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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Which Credit Card Is Best for Car Rentals?

February 19, 2019

If you’re renting a car, you’d better have a credit card handy. Having one is […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – February 2019

February 8, 2019

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

Best Business Travel Credit Cards

February 1, 2019

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

Best No Annual fee Travel Credit Cards

February 1, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – February 2019

February 1, 2019

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

Best Grocery Credit Cards for 2019

February 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 […]

Best Hotel Credit Cards in 2019

February 1, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards With Premium Concierge Services – February 2019

February 1, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

Are United 1K benefits that much better than Platinum?

January 25, 2019

When it comes to airline travelers achieving and maintaining elite status on United or any other carrier, the higher you earn, the better the perks. United’s Premier 1K is the highest published Premier tier in MileagePlus, though the unpublished Global Services program, which requires tens of thousands of dollars a year in spending, trumps it. […]

Lost-and-Found Policies at the Top 5 U.S. Airlines

January 24, 2019

No matter how much you travel, there are times in the rush to get off the plane, you leave behind an important item that you want back. The top five U.S. airlines partner with Atlanta-based NetTracer to help you get those items returned as soon as possible. The sooner you realize an item is missing, […]

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 […]