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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of September 18, 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.

Can United’s New CEO Fix What Its Former CEO Broke?

In an email to MileagePlus members, United’s new CEO outlined his plans to regain travelers’ trust and revive the airline’s fortunes. Read it and weep.

Germs On a Plane? You Bet!

Short of donning a hazmat suit for your next flight, there’s no surefire way to protect yourself from germs on a plane. But there are steps you can take to keep bacteria at bay.

American, Delta Refuse to Cooperate on Stranded Flyers

Beginning on September 15, Delta and American will no longer reaccommodate each other’s stranded passengers in the event of flight cancellations.

Uber Is Now in Las Vegas

With the launch of Las Vegas service, Uber this week took yet another small step toward its goal of becoming the worldwide ride-share leader.

Another Chance to Earn 100,000 British Air Miles

British Airways’ exceptionally rich bonus for credit card sign-ups is back, but you’ll have to spend big to earn it.

Earn Bonus Delta Miles for Starwood Stays

Through January 31, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn 1,000 bonus Delta miles for stays of two or more nights at participating Starwood hotels.

Double Miles for American, JAL Flights to Asia

Through December 15, AAdvantage members can earn double miles for American and Japan Airlines flights between North America and Asia. But mind the eligible fare types.

From Best Western: a $25 Gift Card After 2 Stays

Between September 8 and November 22, Best Western Rewards members will earn a $25 Best Western Travel Card after two qualifying stays.

Win a 1-Week Trip for 2 to Puerto Rico

Enter the Margaritaville “Riddles in the Sand” sweepstakes by October 31 for a chance to win a six-night trip for two to Puerto Rico, including air, accommodations, and an $800 gift card.

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

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