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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.

Delta Moves To Revenue Scheme with Elite Changes

Delta this week announced changes to its elite program that are consistent with an eventual switch to a revenue-based loyalty program, like those of Southwest and JetBlue.

Earn Double Southwest Points for Carlson Stays

Between January 18 and March 31, Rapid Rewards members can earn double points for stays with Sunday through Thursday check-ins at participating U.S. Carlson hotels.

New American Logo, Livery. Like or Dislike?

American today published images of its new corporate logo and aircraft livery, designed to symbolize the airline’s reboot after more than a year in bankruptcy.

Finally: the FAA Grounds Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner

Hard on the heels of news that Japan’s two largest airlines had suspended 787 flights, the FAA has grounded Boeing’s Dreamliner pending a review of the plane’s lithium batteries.

Marriott’s New MegaBonus Begins February 1

Marriott Rewards members can earn Earn one free night at a Category one through four hotel after the second paid stay between February 1 and April 30, up to three free nights after six stays.

Is American One of the ’10 Most-Hated Companies’?

Marketwatch has picked American as one of the country’s most-despised companies. Which airline would you pick to be on that list?

Earn Quadruple United Miles for La Quinta Stays

Between January 1 and February 28, members of La Quinta Returns can earn quadruple United MileagePlus miles for stays at any La Quinta Inns & Suites hotels.

American Express Retreats from Travel

One of the biggest names in travel, American Express, will eliminate 5,400 jobs during 2013. What’s their problem?

Win One Million Best Western Rewards Points

Enter the Best Western 2013 Travel Resolutions sweepstakes by January 29 for a chance to win one of two grand prizes of one million Best Western Rewards points each.

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

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