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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent Flyer Deals

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.

New Survey Dubs Alaska Air Best Mileage Program

Best and worst airlines for award redemption? New survey puts Alaska, Southwest, American on top, Delta near the bottom.

Hertz to Raise Gold Plus Award Prices

Starting on October 1, members of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program will shell out 10 – 15 percent more points for rental-car awards.

American-US Air Merger: ‘Skyway Robbery’

A lawsuit has been filed in San Francisco federal district court seeking to block the American-US Airways merger, alleging that it will harm consumers.

Marriott Launches Mobile Check-in App

By summer’s end, members of Marriott’s Rewards loyalty program will be able to use the company’s new mobile app to check in at all 325 Marriotts.

America’s Most Unhealthy Meal, Only $4.99!

With gobs of fat and sodium, Long John Silver’s Big Catch special has been deemed the “worst restaurant meal in America” by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

States Say ‘Wait’ on American-US Air Merger

A group of 19 state attorneys general, led by Texas, has joined the Justice department in subjecting the American-US Air merger to scrutiny.

Upcoming Aeroplan Changes Are a Mixed Bag

Upcoming changes to Aeroplan include a new mile-expiration policy, changes to award pricing, and a new elite program for frequent buyers.

Win a Trip for Two to New Zealand

Enter the Eagle Creek New Zealand sweepstakes by August 15 for a chance to win a trip for two to New Zealand, including air, seven nights’ hotel accommodations, and day trips.

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

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