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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of April 3, 2015)

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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.

Hackers Steal Millions from Major Mileage Program

Got miles in British Airways’ Executive Club program? If so, you might want to double check to confirm that your account wasn’t hacked.

Taxi Versus Rideshare? This App Compares Fares

With RideGuru, would-be riders enter their trip’s origin and destination, and the app calculates and displays the estimated fares for a host of available ride services.

America’s Happiest Airlines

The companies that treat their employees the best are likely to treat their customers the best as well.

American-US Air Mileage Merger on Time, on Track

Over the last few days of March, American merged many of the 30 million Dividend Miles members into the AAdvantage program. The milestone seems to have been passed with nary a glitch.

SkyMall Set to Re-Launch

Just when you thought it was safe to dig through the seatback pocket on that tedious plane trip, the once-ubiquitous SkyMall catalogs are poised for a return to airlines’ seatbacks.

Keys to Wyndham’s New Program: Simplicity, Value

Wyndham’s revised Rewards program, set to launch on May 11, will stake its claim to travelers’ loyalty on simplicity and value.

United Discounts Hawaii Awards by 20 Percent

Between April 14 and May 19, MileagePlus members can travel to Hawaii for 20 percent fewer miles.

Extended: 70K-Point Bonus for IHG Credit Cards

Through May 31, new IHG Rewards Club Select credit card customers will receive a 70,000-point bonus after spending $1,000 during the first three months.

Win a 6-Day Trip to Aruba for 4

Enter the flipflop Wines “Aruba” sweepstakes by April 30 for a chance to win a six-night trip for four to Aruba, including airfare, hotel, a Jeep tour, and snorkeling cruise.

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

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