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UnitedSM Explorer Card

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NEW CARDMEMBER OFFER Earn up to 70,000 bonus miles after qualifying purchases.* Same page link to Offer Details

At a glance United Travel Benefits 2X miles on United purchases, at restaurants and on hotel stays.* Same page link to Offer Details Plus, enjoy a free first checked bag and other great United travel benefits.* Same page link to Offer Details Terms apply.

APR 16.49%–23.49% variable APR. Same page link to Pricing and Terms

ANNUAL FEE $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95. Same page link to Pricing and Terms

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Travel Credit Card Rewards & Benefits

Earn up to 70,000 bonus miles

Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.* Same page link to Offer Details Plus, earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend a total of $6,000 on purchases in the first 6 months from account opening.* Same page link to Offer Details

This card product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.

Get rewarded with 2X miles on United Airlines purchases, at restaurants and on hotel stays.

2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and eligible delivery services, including Grubhub, Caviar, Seamless and DoorDash.* Same page link to Offer Details

2 miles per $1 spent on hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel.* Same page link to Offer Details

2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, including tickets, Economy Plus®, inflight food, beverages and Wi-Fi, and other United charges.* Same page link to Offer Details

1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases.* Same page link to Offer Details

Even more travel benefits for you to enjoy

Up to $100 as a statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee for either program when charged to your card.* Same page link to Offer Details

25% back as a statement credit on purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi on board United-operated flights when you pay with your Explorer Card.* Same page link to Offer Details

Free first checked bag – save up to $140 per roundtrip

The primary Cardmember and one companion traveling on the same reservation will each receive their first standard checked bag free – calculated as up to a $35 value for the first checked bag, each way, per person – on United-operated flights when purchasing tickets with their United Explorer Card.* Same page link to Offer Details See united.com/ChaseBag for details.

FAQs

Do United MileagePlus® miles expire?

No, United MileagePlus miles will never expire.

How do I earn United MileagePlus miles with an Explorer Card?

You can earn MileagePlus miles with your Chase United Explorer credit card by using it to make purchases. There is no limit the miles you can earn. You'll earn:

  • 2 miles per $1 spent on United purchases
  • 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants, including eligible delivery services
  • 2 miles per $1 spent on hotel accommodations
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases

What value will I get from a United Explorer credit card?

Cardmembers get value from their card by using their miles for rewards and getting travel perks that save them money and time.

The miles you earn can be used for award flights on United, Star Alliance and other airline partners. You can also use miles for hotel stays, car rentals, merchandise, eGift cards and more. See united.com/usemiles Opens in a new window for details on using miles.

Cardmembers also receive these valuable travel benefits:

  • A free checked bag for you and one companion every time you fly United and purchase the ticket(s) with your card, saving you up to $140 per roundtrip
  • Two United ClubSM one-time passes after you open your account and on each anniversary, over a $100 value per year
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee credit every four years
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Priority boarding on United-operated flights

How do I apply for a United credit card?

You can apply for a Chase UnitedSM Explorer credit card or any other Chase United credit card in the following ways:

  • Online through Chase's secure electronic application form
  • In person at your local branch
  • Through the Refer-A-Friend program if your friend has a Chase United Airlines credit card

Will I be charged foreign transaction fees when using a United Explorer Card outside the U.S.?

No, you will not pay foreign transaction fees when you use your Chase UnitedSM Explorer credit card for purchases made outside the United States, whether you are traveling or making overseas purchases online. For example, if you spend $5,000 internationally, you would avoid $150 in foreign transaction fees. The United Explorer card will also give you 2 miles per $1 spent on hotels and restaurants both at home and abroad, allowing you to earn miles faster by using your card for these travel-related purchases.

Which is the best United credit card?

Each Chase United credit card has a variety of rewards and benefits that may be better suited for you based on your unique lifestyle and how often you travel. Here are the highlights of each card's distinct travel benefits and card features:

United GatewaySM Card

  • 2X miles on United purchases, gas, local transit and commuting
  • 1X mile on all other purchases
  • No annual fee ever

UnitedSM Explorer Card

  • 2X miles on United purchases, at restaurants and on hotel stays
  • 1X mile on all other purchases
  • Free first checked bag for you and one companion on United-operated flights every time you fly United and purchase the ticket(s) with your card, saving you up to $140 per roundtrip
  • 2 United Club one-time passes each year
  • $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee credit
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95

United ClubSM Infinite Card

  • 4X miles on United purchases and 2X miles on other travel purchases
  • 1X mile on all other purchases
  • United Club membership, valued at up to $650 per year – access to United Club locations and participating Star Alliance affiliated lounges worldwide
  • Free first and second checked bags for you and one companion on United-operated flights every time you fly United and purchase the ticket(s) with your card – save up to $320 per roundtrip
  • Premier Access® travel services: priority check-in, security screening (where available), boarding, and baggage handling
  • $525 annual fee