30,000 Bonus Miles
after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open*

Imagine where your Card can take you.

$0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95

  • Explorer Card Highlights

    30,000 Bonus Miles
    after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open*

    Imagine where your Card can take you.

    $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95

    This product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.

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    This product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.

  • All Card Benefits

    30,000 Bonus Miles
    after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open*

    Imagine where your Card can take you.

    $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95

    Travel Benefits*

    Free first checked bag - a savings of up to $100 per roundtrip

    The primary Cardmember and one companion traveling on the same reservation will each receive their first standard checked bag free ($25 value for the first checked bag, each way, per person) on United-operated flights when the primary Cardmember includes their MileagePlus number in their reservation and purchases their tickets from United with their United MileagePlus Explorer Card. For complete details, please visit united.com/chasebag Third-party site.

    Priority boarding

    The primary Cardmember and their companions on the same reservation will be invited to board United-operated flights prior to general boarding.

    No foreign transaction fees

    Purchases made with your Explorer Card outside the U.S. will not be subject to foreign transaction fees.

    2 United ClubSM passes each year for your travel - over a $100 value

    Take some time to relax before your flight with two United Club one-time passes each year. Enjoy complimentary beverages, snacks, and amenities like workspaces, free Wi-Fi and more.

    Chip-enabled Card provides added security

    Embedded chip provides enhanced security and wider acceptance when you make purchases at chip-enabled card readers in the U.S. and abroad. Learn more at chase.com/chip.

    Make the Most of Your Miles*
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    30,000 bonus miles

    Get 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months your account is open.

    5,000 bonus miles

    Earn 5,000 bonus miles when you add the first authorized user to your account and make a purchase with your Card during the first 3 months your account is open.

    10,000 bonus miles

    Each calendar year, you are eligible to receive one 10,000-mile bonus after you reach $25,000 in purchases on your Card.

    Earn 2 miles per $1 spent

    Earn 2 miles for each $1 spent on tickets purchased from United.

    Earn 1 mile per $1 spent

    You'll earn 1 mile for each $1 spent on all other purchases.

    Miles don't expire as long as your credit card account remains open

    Your miles don't expire as long as your credit card account is open, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn.

    Any seat, any time, on United-operated flights

    The primary Cardmember can use their miles to book any available seat, any time, on United-operated flights when redeeming miles at the MileagePlus Standard Award level. There are no limitations, no restrictions and no blackout dates on available seats if you provide your MileagePlus number before starting the award booking process.

    Protection Benefits*
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    Assurances of travel and purchase protection

    Spend and travel without worry with exceptional benefits, including Purchase Protection and Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver.

    Hotel & Events Benefits
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    Room upgrades and special amenities*

    Enjoy room upgrades, complimentary daily breakfast for two, early check-in, late checkout and other amenities at more than 900 luxury hotels and resorts worldwide. Visit LHRCollection.com Third-party site for more information.

    Access to exclusive events with Inside Access from Chase

    Access private, once-in-a-lifetime experiences—from celebrity meet-and-greets to private culinary and sports events. Please visit InsideAccess.com Third-party site for more information.

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    This product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.

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    Already a Cardmember? Learn more about your MileagePlus Explorer Card benefits. View FAQs.

    This product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.

  • The United MileagePlus Explorer Card

    Earn MileagePlus Miles and Special Travel Perks

    Card Benefit United
    MileagePlus®
    Explorer Card*
    American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card Capital One®
    Venture Card
    Citi®/AAdvantage®
    Platinum Select® MasterCard
    Free Checked Bag Check Check
    Priority Boarding Privileges Check Check
    United ClubSM Access 2 one-time passes/year
    Calendar Year Spend Bonus After $25,000
    Concierge Service1 Check Check Check
    Luxury Hotels & Resorts Program Check Check Check
    Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver2 Primary Secondary;
    primary coverage available for an additional fee
    Secondary Secondary
    Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance2 Check Available for
    an additional fee
    Check
    Trip Delay Reimbursement2 Check Available for
    an additional fee
    Check
    Lost Luggage Reimbursement2 Check Check Check Check
    Purchase Protection2 Check Check Check Check
    Price Protection2 Check Check
    Worldwide Merchant Acceptance3 39.6 Million 18.7 Million 39.6 Million 39.6 Million
    Annual Fee $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95 $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $195 $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $59 $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95
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    Chart reflects a comparison of select card benefits and does not reflect promotional offers that may be presented from time to time.

    Compare to Other Cards

    Card Type
    • United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
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    • American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card
    • Capital One® Venture Card
    • Citi®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard
    Free Checked Bag
    • Check
    • Check
    Priority Boarding Privileges
    • Check
    • Check
    United ClubSM Access
    • 2 one-time passes/year
    Calendar Year Spend Bonus
    • After $25,000
    Concierge Service1
    • Check
    • Check
    • Check
    Luxury Hotels & Resorts Program
    • Check
    • Check
    • Check
    Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver2
    • Primary
    • Secondary; primary coverage available for an additional fee
    • Secondary
    • Secondary
    Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Service2
    • Check
    • Available for an additional fee
    • Check
    Trip Delay Reimbursement2
    • Check
    • Available for an additional fee
    • Check
    Lost Luggage Reimbursement2
    • Check
    • Check
    • Check
    • Check
    Purchase Protection2
    • Check
    • Check
    • Check
    • Check
    Price Protection2
    • Check
    • Check
    Worldwide Merchant Acceptance3
    • 39.6 Million
    • 18.7 Million
    • 39.6 Million
    • 39.6 Million
    Annual Fee
    • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95
    • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $195
    • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $59
    • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95
    Chart reflects a comparison of select card benefits and does not reflect promotional offers that may be presented from time to time.

    1 Cardmembers are responsible for the cost of any goods or services purchased through the Concierge.
    2 These benefits are available when you use your card. Restrictions, limitations and exclusions apply. Most benefits are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies who are solely responsible for the administration and claims. There are specific time limits and documentation requirements. Once your account is opened we will send you a Guide to Benefits, which includes a full explanation of coverages.
    3 Acceptance rates based on global, not domestic, data. Source: The Nilson Report Issue 1065, June 2015.

    American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card is a registered trademark of American Express Company. Capital One Venture Card is a registered trademark of Capital One Bank. Citi / AAdvantage® Platinum Select MasterCard is a registered trademark of Citibank. References to these marks in this ad are not intended to imply an endorsement or affiliation with American Express Company, Capital One or Citibank. Benefits comparison based on United MileagePlus Explorer Card, American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card, Capital One Venture Card and Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard as of June 21, 2016. American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card benefits obtained at www.americanexpress.com, Capital One Venture Card benefits obtained at www.capitalone.com and Citi Platinum Select/AAdvantage® World MasterCard benefits obtained at www.citi.com.
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    1-800-537-7783
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    1-847-888-6600 (Call Collect)
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    1-800-241-6522
  • MileagePlus Customer Service
    1-800-421-4655