Here are the 5 most valuable airline and hotel rewards programs

An Alaska Airlines jet lands at Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 7, 2022. Alaska’s Alaska Miles topped NerdWallet’s ranking of airline programs for 2022.

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Ever wonder if you’ve been loyal to the right airline, hotel or other travel provider all this time? Are those rewards points you’ve been diligently racking up the best deal available, or do competitors offer better deals?

It turns out that if you’ve been flying Alaska Airlines to stay at Radisson Hotels, you’ve been reaping the most rewards, according to NerdWallet. The consumer finance site released its rankings for the