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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of August 9, 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.

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?

American Cozies Up to AwardWallet Mile Manager

Mileage manager AwardWallet is once again displaying account information for members of the American AAdvantage program, with the airline’s blessing. Who’s next?

Terror Alert, Terror Alert, Yawn

So far, the reaction to the State Department’s recent travel alert has been a collective yawn from international travelers.

Award Discounts for Citi AAdvantage Cardholders

Got an AAdvantage credit card issued by Citibank? Then you may be entitled to book award flights for up to 30 percent fewer miles.

JetBlue: All-Coach No More

Beginning in 2014, JetBlue’s nonstop flights between New York and both Los Angeles and San Francisco will feature first-class cabins outfitted with 16 lie-flat seats.

American-US Air Merger Clears Europe Hurdle

As expected, today European Union regulators approved the American-US Airways merger, keeping the tie-up on track for completion by the end of Setpember.

New Starwood Promotion Starts September 1

Between September 1 and December 15, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn double points for stays at participating hotels, plus 2,500 bonus points after every five nights.

Get a Southwest Bonus with Marriott Gift Cards

Through September 26, travelers can earn up to 12,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points when purchasing Marriott gift cards.

Win a Caribbean Cruise for Two

Enter the US Airways Cruises Million Miles Dream Getaway sweepstakes by October 31 for a chance to win a seven-night Caribbean cruise and 500,000 US Airways frequent-flyer miles.

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

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