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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of July 26, 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.

Club Carlson Bonuses for Overseas Stays

Club Carlson members can earn 2,000 or 5,000 bonus points for stays at participating overseas Radisson Blu, Park Plaza, and Park Inn hotels during August and September.

US Air to Join Oneworld in November (Maybe)

According to a thread on Flyertalk devoted to the American-US Airways merger, US Airways will join the oneworld global airline alliance on November 1. Are you ready?

Latest Spirit Ad Stars Carlos Danger

Spirit’s latest ad promoting Mexico vacation packages refers none too obliquely to the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal currently roiling New York City. Brilliant, or tacky?

JetBlue’s JFK Terminal Gets Its Lounge on

The new lounge at JFK’s Terminal Five is just what you’d expect from JetBlue. And that’s a good thing.

Satisfaction Up Among Hotel Guests

According to the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, consumer satisfaction with hotels is the highest it’s been in seven years.

Is the Future of AAdvantage Secure?

There was a sigh of relief from frequent flyers when it was disclosed that the current head of AAdvantage would remain in place after the American-US Air merger. But wait. …

The 10 Most (and Least) Connected U.S. Airports

A new report shows which airports are most used by travelers who access the Internet while in flight. The implications are positive for increassed availability, negative for prices.

Bonus for US Air Tickets Charged to MasterCard

Dividend Miles members will earn 250 bonus miles for each booking completed by October 31 and charged to a MasterCard.

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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