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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of January 16, 2015)

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.

Up to 50K Hyatt Bonus-Point Offer, But Was the Wait Worth It?

Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn bonus points for stays at more than 570 Hyatt properties between January 15 and April 30.

Hack Attack! Check Your American, United Miles

If you have miles in the programs of American or United, this would be a good time to check your account balance and confirm that all your miles are intact.

And the Best Airport in North America Is …

If you’ve visited this Southern California airport then you, too, may be left asking how it was awarded the best airport in North America.

It’s Time to Match American, US Air Accounts

If you have both American and US Airways mileage accounts, now is the time to match them, in preparation for the two programs’ consolidation later this year.

Double Elite Credits at Ritz-Carlton During 2015

Between January 1 and December 31, 2015, Ritz-Carlton Rewards members will receive double elite credit for every qualifying Ritz-Carlton night.

Up to 10,000 Bonus Points at Waldorf, Conrad

Throughout 2015, Hilton HHonors members can earn up to 10,000 bonus points for qualifying stays at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad hotels.

Start 2015 with Double Base Points from JetBlue

As it did last year, JetBlue is offering double points through early March. It was a pretty good promotion then, and it’s a pretty good promotion now.

United Matches American’s Premium-Fare Bonuses

Through February 28, United is offering extra bonus miles for first- and business-class flights, plus additional bonuses for elite program members.

Win a National Geographic Cruise to the Galapagos

Enter the PetSmart “Amazing Aquatics” sweepstakes by March 1 for a chance to win a seven-night cruise for four to the Galapagos, including air and hotel accommodations.

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

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