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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week:

Choose a room upgrade or breakfast for two.
Choose a room upgrade or breakfast for two.

Complimentary Upgrade or Breakfast And Bonus Points At Conrad Hotels: For stays booked before December 31, 2014, Conrad Hotels & Resorts (part of Hilton) are offering the “Luxury of Being Yourself” promotion, which allows you to select either a complimentary daily breakfast for two or a complimentary room upgrade. You can make your selection during check in. Hilton HHonors Gold and Diamond members are eligible for an additional 5,000 bonus points per stay.
Club Carlson

Suites Now Available With Club Carlson Points Due To Recent Changes In Policy: Effective March 15, 2014 Club Carlson is allowing customers to redeem their Gold points for premium rooms and suites. A premium room redemption will require 50% more points than a standard room.  Other changes to the program include both award nights and eligible stays counting towards elite status, and there are also new gift cards available for point redemption.

Ana offers a platinum service trial campaign.
ANA offers a platinum service trial campaign.

ANA Platinum Service Campaign: In honor of the new route ANA is launching from from Dusseldorf to Tokyo Narita, they are having a Platinum drive for all members residing in Europe and who register for this promotion. Basically, if you earn 15,000 Premium points from ANA flights between March 30-June 30, 2014, you can receive an ANA Platinum trial for a full 7 months (September 2014 to March 2015). For example, one roundtrip business class ticket (in Z fare class) on the new Dusseldorf-Tokyo route would earn you 15,696 points. ANA Platinum Service includes benefits like a 100% mileage bonus, priority service at the airport and a dedicated customer service center. Register here for this offer by June 30, 2014.

Register for the Flyaway Rewards promotion.
Register for the Flyaway Rewards promotion.

Earn 500-2,000 Bonus Miles With Lufthansa’s Miles & More Program: Lufthansa’s Miles & More frequent flyer program is currently running a “Flyaway Rewards” mileage promotion. If you register for the promotion here and fly between May 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014, you can earn 500 bonus miles for two flights, and a 2,000 Miles & More bonus for four flights. The offer is valid on flights operated by Lufthansa, Germanwings, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines/Tyrolean Airways, Brussels Airlines, Adria Airways and Croatia Airlines.

Frontier offering 10% discounts.
Frontier offering 10% discounts.

Frontier Offers 10% Off When Flying Through Denver: Frontier Airlines will offer 10% off domestic fares until 11:59 pm ET April 15, 2014. The discount will apply to regular and sale nonstop fares for domestic travel to/from Denver International Airport through April 15, 2014. Make sure to enter the promo code CUSCORES when checking out in order to receive the discount. Beware of the following blackout dates: March 21-23, 2014, and March 28-30, 2014.

Air India offers double miles on specific routes.
Air India offers double miles on specific routes.

Air India Offers Double Miles: Flying Returns members of Air India flying on specific participating routes will get double miles (as per fare class) until April 30, 2014. If you book your tickets online, you can get an additional 500-mile bonus. To book tickets and see specific route info, click here.

Book a Short Escape at an NH Hotel and save 30%.
Book a Short Escape at an NH Hotel and save 30%.

NH Hotels Offer 30% Discount For “Short Escapes”: You can get a discount for booking a weekend at a participating NH Hotel. Other perks for a “Short Escape” stay which also includes free WiFi, free stay for children under 12 and a late checkout Sunday (until 5 pm) for no extra charge. The discount applies to two-night minimum stays with check-in on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and the rate is prepaid and non-refundable.

Get 1,000 bonus miles for joining Delta Skymiles.
Get 1,000 bonus miles for joining Delta SkyMiles.

Earn 1,000 Bonus Miles For Joining Delta SkyMiles: Although this offer says it’s for Seattle-based Hertz customers, anyone can take advantage of it, assuming they are not already a SkyMiles member (and haven’t been for at least six months prior). In order to get the bonus miles, make sure to provide a valid email address while signing up.

American may add a nonstop Miami-Tel Aviv route in 2015.
American may add a nonstop Miami-Tel Aviv route in 2015.

Possible New Miami-Tel Aviv Route On American Airlines: Rumor has it that American Airlines is considering adding nonstop service between Miami and  Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv as early as spring 2015, in addition to keeping the nonstop service between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv.

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