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 for August 2020

July 31, 2020

The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date; however, some of […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – August 2020

July 31, 2020

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – August 2020

July 31, 2020

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

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – August 2020

July 31, 2020

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

Best Credit Cards with Premium Concierge Services for August 2020

July 31, 2020

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

Which Credit Card Is Best for Car Rentals in August 2020?

July 31, 2020

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

Best Credit Union Credit Cards of 2020

March 1, 2020

If you’re looking for your first credit card or want to add another one to […]

Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Couples

April 10, 2019

Couples may have the opportunity to earn and redeem credit card points together for flights, […]

More Tips & Resources

How to Keep Your Airline Loyalty Program Miles from Expiring

April 16, 2019

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes the airline miles earned for flights. The question is: Can you get those miles back once they’ve expired? The short answer is it depends on the carrier, since each has its own reinstatement policies. Below, we outline how top U.S. airlines handle requests to reinstate expired miles. Alaska Airlines […]

The Best Marriott Bonvoy Hotels in Hawaii for Your Points

April 16, 2019

Dreaming of visiting the white sand beaches of Hawaii? With more airlines opening direct routes to these island shores, it’s easier than ever to turn those fantasies into reality. It may not be a cheap trip, but using miles and points can help defray some of the cost. Marriott is well represented in the Aloha […]

How to Keep Your United MileagePlus Miles from Expiring

April 15, 2019

You’re a loyal United Airlines MileagePlus® program member and the worst happens — a pile of your precious miles expired. That begs the question: Can you get them back? MileagePlus miles expire after 18 months of inactivity, so if you don’t travel a lot, those miles can quickly disappear from your account. The good news […]

Which Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Is Best for You?

April 12, 2019

Pairing your Marriott Bonvoy™ loyalty program membership with one of the hotel’s four branded credit cards is a great way to get an elevated experience. In addition to earning higher points for hotel spending and redeeming them for free room nights, air travel and unique experiences, Marriott Bonvoy cardholders enjoy automatic Bonvoy elite status, travel/purchase […]

Wyndham Rewards Cheat Sheet: How to Get The Most Rewards From Your Points

April 10, 2019

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts became the latest chain to revamp its loyalty program on April 4, 2019. While its Wyndham Rewards® isn’t the most popular loyalty program, it was known for having a flat room redemption rate of 15,000 a night, which covered everything from the budget Super 8 hotel to the luxury Trademark Collection […]

Frontier Airlines Cheat Sheet: How to Get the Most Out of Your Frontier Miles

April 10, 2019

Frontier Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier based in Denver, flies to more than 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Dominican Republic and Mexico via 350 daily flights. That’s a fraction when compared when Delta Air Lines’ 300+ destinations and 5,000 daily flights to more than 50 countries, but Frontier is appealing to bargain fare hunters […]

How to Earn and Redeem Credit Card Reward Points for Airbnb Stays

April 10, 2019

Airbnb has become a global player in the sharing economy since its founding in San Francisco in 2008. There are now more than 5 million listings available to customers in 81,000 cities and 191 countries. Airbnb’s latest business update projects that it will have served more than 500 million guests by the end of the […]

United Premier Silver Status Benefits

April 5, 2019

When airline loyalty programs were first unveiled, miles were earned just based on how far you flew. Today, travelers can earn miles by also using their credit cards and spending on an airline’s partners, and have been quick to take advantage of the perks that come with elite status, which ultimately costs airlines money. In […]

What Are the Best Miles for Flying to India?

April 5, 2019

In July 2014, Air India became a member of the Star Alliance airline group, and that turned out to be great news for United Airlines flyers. It offered a way to use MileagePlus® miles for flights to India, and travelers from the U.S. suddenly had more flight options to the Indian subcontinent. There are only […]

The Best Hilton Honors Hotels in the Caribbean for Your Points

April 3, 2019

Thanks to Hilton having 26 brand hotels in the Caribbean, you have a multitude of choices when it comes time to using your Hilton Honors points for a Caribbean vacation. Hilton Honors doesn’t have a reward redemption chart, so the points required to redeem standard room rewards varies by hotel, room, booking and stay date. […]