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 January 2020

January 15, 2020

If you have a large family to feed or simply prefer cooking at home rather […]

Best Business Travel Credit Cards for January 2020

December 30, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – January 2020

December 30, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – January 2020

December 30, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – January 2020

December 30, 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 January 2020

December 30, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards with Premium Concierge Services for January 2020

December 30, 2019

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

Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards – January 2020

December 30, 2019

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

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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, […]

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. […]

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

Now that the Marriott, Starwood and Ritz-Carlton hotel brands are now united under the new Marriott Bonvoy™ rewards program, a new rewards chart will go into effect March 5, 2019. That new chart adds an eighth hotel reward category, which has caused Marriott to make adjustments with its 6,700 hotels. One of the perks that […]

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 […]