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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.

Flyer Alleges United Under-Awarded Miles

A new lawsuit alleges that United routinely awards fewer miles than actually flown, claiming that United’s method of measuring flight distances errs in the airline’s favor.

Is US Air-American Merger ‘What Flyers Want’?

In his testimony before a Senate Judiciary committee, US Airways chief Doug Parker made two stunning statements in support of the all-but-certain merger of his airline and American.

Where the Award Seats Are: There’s a Map for That

American this week launched Award Map, an interactive tool that shows which routes have available AAdvantage award seats on specified dates.

Southwest: Not the Low-Fare Leader You Thought

A new study finds that Southwest’s prices are sometimes lower, but often not.


New Hilton Bonus: 1,000 or 2,000 Points Per Night

Between April 1 and June 30, HHonors members can earn 1,000 bonus points for each weekday night and 2,000 bonus points for each weekend night at participating Hilton family hotels.

Earn 5,000 Bonus Miles for US Air Shuttle Flights

Through May 31, Dividend Miles members can earn 5,000 bonus miles after every three one-way US Airways Shuttle flights between New York and Boston or Washington, D.C.

Alaska Air Rolls Out One-Way Partner Awards

Members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan may now book one-way and multi-partner award trips on Alaska, American, and Delta.

Up to 200,000 Bonus Miles for Europe Flights

Between March 18 and May 31, AAdvantage members can earn up to 200,000 bonus miles for select-fare flights to Europe on American, British Airways, Iberia, or Open Skies.

Win 200,000 American AAdvantage Miles

Enter American Airlines’ New Destinations sweepstakes by May 31 for a chance to win one of three grand prizes of 200,000 AAdvantage frequent flyer miles each.

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

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