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Best Travel Credit Cards of 2019

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Special Offer

Earn 60,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening — worth $750 in travel.

Why We Like It

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is an excellent choice for anyone who loves to travel and dine out. Easily redeem your points through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Portal for 25% more value. Other perks include primary rental car insurance, trip delay reimbursement, purchase protection, and more.

Earn 2X points per dollar spent on travel and at restaurants worldwide and 1 point per $1 on all other eligible purchases. 


Credit Needed Good - Excellent

Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®

Special Offer

Enjoy 70,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days.

Why We Like It

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard® is a generous rewards card offering high flat-rate rewards and flexible redemption options.

  • Enjoy 70,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase
  • NEW—Control Your Card—instantly secure your accounts by locking your cards with Barclays SecurHold™, plus set transaction limits and block certain purchase categories for you or your authorized users. Available only on the Barclays mobile app.
  • Book travel your way—no airline, seat or hotel restrictions—and redeem your miles for travel statement credits
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • International Chip and PIN for use at self-service chip terminals around the world
  • Miles don’t expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing

Card Details

Credit Needed Good - Excellent

Chase Sapphire Reserve

Special Offer

Earn 50,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening — worth $750 in travel.

Why We Like It

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is top-rated credit card for frequent travelers who can take advantage of its generous travel benefits and high point-earning potential. Card benefits include a $300 annual travel credit, primary rental car insurance, Priority Pass lounge access, reimbursement for Global Entry, and more. 

Earn 3X points on travel immediately after earning your $300 travel credit, 3X points at restaurants & 1 point per $1 spent on everything else. Cardmembers receive 50% more value when redeeming rewards for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.

Credit Needed Excellent

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

Special Offer

Earn 50,000 bonus miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening.

Why We Like It

Named 'The Best Travel Card' by CNBC in 2018, the Capital One Venture Rewards is one of the most flexible credit cards when it comes to redeeming miles.

Earn 2X miles on every purchase, every day. Plus, earn 10X miles per dollar spent on thousands of hotels at hotels.com/venture, now through January 2020.

Credit Needed Good - Excellent

Platinum Card from American Express

Special Offer

Earn 60,000 points after you spend $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Why We Like It

The Platinum Card from American Express is a great premium rewards charge card for those looking for generous travel benefits and luxury add-ons. Cardmembers can enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. (up to $15 per month), access to Centurion and Priority Pass airport lounges,  reimbursement for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, and more. 

Cardholders earn 5X points on eligible flight and hotel purchases and 1 point per $1 on all other eligible purchases. Terms apply. $550 annual fee.



Credit Needed Good - Excellent