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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of August 16, 2013)

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.

Why the Texas AG Opposes American’s Merger

The staunchly pro-business Texas Attorney General is one of six state attorneys joining the Justice department in opposing the American-US Air merger. Here he explains why.

American, US Air ‘Look Forward to Day in Court’

Lawyers representing American and US Airways laid out their strategy for fighting the Department of Justice’s suit to block the airlines’ merger on antitrust grounds.

Delta Biz-Class Awards to Cost Up to 25% More

For travel on or after June 1, 2014, SkyMiles members will pay up to 25 percent more miles for business-class award tickets on some key routes.

Former American Chief Rips DOJ on Merger

American’s former chief, Bob Crandall, has plenty to say about the DOJ’s suit to halt the merger of American and US Airways.

American-US Air Merger: ‘The American People Deserve Better’

In a surprise move, the Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit challenging the proposed merger between American and US Airways on antitrust grounds.

Should Spirit Airlines Be Cloned?

Is there room in the airline universe for a kinder, gentler version of Spirit? There is, and its name might be Frontier.

Are Your Frequent-Flyer Miles Secure?

As this week’s data breach at US Airways reminds us, even the computer systems of the country’s largest companies are not hack-proof. Should you be worried?

Win a Trip for Two to the Belize Rainforest

Enter the Cayman Jack “Ready for Adventure” sweepstakes by August 31 for a chance to win a five-day adventure trip to the Belize rainforest for two.

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

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