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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of October 23, 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.

Are You the Hotel Guest from Hell?

A new survey by Expedia identifies the ten most aggravating types of hotel guest. You’re not on the list, are you?

Passenger Chokes Fellow Flyer Over Reclined Seat

An incidence of air rage on a weekend Southwest flight raises anew questions regarding airlines’ responsibility in managing inflight behavior.

United: 1 Airline, 2 Months, 3 CEOs

After appointing its third CEO in less than two months, United’s management is looking anything but stable. Capable? That remains to be seen.

Clinton Charges ‘Gouging.’ Delta Disagrees

This week, would-be president Hillary Clinton called out the airline industry for gouging customers. Delta couldn’t let the charge go unchallenged. Fight!

Alaska Air to Shrink Airport Lounge Network

By the end of this year, Alaska Airlines’ network of airport lounges will increase by four. But beginning next year, Alaska flyers will lose access to 48 Delta lounges.

Is Marriott Rewards the Most ‘Valuable’ Hotel Program?

A new analysis of four popular hotel loyalty programs found a 54 percent spread between the most and least generous programs. The leaders and laggards are…

Virgin America Expands Inflight Entertainment

Virgin America passengers will have free access to Spotify’s catalog of more than 30 million songs, and, through March 2, 2016, free access to select NYTimes.com content.

Two Free Hilton Nights for New DirecTV Subscribers

DirecTV is offering new subscribers two free weekend nights at Hilton hotels for qualifying new satellite TV packages.

Win a Culinary Trip for 2 to France

Enter the President Cheese “Life Well Paired” sweepstakes by December 31 for a chance to win one of three six-night trips for two to France, including air, hotel, and cooking classes.

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

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