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WebFlyer Home > Programs > Award/Upgrade Index

Award/Upgrade Index

Which frequent flyer program is best? For many frequent flyers, determining which frequent flyer program is best comes down to which program offers the best award redemption and/or upgrades.

Overall Award Success Rates:

Airline ProgramsSuccess Rate
All Nippon Airways ANA Mileage Club 75%75%
US Airways Dividend Miles 67%67%
Japan Airlines (JAL) Mileage Bank 67%67%
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus 65%65%
AeroMexico Club Premier 64%64%
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer 62%62%
American Airlines AAdvantage 61%61%
Southwest Rapid Rewards 61%61%
Qantas Airways Frequent Flyer 59%59%
SAS EuroBonus 59%59%
Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles 59%59%
Lufthansa Miles & More 58%58%
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan 58%58%
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles 58%58%
KLM Flying Blue 57%57%
United MileagePlus 56%56%
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 56%56%
Alitalia MilleMiglia 56%56%
Vanguard Airlines Vantage Points 55%55%
GlobalPass 54%54%
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club 53%53%
Air New Zealand Airpoints 52%52%
Korean Airlines Skypass 52%52%
Malaysia Airlines Enrich 50%50%
FlightFund 50%50%
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles 49%49%
CSA Czech Airlines OK Plus 48%48%
Aeroplan 47%47%
British Airways Executive Club 47%47%
Air France Flying Blue 47%47%
TAP Portugal Victoria 46%46%
Iberia Airlines Iberia Plus 44%44%
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands 44%44%
British Airways Executive Club Intl 44%44%
Aero California Club Altus 44%44%
LAN Airlines LanPass 41%41%
LOT Polish Airlines Miles & More 38%38%
Aer Lingus Gold Circle Club 36%36%
El Al Israeli Airlines Matmid Frequent Flyer Club 33%33%
Air France/KLM Flying Blue 28%28%
Finnair Finnair Plus 25%25%
AirTran A+ Rewards 24%24%
South African Airways Voyager 20%20%
Frontier Airlines Early Returns 0%0%
Average Airline Award Success Rate:56%56%
Hotel ProgramsSuccess Rate
Choice Hotels Choice Privileges 100%100%
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Preferred Guest 90%90%
IHG Rewards Club 83%83%
Marriott Hotels Rewards 81%81%
Hilton HHonors 70%70%
Hyatt Gold Passport 41%41%
Average Hotel Award Success Rate:76%76%



Overall Upgrade Success Rates:

Airline ProgramsSuccess Rate
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer 95%95%
All Nippon Airways ANA Mileage Club 75%75%
US Airways Dividend Miles 73%73%
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus 67%67%
United MileagePlus 66%66%
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan 63%63%
Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles 63%63%
American Airlines AAdvantage 62%62%
FlightFund 62%62%
SAS EuroBonus 62%62%
Finnair Finnair Plus 60%60%
LAN Airlines LanPass 59%59%
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles 58%58%
CSA Czech Airlines OK Plus 57%57%
Lufthansa Miles & More 56%56%
Qantas Airways Frequent Flyer 56%56%
Korean Airlines Skypass 55%55%
Japan Airlines (JAL) Mileage Bank 55%55%
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands 54%54%
Air New Zealand Airpoints 54%54%
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles 53%53%
Malaysia Airlines Enrich 53%53%
AeroMexico Club Premier 49%49%
Air France Flying Blue 46%46%
Aeroplan 46%46%
Alitalia MilleMiglia 45%45%
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club 45%45%
Aero California Club Altus 44%44%
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer 43%43%
Air France/KLM Flying Blue 40%40%
LOT Polish Airlines Miles & More 40%40%
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club 37%37%
KLM Flying Blue 36%36%
Vanguard Airlines Vantage Points 35%35%
Aer Lingus Gold Circle Club 30%30%
South African Airways Voyager 29%29%
British Airways Executive Club Intl 23%23%
British Airways Executive Club 21%21%
GlobalPass 21%21%
Iberia Airlines Iberia Plus 19%19%
TAP Portugal Victoria 18%18%
El Al Israeli Airlines Matmid Frequent Flyer Club 15%15%
Southwest Rapid Rewards 13%13%
AirTran A+ Rewards 0%0%
Average Airline Upgrade Success Rate:58%58%
Hotel ProgramsSuccess Rate
Choice Hotels Choice Privileges 100%100%
Hilton HHonors 71%71%
Marriott Hotels Rewards 65%65%
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Preferred Guest 64%64%
IHG Rewards Club 62%62%
Hyatt Gold Passport 43%43%
Average Hotel Upgrade Success Rate:64%64%


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