Our Capitol 1 cards do not charge exchange fees. Also, one year when our rental car was hit in a parking lot while unattended they paid the whole bill, including the estimating fee.
Last year I was able to get AMEX travelers checks at one bank here. This May only one credit union had them and they would only sell to members. We ended up taking cash which I hate.That's disappointing. Seems like credit is changing the way people travel.
Our credit union has stopped selling travellers checks. We really like these types of alternative options for our casino cash so it is not tied to our primary checking accounts and atm cards. We have more security than cash and don't have to worry about theft of our account information. I haven't decided what we will do for our upcoming trip as an alternative.