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 December 2019

December 2, 2019

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

Best Grocery Credit Cards for December 2019

December 2, 2019

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

Best Business Travel Credit Cards for December 2019

December 2, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – December 2019

December 2, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – December 2019

December 2, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – December 2019

December 2, 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 December 2019

December 2, 2019

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

Best Credit Cards with Premium Concierge Services – December 2019

December 2, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

Southwest Rapid Rewards Guide: 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 […]

Top 10 Hyatt Category 4 Hotels for Your Free Anniversary Night Certificate

March 19, 2019

World of Hyatt hotel loyalty program members know about the plethora of perks designed to make stays much more pleasant, but if you carry The World Of Hyatt Credit Card, you’ll enjoy even more benefits. Learn more about the The World Of Hyatt Credit Card in our review here. One of those perks is a free room night certificate every cardmember anniversary that’s good at Categories 1 […]

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

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 scene in February 2000, JetBlue has developed a loyal group of flyers out of New York City, along with focus cities in Boston, Long Beach, Calif., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., […]

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 […]