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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of October 9, 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.

The Coach-Class Legroom Problem, Solved?

B/E Aerospace has filed a patent application for coach seats that can be adjusted to accommodate taller flyers. Problem solved?

Delta Posts Profits and Cuts Jobs

With an eye to increasing profit margins, Delta will be cutting jobs among its management and salaried workers. Should travelers be concerned that service will suffer?

Best Western Rewards Changes Are Encouraging

In what may presage a welcome new emphasis on loyalty marketing, Best Western has announced changes to its Rewards program. More generous promotions ahead?

Marriott Adds New Loyalty-Program Benefits

Marriott this week announced new Marriott Rewards features that will make a good program even better.

Discounted American Awards for Credit Card Holders

Got an AAdvantage credit card issued by Citibank or Barclays? Then you may be entitled to book award flights for up to 30% fewer miles.

Double Delta Miles Plus an Elite Bonus at Hilton

Through December 31, Hilton HHonors members can earn double Delta miles plus 250 elite-qualifying miles for every stay of two or more nights at Hilton family hotels.

From Best Western: Big Bonus for Mobile Bookings

Through November 22, Best Western Rewards members can earn 5,000 bonus points for the first booking made via the new Best Western mobile app.

Earn 30% More United Miles for Partner Transactions

United’s MileagePlus program has partners. Lots of partners. United wants you to remember that, and is offering bonus miles to reinforce the message.

Win an Alaska Cruise for 2

Enter the “Best of Alaska” sweepstakes by March 31 for a chance to win a 10-day Holland America Alaska Land+Sea Journey trip, including a seven-day cruise and most meals.

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

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