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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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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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Navy Federal Credit Union Visa Signature Flagship Rewards card review

Navy Federal Credit Union Visa Signature Flagship Rewards card

3.4 rating

Navy Federal Credit Union’s Flagship Rewards card offers triple points for travel purchases and twice the points for every other purchase, making it an ideal pick for cardholders who want to rack up points without a lot of effort.

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IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card review

IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

3.7 rating

With a large sign-up bonus and other valuable rewards — including a free hotel night each year — the IHG Rewards Club Premier card is packed with value.

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Frontier Airlines World Mastercard review

Frontier Airlines World Mastercard

3.7 rating

Despite its high APR and moderately priced annual fee, this budget airline card offers a tremendous amount of value for domestic travelers – especially if cardholders spend enough each year to qualify for the card’s $100 airline voucher.

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Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card review

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card

3.7 rating

A good deal for budget-conscious West Coast residents who frequently fly Alaska Air, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card pairs a generous sign up bonus and valuable rewards program with one of the lowest APRs available on a travel card.

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United Explorer Card review

United Explorer Card

3.7 rating

With a generous sign-up bonus, the United Explorer Card makes it easy to earn a free flight quickly; but you’ll have to fly United often to make up for the card’s $95 annual fee.

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Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express review

Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

3.6 rating

Gold Delta Skymiles points are worth more than the average credit card rewards point, making this airline card’s rewards program an attractive choice for cardholders who want to quickly earn a free flight on a major carrier.

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American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Mastercard review

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Mastercard

3.5 rating

For American Airlines flyers who are looking for an introduction to AAdvantage miles, the MileUp card is a good deal – it lets you earn bonus miles on grocery purchases.

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Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card review

Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card

3.5 rating

The Wells Fargo Propel card is one of the best no-fee travel cards on the market, thanks to its 3x point bonus.

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Blue Delta SkyMiles card from American Express review

Blue Delta SkyMiles card from American Express

3.5 rating

You can earn miles at a fairly high rate with this no-annual-fee airline card, but you can find several flexible travel cards — and even a few cash back cards — that offer more flexible and more valuable rewards.

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Best Western Rewards MasterCard review

Best Western Rewards MasterCard

3.5 rating

The Best Western Rewards MasterCard offers frequent hotel guests a decent number of bonus points on hotel stays; but its modest sign-up bonus and skimpy rewards on non-hotel purchases limit its appeal.

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Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card review

Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card

3.5 rating

With a low APR and generous sign-up bonus for moderate spenders, the Sun Country Airlines card is a good value for domestic travelers; but the airline’s limited flight path and restrictive redemption policy may limit its appeal.

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