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Recap: The Week’s Biggest Travel Stories and Best 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.

Survey Confirms That Coach Seating Sucks

A new Consumer Reports survey finds little satisfaction with coach seating.

Delta Downgrades SkyMiles with New Award-Ticketing Rule

Three-day advance booking for award travel that begins or ends outside the U.S. or Canada. Ouch!

The Cheapest Airfare? Here’s When to Book

When to book to get the lowest airfares? Here are some guidelines.

The Cheapest Times to Visit the World’s Top Travel Spots, According to TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor’s new Travelers’ Choice awards has you covered on where to go on the cheap.

Will Warren Buffett Buy Southwest Airlines?

One of the world’s most successful investors eyes one of America’s most popular airlines.

From Choice Hotels: A Free Night After 2 Stays

Earn a free night after 2 Choice hotels stays. Good deal!

To Avoid Getting Sick When Flying, Choose This Seat

There is a best-seat-on-the-plane when it comes to avoiding air-borne illnesses.

The Top 10 Airports in the U.S. and the World

Here are the world’s best airports, and America’s.

These Are America’s 10 Most Sinful States

A new study purports to rank the 50 U.S. states by their sinfulness. See if you agree with the findings.

The 10 Most and Least Expensive Cities in the World

Some cities will cost you more than other cities. Here are the most and least expensive.

Here’s How You Can Win a 6-Day Trip to Northern Portugal

Prize includes a six-day trip to Portugal, including airfare, hotel, daily breakfast, a river tour of the Douro wine region.

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

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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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