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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of April 4, 2014)

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.

Now Playing on British Air Long-Haul Flights: HBO

British Airways today upgraded its inflight entertainment line-up with an HBO channel, available to passengers “from the moment they board, to the minute they land.”

United’s New Bag Policy Gets Mixed Reviews

A new survey by querying adult travelers on their feelings about United’s new policy finds that carry-on restrictions remain a divisive issue.

Supreme Court Rules Against Banned Frequent Flyer

The Supreme Court today denied a frequent flyer’s right to sue Delta for unfairly expelling him from the loyalty program of Northwest, which later merged with Delta.

10 Hours on a B737?

On August 20, SAS will launch flights between Stavanger, Norway, and another oil-industry hub, Houston, Texas. And it plans to operate the 10-hour flights with a B737-700.

American Offers Double Miles for TAM Flights

Between May 1 and May 31, AAdvantage members can earn double miles for TAM flights, including codeshare flights operated by TAM but booked with an American Airlines flight number.

Earn a US Airways Bonus for Oneworld Flights

Between March 31 and June 30, Dividend Miles members can earn up to 25,000 bonus miles for flying on multiple different oneworld airlines.

United Discounts Japan Award Flights

United is offering a 25 percent discount on coach award tickets to Japan booked by April 17 for travel between April 1 and April 30.

Delta Treats Coach Flyers to New Amenity Kits

Coach passengers on Delta’s long-haul international flights will now receive sleep kits, free after-meal bottled water, and better snacks.

Win a Six-Day Tour of Japan

Enter the L.A. Times Japan 6 Day Tour sweepstakes by April 21, 2014 for a chance to win the grand prize: a six-day Japan tour for one person, including air, hotel, some meals, and $350 cash.

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

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