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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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PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express card review

PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express card

3.2 rating

For military members and qualifying PenFed accountholders, the PenFed Pathfinder card offers an extraordinary bonus on travel purchases as well as premium travel perks.

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Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card review

Sun Country Airlines Visa Signature card

3.1 rating

With a decent sign-up bonus and a good spending bonus on airline purchases, this budget airline card offers a fair amount of value for Midwestern cardholders who frequently fly Sun Country Air; however, the airline’s limited flight path narrows its appeal.

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Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard credit card review

Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard credit card

2.9 rating

With a solid sign-up bonus and above average rewards rate on general purchases, the Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard makes it relatively easy for a cardholder to earn a trip abroad.

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PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature card review

PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature card

3.1 rating

The PenFed Platinum Rewards card offers generous rewards and ample benefits for an appealing price, but its travel booking fees drag down the card’s appeal.

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United MileagePlus Club Card review

United MileagePlus Club Card

2.3 rating

The United MileagePlus Club Card is the go-to card for United Club access, but it pales in comparison to similar elite travel cards that offer lounge access plus better rewards and more valuable perks. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Korean Air SKYPASS Visa Signature card review

Korean Air SKYPASS Visa Signature card

3 rating

With a low rewards rate, a mediocre bonus, and a rewards program targeted to South Korea, this card may be of little value to most travelers, though loyal customers of Korean airlines can find good value in it.

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The Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card review

The Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card

2.3 rating

The luxury-level Ritz-Carlton Rewards card is not for the average cardholder, but is a good means to elite status and luxury hotel perks for Ritz-Carlton loyalists.

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BBVA Compass Select credit card review

BBVA Compass Select credit card

2.5 rating

Despite flexible rewards and a competitive APR, the BBVA Compass Select card is an overpriced travel rewards card with middling benefits and an oversized annual fee.

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Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card review

Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card

2.7 rating

For a high annual fee, the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card comes with a pretty limited set of travel perks and benefits, and the rewards are of little use to cardholders who aren’t already avid Cathay Pacific fliers.

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TD First Class Visa Signature credit card review

TD First Class Visa Signature credit card

2.4 rating

Don’t be fooled by this card’s triple rewards rate or pricey annual fee; despite being billed as a premium rewards card, the TD First Class Visa Signature card delivers surprisingly little value for a card with an annual fee.

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Navy Federal More Rewards American Express card review

Navy Federal More Rewards American Express card

3 rating

Thanks to its extraordinarily high bonus rate on gas, groceries and restaurant purchases, the Navy Federal Credit Union More Rewards card is one of the best travel rewards cards for military members and their families.

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United TravelBank card from Chase review

United TravelBank card from Chase

2.6 rating

Though the United TravelBank card offers a good rewards rate for an airline card with no annual fee, cardholders may be better off searching for a general travel card with more flexibility. This offer is no longer available.

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