The best Citi travel credit card is American Airlines AAdvantage Gold if you’re looking for airline miles, the Expedia+ card if you’re a frequent Expedia user, or Citi Premier® Card for general travel expenses. If you’re a Costco member, you could also look into the Costco Anywhere Visa, since it has no foreign transaction fees and rewards you for gas and other travel.
Here are the best Citi travel credit cards:
American Airlines AAdvantage Gold: 50,000 miles for spending $2,500 in the first 3 months. 2 miles per $1 at gas stations, restaurants, and American Airlines purchases. 1 mile per $1 on all purchases. $125 American Airlines Flight Discount after you spend $20,000 in a year. 0% foreign transaction fee. $99 annual fee waived the first year. Good credit needed.
Expedia+ Card: 15,000 points for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. 3 points per $1 on Expedia purchases, 1 on everything else. Expedia+ silver status gets you exclusive amenities like free drinks or spa access. 0% foreign transaction fee. No annual fee. Good credit needed.
Citi Premier® Card: 60,000 bonus points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. 3 points per $1 on travel, gas, on dining and at supermarkets, 1 on everything else. No foreign transaction fee. $95 annual fee. Good credit needed.
Costco Anywhere Visa: 4% cash back on $7,000 spent on gas each year, 3% on restaurants and travel, 2% at Costco, 1% everywhere else. No foreign transaction fee. No annual fee. Excellent credit needed. Must be a Costco member ($55+ per year).
While travel credit cards can have great rewards and perks, you don’t necessarily need one to save on travel. For example, Citi Double Cash offers 2% cash back on all purchases. The only issue is that cash back cards usually charge foreign transaction fees (3% for Double Cash) so they’re not always ideal for going abroad.
The Citi Prestige Card in my opinion. You earn more points on travel purchases, and you get complimentary hotel nights. Among other rewards, are a 4th night hotel benefit, $250 air travel credit, and airport lounge access.
The ThankYou Premier is definitely one of the best cards. 3 points for gas isn't something to scoff at!
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