United Explorer℠ Card

Earn 60,000 bonus miles

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

Learn How to Apply
United℠ Explorer Card
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Quick Summary

Overall a very typical airline co-brand credit card, the United Explorer comes with one free checked bag when flying United (must purchase the flight with the card), 2x miles on United® purchases, 25% in-flight savings, and a nice bonus of United miles.

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How to Earn Rewards

2x

2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and eligible delivery services, including Grubhub, Caviar, Seamless and DoorDash.

2x

2 miles per $1 spent on hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel.

2x

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

1x

1 mile per $1 on everything else.

Annual Fee

$95

$0 for your first year, then $95.

Our Take

You can 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.

Benefits

Free first checked bag

2 United Club Passes on each cardmember 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.

Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24.

Compared to Other Cards

United℠ Business Card

Welcome Bonus:

Earn 75,000 bonus miles

after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

Annual Fee:

$99 $0 for your first year, then $99. Learn More

United Quest℠ Card

Welcome Bonus:

Earn 80,000 bonus miles

after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

Annual Fee:

$250 Learn More