Chase United Explorer Card

The Chase United Explorer Card earns MileagePlus miles and offers cardholders a variety of United Airlines benefits including priority boarding and a first free checked bag.

Rewards Rates

The Chase United Explorer card accrues United MileagePlus miles for all purchases made on the card:

  • 2 United MileagePlus miles for every dollar spent on United Airlines purchases, including tickets, Economy Plus, inflight food and beverages, inflight WiFi, and any other United charges.
  • 2 United MileagePlus miles for every dollar spent on dining purchases (including eligible delivery services).
  • 2 United MileagePlus miles for every dollar spent on hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel.
  • 1 United MileagePlus mile for every dollar spent on all other purchases.

Redeeming United MileagePlus Miles

United MileagePlus miles can be redeemed for flights, hotels, car rentals, merchandise, and gift cards. Flight awards are the best use for your United MileagePlus miles as you will receive the most value for your miles with this kind of redemption.

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Chase United Explorer cardholders receive a variety of perks related to United Airlines:

  • Free first checked bag on United Airlines flights. This benefit extends to up to one guest who is traveling on the cardholder’s itinerary and is a great way to save on United Airlines baggage fees.
  • Priority boarding on United Airlines flights for the cardholder and any companions on the same itinerary.
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases including WiFi, food, and beverages onboard when paying with your United Explorer card.
  • 2 United Club one-time airport lounge passes provided upon account approval and at every cardholder anniversary thereafter.

Chase United Explorer cardholders will also receive a statement credit of up to $100 USD every four years to be used towards a Global Entry, TSAPre✓, or Nexus membership. Simply charge the application fee to your credit card and you will receive the statement credit.

Insurance Coverage

The Chase United Explorer card offers seven types of insurance coverage:

  • Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance
  • Baggage delay insurance
  • Lost luggage reimbursement
  • Trip delay coverage
  • Rental car collision damage waiver insurance
  • Purchase protection
  • Extended warranty protection

Other United MileagePlus Cards You Might Consider

Credit Card Welcome Bonus Net Value
Chase United Business Card 75,000 MileagePlus $975 Apply
Chase United Quest Card 60,000 MileagePlus $530 Apply
Chase United Club Infinite Card 80,000 MileagePlus $515 Apply
Chase United Gateway Card 20,000 MileagePlus $260 Apply
Chase United Club Business Card 50,000 MileagePlus $200 Apply

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