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United℠ Explorer Card

United℠ Explorer Card Review

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What Chase says about this card

United℠ Explorer Card
  • Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and on hotel stays
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck™ Fee Credit
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $120 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases

By Amber Stubbs Managing Editor  Updated Apr 3, 2020

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RewardsBonus RewardsRegular APR
Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants, on hotel stays and on purchases from United. 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.16.49% to 23.49% Variable

United℠ Explorer Card compared to other airline cards

Card Name
Rewards
Bonus Rewards
Regular APR
Ratings/Apply
Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants, on hotel stays and on purchases from United. 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
16.49% to 23.49% Variable
2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases. 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
15.99% - 22.99% Variable 
Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services. Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases. Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
15.99% - 24.99% (Variable) 
2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases. 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
15.99% - 22.99% Variable 
Earn 3 Avios per $1 spent on purchases with British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and LEVEL. Earn 2 Avios per $1 spent on hotel accommodations, plus 1 Avios per $1 spent on all other purchases.
Earn up to 100,000 bonus Avios. Earn 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. Plus earn an additional 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $20,000 on your purchases within your first year of account opening.
15.99% - 22.99% Variable 

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