Weekly Recap: JetBlue’s Elite Fast Track + IHG’s Free Night + Easy AAdvantage Miles + More Member-Only Rates

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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.

How to Travel the World for Free (or Less, Anyway) as a Mule

Airmule will pay travelers to use their unused baggage capacity to ship parcels around the world.

JetBlue Offers 2 Fast Tracks to Elite Status

JetBlue elite perks? There’s never been a better time to earn them.

Earn a Free IHG Night After 3 Vegas Nights

Stay three nights at The Venetian or The Palazzo, then take a free night at any IHG hotel. A solid bet!

Quick and Easy 700 American Miles, Plus a Chance to Win More

The payoff is small, but the investment is even smaller.

From Choice Hotels: Discounted FlexRewards

What’s better than a hotel stay paid for with loyalty-program points? The same stay paid for with fewer points, of course!

Hilton’s New Bonus Offer Is Double Points

Another double-points promotion from Hilton…

New from InterContinental: Discounted Members-Only Rates

InterContinental adds its name to the growing list of hotel chains offering member-only rates for loyalty-program members.

Lost Luggage? Not so Much

The number of mishandled bags is down. Way down.

Win This: a 5-Day Trip for 2 to St. Kitts

The grand prize: a five-day trip to St. Kitts for two, including air, hotel, spa treatments, a $1,000 Tommy Bahama gift card, and a $1,000 Belk gift card.

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

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

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