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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.

Earn United Miles for Discounted Event Tickets

Beginning this week, MileagePlus members earn five miles for every $1 spent on tickets to sports events, concerts, and the theater.

New Priority Club Offer Features a $50 Gift Card

Between May 31 and September 1, Priority Club Rewards members can earn a $50 prepaid MasterCard after a two-night weekend stay charged to a MasterCard.

For Lapsed American Elites, No More Soft Landings

From now on, American customers will only be able to come by elite status the old-fashioned way: They’ll have to earn it.

Samoa to Government Workers: We Own Your Miles

The government of American Samoa is going where most organizations fear to tread: Workers traveling on government business will no longer own the frequent flyer miles.

AirTran Extends Systemwide Double Points Promotion

Through June 12, members of the A+ Rewards program will earn double credits for all credit-eligible AirTran flights booked through AirTran.

Earn 8,000 Points After Two Choice Stays

Between May 22 and August 31, Choice Privileges members can earn 8,000 points after two stays, enough for a free night at one of 1,500 lower-priced hotels in the Choice network.

JetBlue Shows Restraint in Upping Change Fees

JetBlue’s new fees are smarter compared to the competition’s, but still out of line.

Free Elite Breakfasts Now Daily at Marriott

Marriott announced that Gold and Platinum elite members of the Marriott Rewards program can now expect a daily complimentary continental breakfast for two.

Sign Up and Fly to Earn 7,500 JetBlue Points

New JetBlue TrueBlue members who enroll in the program and complete a roundtrip JetBlue flight by June 19 will earn 7,500 bonus points.

No Foreign Transaction Fees for United Card

Beginning on June 1, MileagePlus Explorer cardholders will no longer pay foreign-exchange fees when charging purchases overseas.

Win Two Tickets to Anywhere Emirates Flies

Enter the Vayama Go Somewhere Tour sweepstakes by August 4 for a chance to win two tickets from the U.S. to anywhere Emirates flies, plus $2,000 spending money.

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

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