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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of October 8, 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.

United’s New Coach Seat Fails the ‘Friendly’ Test

United is touting its new coach seats as part of its “customer-friendly upgrades,” a handy tie-in with its newly resuscitated “friendly skies” advertising campaign. Reality check!

Hilton’s New Promotion Rewards Longer Stays

Between October 10, 2013, and January 31, 2014, Hilton HHonors members can earn bonus points for stays of two or more nights.

Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Merger Trial

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, a judge has ruled that the Justice Department suit to block the American-US Airways merger must begin as scheduled on November 25.

A 100% Share-Miles Bonus from US Airways

Yet again, US Airways is promoting the sale of its miles with an outsized bonus, this time for miles transferred among accounts rather than for miles purchased outright.

Earn Up to a 100% Bonus for US Air Flights

Dividend Miles members can earn bonuses for all flights taken between September 30 and November 17 when they complete select additional activities.

Win a Nine-Day Trip for Two to South Africa

Enter by October 11 for a chance to win a trip for two from Friendly Planet Travel.

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

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