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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of October 3, 2014)

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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.

New Survey Picks Best for Business Travel

Travel+Leisure and Fortune teamed up to query business travelers on their preferences, and their gripes, in the first “Best in Business Travel” survey.

Tech Makes Travel Better, Right?

The travel experience is pretty good, and high technology is making it even better. That’s the conclusion of the “Passenger IT Trends Survey” conducted by Air Transport World and SITA.

American to Add New Miami Flights

On March 5, 2015, American will add service between Miami and four new cities: Austin, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio.

Mobile Bookings Earn Bonus Points from Hyatt

Through December 31, members of Hyatt’s Gold Passport program can earn a 1,000-point bonus for every hotel booking made via the new Hyatt mobile app or on the mobile website.

Is World’s Longest Flight the Most Uncomfortable?

As of this week, the world’s longest flight is Qantas’ service between Dallas and Sydney. Comfort alert: Qantas’ coach seats have less legroom than Southwest’s.

Chase Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus: 70,000 Points

For a limited time, the sign-up bonus for the Chase Ink Business Plus card has been upped to 70,000 points after spending $5,000 within three months.

Last Chance: Big US Air Buy-Miles Bonus

This may be your last chance to purchase US Airways miles on the cheap and redeem them for expensive premium-cabin flights. Deadline: October 12.

PointBreaks: IHG Award Nights for Just 5,000 Points

IHG Rewards has released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through November 30.

Win a Business-Class Trip for Two to Beverly Hills

Enter the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau “90210” sweepstakes by December 15 for a chance to win a three-day trip for two to Beverly Hills, including business-class air.

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

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