United Credit Card Bonuses Take Flight

For a limited time, new cardholders will earn 10,000 extra bonus miles across the United family of credit cards.
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By Jaime Hanson 
Edited by Erin Hurd

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Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, Chase and United Airlines are giving the gift of bonus miles.

Beginning Nov. 9, 2023, each of the four consumer United credit cards issued by Chase will earn a boosted bonus for a limited time. Those offers are:

United Gateway Card
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Annual fee: $0. Sign-up bonus: Earn 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. (Up from 20,000 bonus miles).

Annual fee: $0 intro for the first year, then $95. Sign-up bonus: Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. (Up from 50,000 bonus miles).

Chase United Quest Credit Card
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Annual fee: $250. Sign-up bonus: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 500 Premier qualifying points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.(Up from 60,000 bonus miles).

Annual fee: $525. Sign-up bonus: Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. (Up from 80,000 bonus miles).

How good are these offers?

For all four cards, these latest offers give a boost of 10,000 bonus miles compared with what was previously available, each with no increase in required spending. For the airline's two lower-tier cards, the United Gateway℠ Card and the United℠ Explorer Card, the latest offers match those presented in November 2022. And because both cards carry a lower annual fee, a modest boost translates to more overall value. On the other hand, current offers for the United Quest℠ Card and the United Club℠ Infinite Card fall 10,000 bonus miles short of those presented last holiday season. NerdWallet currently values United Airlines miles at 1.2 cents each, making these offers worth about $120 less toward United travel than the previous offers. Still, bonuses worth roughly $840 and $1,080 respectively toward United travel can be quite valuable for flyers.

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So far, we have no official word from United Airlines on how long these offers will last. However, similar offers launched by the airline in November 2022 remained available to customers until late January 2023.

Which United Airlines credit card is right for you?

Chase United Airlines Mileage Plus Credit Card
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Given the cost comparison of annual fees vs. available bonus miles, casual flyers will find the best value from the United℠ Explorer Card. It offers one free checked bag for you and one companion each time you fly, annual lounge passes, Global Entry or TSA Precheck credit up to $100 every four years, 25% back on in-flight purchases and more.

Frequent United flyers may find the more expensive card offerings a better fit. But if you want more flexibility for your rewards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is worth a look. It earns solid rewards on everyday purchases for a $95 annual fee, but those rewards can be used toward many travel costs, not just United flights. Plus, you can transfer rewards earned from the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card to several travel partners, including United, at a 1:1 ratio.

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