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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of August 28, 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.

Onboard Drink Limits: Yea or Nay?

Flying can drive travelers to drink, and drinking can lead to air rage. Is a three-drink limit the way to ensure travel tranquility?

Hilton Puts Kibosh on In-Room TV Porn

Hilton will soon join the likes of Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Omni, Drury, and Nordic Choice hotels in eliminating adult content from its in-room on-demand TV offerings.

Limited Time: Fast Track to JetBlue Elite Perks

Register for the Mosaic Challenge by September 7 and earn 3,750 base flight points within 90 days; elite status will then be yours through 2016.

Get Ready for Faster Inflight Wi-Fi

When it comes to inflight Wi-Fi, disappointment has been the name of the game. Relief is on the horizon, however, with new 2Ku WiFi systems coming soon to a handful of airlines.

Uber Wins Big at LAX

The latest victory for Uber and other ride-share services is a big one, not just for its own sake but also for the precedent it sets.

New IHG Promo: Free Nights, Big Bonuses, Oh My!

Between September 1 and December 31, IHG Rewards members can earn at least 50,000 bonus points. And new Rewards members can earn a free night after completing two eligible stays.

National’s ‘One Two Free’ Promo Returns

Through January 31, 2016, Emerald Club members can earn one free rental day for every two National rentals of a mid-sized or larger car for two or more days.

Easy Marriott Bonus Points. But There’s a ‘But’

Marriott’s new social media marketing campaign wants you to talk up the brand in exchange for a measly 25 bonus points. Deal or no deal?

Win a 7-Day Trip to Fiji for 2

Enter the Fiji Water “Win a Trip to Fiji” sweepstakes by September 30 for a chance to win a seven-night trip for two to Fiji, including air, hotel, and daily breakfasts.

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

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