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


Following is our regular summary of the 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.

Are Credit Card Rewards a Bubble Set to Burst?

Changes to the way banks charge merchants to accept credit card payments could make today’s lucrative mileage bonuses financially unfeasible.


Earn 30,000 Bonus Points for Ritz-Carlton Stays

Members of the Ritz-Carlton Rewards program who complete a four-night stay at a participating Ritz-Carlton hotel between July 15 and October 15 will earn 30,000 bonus points.

Odds of an American-US Air Merger Are on the Rise

Recent comments by American chief Tom Horton have amped up fears of a much-rumored merger between American and US Airways.

A New (Better?) Use for Your Miles: Online Games and Prizes

Are online games the solution to scarce award availability? Tim Winship weighs in.

US Airways Offers Double Miles for Washington Flights

Between July 7 and September 30, Dividend Miles members can earn double miles on all US Airways flights beginning or ending at Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport.

Win a Trip for Four to Scotland

Enter VisitScotland’s “Brave” sweepstakes for a chance to win a five-night trip for four to Scotland, including air, hotels, some meals, tours, and a boat trip on the Loch Ness.

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

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