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.
Chase Sapphire Reserve card
Last reviewed: March 6, 2018
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.
Platinum Delta SkyMiles card from American Express
Last reviewed: March 1, 2018
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.
Hilton Honors Ascend card from American Express
Last reviewed: March 6, 2018
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.
Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard
Last reviewed: March 8, 2018
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.
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
Last reviewed: February 23, 2018
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.
The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
Last reviewed: February 27, 2018
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.
Delta Reserve credit card from American Express
Last reviewed: January 22, 2018
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.
Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card
Last reviewed: March 19, 2018
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.
British Airways Visa Signature Card
Last reviewed: February 26, 2018
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.
Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: November 15, 2017
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.
Bank of America Premium Rewards card
Last reviewed: March 16, 2018
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.
Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard
Last reviewed: November 20, 2017
Our top choice for frequent travelers who prefer to stay at Best Western, this premium hotel card offers more than enough value to make up for its $59 annual fee, including an ample sign-up bonus for moderate spenders and a giant spending bonus on hotel purchases.