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.
BB&T Spectrum Rewards credit card
Last reviewed: April 6, 2018
With an affordable APR and modest rewards, the BB&T Spectrum Rewards card is a good choice for carrying a balance; but don’t expect to earn a big return.
Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
Last reviewed: July 24, 2018
The Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard is an elite travel card that includes most of the usual perks, including Admiral Club access, but the high costs of the card put it out of reach for most travelers, and — for elite travelers — there are better elite airline cards.
Best Western Rewards MasterCard
Last reviewed: November 15, 2017
The Best Western Rewards MasterCard offers a large enough hotel spending bonus to satisfy frequent guests at Best Western; however, the card’s high APR and stingy sign-up bonus drag down its overall value.
BMO Harris Bank Premium Rewards Mastercard
Last reviewed: January 19, 2018
The BMO Harris Bank Premium Rewards card offers more flexible booking and a more generous travel bonus than the average travel rewards card, but its rewards earnings are sharply limited by quarterly restrictions.
Premier Rewards Gold card from American Express
Last reviewed: May 11, 2018
The Premier Rewards Gold card from American Express is a premium Membership Rewards card and one of the best travel rewards cards for a seasoned traveler, but it probably won’t appeal as much to the general public due to a high annual fee.
SunTrust Travel Rewards card
Last reviewed: February 21, 2018
The SunTrust travel credit card offers a fair amount of value for heavy travelers, but the card’s limited rewards and modest travel perks aren’t nearly as generous as the perks offered by cards with similarly high fees.
Blue Delta SkyMiles card from American Express
Last reviewed: July 11, 2018
While the rewards on the Blue Delta SkyMiles card are pretty valuable for a no-annual-fee card, cardholders would likely get better use out of a general travel rewards card with more flexible point options.
The Platinum Card from American Express
Last reviewed: July 19, 2018
Though the card holds limited appeal for the average traveler, an elite jet-setter will find plenty of value in the bevy of luxury perks that comes with the Platinum Card from American Express.
PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature credit card
Last reviewed: February 8, 2018
Double rewards on all purchases, flexible redemption and no foreign transaction fees make the PNC Premier Traveler Visa Signature card a good entry-level option for beginning travel hackers.
Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card
Last reviewed: February 22, 2018
Despite a disappointing sign-up bonus and a relatively high APR and fees, this budget airline card packs substantially more value than most airline cards thanks to its double rewards rate on everyday purchase
PNC Points Visa
Last reviewed: February 22, 2018
A closer look at this overrated rewards card shows that its heavily inflated rewards program is much stingier than it seems.
Hilton Honors Aspire card from American Express
Last reviewed: June 27, 2018
The Hilton Honors Aspire card is teeming with valuable travel perks and credits, though the average traveler is unlikely to have the funds to get the value out of the card.