Articles & Advice from Benét Wilson

Benét joined the team in February 2018 as associate editor. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Aviation Queen LLC, a freelance writing business. She has written extensively about the airline/airports and travel industries for more than 25 years. She has a journalism degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

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Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – January 2019

January 22, 2019

Sports are a huge part of American culture with die-hard fans rooting for teams ranging […]

Best Hotel Credit Cards in 2019

January 18, 2019

As a regular traveler, you want a credit card that gives you the biggest bang […]

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Best Travel Credit Cards for January 2019

January 18, 2019

You travel regularly and use your credit card to pay for a big chunk of […]

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – January 2019

January 17, 2019

When looking at credit card features and perks, you may want one that gets you […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – January 2019

January 15, 2019

The information related to the Citi Prestige® Card, Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card has been collected by CompareCards and […]

Best Credit Cards With Premium Concierge Services – January 2019

January 15, 2019

Most major credit card issuers boast at least one premium-level card reserved for those who […]

Best Grocery Credit Cards for 2019

January 14, 2019

Best grocery credit cards Best overall Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Best for unlimited spending Discover it® Cash Back Best with no […]

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Best Gas Rewards Cards for January 2019

January 14, 2019

You’ve decided to find a credit card that focuses on rewards for gas purchases. Now […]

More Tips & Resources

Get Special Entertainment Access with American Express Experiences

January 23, 2019

If, as an American Express® cardmember, you’ve managed to rack up an impressive amount of Membership Rewards points, but don’t want to redeem them for airfare, hotel rooms or merchandise, consider using them for access to VIP and exclusive events in music, theater, sports and more under the Experiences program. This program allows cardmembers to […]

The New Marriott Rewards Program: What You Need to Know

January 21, 2019

More than two years after Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. finalized their merger, the company consolidated its myriad rewards programs into one offering in August 2018. The new program was officially branded as Marriott Bonvoy in Jan. 2019 with the new logo rolling out Feb. 13. Travelers are now covered […]

What Credit Card Should You Get?

January 14, 2019

More than 200 million Americans use credit cards, at a rate of 2.3 cards per consumer, according to a study by MagnifyMoney.com, another LendingTree-owned site. With so many credit cards available on the market, there’s a lot of confusion about which ones you should get and why. Your credit score, interest rates, rewards, payments and […]

10 Credit Cards That Cover Global Entry, TSA Precheck Fees

January 10, 2019

Savvy travelers know that expedited screening programs Global Entry and TSA Precheck help improve the passenger experience on the ground, thanks to separate security lines that require less scrutiny. If you have the right credit card in your wallet, those programs’ enrollment fees can be covered. Global Entry program members can skip long Customs and […]

No Credit Card Trip Protection? These Companies Can Help

January 4, 2019

There are credit cards on the market that come with different types of trip insurance in case of flight delays or cancellations. But what to do if your card doesn’t offer these benefits? Every U.S.-based airline has a contract of carriage that outlines what they are — and aren’t — financially responsible for when there’s […]

Top 10 Hyatt Category 4 Hotels for Your Free Anniversary Night Certificate

January 4, 2019

Members of the World of Hyatt hotel loyalty program know about the plethora of perks, such as free room nights and elite status, designed to make stays much more pleasant. And if you carry the The World Of Hyatt Credit Card, you’ll enjoy even more benefits. One those perks is a free room night certificate every cardmember anniversary that’s good […]

AAdvantage Aviator Red vs Aviator Silver – Is Silver Worth the Upgrade?

January 4, 2019

The information related to the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® and the AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver World Elite Mastercard® has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publishing. These offers and/or promotions may have since changed, expired, or are no longer available. After US Airways merged with American Airlines in February 2013, the […]

Unusual Requests Made to Credit Card Concierges

January 3, 2019

Many credit cards, especially if they’re travel-branded, give you access to a concierge. However, most cardholders either don’t know their card comes with the perk or only use it during a travel emergency, so they’re missing out on a great benefit. Take travel writer Valerie Stimac, 31, for example, who encountered a major problem during […]

Delta Air Lines Lost and Found: How to File a Claim

January 3, 2019

There’s nothing worse than discovering after a long flight that you left an important item on the aircraft. Delta Air Lines partners with NetTracer, which handles lost-and-found items, to help reunite you with your possessions. The most popular items lost on planes include smartphones and tablets, books, glasses, scarves, travel pillows, water bottles and passports, […]

Chase Ultimate Rewards Program Guide: Why You Should Be Excited

January 3, 2019

If you have a Chase-branded credit card in your wallet, one of the big perks is access to Chase Ultimate Rewards®. The program allows cardmembers to use the points they earn for travel, including plane tickets, and hotel rooms, as well as for gift cards, merchandise, special experiences and even paying down your card or […]