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

United Explorer Card to the United MileagePlus Club Card: Is It Time to Upgrade?

November 5, 2018

The information related to the United℠ Explorer Card and United MileagePlus® Club Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. Chase and United Airlines launched the highly anticipated United℠ Explorer Card earlier this summer, replacing the old United MileagePlus Explorer Card. The miles per $1 spent on United-related spending on […]

Earning Elite Status and Miles with Credit Cards

October 23, 2018

Airlines have revamped how travelers can earn frequent flyer status, going from a simple mileage-based system to a more complicated combination of miles traveled, segments flown and dollars spent on tickets. So what’s the landscape for elite airline requirements these days? Is it harder or easier than ever? Are miles worth more or less? In […]

Applying for a Credit Card? Do These Things First

October 22, 2018

You’ve decided to take the plunge and get a credit card. Thanks to the internet, it’s pretty easy to choose a card, apply for it and get a quick response. But what goes on behind the scenes between the time you submit your application and the time you’re approved — or rejected? When it comes […]

The Best Credit Cards for your Next European Trip

October 22, 2018

Paris is calling, so it’s time to plan a trip. After buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel, the next thing to do before taking off is choosing the right credit card to take with you on your shopping spree on the Champs-Élysées. Buried in the fine print of your credit card terms are […]

Why No Credit History Is Sometimes Worse Than Having Bad Credit

October 22, 2018

Are you one of those people who avoid credit at all costs just to save yourself from debt? If so, you may see yourself as a wise money manager. But your savvy saving practices may not work in your favor when the time comes to get a credit card or a loan. Oddly enough, having […]

What APR Is Considered Good? APR Ranges Explained

October 19, 2018

Are you looking for a credit card with plans to carry a balance on it? You’ll want to find one that makes the cost of borrowing that money as low as possible — in other words, you want to get the lowest average annual percentage rate (APR) possible. In simple terms, an APR is the […]

Which Cards Offer Free Executive Status at National Car Rental?

September 27, 2018

National Car Rental has partnered with several credit cards to offer cardmembers a free upgrade to executive status in its Emerald Club loyalty program. Normally, you would need to complete 12 paid rentals or 40 paid rental days in a calendar year to earn Emerald Club Executive status. The distinction comes with perks that can […]

11 Credit Cards That Offer Free Wi-Fi Access

September 27, 2018

Some 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone of some kind, according to a Pew Research Center survey released in February 2018. And three-quarters of U.S. adults have desktop or laptop computers, while roughly half own tablets and around 25% possess e-reader devices. That’s a lot of devices that need Wi-Fi access, whether you’re […]

Credit Cards with Airline Mile Transfer Features

September 17, 2018

When it comes to credit cards with airline mile transfer features, we’re often asked “how can I top off my XXX miles account?” or “how can I combine my miles?” A commonly overlooked tool is credit cards that let you transfer the points you earn directly to the loyalty programs of top global airlines with […]

Current Credit Card Bonus Categories

September 10, 2018

Among the many cashback cards out there are ones that offer rotating quarterly 5% bonuses in specific spending categories. These special categories allow you to earn extra points on things like gas, groceries, restaurants and wholesale clubs. If you’re looking for a card that will allow you to get bonus cash back for designated spending […]