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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of November 7, 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.

America’s Most Hated Airline Finally Gets It Right

The “State of the Hate” report reflects the gripes of almost 30,000 travelers. See whether your pet peeves are shared by others.

Starwood Hotels Go Keyless

Travelers can now use smartphones to access their rooms in 10 Starwood hotels, with more to come. Truly mobile check-in has finally arrived!

HHonors Possibly Hacked, Hilton Remains Hush

According to reports circulating on FlyerTalk, hackers have accessed accounts of Hilton HHonors members to steal points and make purchases with members’ registered credit cards.

The 10 Busiest Airports This Holiday

If a comfortable, low-stress Thanksgiving travel experience is a priority, book away from the heaviest travel days. Otherwise, be prepared for long lines and full flights.

Delta Expands Porsche Transfers to More Airports

Delta is expanding its exclusive Porsche airport transfer service to three new airports later this month. Diamond elites only, please.

Marriott Offers Free Wi-Fi for All Rewards Members

Beginning on January 15, all members of Marriott’s Rewards program will receive free standard in-room Wi-Fi at most Marriott hotels. Finally!

Earn Bonus Shopping Points from Southwest

Through November 23, members of Southwest’s Rapid Rewards program can earn up to 1,200 bonus points for purchases made through the Rapid Rewards Shopping portal.

From Carlson: Double Points or Elite Nights

Club Carlson members can choose to earn either double points or double elite-qualifying nights for stays at participating Carlson hotels.

Win a Trip for Two to Hawaii

Enter the Wyndham “Hawaiian Getaway” sweepstakes by December 27 for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii for two, including air and five nights at the Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort.

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

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