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 Business Travel Credit Cards – July 2019

July 22, 2019

As your business grows, it may be time to do a review of the credit […]

Best No Annual Fee Travel Credit Cards for July 2019

July 1, 2019

For those who travel regularly, it only makes sense to have a credit card that […]

Best Grocery Credit Cards for July 2019

July 1, 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 […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – July 2019

July 1, 2019

Are you tired of paying airline fees for doing just about anything but breathe? American […]

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – July 2019

July 1, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – July 2019

July 1, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards with Premium Concierge Services – July 2019

July 1, 2019

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

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Best Travel Credit Cards for July 2019

July 1, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

Marriott Bonvoy Cheat Sheet: Get the Most Out of Your Points

May 30, 2019

Marriott unveiled its new Marriott Bonvoy™ hotel loyalty program in January 2019 with major changes. Bonvoy replaced Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®®. Changes in the merged program now give members access to more than 7,000 properties in 30 hotel brands located in 130 countries and territories. There are now plenty of […]

ANA Mileage Club cheat sheet for using your miles

May 24, 2019

ANA Mileage Club, associated with Tokyo-based All Nippon Airways (ANA), is one of the most powerful airline loyalty programs available for international awards since it offers good award prices, a mix of Star Alliance and other redemption partners and a stopover policy that lets you piece together exciting trips. This guide will help you take […]

The 6 Best IHG Rewards Club Hotels in Southeast Asia for Your Points

May 24, 2019

Redeeming your hotel points for accommodations in Southeast Asia may not always be the best choice because the cash price to book rooms, at even luxury properties, can be quite affordable on their own. Even so, we managed to find some IHG® hotels in the region that are bargains when it comes to points redemptions. […]

7 of the Best Marriott Rewards Caribbean Hotel Deals for Your Points

May 23, 2019

When it’s time to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy™ points for hotel room nights, you want to get as much value as possible. That can mean different things to different people, depending on their travel goals. If your goal is a nice Caribbean vacation, for example, we’ve found our favorite Marriott Bonvoy points redemption options based on […]

How to Use the Delta Companion Certificate

May 20, 2019

The information related to the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and the Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. Terms apply to American Express credit card offers. See americanexpress.com for more information. A great perk that comes with the Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express is […]

Best Ways to Redeem British Airways Avios

May 17, 2019

If you fly British Airways frequently, are a member of its Executive Club loyalty program or have a credit card that lets you transfer points into BA’s Avios currency, you want to know the best ways to get the maximum value from your rewards. Because BA is a member of the oneworld airline alliance, Executive […]

Best Ways to Redeem Emirates Skywards Miles

May 17, 2019

Emirates is an award-winning airline based in Dubai that operates the Skywards Miles loyalty program. It’s known for offering the ultimate in luxury service in business and first class, making it popular among global travelers. Despite not belonging to a global airline alliance, you can still travel the world on Emirates by redeeming miles on […]

Best Ways to Use Alaska Mileage Plan Miles

May 13, 2019

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ is one of the best loyalty award programs in the business, thanks to great redemption rates, stopovers on one-way awards and reasonable routing rules. J.D. Power & Associates’ 2018 Airline Loyalty Program Satisfaction Study rated Alaska’s Mileage Plan third-highest in overall member satisfaction, with only Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards and […]

Best Ways to Redeem Your Delta SkyMiles

May 13, 2019

The information related to the Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express, the Delta Reserve® for Business Credit Card from American Express, and the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication.  Terms apply to American Express credit card offers. See americanexpress.com for more information. Those new to Delta Air Lines’ SkyMiles® loyalty program or who don’t […]

How to Read United Expert Mode Fare Codes

May 10, 2019

United Airlines’ Expert Mode gives experienced travelers access to a detailed view of fare class inventory at United.com that’s typically only seen by reservation agents. The cryptic combinations of letters and numbers are incredibly useful for determining which flights have space for upgrades, where award space is hiding, and whether you have a decent shot […]