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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of June 13, 2014)

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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.

JetBlue’s Fully Lie-Flat Seats Are (Almost!) Here

Is premium-class service on U.S. transcon flights on the verge of reinvention? With cushy seats and affordable prices, JetBlue’s new Mint service could do it.

Earn and Redeem Amex Points for Uber Rides

Effective immediately, Uber customers can earn two Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on Uber rides, or redeem their points to pay for Uber rides.

What Kind of Traveler Are You?

Marriott’s online travel-personality quiz promises to reveal a participant’s “true travel persona.” What’s yours?

United Moves to Revenue-Based Rewards Program

United announced it will follow Delta’s lead in converting MileagePlus from a mileage-based earning scheme to revenue-based earning in 2015.

American, US Air Elite Upgrades from June 11

Beginning on June 11, elite members of AAdvantage will be offered upgrades when flying US Airways, and Dividend Miles members will be able to upgrade on American flights.

Double Club Carlson Points for Caribbean Stays

Between June 1 and September 30, Club Carlson members can earn double points for qualifying stays at Radisson hotels in the Caribbean.

Earn Up to 4x Miles for Shangri-La Hotel Stays

Through August 31, members of American’s AAdvantage program can earn up to quadruple miles for qualifying stays at Shangri-La, Traders, and Kerry hotels.

Virgin America Launches Cool New Website

After a blackout period of several hours, during which its site was offline, Virgin America today launched a new version of its virginamerica.com website.

Win a Holland America Alaska Cruise for Two

Enter the McCormick & Schmick’s 35th anniversary sweepstakes by July 31 for a chance to win a $3,000 credit for a Holland America Alaska cruise, and up to $1,999 to cover airfare.

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

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