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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent Flyer Deals

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.

Earn Double Southwest Points for Vegas Stays

Through July 31, Rapid Rewards members can earn double points for stays at The Venetian and The Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas.

Brits Give Thumbs Up to Weight-Based Airfares

A new poll by a British travel agency found that 63 percent of nearly 2,500 Britons surveyed supported weight-based pricing, with 29 percent opposing and 8 percent not sure.

Chase Adds New Ultimate Rewards Partner: Virgin Atlantic

Members of the Ultimate Rewards program linked to selected Chase credit cards can now transfer their points 1:1 to Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club.

Airline Quality? Not Much

The annual Airline Quality Rating report for 2012 paints a decidedly mixed picture of the travel experience, with complaints up almost 20 percent over the previous year.

American Bulks Up at LAX

Through the end of this summer, American will have launched service on no fewer than eight new routes to and from Los Angeles International Airport.

Best Western Offers $50 Gift Card for Three Stays

Between April 22 and June 9, Best Western Rewards members will earn a $50 Best Western Travel Card after three qualifying stays.

Judge Nixes $20 Million Payout for American CEO

That $20 million severance payment for American’s CEO? The judge overseeing American’s merger with US Airways says, “Too much!”

Alaska Air Discounts Spring Award Flights

Between April 23 and May 22, Mileage Plan members can fly to many Alaska Airlines destinations for 10,000 miles each way, a 20 percent discount.

Win a Trip to Sea Island, Georgia

Enter the Garnet Hill Sea Island Family Getaway sweepstakes by May 21 for a chance to win the grand prize: a five-night trip for four to Sea Island, Georgia, including air, hotel, daily breakfasts, $1,000 activity credit, $1,000 Garnet Hill gift card, and a $500 Lilly Pulitzer gift card.

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

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