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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of July 31, 2015)

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.

Southwest: ‘No New Bag Fees’

Last month, JetBlue’s imposition of fees for the first checked bag left just a single U.S. airline without such a fee: Southwest. How long will Southwest’s no-fee policy last?

Feds Scrutinize Airlines for Price-Gouging

The country’s largest airlines are currently suspected, in separate cases, of engaging in collusion and price-gouging, by the Departments of Justice and Transportation.

Delta Offers Elites the Ultimate Upgrade

Beginning as soon as this week, Medallion members of Delta’s SkyMiles program will be offered the option to upgrade their Delta flights to a private jet service.

Buh-Bye, Bag Fees? Congress Mulls Reducing Fees

If enacted, the “Baggage Fee Fairness Act of 2015” would significantly cut the cost of airline bag fees.

The 10 Best Airports for Long Layovers

Could being stranded at the airport be a relaxing, entertaining experience? Maybe. Here are 10 airports where it’s possible.

InterContinental Points Offer Can Be Rewarding

Earlier this summer, InterContinental Hotels Group offered a 100 percent bonus on purchased IHG Rewards points. That offer is being reprised, with a twist.

Wine Enthusiast’s 10 Best Airline Wine Programs

If the travails of travel have driven you to drink, you’re in good company. But if wine is your preferred libation, your options are limited. Here are 10 airlines that do it right.

PointBreaks: Free IHG Nights for Just 5,000 Points

IHG Rewards today released its latest list of around 160 PointBreaks hotels that are available to book for just 5,000 points per night.

Win a 4-Night Disney Cruise for 4

Enter the Twinings Tea “Cruise” sweepstakes by September 15 for a chance to win a four-night cruise to the Bahamas for four aboard the Disney Dream ship.

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

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