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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of February 14, 2014)

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.

Why U.S. Flyers Are the World’s Most Uncomfortable

Americans seem to kvetch more loudly and more often than travelers from other countries. It may be because they’re flying on the world’s fullest planes.

Everyone Is Complaining About These Airlines

The DOT’s s latest monthly Air Travel Consumer Report ranks U.S. airlines according to the number of complaints they generate. Can you guess which were best, and worst?

Delta Credit Cards Ditch Foreign Transaction Fees

From May 1, the co-branded Delta SkyMiles credit cards, issued by American Express, will eliminate foreign-transaction fees and add chip technology.

US Air’s New LAX Digs: It Takes a Shuttle

US Airways today moved its operations closer to merger partner American’s at Los Angeles airport. Close, but no cigar.

These Are the World’s Worst Mileage Programs

A new survey by for the most part confirms what most frequent travelers already know about loyalty programs. But several of the findings are surprising.

Alaska Offers Double Miles for Three New Routes

Later this year, Alaska Airlines will be launching daily service from its Seattle hub to three new destinations: Detroit, New Orleans, and Tampa. Double miles, anyone?

Earn Triple Points for Hertz Rentals

Through April 15, members of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program can earn triple points on rentals of two or more days at participating locations.

Win a Four-Night Trip for Two to Italy

Enter the Luxury Link Inspiring Italian Vacation sweepstakes by February 28, 2014, for a chance to win a four-night trip for two to Italy, including air, hotel, and some meals.

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

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