40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
$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 Pre✓® 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
Rates, fees & offers
$0 for the first year, then $95
1 mile per dollar
40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
APR: 18.24% - 25.24% Variable APR
Cash Advance APR: 27.24%, Variable
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Foreign Transaction Fee
Recommended credit score
Not sure which card is best for you?
United fliers, rejoice — the United℠ Explorer Card is a fantastic card to rack up the miles on your airfare and redeem them for free flights. It offers 2 MileagePlus miles per dollar spent on purchases from United; 2 miles per dollar spent on restaurant purchases and hotel stays; and 1 mile per dollar spent on all other purchases.
There's also a sign-up bonus: 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. . Miles can be used on any United flight, as well as flights on any of the other Star Alliance airlines. The United℠ Explorer Card boasts great United perks for cardholders, including a free checked bag for you and a traveling companion, priority boarding and two free United Club passes per year.
The United℠ Explorer Card has an annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $95, and no foreign transaction fees. The free checked bags could save you up to $120 per round trip, making up for the card's annual fee. This card is best for regular United fliers who check bags; otherwise, you're probably better off with a general travel card.
Want to learn more? Check out our full review of the United℠ Explorer Card for additional details.
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