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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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Chase Sapphire Reserve card review

Chase Sapphire Reserve card

4.5 rating

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is more than a posh luxury travel card – it’s a great value for frequent travelers, thanks to a large bonus and a very flexible $300 travel credit that covers most of the annual fee.

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Platinum Delta SkyMiles card from American Express review

Platinum Delta SkyMiles card from American Express

4.5 rating

Despite a high annual fee, Delta loyalists and travel enthusiasts alike will find the Platinum Delta SkyMiles from American Express credit card worthy of consideration. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

4.3 rating

With points that are worth less than half the value of the average card rewards point, the Hilton Honors Ascend card isn’t nearly a good deal as it seems; however, devoted Hilton hotel fans should still be able to squeeze a significant amount of value out of this hotel card.

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British Airways Visa Signature Card review

British Airways Visa Signature Card

4.1 rating

One of the most generous airline cards around, the British Airways Visa Signature Card showers international travelers with ample rewards that are worth more than twice the value of the average credit card rewards point, an enormous sign-up bonus and enviable perks, such as an annual companion certificate for heavy spenders.

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Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard review

Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

4.4 rating

Cardholders can go far with the AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard thanks to the high value of AAdvantage miles and a vast flight network, though you’ll have to navigate some restrictive routing rules to book  a rewards flight.

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Delta Reserve credit card from American Express review

Delta Reserve credit card from American Express

4.5 rating

The Delta Reserve is the best card for status and perks on Delta Airlines, though the lower-priced Platinum card offers a better rewards value.

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Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card review

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card

4.2 rating

A good value for Alaska and Pacific Northwest residents, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card pairs a moderate annual fee and affordable interest rate with a valuable rewards program and a strong sign-up bonus.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card review

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

4 rating

A good card to take with you when you travel abroad, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card has earned a devoted following thanks to its lucrative bonuses on travel and restaurant spending and travel-friendly perks, such as zero foreign transaction fees.

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Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard review

Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard

3.8 rating

In lieu of an oversized sign-up bonus, the Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard awards you generously each year for your loyalty.

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Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card

4.2 rating

Despite a high APR and lower than average rewards value, this hotel card is still a good pick for frequent guests of Radisson and other Carlson Rezidor hotels thanks to its unusually large spending bonus and generous sign-up offer.

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The World of Hyatt Credit Card review

The World of Hyatt Credit Card

4.4 rating

With an above average rewards value and multiple opportunities for free hotel stays, including two free nights at the Hyatt of your choice in the card’s first year, the ultragenerous World of Hyatt Credit Card earns our vote for one of the best hotel credit cards.

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Bank of America Premium Rewards card review

Bank of America Premium Rewards card

3.8 rating

The new Bank of America Premium Rewards card is an especially great deal for Bank of America customers with account balances greater than $20,000.

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