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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of November 13, 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.

Reality Check: Are You a Problem Passenger?

Expedia’s just-released “Airplane Etiquette Study” identifies the 17 most-annoying traveler types. You’re not on the list, are you?

It’s Time to Put the Kibosh on Hotel Resort Fees

Mandatory resort fees are a gouge and a misrepresentation, a sleazy way to keep published prices low while forcing consumers to pay higher rates. They should be outlawed.

DOJ to Block United Monopoly at Newark Airport

United has made no secret of its plans to dominate Newark airport. Maybe it should have been more circumspect; the DOJ has filed a lawsuit to block further expansion at the airport.

New Airline Loyalty Program Is Invitation-Only

A loyalty program that only the certifiably loyal can join? That’s the idea behind easyJet’s new Flight Club. With paltry perks, though, it’s not likely to take off.

Earn Bonus Points for Enterprise Rentals

Through July 31, 2016, members of Enterprise’s Enterprise Plus program can earn bonus points for a host of qualifying activities.

IHG Flash Sale – Mexico, L. America, the Caribbean

Between November 13 and November 16, IHG Rewards members can save 30% when booking stays of two or more nights at participating IHG hotels in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

American Offers Bonus Miles for Online Shopping

Through November 26, American AAdvantage members can earn up to 5,000 bonus miles when shopping through the AAdvantage eShopping portal.

Earn Up to 6,000 United Bonus Miles for Shopping

Through November 24, MileagePlus members can earn up to 6,000 bonus miles when making purchases through the MileagePlus Shopping mall.

Win a Trip to Las Vegas to See Cirque Du Soleil

Enter the Cirque Du Soleil “Watch and Win” sweepstakes by December 20 for a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, including air, hotel, and tickets to Cirque Du Soleil.

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

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