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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of October 21, 2013)

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.

The Long and Short of Delta’s New Seattle Bonuses

Between October 18, 2013, and October 31, 2014, SkyMiles members can earn double miles for Delta flights between Seattle and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.

American’s Record Profit Weakens Merger Argument

American’s record quarterly profit could undermine its hopes of a merger with US Airways, which is being contested by the Department of Justice on antitrust grounds.

Delta’s DineUp Meals: Worth It?

Upgraded meals in coach? So-called DineUp meals are now on offer on Delta transcon flights between New York and Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Modest Hertz Bonus Is Quick and Easy

Through December 15, Hertz Gold Plus members can earn 250 bonus points for Hertz rentals, plus 50 points for registering for the offer and another 50 points for taking a survey.

From Wyndham: 2,014 Bonus Points Per Stay

Through January 31, 2014, Wyndham Rewards members can earn 2,014 bonus points for the second and subsequent stays at more than 7,000 Wyndham hotels.

Southwest Offers Double Points for All Flights

Through November 21, Rapid Rewards members can earn double points on all credit-eligible Southwest flights booked through

The Airline Fees Flyers Love to Hate

Of the multitude of nettlesome airline fees, which irk travelers the most? A new survey conducted by Skift shines some light into that dark corner of the travel experience.

American, US Air Push Merger Through Media

Recent editorials in USA Today and the Arizona Republic support the American-US Airways merger. But neither addresses the key point of the DOJ’s lawsuit to block the merger.

Win a 12-Day Mediterranean Cruise for Two

Enter the HarperCollins Supreme Macaroni Company sweepstakes by November 22 for a chance to win a 12-day Princess Cruises Mediterranean cruise for two, including airfare.

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

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