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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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Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card

4 rating

For cardholders who prefer to stay at mid-tier hotels such as Country Inn and Suites or the Radisson, the Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card offers a fair amount of value, including a sizable sign-up and an above average rewards rate on regular purchases.

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Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard review

Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard

3.9 rating

The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard lacks a sign-up bonus and — compared to similar rewards cards — the spending threshold to unlock its full annual bonus is steep; however, if you use it as your go-to card, the rewards could really add up over time. This offer is no longer available.

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Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card review

Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card

3.5 rating

The Wells Fargo Visa Signature card offers more value than meets the eye thanks to its 50 percent bonus on airfare redemptions.  This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card review

Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card

3.9 rating

The new Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card combines the features of a cash back card with the features of a premium travel card for a great value.

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JetBlue Plus card review

JetBlue Plus card

3.9 rating

The value of TrueBlue points is high, but the JetBlue Plus card doesn’t offer  many options for redeeming those points outside of JetBlue flights and vacations, and the card is of little use to cardholders who don’t live in a city served by JetBlue Airways. This offer is no longer available.

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Hilton Honors American Express Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Card

3.9 rating

The Hilton Honors card offers a generous number of bonus points on hotel and everyday purchases; but because Hilton’s Honors aren’t worth as much as the average credit card rewards point, cardholders need a larger number of points to purchase rewards-funded travel.

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Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard review

Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard

3.9 rating

This premium airline card offers a hefty sign-up bonus in the first year and attractive perks, such as a $100 companion certificate; but with an $89 annual fee and a ho hum rewards rate, the card’s value falls sharply after its first year.

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Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard review

Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

3.9 rating

The AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard from Citi is worth getting due to its generous sign-up bonus and numerous perks. This offer is no longer available on our site. 

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card review

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

3.9 rating

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card offers valuable rewards for frequent travelers, as well as the potential for savvy rewards card users to glean some extra value out of their rewards. 

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Delta Reserve credit card from American Express review

Delta Reserve credit card from American Express

4.5 rating

The Delta Reserve card offers a great rewards value thanks to its annual companion pass; but you can get the same benefit with the Platinum Delta card, for a lower annual fee.

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Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard review

Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard

3.8 rating

This premium hotel card offers a generous rewards rate on Best Western purchases and a tiered sign-up bonus that amply rewards moderate to heavy spenders; however, cardholders need to travel often to make up for the card’s $59 annual fee.

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British Airways Visa Signature Card review

British Airways Visa Signature Card

3.8 rating

One of the best airline cards on the market, this super charged premium card offers frequent transatlantic flyers an accessible sign-up bonus that amply rewards heavy spenders, a plentiful point bonus on airfare, valuable travel perks and generously priced rewards points that are worth more than twice the average credit card rewards point.

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