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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of March 28, 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.

American Offers Bonus Miles for LaGuardia Flights

Between April 1 and June 30, AAdvantage members can earn 1,000 bonus miles for every roundtrip American Eagle flight between LaGuardia and 10 cities.

Earn Quadruple American Miles for Hertz Rentals

Through June 30, members of American’s AAdvantage program can earn quadruple miles for qualifying Hertz rentals. Also on offer: a discount of up to 35 percent.

Is Anyone NOT In Favor of Stricter Carry-On Limits?

When United announced that it would begin strictly enforcing size restrictions on carry-on bags, there was the predictable outcry from flyers. Wrong!

Delta, Alaska to Cut Reciprocal Elite Benefits

In what is likely the first step toward completely dissolving their frequent-flyer partnership, Delta and Alaska announced that reciprocal elite perks will be cut.

With Its First Profit, Virgin America Quiets Doubters

Questions regarding Virgin America’s business model and future were put to rest with today’s release of the airline’s 2013 annual report. On the bottom line: a profit.

Double Southwest Points for Best Western Stays

Between March 26 and May 27, Best Western Rewards members who elect to earn airline miles can earn double Southwest Rapid Rewards points for eligible stays.

Double Alaska Miles for Seattle-London Flights

In the latest skirmish in the battle for Seattle between Alaska Air and Delta, Alaska will award double miles for British Air flights between Seattle and London, through June 24.

Book PointBreaks Stays for 5,000 Points a Night

IHG Rewards has released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through May 31. Rooms are limited — get ’em while you can.

Win a Seven-Day Norway Coastal Cruise for Two

Enter the Hurtigruten “Norway Voyage” sweepstakes by September 30, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a seven-day cruise for two along the coast of Norway.

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

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