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.
Korean Air SKYPASS Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: February 13, 2019
With an average sign-up bonus and a low rewards rate, the SKYPASS Visa Signature card is not a great choice for many cardholders; but frequent travelers to South Korea can eke some good values out of it.
Asiana Airlines American Express Card From Bank of America
Last reviewed: October 21, 2019
One of the few airline cards to offer a bonus on everyday purchases and a reasonable APR for all cardholders, the Asiana Airlines American Express card is a good value for regular visitors to South Korea.
Spirit Airlines World Mastercard credit card
Last reviewed: October 22, 2019
Value conscious travelers who live near a Spirit Airlines will appreciate this budget card’s unusually generous rewards rate, which offers 2 points for every dollar spent on any purchase; but cardholders who want more flexibility may be turned off by Spirit Airlines’ hidden fees and restrictive rules on redemption.
Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard®
Last reviewed: December 18, 2019
Thanks to its high rewards rate, frequent flyers of Virgin Atlantic Airways can earn a pretty good return on their spending with the Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard, though more mainstream travelers may find it difficult to redeem their rewards. This offer is no longer available on our site.
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Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card
Last reviewed: July 23, 2019
Aside from its gigantic introductory bonus, the main appeal of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury card is luxury hotel perks. This offer is no longer available.
Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard
Last reviewed: November 1, 2019
The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard lacks a sign-up bonus and — compared to similar rewards cards — the spending threshold to unlock its full annual bonus is steep; however, if you use it as your go-to card, the rewards could really add up over time. This offer is no longer available.
United MileagePlus Club Card
Last reviewed: March 30, 2020
Cardholders who aren’t specifically looking for a United Club membership will find a plethora of rewards cards with better perks and much lower annual fees than the United MileagePlus Club Card. This offer is no longer available.
Citi ThankYou Preferred Card
Last reviewed: December 12, 2019
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.
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card
Last reviewed: August 20, 2018
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. This offer is no longer available.
La Quinta Returns Visa card
Last reviewed: February 22, 2019
A good card for frequent road trippers and families who prefer to travel with pets, the La Quinta Returns Visa card offers a good return on budget hotel stays and a generous sign-up bonus for moderate spenders. This offer is no longer available.
Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: December 12, 2019
A good card for the casual traveler, this Hilton Honors Visa Signature card offers a better sign-up bonus than its American Express competitor, but it doesn’t offer nearly as large a spending bonus. This offer is no longer available.
Red Roof Inn RediCard+ Visa credit card
Last reviewed: November 27, 2018
You don’t need to earn a ton of points to earn a free night’s stay at the pet-friendly Red Roof Inn with this accessible hotel card; however, the hotel chain’s small network limits the card’s appeal. This offer is no longer available.