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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of December 20, 2013)

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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.

In Alaska-Delta Feud, Frequent Flyers Win

The escalating battle between Delta and Alaska Air at Seattle and Salt Lake City is generating big bonus-mile opportunities for frequent flyers.

Starwood Links to Caesars for Earning, Awards

Beginning on January 9, 2014, members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program will be able to earn and redeem points for stays at Caesars Entertainment hotels. And vice versa.

Hyatt Winter Promo Is Free Nights or Bonus Points

Between January 15, 2014, and April 30, 2014, Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn one free night after every five paid nights, or up to 50,000 bonus points.

United, Marriott Extend RewardsPlus Through 2014

RewardsPlus, a package of reciprocal benefits for members of the programs of United and Marriott, has been extended through 2014.

Delta: No Cell Calls on Our Flights

Delta CEO Richard Anderson made it clear that inflight cell calls will not be supported.

Starwood’s ‘Bring on the Nights’ Promotion Begins January 5

Between January 5, 2014, and April 30, 2013, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn 2,500 bonus points after every five nights, plus an additional 5,000 points after 25 nights.

InterContinental Reboots ‘Big Win’ promo for 2014

Between January 1, 2014, and April 30, 2014, IHG Rewards Club members can earn bonus points for completing various activities based on their stay history with InterContinental hotels.

United Matches American’s Transcon Bonuses

Between January 7, 2014, and March 31, 2014, MileagePlus members can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for roundtrip United flights between New York and Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Win a Las Vegas VIP Trip for Two

Enter the Wynn VIP Experience sweepstakes by January 5 for a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, including air, three nights at the Wynn, a dining credit, massage.

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

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