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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.

Hyatt’s New Promotion: ‘More Possibilities’

Between March 1 and May 31, Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn 3,000 bonus points after every three nights, up to a maximum of 45,000 bonus points after 45 nights.

American-US Air Merger: Winners and Losers

American and US Airways confirmed details of their proposed merger. Among the likely losers: consumers, who will pay more and have less choice.

Alaska Air to Sever Mileage Ties with Icelandair

Alaska Airlines has notified members of its Mileage Plan program that, effective June 1, Icelandair will no longer be a partner in Mileage Plan.

And the Airline of the Year Is …

Air Transport World has named the winners of its 39th Airline Industry Achievement Awards. The winner of airline-of-the-year honors might surprise you.

After Test Flights, Still No Dreamliner Clarity

After two test flights of its troubled 787 Dreamliner, Boeing is no closer to identifying the root cause of the issues that have resulted in the plane’s grounding worldwide.

Marriott Increases Award Prices at 36% of Hotels

Beginning May 16, it will cost Marriott Rewards members more points to book award nights at fully 36 percent of the chain’s hotels. Ouch!

Win 270,000 American AAdvantage Miles

Enter the American Airlines Window of Wonder sweepstakes by March 8 for a chance to win one of up to four grand prizes (depending on the number of entries): 270,000 AAdvantage miles, Five Star Service airport assistance, a Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi pass, a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, a Bose headset, a one-year American Airlines Admirals Club membership, a pair of American Airlines pajamas, an amenity kit, and a pre-paid gift card.

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

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