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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of May 15, 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.

JetBlue, Southwest Tops in Customer Satisfaction

According to the new J.D. Power study, travelers are more satisfied with their flight experiences than they were a year ago. And they’re especially happy with JetBlue and Southwest.

United’s New Website Is, Well, New, Yet Also Familiar

United this week launched a beta version of its new website. It’s derivative, but still a step in the right direction. Have a look!

Breaking News: Airline Tanks, CEO Resigns

In the wake of a series of reports showing that Frontier lags its rivals in customer satisfaction, the airline’s CEO quit for “personal reasons.” A rare case of corporate accountability!

More Holiday Travelers, on the Road and in the Air

Due to a strengthening economy and lower gas prices, AAA is predicting a 4.7 percent increase in travel over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Check out our survival tips.

The Airline with the Best Customer Satisfaction Is …

Surprisingly, the airline with the most complaints isn’t Spirit.

DOT: No More $100 First-Class Tickets to London

A first-class ticket to London for $100? Surely that’s a mistake. On that, everyone agrees. But what happened next may surprise you.

Wyndham’s New Promo: 3,000 Bonus Points

Between May 11 and September 7, Wyndham Rewards members can earn a one-time 3,000-point bonus for an eligible stay at participating Wyndham family hotels.

From Choice Hotels: a Free Night After Two Stays

Between May 7 and August 19, Choice Privileges members can earn 8,000 points after two stays, enough for a free night at more than 1,500 Choice hotels or a $50 gift card.

Win a 7-Night Tahiti Cruise for Two

Enter the Islands magazine “Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise” sweepstakes by June 30 for a chance to win a seven-night Tahiti cruise aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin.

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

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