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 No Annual Fee Travel Credit Cards

April 10, 2019

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

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Best Travel Credit Cards for April 2019

April 10, 2019

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

Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards for April 2019

April 10, 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 April 2019

April 10, 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 Grocery Credit Cards for 2019

April 10, 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 Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Couples

April 10, 2019

Couples may have the opportunity to earn and redeem credit card points together for flights, […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – April 2019

April 10, 2019

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

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Best Gas Rewards Cards for April 2019

April 10, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

The New Marriott Bonvoy Program: What You Need to Know

January 21, 2019

More than two years after Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. finalized their merger, the company consolidated its myriad rewards programs into one offering in August 2018. The new program was officially branded as Marriott Bonvoy in January 2019. Travelers are now covered by a unified rewards program that allows them […]

No Credit Card Trip Protection? These Companies Can Help

January 4, 2019

There are credit cards on the market that come with different types of trip insurance in case of flight delays or cancellations. But what to do if your card doesn’t offer these benefits? Every U.S.-based airline has a contract of carriage that outlines what they are — and aren’t — financially responsible for when there’s […]

AAdvantage Aviator Red vs Aviator Silver – Is Silver Worth the Upgrade?

January 4, 2019

The information related to the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® and the AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver World Elite Mastercard® has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publishing. These offers and/or promotions may have since changed, expired, or are no longer available. After US Airways merged with American Airlines in February 2013, the […]

Unusual Requests Made to Credit Card Concierges

January 3, 2019

Many credit cards, especially if they’re travel-branded, give you access to a concierge. However, most cardholders either don’t know their card comes with the perk or only use it during a travel emergency, so they’re missing out on a great benefit. Take travel writer Valerie Stimac, 31, for example, who encountered a major problem during […]

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 andPlatinum Delta SkyMiles® 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. 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 […]

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 […]