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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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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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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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Navy Federal Credit Union Go Rewards credit card review

Navy Federal Credit Union Go Rewards credit card

2.7 rating

One of the best rewards cards available for on-the-go cardholders who plan to carry a balance, the NFCU Go Rewards card offers a solid spending bonus on gas and restaurant purchases and a reasonably priced APR.

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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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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.

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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 free annual companion pass; but you can get the same benefit with the Platinum Delta card, for a lower annual fee.

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