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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of May 29, 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.

Spirit Airlines: Nobody Understands Us

Spirit thinks its detractors just don’t understand it. But maybe the problem is that people understand Spirit too well?

U.S. to Review Pilots’ Mental Health Assessments

Worried that your pilot might harbor suicidal thoughts? The FAA is concerned about mental-health screening for pilots as well, and has formed a committee to look into the matter.

The Top (and Bottom) 10 Hotels for WiFi

The results of hotelwifitest’s latest survey are discouraging, with fewer than half of the hotels in even the best-performing brands delivering adequate WiFi.

Aer Lingus to Rejoin American in oneworld Alliance

IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, is set to buy Aer Lingus, which would then become a oneworld partner. Which means new earning and award options for members of AAdvantage.

Delta Adds Flights in Battle for Seattle

With the battle for Seattle currently running hot and heavy between Alaska Airlines and Delta, Seattle-Tacoma International has become one of the country’s fastest growing airports.

This Airline Puts the ‘Premium’ in Premium Economy

On most airlines, Premium Economy amounts to just a few extra inches of legroom. Beginning in August, Singapore Airlines will offer a Premium Economy that is worthy of the name.

United Offers Mileage Bounty for Bug Reports

How serious is United about squashing security bugs on its website? So serious that they are offering a bounty of up to 1 million MileagePlus miles to anyone who reports a problem.

Radisson Deals a Discount for Summer Stays

Travelers who book stays of two or more nights between May 26 and July 25 and check out by August 31 will earn a certificate for a 50 percent discount on a future stay.

Win a Trip for 2 to Dijon, France

Enter the Maille “Dijon Delights” sweepstakes by July 31 for a chance to win a trip for two to Dijon, France, including air, train tickets, hotel, and dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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

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