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 Grocery Credit Cards for October 2019

October 21, 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 Gas Rewards Cards for October 2019

October 21, 2019

You’ve decided to find a credit card that focuses on rewards for gas purchases. Now […]

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Best Airline Credit Cards for October 2019

October 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 Rewards Credit Cards for October 2019

October 3, 2019

Best rewards credit cards Best overall Chase Sapphire Reserve® Best for dining and travel Uber Visa Card Best for […]

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Best Travel Credit Cards for October 2019

October 2, 2019

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

Best No Annual Fee Travel Credit Cards for October 2019

October 1, 2019

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

Best Business Travel Credit Cards – October 2019

October 1, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – October 2019

October 1, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

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. 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 […]

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. […]

Best Airport Lounge Access: The Platinum Card from American Express

April 2, 2019

A great perk that comes with The Platinum Card® from American Express is entry into one of the most comprehensive networks of airport lounges in the world. These lounges not only give you respite from the crowds, they allow you to decompress, enjoy a meal or a cocktail and get help in case there are issues with your flight. We […]

10 of the Best Category 5 Ritz-Carlton Hotels to Use Your Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Free Night

April 1, 2019

The information related to the The Ritz-Carlton™ 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 Chase credit card offers. See chase.com for more information. Now that the Marriott, Starwood and Ritz-Carlton hotel brands are now united under the new Marriott Bonvoy™ rewards program, […]

Get Special Entertainment Access with American Express Experiences

April 1, 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 […]

12 Ways to Redeem Your Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Points

April 1, 2019

Dreaming about that next vacation, but worried about how you’re going to pay for it? The three new Marriott Bonvoy™ cards are worth serious consideration, as they come with such generous welcome bonuses that they can help fund your fantasies. The Marriott Bonvoy cards allow cardholders to redeem points for hotel stays and upgrades at […]

What Benefits Come with American Airlines Concierge Key?

March 26, 2019

Back in 2009, the movie “Up in the Air” starring George Clooney was released. In the film, he played Ryan Bingham, a man who flew hundreds of thousands of miles a year on American Airlines as a corporate downsizing consultant. In this one scene, Bingham shows fellow road warrior Alex Goran, played by Vera Farmiga, […]

Southwest Rapid Rewards Cheat Sheet: Great Ways to Use and Earn Points

March 22, 2019

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® loyalty program points are among the easiest to earn and redeem when compared to other carriers. Points are earned based on the price of the ticket and those with elite status earn bonus points. Under the airline’s Transfarency program, travelers don’t have to worry about paying fees for up to two […]