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Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:

Holiday Inn Club vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC
Holiday Inn Club vacation resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.

IHG Rewards Club Credit Cardholders Can Earn Bonus Points

IHG Rewards Club cardholders can earn 10,000 points for a stay at a Holiday Inn Club Vacation resort between now and December 31, 2015. You can earn an additional 10,000 points by booking the 10,000 Bonus Point Package. As usual, if you book and pay with your IHG Rewards Club credit card, you get five points per dollar spent. You must first register for the promotion before booking.

Get bonus AA miles on Avis rentals
Get bonus AA miles on Avis rentals.

Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles on Avis Rentals

AAdvantage members can earn 500 bonus AA miles on Avis rentals of three days or more through October 31, 2015. Additionally, cardholders of Citi AAdvantage credit cards, such as the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, and Aviator cards can earn 750 bonus AA miles; AAdvantage Gold/Platinum members can earn 1,000 bonus AA miles; and AAdvantage Executive Platinum members can earn 1,250 bonus miles. You can also save 35% on rentals by using these promo codes: AWD # K817165 and coupon # MUAA062 with your AAdvantage number. AAdvantage bonus miles are only valid at participating Avis airport locations in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean.

Get 25 Delta SkyMiles per $ spent on
Get 25 Delta SkyMiles per dollar spent on

Shop Fall Flowers and Get 25 Delta or United Miles Per Dollar on

The Delta SkyMiles Shopping Portal is offering 25 Delta SkyMiles per dollar spent at Make sure to enter your name and SkyMiles number during checkout to ensure you receive the miles. United MileagePlus is also offering a similar promotion, while American’s own portal is offering 20 AAdvantage miles per dollar. Miles will appear in your account six-eight weeks after you purchase. The expiration date of this promotion is not specified, so shop soon!

Enter the AA Business Extra contest
Enter the AA Business Extra contest.

Enter to Win 20,000 AA Business Extra Points

Enter the American Airlines Translating Travel Sweepstakes, and you could win 20,ooo Business Extra points, which are redeemable for 10 round-trip PlanAhead Award tickets. Simply watch the video and then enter your information. For an added entry, enter your Business Extra number as well. You don’t have to be a Business Extra member to win; the contest is open to companies that employ between two and 500 employees. Enter by 12pm CT on October 20, 2015.

You may not be able to fly with your NY license in 2016. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
You may not be able to fly with your NY license in 2016. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Select US Travelers May Not Be Able to Use Drivers License to Fly in 2016

The Real ID Act in the US may require travelers with drivers licenses issued in the states of New York, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Louisiana to use another ID when flying domestically, as these licenses don’t meet the proper security standards (at this point it’s unclear what those standards are, exactly).

Travelers will be able to use these other forms of ID instead:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card

This new policy will supposedly go into effect around 2016, and for now there’s no information on whether or not state governments will try to change the license procedure to meet the standards. It seems more likely that an exception will be added — for now, residents of those states don’t have anything to worry about.

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