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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.

Who Would Rule a Merged American-US Airways?

Who will lead the new company if US Airways and American merge, as expected?

It matters.

United Million Miler Lawsuit Cleared to Proceed

A frequent flyer is suing United for downgrading his Million Miler benefits. However the case is resolved, it will shine a light on an airline’s right to change its program.

New PointBreaks Awards for 5,000 Points Per Night

Priority Club Rewards has just released its list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through March.

American Flew B757 with Blocked Emergency Exits

During December and January, an American B757 with blocked emergency hatches completed hundreds of flights, exposing thousands of passengers to risk.

Big Brother Unmasked as … Delta Air Lines

How well does Delta know you? Very well, indeed. The carrier is collecting more personal data than you might ever suspect.

Boeing Reports Profit, No Progress on 787 Woes

Boeing did very well in 2012, but open questions regarding the safety of the grounded 787 Dreamliner cast a pall over 2013.

5,000 Bonus Points After Three JetBlue Round-Trips

JetBlue TrueBlue members can earn 5,000 bonus points after completing three round-trip or six one-way JetBlue flights during 2013.

Best Western Offers Free Night After Three Stays

Between February 11 and April 14, Best Western Rewards members can earn one free night voucher after completing three separate stays at participating Best Western hotels.

Win a Trip for Two to Costa Rica

Enter the Land O’ Lakes Coffee Lovers sweepstakes by April 7 for a chance to win a six-day trip to Costa Rica for two, including air, hotel, and $1,000 spending money.

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

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