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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of June 6, 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.

Delta Now Wants to Be Alaska’s Hometown Carrier

Not content to savage Alaska Airlines at its home airport and primary hub, Seattle, Delta is aiming to displace Alaska Air as the airline of choice in the state of Alaska as well.

FBI Cracks Down on Laser Attacks on Planes

To combat a growing problem, the FBI is offering rewards of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone who points a laser device at aircraft in flight.

Meet Hilton’s New Brand, Curio

Hilton’s eleventh brand, Curio, will be a collection of hotels that don’t fit into the cookie-cutter mold of other Hiltons.

Starwood Credit Card Bonus Is 30,000 Points

The Starwood Preferred Guest credit card, already one of the most valuable and versatile of the travel-rewards cards, is an even better deal when it comes with a 30,000-point bonus.

Triple Points for JetBlue’s Washington Flights

Between June 19 and August 30, TrueBlue members can earn triple points on all JetBlue flights to or from Washington-National airport.

Now at the World’s Busiest Airport: Free Wi-Fi

Today, the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, added its name to the list of airports that provide travelers free Wi-Fi access.

Delta Upgrades Economy Comfort on Transcontinental Flights

To compete with high-flying offerings from American, United, and JetBlue, Delta is upgrading its Economy Comfort service on transcon flights.

Earn Double Gold Plus Rewards Points from Hertz

Through August 22, members of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program can earn double points when renting a mid-sized or larger car for five or more days.

Win a Trip for Two to Fiji

Enter the Lucky magazine “Fiji Trip” sweepstakes by July 7 for a chance to win a trip for two to Fiji, including airfare and four nights at the Namale Fiji Resort.

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

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