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.

Credit Card Reviews

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Best Grocery Credit Cards for June 2019

June 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 – June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

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Best Travel Credit Cards for June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards With Premium Concierge Services – June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards – June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

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 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.  Pairing your Marriott Bonvoy™ loyalty program membership with one of the hotel’s three branded credit cards is a great way to get an elevated experience […]

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 […]

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

April 10, 2019

The information related to The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express, The Amex EveryDay® Preferred 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. These offers and/or promotions may have since changed, expired, or are no longer available. Airbnb has become a global player in the sharing economy since its founding in […]

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 […]