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

Delta Air Lines Lost and Found: How to File a Claim

January 3, 2019

There’s nothing worse than discovering after a long flight that you left an important item on the aircraft. Delta Air Lines partners with NetTracer, which handles lost-and-found items, to help reunite you with your possessions. The most popular items lost on planes include smartphones and tablets, books, glasses, scarves, travel pillows, water bottles and passports, […]

Chase Ultimate Rewards Program Guide: Why You Should Be Excited

January 3, 2019

If you have a Chase-branded credit card in your wallet, one of the big perks is access to Chase Ultimate Rewards®. The program allows cardmembers to use the points they earn for travel, including plane tickets, and hotel rooms, as well as for gift cards, merchandise, special experiences and even paying down your card or […]

The United Explorer Card: Full Benefits Guide

December 20, 2018

The information related to the United℠ Explorer Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. United Airlines retired the old MileagePlus® Explorer Card on June 1 and unveiled the new United℠ Explorer Card with great fanfare and major upgrades. The changes were welcomed by travelers, […]

Traveling Abroad? Best Ways to Exchange Currency

December 20, 2018

Those who travel regularly outside the United States know that the best way to pay for items purchased abroad is via credit card, especially one that doesn’t charge a foreign transaction fee. Plus, a lost or stolen credit card can be replaced, while you’re out of luck if your cash is lifted by a thief. […]

Tips for Booking Travel on the Chase Ultimate Rewards Website

December 19, 2018

Those who love to travel and have certain Chase credit cards know a top benefit is redeeming points through the Chase Ultimate Rewards® website, considered one of the most generous and flexible rewards programs on the market. Cards covered under the program are: Chase Freedom® Chase Freedom Unlimited® Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Chase Sapphire Reserve® Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card We’ll see how to redeem […]

AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite vs. Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite credit card – Which is Better for AA Miles?

December 18, 2018

The information related to the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. Terms apply to Citi credit card offers. See citi.com for more information. For those looking at American Airlines-branded credit cards to boost mileage earning potential in the AAdvantage […]

Which Credit Cards Come With a Free Avis Preferred Membership?

December 14, 2018

One of the benefits that can come with select credit cards is a free upgrade in the loyalty programs for rental car companies. These programs offer perks such as bypassing check-in counters, choosing your own car and receiving discounts and upgrades. Rental car company Avis has partnered with select cards to encourage cardmembers to join […]

Capital One Now Allows Miles Transfers to 14 Airline Loyalty Programs

December 13, 2018

If you hold one or more of the four travel-branded Capital One credit cards, there’s good news: You’ll now be able to transfer the miles you earn to 14 travel loyalty programs, with more partners to be announced in the future. Capital One joins American Express, Chase and Citi offering cardholders this option, which can […]

Cheat Sheet: How Long Airline Point Transfers take for Amex, Chase and Citi Points

December 12, 2018

It’s always fun to have a credit card that gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes time to redeem the points you’ve earned. The opportunity to transfer your card points to an airline frequent flyer program can add up, allowing you to do everything from book a business class reward seat to bid […]

Bank of America Cash Rewards Credit Card Moves to Monthly Cash Back Categories

December 12, 2018

Details released on the revamped Bank of America® Cash Rewards credit card, unveiled Dec. 10, will give cardholders more flexibility when it comes to earning higher rewards by expanding the number of categories and allowing cardholders to change them every month instead of every quarter. The new card program will debut Jan. 14, 2019, and […]