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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of July 19, 2013)

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.

Starwood Resort Awards for Fewer Points

Through March 1, 2014, Starwood Preferred Guest members can book award stays at any of seven Starwood resorts for 35 percent fewer points. Bora Bora, anyone?

United and Marriott Offer Reciprocal Perks

Following Delta and Starwood, United and Marriott have partnered to offer RewardsPlus, a package of reciprocal benefits for members of the two companies’ programs.

5,000 Bonus Miles for American Lounge Memberships

Through August 7, AAdvantage members can earn 5,000 bonus miles when purchasing an annual Admirals Club airport lounge membership.

Will New Woes Shake Flyers’ Faith in Boeing’s Dreamliner?

Has the patience of flyers has been stressed to the breaking point by the unnerving string of problems besetting Boeing’s highest-profile aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner?

US Airways In-Flight Wi-Fi Coverage Reaches 90%

US Airways now boasts among the best inflight Wi-Fi coverage of any U.S. airlines, with access aboard 90 percent of its domestic flights.

US Airways Now Offers Bag Delivery

US Airways customers can now pay to have their bags delivered to their destination, whether that’s home, a hotel, or work.

Pssst, Wanna Buy a Million United Miles?

Startup crowdfunding company Wall&Main will reward you with one million United miles in exchange for a $30,000 donation. Deal or no deal?

JetBlue Gets Silly with Badges

JetBlue this week introduced TrueBlue Badges, a collection of digital icons awarded for completing various social media and travel transactions.

Win a Weekend Getaway for Two to Las Vegas

Enter the Virgin America “Las Vegas” sweepstakes by July 31 for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Las Vegas, including air and two nights at the Mandarin Oriental.

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

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