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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent Flyer Deals

Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.

If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.

Get Up to 50% More When Buying JetBlue Points

Between February 1 and March 15, TrueBlue members will receive up to 50 percent more points when purchasing them for their own accounts or as gifts for other members.

Delta, Starwood Introduce Crossover Rewards

Beginning on March 1, elite members of Delta’s SkyMiles and Starwood’s Preferred Guest programs will enjoy reciprocal benefits through the companies’ new Crossover Rewards program.

The Trouble with Boeing’s Dreamliner: Outsourcing

Boeing has outsourced major components of its troubled Dreamliner to 50 “strategic partners.” And therein lies the root of the plane’s problem.

Has the Time Come for Child-Free Cabins?

Squalling children are a fact of travel life. Or at least they have been until recently. In what could be the start of an industry trend, two airlines now offer flyers some respite.

Earn Double American Miles for Malaysia Air Flights

Between February 15 and April 15, members of all oneworld carriers’ loyalty programs, including American AAdvantage, will earn double miles for flights on Malaysia Airlines.

US Air Offers 1,000 Bonus Miles on Shuttle Flights

Between February 1 and February 28, Dividend Miles members will earn 1,000 bonus miles for US Airways Shuttle flights between Boston and New York or New York and Washington, D.C.

New from Priority Club: Rental Car Awards

Priority Club has introduced Cars Anywhere, allowing program members to cash in their points, or a combination of points and cash, for car rentals at airport locations worldwide.

Earn Double Points on All Southwest Flights

Between February 4 and May 15, Rapid Rewards members can earn double points on every credit-eligible Southwest flight.

American’s 50% Buy-Miles Bonus Is Back

Through February 28, AAdvantage members who purchase miles will earn up to a 50 percent bonus. Is that enough to make the miles a “buy”?

Win a Trip for Four to Las Vegas

Enter the Fiji Water Wild Cards sweepstakes by February 28 for a chance to win the grand prize: a two-night trip for four to Las Vegas, including four $500 gift cards to cover airfare, suite accommodations at the Venetian hotel, one dinner, tickets to “Rock of Ages,” and spa passes.

Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.

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