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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of March 27, 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.

American, US Air Programs to Merge This Weekend

The process of consolidating AAdvantage and Dividend Miles programs will begin on March 28 and take “several days.”

America’s 10 Most Dangerous Cities

The Law Street website has analyzed the latest FBI statistics and published its list of the “Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America.” Detroit heads the list.

Triple Points for Virgin America’s Dallas Flights

Between April 7 and June 6, Elevate members can earn triple points for flights between Dallas Love Field and San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Washington, DC, or New York.

United Discounts Awards Flights to Brazil, Chile

Between March 25 and June 25, roundtrip coach-class award flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile, can be booked for 25 percent fewer miles.

5,000 Bonus Points at Radisson, Country Inn

Between April 17 and June 27, Club Carlson members can earn 5,000 bonus points for stays at participating Radisson or Country Inn & Suites hotels.

More than 1 Million Now Enrolled in TSA Precheck

This week, the TSA announced a significant milestone for its Precheck program: the enrollment of its 1 millionth traveler. That many travelers can’t be wrong, right?

For Daily Travel Deals, Check Out Daily Getaways

For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Travel Association has launched Daily Getaways: one discount offer every day, for one month. The deals run the gamut, from decent to debatable.

Frontier Ups Checked-Bag Fees

Beginning in May, Frontier passengers will pay more to check their bags. Welcome to the world of ultra-low cost airlines.

Win an 8-Day European River Cruise for Two

Enter the Budget Travel “European River Cruise” sweepstakes by April 17 for a chance to win an eight-day Europe river cruise for two, including vouchers to cover airfare, and meals.

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

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