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United℠ Explorer Card
Under 5/24
60,000 United Miles
Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
$95 Annual Fee
Terms apply
Why We Like It
The United Explorer Card has been a mainstay in Chase’s United co-branded cards for years. It earns United miles that can be used to book award tickets on United and Star Alliance partners. It also has a few perks that are useful for United flyers.

The Chase 5/24 rule applies. If you’ve opened 5+ cards from any bank that show on your personal credit report, you won’t be eligible to open the card.
Bonus Categories
dining, hotel stays, and United® purchases
Card Benefits
Free Checked Bag
When you pay for a United flight with this card, you and a travel companion on your ticket can each get a free checked bag.
2 United Club Passes
Every year, you’ll receive 2 United Club passes that can be used when flying United or a Star Alliance partner.
TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, or NEXUS Credit
Every four years, you can be reimbursed for the application fee for any of these trusted traveler programs.
Priority Boarding
Cardholders and travel companions on their ticket receive priority boarding on United flights.
25% Inflight Discount
When you purchase food, beverages, or Wi-Fi inflight, you can receive a 25% discount in the form of a statement credit.
Extra United Award Space
Cardholders get access to extra award space on flights operated by United.
Upgrades On Award Tickets
If you book short-haul award tickets on United and have United elite status, holding this card makes those awards eligible for complimentary upgrades.
No Foreign Transaction Fees
You won’t be charged to use your card abroad.

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