Savvy frequent travelers know that loyalty to a specific airline can translate to big savings on flights and upgrades. But not all loyalty programs are created equal. 10Best editors teamed up with a miles-and-points expert to nominate the nation's most worthwhile programs–programs with plenty of ways to earn and redeem miles, great coverage and plenty of flight options when it comes time to book that free trip. Our readers had four weeks to vote for their favorites, and the results are in.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Frequent Flyer Program are as follows: