NerdWallet suggests using credit cards for air travel

Flight costs add up quickly, and travel credit cards offer rewards that debit cards can’t compete with. When considering travel credit cards, first determine if you like to compare airline prices or if you are loyal to one company.

If you aren’t loyal to one airline or hotel chain but are always looking for the best price, NerdWallet suggests the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and the Capital One Venture Rewards Card.

NerdWallet finance expert Kimberly Palmer said some of the benefits of airline specific cards includes free checked bags.

“Sometimes the checked bags, they’re not just for you but also anyone you’re traveling with,” Palmer said. “So, if you’re a family and traveling with four people, you each have a checked bag; those savings can really add up.”

Many airlines and hotels also offer free rewards cards.

NerdWallet is a personal finance website with the mission “to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decisions.”

Reporter:Allison Gormly
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