These travel credit cards topped our benchmark rankings

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As they return to the roads, skies, and seas, many travelers are also revisiting how to get the most mileage out of their credit cards. According to our benchmark study, Chase Sapphire Preferred is the top-performing premium travel credit card in the US, while Citi Premier and U.S. Bank Altitude Connect rank second and third. With prospective users craving security, rewards, and payment flexibility, travel credit card issuers must meet these needs, or risk their customers taking flight.