United℠ Explorer Card

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Current Offer


Bonus Miles

after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

Annual Fee: $95 $0 for your first year, then $95.

Terms Apply.

No Foreign Transaction Fees

How to Earn Rewards


2 miles per $1 spent on dining including eligible delivery services


2 miles per $1 spent on hotel stays


2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United®, including tickets, Economy Plus®, inflight food, beverages and Wi-Fi, and other United charges.


1 mile per $1 on everything else.


Free first checked bag

Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary

Up to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck® or NEXUS fee credit.

25% back as a statement credit on purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi on board United-operated flights and on Club premium drinks when you pay with your Explorer Card.

Our Take

To put things in perspective, you can fly round trip to Europe on a Saver Level ticket for about 80,000 United miles so this one card will sometimes be enough to earn you a free international flight.

You can also transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to United to top off your account if needed.

The 2 United Club passes are also a nice perk for anyone who doesn’t have a card that offers lounge access. Once you try the lounge life there really is no going back.

Check out our article on why you should get the United MileagePlus explorer card. Worth a read for anyone considering getting this card.