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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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United MileagePlus Explorer card review

United MileagePlus Explorer card

4.5 rating

Aside from its stellar sign-up bonus, the United MileagePlus Explorer card offers a long list of travel perks and a fairly flexible policy on booking rewards flights.

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Capital One Venture Rewards credit card review

Capital One Venture Rewards credit card

4.2 rating

With a double rewards rate on purchases and a generous sign-up bonus, the Venture card from Capital One is a good value for heavy spenders.

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Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard review

Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

4.3 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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Discover it Miles credit card review

Discover it Miles credit card

3.7 rating

By doubling cardholders’ earnings in the first year, this super flexible travel card beats nearly all of its no-fee competitors by allowing cardholders to effectively earn three miles for every dollar they spend.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred card review

Chase Sapphire Preferred card

4.1 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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The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express review

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

4.2 rating

Coveted by travel card experts for its generous rewards value and flexible redemption options, the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card is an ideal card for frequent travelers.

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Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card review

Wells Fargo Visa Signature credit card

3.7 rating

With its 50 percent bonus on airfare redemptions, the Wells Fargo Visa Signature card is a great value for travel hackers seeking a large influx of rewards points.

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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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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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U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card review

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card

3.6 rating

For frequent travelers looking for an elite travel card to add some luxury to their journeys, the U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card offers a good value for a lower fee, though it falls short on lounge access and the ability to transfer points.

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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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