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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of March 3, 2014)

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.

From Wyndham: 5,000 Bonus Points Per Stay

Through May 14, Wyndham Rewards members can earn a 5,000-point bonus for every stay at participating Wyndham hotels.

Struggling Qantas Will Shrink to Survive

Qantas, the Flying ‘Roo, has hit a rough patch. So rough, in fact, that it will have to all but reinvent itself to keep flying.

Travel Companies on Fortune’s Most Admired List

Fortune magazine released its annual listing of the 50 world’s most admired companies. See if your favorite travel companies made the list.

Ditch Your Travel-Rewards Card and Get This …

With their outsized sign-up bonuses and promises of trips-of-a-lifetime, travel-rewards credit cards seemingly have a monopoly on travelers’ hearts and minds. Here’s an alternative.

Delta Previews All-New SkyMiles Program for 2015

Delta announced earlier today that it will launch an all-new revenue-based version of its 33-year-old SkyMiles program on January 1, 2015.

American, Marriott Oppose Arizona Anti-Gay Bill

American and Marriott are among the companies and lawmakers that have come out against Senate Bill 1062, widely understood to be an attempt to allow discrimination against gays.

Choice Hotels Offers a Free Night After Two Stays

Between February 28 and May 14, members of the Choice Privileges program will earn a total of 8,000 points after two stays, enough for a free night at a lower-priced hotel.

American Bonus for Hotel-Points Conversions

Do you have hotel points but need airline miles? American is offering a 25 percent bonus for hotel points converted to AAdvantage miles, through March 31.

Win a Cruise for Two, 500,000 Choice Privileges Points

Enter the CruisesOnly “Million Points and Cruise” sweepstakes by March 31, 2014, for a chance to win a cruise for two worth up to $2,000, plus 500,000 Choice Privileges points.

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

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