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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of January 24, 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.

Southwest: ‘No Bag Fees in 2014’

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly laid to rest rumors that Southwest would begin imposing fees for checked bags and for flight changes. Not in 2014, he promised.

Marriott on Top in Customer Experience Study

Of the 14 hotel brands included in Forrester’s 2014 customer-experience study, Courtyard by Marriott took the top spot; Wyndham ranked last.

New Hilton Promotion Is Good for Weekend Stays

Between February 1 and April 30, members of Hilton’s HHonors program can earn 1,000 bonus points for weeknights, and 5,000 bonus points for weekend stays of two or more nights.

Southwest Tops Forrester Customer Experience Report

Of the seven U.S. airlines included in Forrester’s latest customer experience study, Southwest took the top spot and United ranked last.

Free Wi-Fi in Every Room, at Every Loews Hotel

Loews has one-upped most other hotel chains and is now delivering exactly what 21st-century travelers expect: free Internet access in every room.

Is There a Best Website for Booking Flights?

Have you found a reliable one-stop shop for getting the best deals on airfare? Let us know, because we haven’t.

Judge Sides with Delta in Latest Frequent-Flyer Suit

The airlines are rarely held legally accountable by the courts. Maybe consumers are filing lawsuits for the wrong reasons?

New from JetBlue: Lucky 7 Bonus

JetBlue customers who complete seven roundtrip flights during 2014 will receive 7,000 bonus TrueBlue points.

Win a Trip for Two to Spain and Morocco

Enter Travel Channel’s The Trip: 2014 sweepstakes by March 24, 2014, for a chance to win a trip for two to Spain and Morocco, including air and hotel, worth up to $100,000.

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

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