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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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Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card

3.9 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

3.9 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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Frontier Airlines World Mastercard review

Frontier Airlines World Mastercard

3.9 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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Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express review

Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

3.9 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

3.8 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 Visa Signature credit card review

Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card

3.7 rating

The Wells Fargo Visa Signature card offers more value than meets the eye thanks to its 50 percent bonus on airfare redemptions.

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Citi Premier Card review

Citi Premier Card

3.8 rating

The Citi Premier card offers a generous travel rewards program, but its meager airline transfer options limit its appeal.

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Bank of America Premium Rewards card review

Bank of America Premium Rewards card

3.7 rating

The new Bank of America Premium Rewards 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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Citi ThankYou Preferred Card review

Citi ThankYou Preferred Card

2.4 rating

A good card for night owls and weekend adventurers, the Citi ThankYou Preferred card sets itself apart by offering bonus points on a wide variety of dining and entertainment purchases; however, it doesn’t offer much value for everyday purchases, such as gas or groceries, and it doesn’t offer any kind of sign-up bonus. This offer is no longer available on our site. 

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The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express review

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

3.7 rating

The perk-heavy American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card offers one of the most flexible hotel rewards programs on the market, making it a great card for year-round travelers.

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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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U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Card review

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Card

3.9 rating

Packed with lucrative benefits, the new U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card offers more than enough value to make up for the card’s $400 annual fee – especially if you don’t mind using your phone to make many of your purchases.

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