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

The Airlines Are Rolling in Profits, and Fee Dough

How are U.S. airlines doing? As a group, the 26 U.S. airlines racked up their eighth consecutive quarterly net profit, on revenue of $39.1 billion. Pesky fees played a big part.

JetBlue’s Mint Service Coming to Boston

Beginning next year, Bostonians flying cross country or to the Caribbean can book JetBlue’s Mint service — fully lie-flat seats and upgraded meal service, at an affordable price.

From Sheraton: A Freebie After Five Paid Nights

Between July 9 and September 30, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn one free weekend night after every five paid Sheraton nights.

Expire My Points? Expire My Loyalty!

My Hyatt points are expiring, and the company is closing my Gold Passport account. My loyalty to Hyatt will be expiring as well.

Ticket-Change Fees. Time for a Change?

How much should travelers pay to change their airline tickets? Much less than airlines currently charge, according to two consumer-rights groups.

10,000 Bonus Points Per Night from Club Carlson

Through December 31, Club Carlson members can earn a whopping 10,000 bonus points per night by booking the Mega Points rate at participating Radisson and Radisson Blu hotels.

United Discounts Award Travel to Hawaii

Through July 6, Mileage Plus members can book United award flights between the U.S. or Canada and Hawaii for 20 percent fewer miles, for travel between August 18 and December 15.

The World’s 10 Cleanest Airlines

If cleanliness is next to godliness, Skytrax’s latest travel survey shows that these are the 10 most heavenly airlines. Drum roll, please…

Win a 4-Day Cruise of the Bahamas

Enter the Little Debbie “Summer Sail Away” sweepstakes by August 10 for a chance to win a four-day cruise of the Bahamas for four people, including air and $500 spending money.

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

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