Travel card reviews

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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M&T Visa credit card with rewards review

M&T Visa credit card with rewards

2.4 rating

A basic, no frills card with limited rewards, the M&T Visa card is a decent choice for balance-carrying cardholders who don’t mind foregoing extra benefits such as car rental insurance or price protection.

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BBVA Compass Select credit card review

BBVA Compass Select credit card

2.4 rating

One of our least favorite rewards credit cards, the BBVA Compass Select credit card charges a surprisingly high three figure annual fee in exchange for mediocre rewards and limited benefits.

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HSBC Platinum Mastercard with rewards review

HSBC Platinum Mastercard with rewards

2.4 rating

With an anemic rewards rate and a middling APR, the HSBC Mastercard ranks near the bottom of our list of travel cards. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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USAA Rewards Visa Signature Card review

USAA Rewards Visa Signature Card

2.4 rating

The rewards on the Rewards Visa Signature Card are paltry, but military personnel may enjoy the card’s military and travel benefits.

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American Express Green Card review

American Express Green Card

2.2 rating

One of the original travel rewards credit cards, the American Express Green card currently isn’t up to par on its rewards and benefits.

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Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card review

Cathay Pacific Visa Signature card

2.2 rating

Cardholders seeking to earn Asia Miles are probably better off skipping the Asia Pacific Visa Signature card and sticking with a general rewards card that allows point transfer to the Asia Miles program.

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Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card review

Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card

2 rating

The Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card bolsters its rewards rate by allowing you to earn bonus points on dining, gas and outside hotel purchases, though the redemption options are limited to free nights at Stash’s small network of boutique hotels.

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Disney Rewards Visa card from Chase review

Disney Rewards Visa card from Chase

1.9 rating

Though the Disney Rewards Visa card shines on Disney theme park perks and discounts, its rewards program leaves much to be desired.

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USAA Rewards American Express Card review

USAA Rewards American Express Card

2.4 rating

The USAA Rewards American Express Card offers a fair amount of points on dining out, gas and grocery store purchases, but beware of its APR, which can run very high.

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DCU Visa Platinum Rewards credit card review

DCU Visa Platinum Rewards credit card

2 rating

This plain vanilla rewards card offers a low APR and standard benefits, such as travel insurance and extended warranty; but its bare bones rewards program won’t get you very far if you’re looking to quickly earn premier rewards.

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AeroMexico Visa Signature card review

AeroMexico Visa Signature card

3.8 rating

A great card for large families, the AeroMexico Visa Signature card pairs a budget-friendly rewards program with family-friendly perks, including a $99 companion ticket and a free fourth ticket when you buy three tickets on the same flight.

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JetBlue card review

JetBlue card

3.3 rating

The JetBlue card offers a fair rewards rate for frequent JetBlue travelers, and it’s the rare airline card without an annual fee. This offer is no longer available through our site.

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