asmith2378 wrote:I am looking for the best rewards card I can get with my credit score and history. A travel rewards card would be optimal as I'll be using the rewards on flights mainly. I'd also like it to be flexible as far as what airlines I can use unless the card is just a lot better.
Best is subjective regardless of topic. A travel card isn't necessarily the best fit just because you intend to redeem for flights. It really all depends on the volume of spend that you intend to run through the card and which rewards program allows you to best leverage redemption options so you can make the best value per point/mile. You can't just want to redeem on as many airlines as possible. You need to give us the airlines you can redeem with as some of your selection criteria as well as lot more information in order for us to help you narrow down the options. At this stage it's impossible to give you any meaningful recommendations.
asmith2378 wrote:I have a good credit score of 747
What scoring model? Which CRA? Whatever it is, not all creditors will use that score and the score a given creditor may use for you can be different. you don't have just one score. For most scoring models you have a score with each of the 3 major CRA's. Even so, score is a just one consideration for a creditor and score alone cannot tell you what you will or will not qualify for. We certainly can't tell you what you will or will not qualify for either. We can guess but keep in mind that it's just a guess.
asmith2378 wrote:I've been looking at cards such as the Chase Freedom and Capital One Venture card, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
Sort out your needs/wants and you'll have what you need to select a card. If you've been looking at the Freedom and the Venture then you clearly haven't put much into figuring that out as those are two very different cards. Your spend matters and you need to run the numbers for your spend to determine the rewards that you would stand to gain to help you compare cards. It's very straightforward with cash back cards since you only have to multiply spend by the earn rate. However, travel cards are going to require a lot more due diligence for you. You need to go beyond the earn rate and run the numbers for the redemption method you intend to use. Getting better value generally requires transferring points/miles to a travel partner and redeeming with that partner's program so you need to look into the programs for the partners you intend to use as well.
We can't just do all this for you -- especially with no information to go on. We're certainly willing to help but you need to bring a lot more to the table for us to help you.