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Travel Credit Cards - Reviews

We've reviewed a variety of hotel, airline and general rewards cards to determine which cards offer the most worth. Our ratings consider not only the monetary value rewards and sign-up bonuses, but also the ease of the redemption and the total value of each card's features. Our goal is to help you find a well-rounded card that offers large earnings and lets you redeem those earnings for travel rewards and perks that are truly valuable.

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Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

4.5 rating

The Hilton Honors Aspire card — though laden with great hotel perks — is probably too pricey for the average rewards cardholder.

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The World of Hyatt Credit Card review

The World of Hyatt Credit Card

4.4 rating

The World of Hyatt Credit Card from Chase offers an outstanding amount of value for frequent travelers: New cardholders are awarded ample points on a variety of travel purchases, including airfare and restaurant purchases.

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American Express Gold Card review

American Express Gold Card

4.3 rating

The American Express Gold Card is very rewarding for travel, restaurant and supermarket purchases, and comes with a bevy of luxury travel and dining perks to boot.

 

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Capital One Venture Rewards credit card review

Capital One Venture Rewards credit card

4.2 rating

This is a flexible rewards card with a high rewards rate and valuable perks for frequent travelers. 

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

4.2 rating

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card doesn’t have as much heft as most elite airline cards, but it does offer enough value to justify paying the higher fee.

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Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

4.2 rating

A good value for Hilton hotel fans, the Honors Ascend card makes it easy to quickly earn free night’s stays by offering a substantial introductory bonus and an ample point bonus on gas, restaurant, airfare and hotel purchases. (Terms apply)

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Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card

4.2 rating

One of our favorite travel cards, this premium hotel card was tailor made for fans of luxury hotel stays: for just $75 a year, it offers some of the generous rewards available on hotel stays and regular purchases as well as some the industry’s best bonuses.

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AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard review

AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard

4.1 rating

The AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard is an excellent means for collecting bonus AAdvantage miles. It offers up a 60,000-mile bonus for simply paying the annual fee and making one qualifying purchase.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card

4.1 rating

The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus card is a great card for both Southwest Airlines fanatics and the more casual rewards card user, due to its generous sign-up bonus and many options for domestic travel.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

4.1 rating

If you frequently fly Southwest, it’s worth upgrading to this high value airline card, despite its $99 annual fee: It offers one of the best sign-up bonuses on the market and its rewards points are worth substantially more than the average credit card rewards point.

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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card review

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

4 rating

Though Marriott rewards points are a bit inflated, the new Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is a good value, offering a generous intro bonus along with many other benefits.  

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Chase Sapphire Reserve card review

Chase Sapphire Reserve card

4.6 rating

The price of admission for this luxury card from J.P. Morgan Chase is steep, but its large sign-up bonus and generous travel allowance more than make up for the card’s $450 annual fee.

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