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JetBlue's new program, launching this fall, will address TrueBlue's shortcomings. The airline's loyal customers may finally get a truly rewarding frequent flyer program....read more»

<p>For Ren&eacute;e S. Gordon, <em>Smooth Traveler</em> columnist for <a href=" http://www.philasun.com/travel.html"target="_blank">The Philadelphia Sunday SUN</a>, there's no better place than Manhattan, both for world-famous attractions and little-known delights.</p>

<p>"Historic structures stand pressed between high rises and in gentrified neighborhoods," says Gordon. "These surprises, lagniappes, are sprinkled around the city. My favorite is the 1780s <a href=" http://www.dyckmanfarmhouse.org/ "target="_blank">Dyckman Farmhouse Museum</a>, across from a row of retail establishments on Broadway at 204th Street.</p>

<p>"I love everything about the city ... No matter what time of day or night there is something that will extend the limits of your personal universe in an unexpected way. New Yorkers are a special breed. Contrary to popular belief they are quick to assist you, they are tolerant, flexible, witty and gritty and wonderful. You can find yourself walking beside a street person or a star and both will treat you the same way."</p>

<p>To start your New York City trip planning, visit <a href=" http://www.nycvisit.com/"target="_blank">NYC &amp; Company</a>.</p>(Photo: NYC &amp; Company)

American's new double-mile promotion applies to all flights, through the end of the year. But to qualify, travelers must live in the New York area....read more»

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For 2010, Delta will add rollover miles and a new tier to its elite program. This is clever marketing on Delta's part. And it's mostly a win-win. Travelers get a head start, and Delta gets more loyalty....read more»

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United is the first to eliminate rush charges for frequent flyer awards. The move gives travelers hope that American, Continental, Delta, and US Airways will do the same....read more»

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Shopping at online mileage malls is a great way to rack up frequent flyer miles. And it's even better when merchants offer bonuses and discounts....read more»

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With US Airways' 100 percent bonus, the economics of buying miles from an airline turn consumer-friendly. Travelers who do the math may decide to buy, buy, buy....read more»

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In its latest promotion, Starwood is giving away concert tickets instead of bonus points. The goal may be more to win hearts than to increase traffic....read more»

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This month's featured frequent traveler promotions are from Continental, Delta, US Airways, and six hotel chains, plus miles-for-dining offers from six airlines....read more»

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With Hilton's latest promotion, the longest, richest period in the history of hotel bonuses will continue at least through September....read more»

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United's latest promotion features meaningful award discounts, applicable for travel to many parts of the world, for three months. But to fly for less, you'll have to act fast....read more»

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