What are the best credit cards for travel miles?

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    #1Chase Sapphire Preferred

    Chase Sapphire Preferred
    The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is a travel rewards credit card. With this card, you can earn two points per dollar spent on travel and dining at restaurants, and one point per dollar on all other purchases.
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    Lei Xu
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Chase Sapphire Preferred is a gem. No foreign transaction fee and it earn more points on travel and dining at restaurants more than any other travel miles card i know. Does the job for me"
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    #2American Express Platinum Card

    American Express Platinum Card

    The Platinum Card from American Express is a travel rewards card which comes with 60,000 bonus points after $5,000 in purchases in the first three months of card membership.

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    Cheshta Tambe
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "At the end of the day, this card from Amex will allow you to maximize that $200 airline credit and $200 Uber credit, you’re really looking at $150 a year for so much more. It's worth it"
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    #3Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

    Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

    The Capital One Venture Rewards card was named 'The Best Travel Card' by CNBC for 2018. It allows users to earn 2X miles on every purchase, every day. 

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    Teresa Hoffman
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Capital One Venture is the best for travel miles since it lets you pay your complete balance each month. Hassle free! One of the best out there"
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    #4Hilton Honors Aspire

    Hilton Honors Aspire

    The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card is a travel rewards card that is a must-have for frequent travelers and high spenders who stay at Hilton hotels. 

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    Zhao Tang
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "It's what I use now. My husband signed up for this Hilton card and I only believe in paying an annual fee for a rewards card if I am getting outsized value and earning a lot more than I pay in, that's the only strange thing for me. "
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    #5Chase Sapphire Reserve

    Chase Sapphire Reserve

    The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is a travel rewards card that provides industry-leading rewards on travel and dining purchases. Card users can net a 4.5% rewards rate, provided you use the $300 travel credit. 

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    Harini Trivedi
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "So much value to gain from the Reserve card. For me it's still the best all-around points and miles cards, especially for those who might be just starting out in the world of travel loyalty programs. "
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    #6British Airways Visa Signature Card

    British Airways Visa Signature Card

    The British Airways Visa is a travel rewards card that allows card users to earn up to 100,000 Avios — 50,000 Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months, an additional 25,000 Avios after you spend $10,000 total on purchases in the first year. 

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    Larry Bell
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Well for what I paid, it's quite underwhelming. Still might still be a good choice though for loyal British Airways customers who can meet high spending thresholds to unlock more benefits "
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    #7Capital One Spark Miles

    Capital One Spark Miles

    The Capital One Spark Miles is a travel rewards card which lets card users to earn 2 miles per dollar on every purchase. It allows unlimited 2X miles on every purchase for your business with no blackouts or seat restrictions.

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    Sai Sharma
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Well the card is worth it but You’ll need to spend a LOT to earn the full bonus of up to 200,000 Spark miles after meeting minimum spending requirements. "
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    #8United Explorer

    United Explorer

    The United Explorer card is a travel rewards card that debuted on June 1, 2018. It includes a $100 credit for the Global Entry or TSA Precheck application fee.

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    María de Lourdes Uribe
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "I use this and it's great but Reduced its travel cancellation benefits; the limit is now $1,500 per trip, down from $10,000 per trip"

Summary

Best What are the best credit cards for travel miles
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Chase Sapphire PreferredOther 17 Paid
2American Express Platinum CardOther 13 Paid
3Capital One Venture Rewards Credit CardOther 10 Paid
4Hilton Honors AspireOther 3 Paid
5Chase Sapphire ReserveOther 2 Paid
6British Airways Visa Signature CardOther 2 Paid
7Capital One Spark MilesOther 1 Paid
8United ExplorerOther 1 Paid
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