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 […]

More Tips & Resources

The New Marriott Bonvoy Program: What You Need to Know

January 21, 2019

More than two years after Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. finalized their merger, the company consolidated its myriad rewards programs into one offering in August 2018. The new program was officially branded as Marriott Bonvoy in January 2019. Travelers are now covered by a unified rewards program that allows them […]

No Credit Card Trip Protection? These Companies Can Help

January 4, 2019

There are credit cards on the market that come with different types of trip insurance in case of flight delays or cancellations. But what to do if your card doesn’t offer these benefits? Every U.S.-based airline has a contract of carriage that outlines what they are — and aren’t — financially responsible for when there’s […]

AAdvantage Aviator Red vs Aviator Silver – Is Silver Worth the Upgrade?

January 4, 2019

The information related to the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® and the AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver World Elite Mastercard® has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publishing. These offers and/or promotions may have since changed, expired, or are no longer available. After US Airways merged with American Airlines in February 2013, the […]

Unusual Requests Made to Credit Card Concierges

January 3, 2019

Many credit cards, especially if they’re travel-branded, give you access to a concierge. However, most cardholders either don’t know their card comes with the perk or only use it during a travel emergency, so they’re missing out on a great benefit. Take travel writer Valerie Stimac, 31, for example, who encountered a major problem during […]

Delta Air Lines Lost and Found: How to File a Claim

January 3, 2019

There’s nothing worse than discovering after a long flight that you left an important item on the aircraft. Delta Air Lines partners with NetTracer, which handles lost-and-found items, to help reunite you with your possessions. The most popular items lost on planes include smartphones and tablets, books, glasses, scarves, travel pillows, water bottles and passports, […]

The United Explorer Card: Full Benefits Guide

December 20, 2018

The information related to the United℠ Explorer Card and Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. United Airlines retired the old MileagePlus® Explorer Card on June 1 and unveiled the new United℠ Explorer Card with great fanfare and major upgrades. The changes were welcomed […]

Traveling Abroad? Best Ways to Exchange Currency

December 20, 2018

Those who travel regularly outside the United States know that the best way to pay for items purchased abroad is via credit card, especially one that doesn’t charge a foreign transaction fee. Plus, a lost or stolen credit card can be replaced, while you’re out of luck if your cash is lifted by a thief. […]

Tips for Booking Travel on the Chase Ultimate Rewards Website

December 19, 2018

Those who love to travel and have certain Chase credit cards know a top benefit is redeeming points through the Chase Ultimate Rewards® website, considered one of the most generous and flexible rewards programs on the market. Cards covered under the program are: Chase Freedom® Chase Freedom Unlimited® Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Chase Sapphire Reserve® Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card We’ll see how to redeem […]

AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite vs. Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite credit card – Which is Better for AA Miles?

December 18, 2018

The information related to the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® and Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. Terms apply to Citi credit card offers. See citi.com for more information. For those looking at American Airlines-branded credit cards to boost mileage earning potential in the AAdvantage […]

Which Credit Cards Come With a Free Avis Preferred Membership?

December 14, 2018

One of the benefits that can come with select credit cards is a free upgrade in the loyalty programs for rental car companies. These programs offer perks such as bypassing check-in counters, choosing your own car and receiving discounts and upgrades. Rental car company Avis has partnered with select cards to encourage cardmembers to join […]