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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of February 27, 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.

Disney Theme Park Tickets: Now $105

Just how magical is Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando? As of Sunday, February 22, it’ll cost you a Mickey-mortifying $105 to find out.

DOT: United Need Not Honor Mistake Fares

First-class international tickets for less than $100? United said they were a mistake, and would not be honored. The DOT agreed, but based its decision on a technicality.

Delta Will Upgrade Inflight Wi-Fi

Slow inflight Wi-Fi? Delta customers can look forward to faster speeds and more reliable connections when 250 planes are outfitted with Gogo’s new satellite-based 2Ku systems.

Uber Rides Now Earn Hotel Points

Effective immediately Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn one point for every $1 spent on Uber rides, and even more when the ride coincides with a Starwood stay.

Marriott Gets Tough on Points Expiration

Beginning next year, Marriott will begin enforcing its longstanding rule on loyalty points: They’ll expire after two years of account inactivity.

Earn a Free Night After Two Choice Hotel Stays

Between February 19 and April 22, Choice Privileges members can earn 8,000 points after two stays, enough points for a free night at more than 1,500 Choice hotels.

Hotel Award Nights for Just 5,000 Points

Effective immediately, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 146 participating hotels, for stays through May 31.

New Hilton Promotion: Double Miles or Points

Between March 1 and May 31, HHonors members can choose to earn either double points or double miles for stays at participating Hilton family hotels.

Win a Year’s Worth of Free Delta Flights, Plus a Cruise

Enter the SkyMiles Cruises “Fly Free” sweepstakes by March 31 for a chance to win 24 Delta flight certificates, each good for one roundtrip flight, plus a cruise.

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

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