Top 6 Cards for Travel Abroad
International travel in cheap business class seats is worth the effort it takes to collect those points, however, when the time finally comes to get in those cheap business class seats, having the right credit card for your trip can make traveling much more convenient.
Many cards charge transaction fees for international uses, which you can avoid. But some cards offer special incentives like purchase protection, trip cancellation insurance, and even lost baggage insurance.
The following cards do not have transaction fees, and all provide decent insurance , as well as sweet perks like concierge service.
The top six cards are; Sapphire Preferred, Arrival Plus, Amex Platinum, Thank You Premier, Ink Bold/Ink Plus and Venture Rewards. Each card does charge an annual fee, with Amex being the steepest, but they also have the greatest level of purchase protection. If you plan to make big purchases abroad, this is a good card to consider.
However, neither the Amex nor the Venture Rewards offer trip cancellation/trip delay protection, so make darn sure you’re going. Aside from Arrival Plus having the lowest lost baggage coverage, the cards offer very similar protections.
Be sure to research which is best for your trip, and Bon Voyage, Cheap Business Class Aficionados!