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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Benét's Top Picks

Best No Annual Fee Travel Credit Cards for September 2019

September 3, 2019

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

Best Grocery Credit Cards for September 2019

September 3, 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 Business Travel Credit Cards – September 2019

September 3, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards with Premium Concierge Services – September 2019

September 3, 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 September 2019

September 3, 2019

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

Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards – September 2019

September 3, 2019

If you’re traveling abroad and using your credit card for purchases, foreign transaction fees can […]

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Best Airline Credit Cards for September 2019

September 3, 2019

Best airline credit cards Best overall AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® Best for Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card Best for Delta […]

Best Hotel Credit Cards – September 2019

September 3, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

How To Use Amtrak Guest Rewards Points – Sleeping Cars, Acela, and More

April 19, 2019

The information related to the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard® has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. For those who ride the rails regularly, the Amtrak Guest Rewards® loyalty program is one of the most valuable travel reward programs out there because of its high […]

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

The information related to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card, and the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card 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. Pairing your Marriott Bonvoy™ loyalty program membership with one of the hotel’s four […]

10 Credit Cards That Cover Global Entry, TSA Precheck Fees

April 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 […]

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 […]

Rewards Card Sign-up Bonus, Welcome Offer Trends to Watch in 2019

April 10, 2019

While credit card companies are still offering lucrative sign-up bonuses and welcome offers on travel-branded credit cards to attract new customers, a recent report in the Wall Street Journal stated that banks are starting to pump the brakes as they struggle to hold down costs. For now, the higher bonuses and offers are still available, […]

What Credit Card Should You Get?

April 10, 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 […]