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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of January 30, 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.

Airlines with the Best Inflight Wi-Fi

Addicted to inflight Wi-Fi? Most of us are. Check out Routehappy’s list of the airlines with the most Wi-Fi-enabled fleets, and the least.

Hacked: Starwood Members’ Accounts

How to ensure the security of your loyalty points? Details here.

Should United’s CEO Resign?

Should United’s CEO resign? Almost 9,000 people have signed a petition demanding that he do just that.

Major Airline Devalues Its Mileage Program

The changes to British Airways’ Executive Club program, set to take effect on April 28, amount to a devaluation in the eyes of most program members.

In Seoul, In-Taxi Vomiting Will Cost You

If you find yourself in a taxi in South Korea with an overriding urge to vomit, you’ll want to consider the price of succumbing to the impulse: 150,000 won (about $138).

United Cuts, Complicates Partner Earning Rates

Beginning in March, travelers will earn significantly fewer miles when flying on discounted coach tickets on most MileagePlus partner airlines.

Earn Double AAdvantage Miles for Asia Flights

Through March 20, AAdvantage members can earn double miles when flying American or Japan Airlines on select routes between the U.S. and Asia.

Even More Double Points from Virgin America

Through March 31, members of the Elevate program can earn double points for Virgin America flights on a host of popular routes.

Win an Eight-Day Trip to France for Two

Enter the Ste. Michelle Wine “Explore the Possibilities” sweepstakes by March 31 for a chance to win an eight-day trip for two to France, including air and hotel accommodations.

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

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