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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of June 19, 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.

Lawmakers to Airlines: ‘Enough Already!’

The reaction to IATA’s proposal to reduce the maximum size of carry-on bags has been fiercely negative, including accusations of gouging by two U.S. senators.

United’s New York Home Will Be New Jersey

United’s flights to New York’s JFK airport? Beginning on October 25, they’re all shifting to Newark.

Exposed: Travelers’ 6 Darkest, Dirtiest Secrets!

Americans’ most shameful travel behavior? A new Travelzoo survey reveals the shocking details!

The 8 Most (and Least) Loved Airlines. Really!

What do travelers REALLY think of the airlines and hotels they patronize? The answers lie deep within the Internet, and Diffbot has deep-dived for the sometimes surprising answers.

La Compagnie: Hot Airline, Tepid Loyalty Scheme

After less than a year in operation, all-business-class carrier La Compagnie this week launched its own frequent-flyer program. Only certified Road Warriors need apply.

Save Big on InterCon Stays with Discounted Points

Through June 30, IHG Rewards members can earn a 100 percent bonus when purchasing Rewards points, effectively reducing the price to as little as .58 cents per point.

Earn an 85,000-Point Bonus for Hilton Credit Card

Through July 31, new customers for the Hilton HHonors Surpass credit card can earn 85,000 HHonors bonus points after charging $3,000 within three months of account approval.

New from Hilton: a 5,000-Point Bonus

After a slow start, Hilton has finally upped its promotional game, offering a bonus worthy of the name. But hurry, it’s only on offer through July 6.

Win a Week in the Virgin Islands for 2

Enter the Nature’s Way “Caribbean Vacation Giveaway” sweepstakes July 31 for a chance to win a seven-day trip to St. Thomas, including air, hotel, and $1,000 spending money.

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

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