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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of December 4, 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.

Shorter PreCheck Lines? Check!

Have you noticed fewer flyers clogging the TSA PreCheck lines to clear airport security? If you haven’t yet, you soon will. Here’s why …

To Eat Healthy, Fly ____ (Insert Airline Name)

Do you know which airlines offer the healthiest inflight meals and snacks? Charles Platkin, writing for DietDetective, does. Here are his picks, and pans.

Boeing Flirts with High-Density Business Class

Claustrophobia alert: Boeing has filed a patent application proposing to stuff 12 business-class seats in every row of some of its wide-body aircraft.

IHG Is Latest Hotel to Partner with Uber

Uber’s latest move to dominate the shared-ride space is a new tie-up with InterContinental Hotels Group.

Limited Time: United Sale on Europe Award Flights

Through December 8, United MileagePlus members can save up to 25 percent on coach-class saver award flights to Europe between January 11 and March 10.

Year-End Bonus from Starwood Is 2,015 Points

Through December 31, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn a one-time 2,015-point bonus for booking and completing a qualifying stay.

Up to 15,000 American Bonus Miles for Wyndham Stays

Through February 29, 2016, Wyndham Rewards members can earn up to 15,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for qualifying Wyndham stays.

Alaska Air to Upgrade with Premium Economy Seating

Beginning in late 2016, Alaska will roll out its own premium-economy seating product, Premium Class, with 3 to 4 inches of extra legroom, priority boarding, and “other perks.”

Win a 3-Night Trip for 2 to Scotland

Enter the Fleming’s Steakhouse “Scotland” sweepstakes by December 30 for a chance to win a trip for two to Scotland, including air, hotel, some meals, and activities.

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

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