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US Airways has finally matched Delta's mileage bonus for East Coast shuttle flights. With 2,500 bonus miles for each flight, a shuttle round-trip nets 6,000 frequent flyer miles....read more»

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A free night. Bonus hotel points. Bonus airline miles. Best Western's multiple, combinable bonuses make summer stays uncommonly rewarding....read more»

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With its third-night-free offer, a stay at New York's Plaza Hotel is expensive. Still, it might be time for an upscale getaway....read more»

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When the new relationship between Virgin America and V Australia takes full effect, members of Virgin's program will be able to earn and redeem points for Australia flights....read more»

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American's website, which serves 1.6 million visitors per day, has come under criticism from a graphic designer. Which raises the question: How does AA.com meet your needs?...read more»

Colorado Springs hosts the largest and longest-running hot-air balloon festival in the Rockies. For 30 years, the <a href="http://www.balloonclassic.com/" target="_blank">Colorado Balloon Classic</a> has drawn crowds to Memorial Park for this free, family-friendly event, held Labor Day weekend. More than 100 balloons participated this year.

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A fact of frequent flyer math: All bonuses are not created equal. In this case, a bonus mile in United's program is worth more than a bonus mile in Frontier's....read more»

Fourth of July fireworks, Philadelphia (Photo: G. Widman for GPTMC)

This month's best bets for award travel include Philadelphia, Canada, London, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires....read more»