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 for August 2019

August 1, 2019

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

Best Grocery Credit Cards for August 2019

August 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 Business Travel Credit Cards – August 2019

August 1, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – August 2019

August 1, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – August 2019

August 1, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – August 2019

August 1, 2019

Sports are a huge part of American culture with die-hard fans rooting for teams ranging […]

Best Credit Cards with Premium Concierge Services – August 2019

August 1, 2019

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

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Best Travel Credit Cards for August 2019

August 1, 2019

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

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Which Ultra-Low-Cost Airline Credit Card Is Best for You?

March 15, 2019

For those who like to travel but don’t want to pay a lot for it, you might be tempted to fly on one of the four U.S.-based ultra-low-cost carriers. Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines offer rock-bottom airfares — but they also charge fees for everything from carry-on bags to calling […]

Changes Coming to World of Hyatt Award Chart  

March 13, 2019

The World of Hyatt loyalty program released changes to its awards chart for free nights that will affect 259 hotels around the world starting March 18, 2019. The good news is no new categories have been added, the points needed for free nights in each category remains the same and 129 hotels will require fewer […]

Best Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 Hotels for Using Points

March 6, 2019

It’s time for a vacation and you want to use your Marriott Bonvoy™ points. Maybe you want to go to a more upscale property, but you don’t want to spend upscale points to get it. Even with changes — up and down — to Marriott Bonvoy’s Category 1 through 8 properties, you can still book […]

How Quickly Do Credit Card Issuers Post Bonus/Welcome Offer Points to Your Account?

March 4, 2019

A credit card issuer announces a lucrative sign-up bonus or welcome offer that’s tempting enough for you to apply. But once you get it and do the required spending to qualify for that bonus, exactly how long do you have to wait before those points show up in your account? The short answer is that […]

Which of the JetBlue Credit Cards is Best?

March 4, 2019

The information related to the JetBlue Card, JetBlue Plus Card, and JetBlue Business Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. New York City-based JetBlue Airways is the sixth-largest carrier in the U.S., based on the 42 million passengers it served in 2018. Since coming onto the […]

The Best Marriott Bonvoy Hotels For Your Free Night Certificate

February 25, 2019

One of the biggest changes under the new Marriott Bonvoy™ loyalty program is the addition of a previously announced eighth hotel reward category, setting off a wave of changes among the chain’s 6,700 hotels. Under the newly released reward category chart, nearly 400 of the chain’s 6,700 hotels will change categories, with the vast majority […]

Where Can You Travel for 40,000 JetBlue TrueBlue Points?

February 22, 2019

As a member of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program, you may have managed to accumulate a nice stash of points and are ready to redeem them for a flight. If you have at least 40,000 miles, they may be able to take you all over JetBlue’s route network. TrueBlue is a dollar-based program with the price […]

Priority Boarding with United Credit Cards: How It Really Works

February 20, 2019

Airlines have tinkered with how to board passengers in the most efficient way possible for years — while ensuring that those efforts still take care of their best customers. In September 2018, United unveiled its Better Boarding program, which it says was designed to give customers more space at the gate, less time waiting in […]

Get Amtrak ClubAcela Access with United MileagePlus Club Card

February 15, 2019

The information related to the 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.  Terms apply to Chase credit card offers. See chase.com for more information. Amtrak’s Boston/New York/Philadelphia/Washington, D.C., train corridor is the busiest in the country, serving as a quick, hassle-free option […]

American AAdvantage Cheat Sheet for Using Miles: Airlines, Fees, Alternatives, and More

February 11, 2019

Travelers who fly American Airlines regularly know that when it comes time to book reward travel on the AAdvantage® loyalty program, you go to the airline’s booking website and hope for the best. American Airlines flies almost 6,700 flights a day out of nine hubs to 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. When you add […]