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 Business Travel Credit Cards for June 2020

May 29, 2020

The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date; however, some of […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – June 2020

May 29, 2020

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – June 2020

May 29, 2020

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

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – June 2020

May 29, 2020

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

Best Credit Cards with Premium Concierge Services for June 2020

May 29, 2020

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

Best Gas Rewards Cards for June 2020

May 29, 2020

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

Which Credit Card Is Best for Car Rentals in June 2020?

May 29, 2020

If you’re renting a car, you’d better have a credit card handy. Having one is […]

Best Credit Union Credit Cards of 2020

March 1, 2020

If you’re looking for your first credit card or want to add another one to […]

More Tips & Resources

Credit Card Convenience Checks: What You Need to Know Before You Use One

December 7, 2018

Cardholders are sometimes surprised to find blank checks appear in the envelope with their monthly credit card statements. Card issuers often refer to these as convenience checks — but the truth is they’re not all that convenient. “The trouble with these convenience checks is that the banks often treat them like a cash advance, which […]

Traveling abroad? Know What Exchange Rates Your Credit Card Charges

December 6, 2018

There’s a lot of planning involved when traveling abroad, from booking airfare and hotels to figuring out what sites you want to see. But one thing that travelers sometimes don’t calculate is how much it could cost every time they swipe their credit card. No one wants to see a nasty surprise — a pile […]

Which Delta Air Lines Credit Card is Best for You?

December 4, 2018

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is the second-largest carrier in the world, based on its revenue in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. As such, it’s only natural that the carrier would be a popular choice for travelers, especially for members of its SkyMiles loyalty program. SkyMiles members can fly to 304 destinations in 52 countries. If […]

Should You Sign the Back of Your Credit Card?

November 29, 2018

Credit cardholders have long been told to sign the back of their credit card as soon as it arrives in the mail. Your signature represents your acceptance of the card’s terms of service, and merchants were required to check to make sure the card was signed before accepting it for purchases. While some merchants may […]

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

November 5, 2018

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 the new card remained the same, but spending in the restaurant and hotel categories got a boost. Cardmembers also got a new in-flight discount, a credit for […]

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 […]

7 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 […]