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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent-Flyer Deals (Week of January 17, 2014)

If it’s a good deal (or a notably bad one) from an airline, hotel, or car-rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.

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.

Consumers to FCC: No In-Flight Cellphone Calls!

Although the ultimate decision isn’t the FCC’s, it has received hundreds of comments from travelers begging the Commission not to lift the current restrictions on inflight calls.

Delta Upgrades Coach Meals

If the way to a traveler’s heart is through his stomach, Delta may be getting a leg up on American and United in the highly competitive transcon market.

United, Flight Attendants Feud Over Furloughs

United has advised the Association of Flight Attendants that around 685 flight attendants will be furloughed involuntarily, raising the specter of disgruntled cabin crews.

Fortune Survey: Four Happiest Travel Companies

The results of Fortune magazine’s latest “100 Best Companies to Work For” survey were released this month. Only four travel companies made the list.

American Eagle’s New Name: Envoy

Beginning this spring, American’s regional subsidiary, American Eagle, will be known as Envoy.

JetBlue Offers Double Points Through March 3

Between January 14 and March 3, TrueBlue members can earn double base points for all points-eligible JetBlue flights. The bonus points count toward earning elite status.

American, US Air Promote Code Shares with Bonus Miles

To promote the first phase of reciprocal code-sharing between the two airlines, American and US Airways are offering 50 percent more bonus miles on each other’s fights.

For New Marriott Members: Up to 50,000 Bonus Miles

Between February 1 and April 30, new Marriott Rewards members can earn 5,000 bonus miles after every second paid stay, up to a total of 50,000 bonus miles.

Win 24 Free Hotel Nights, 1.2 Million Miles, and $10,000

Enter the Hilton Ultimate Weekender sweepstakes by January 2, 2015, for a chance to win the grand prize: 24 hotel nights, 1.2 million frequent-flyer miles, and a check for $10,000.

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

By Tim Winship

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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