United Explorer Card Raises Sign-up Bonus to 60,000 Miles

Funto OmojolaNovember 12, 2020
Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners who compensate us. This may influence which products we write about and where and how the product appears on a page. However, this does not influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. Here is a list of our partners and here's how we make money.

» This offer has expired

The offer described in this article has expired. See our details page on the United℠ Explorer Card for the current offer.

The United℠ Explorer Card, one of the airline's co-branded travel cards with Chase, is elevating its sign-up bonus to a higher altitude — although cardholders must spend more than previously required before they can earn the new welcome offer.

Chase United Airlines Mileage Plus Credit Card
NerdWallet rating 
Learn More
  • New bonus: 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, an additional 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $6,000 in the first 6 months.

  • Previous bonus: 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

United miles are worth 1 cent each, based on NerdWallet valuations.

The card will continue to earn the same ongoing rewards:

  • 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United.

  • 2 miles per $1 spent on restaurant purchases and hotel accommodations purchased directly with the hotel.

  • 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases.

The card’s annual fee — $0 intro for the first year, then $95 — will also remain the same.

We want to hear from you and encourage a lively discussion among our users. Please help us keep our site clean and safe by following our posting guidelines, and avoid disclosing personal or sensitive information such as bank account or phone numbers. Any comments posted under NerdWallet’s official account are not reviewed or endorsed by representatives of financial institutions affiliated with the reviewed products, unless explicitly stated otherwise.