Chase’s United Airlines Credit Cards Have Limited-Time Increased Bonuses Up to 90,000 Miles

by Anthony Losanno
Chase Personal Cards

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United Airlines used to be my primary airline and with it I picked up both the United Explorer℠ Card and the United Quest℠ Card and have used these cards to earn tons of United MileagePlus miles through the years. Both of these cards as well as the two other co-branded offerings from Chase and United have limited-time increased welcome bonuses at the moment. Here is a look at what each offers and why it might be a good time to pick one of these cards up.

United Gateway℠ Card

This is the entry-level United card with no annual fee. It offers the following benefits:

  • 2 miles per $1 spent on United Airlines, gas stations, and local transit/commuting
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on anything else
  • A 25% statement credit on purchases made onboard (think Wi-Fi or snacks)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance

It currently has a limited-time offer where you can earn 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first three months your account is open.

United℠ Explorer Card

This is the best card for regular United flyers and one of the two United cards I hold. The annual fee is waived the first year, then $95 and it offers:

  • 2 miles per $1 spent on United Airlines, restaurants, hotels (booked directly through the hotel)
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on anything else
  • Upgrades on award tickets for Premier® members (a benefit not offered to anyone else other than GS members)
  • A free checked bag on every flight
  • A 25% statement credit on purchases made onboard (think Wi-Fi or snacks)
  • A Global Entry, TSA PreCheck,® or NEXUS fee credit — up to $100
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Two United Club℠ passes (annually)
  • Priority boarding with Group 2

It currently has a limited-time offer where you can earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months your account is open.

This is the best card for frequent United flyers and the other United card I hold. Its annual fee is $250 and it offers:

  • 3 miles per $1 spent on United Airlines
  • 2 miles per $1 spent on all other travel, restaurants, and select streaming services
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on anything else
  • Up to $125 annual United purchase credit
  • Up to two 5,000-mile anniversary award flight credits
  • Free first and second checked bags on every flight
  • A 25% statement credit on purchases made onboard (think Wi-Fi or snacks)
  • A Global Entry, TSA PreCheck,® or NEXUS fee credit — up to $100
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Priority boarding with Group 2

It currently has a limited-time offer where you can earn 70,000 bonus miles and 500 Premier qualifying points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months your account is open.

This is the best card for heavy United flyers who want access to the United Club℠. Its annual fee is $525 and it offers:

  • 4 miles per $1 spent on United Airlines
  • 2 miles per $1 spent on all other travel and restaurants
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on anything else
  • A United Club℠ membership
  • Premier access® travel services
  • Upgrades on award tickets for Premier® members (a benefit not offered to anyone else other than GS members)
  • The ability to earn up to 10,000 Premier qualifying points (PQP) each year; 25 PQP for every $500 you spend on qualifying purchases
  • Free first and second checked bags on every flight
  • A 25% statement credit on purchases made onboard (think Wi-Fi or snacks)
  • A Global Entry, TSA PreCheck,® or NEXUS fee credit — up to $100
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Priority boarding with Group 2
It currently has a limited-time offer where you can earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.

United Credit Cards

Anthony’s Take: If you are a United flyer, having one of its cards makes sense. These welcome offers are a good way to rack up some miles towards your next trip.

(Featured Image Credit: Chase.)

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