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 Travel Credit Cards for November 2019

November 8, 2019

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

Best Rewards Credit Cards for November 2019

November 8, 2019

Whether you spend a large amount on groceries each month, have a long daily commute […]

Best No Annual Fee Travel Credit Cards for November 2019

November 6, 2019

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

Best Grocery Credit Cards for November 2019

November 6, 2019

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

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Best Airline Credit Cards for November 2019

November 6, 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 Business Travel Credit Cards for November 2019

November 1, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – November 2019

November 1, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – November 2019

November 1, 2019

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

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Get Amtrak ClubAcela Access with United MileagePlus Club Card

February 15, 2019

The information related to the United 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 […]

United MileagePlus Cheat Sheet for Using Miles: Airlines, Fees, Alternatives and More

February 6, 2019

Editor’s note: United Airlines will no longer publish an award chart listing a set number of MileagePlus miles needed for flights booked on or after Nov. 15, 2019, according to an April 5, 2019, announcement. Award redemptions will be based on factors including travel dates. There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to maneuvering around the […]

60k Sign-up Bonus for the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard

February 4, 2019

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. AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® is offering a rare opportunity to earn more sign-up bonus miles that you can redeem for reward travel — without spending a lot to get it. New cardmembers […]

Which Chase Ink Business Credit Card Is Right for You?

February 4, 2019

It’s time to choose a new credit card for your business, but with so many options out there, how do you decide? Chase offers three self-branded, business credit cards — Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card, Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card and Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card — that could be a good fit. All three come with sign-up bonuses, different ways to earn cash back and travel/protection […]

Can you still get a United Presidential Plus credit card?

February 1, 2019

The information related to the United MileagePlus Presidential PlusSM Card, the United℠ Explorer Card, and the United Club℠ Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. The United MileagePlus Presidential PlusSM Card is currently unavailable to new applicants. United Airlines stopped taking applications for its United MileagePlus Presidential PlusSM […]

Will You Love or Hate Hertz Ultimate Choice?

January 30, 2019

Almost two years after unveiling Hertz Ultimate Choice, the program is now available at more than 55 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Hertz did away with assigned cars for most rentals, and instead, let Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards President’s Circle, or The Platinum Card® from American Express Platinum members […]

What Can You Do About Credit Card Holds?

January 28, 2019

When you pay with cash, you either have enough to cover the purchase or you don’t. But with credit cards, it’s different, since when you make charges, merchants can place a hold on your account, rendering part of your credit line unusable. This happens most often at hotels, car rental agencies and cruise lines. These […]

Are United 1K benefits that much better than Platinum?

January 25, 2019

When it comes to airline travelers achieving and maintaining elite status on United or any other carrier, the higher you earn, the better the perks. United’s Premier 1K is the highest published Premier tier in MileagePlus, though the unpublished Global Services program, which requires tens of thousands of dollars a year in spending, trumps it. […]

Lost-and-Found Policies at the Top 5 U.S. Airlines

January 24, 2019

No matter how much you travel, there are times in the rush to get off the plane, you leave behind an important item that you want back. The top five U.S. airlines partner with Atlanta-based NetTracer to help you get those items returned as soon as possible. The sooner you realize an item is missing, […]