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

Following is our regular summary of the 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.

Book British Air, Hawaiian Airlines Awards on

Members of American’s AAdvantage program can now book award travel on British Airways and Hawaiian Airlines directly on American’s website,

Alaska Airlines award flights were already bookable on American’s website, so there are now three AAdvantage partner airlines accessible online.

Convert Credits Between Southwest, AirTran Programs

Members of Southwest’s Rapid Rewards program and AirTran’s A+ Rewards program may now transfer their points between the two programs.

While just a first step toward the eventual merger of the two programs, this adds value to both by giving members of each program access to the combined award options.

Earn More American Miles for Qantas Flights

Through June 30, AAdvantage members can earn up to 20,000 bonus miles for round-trip Qantas flights between the U.S. and Australia.

Earn Virgin Atlantic Bonus Miles

Members of Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club program can earn mileage bonuses for all eligible Virgin Atlantic flights completed between April 13 and June 15.

Win a Trip to the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament in Chicago

Enter National Car Rental’s Ryder Cup sweepstakes by June 30 for a chance to win the grand prize: $5,000 to underwrite travel to the Ryder Cup golf tournament in Chicago (or not—you could just pocket the cash), four tickets to the Ryder Cup, and Executive Elite status for one year in National Car Rental’s Emerald Club.

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

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