United Airlines and United Express operate about 4,500 daily flights to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, they operated over 1.6 million flights carrying over 143 million customers.