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As the name suggests, this United Visa Card caters to the explorers who prefer flying United, offering good opportunities to earn extra miles and featuring several useful airline perks. There is no annual fee for the first year, and depending on how you redeem your miles, could provide the equivalent of up to 14% cash back on United flights.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, for eligible card accounts approved from 1/1/20 through 3/31/20, the period to make eligible purchases to earn the welcome bonus will be extended for an additional three months.
The United Explorer Card offers some great rewards from frequent travelers of United, providing 2X miles per dollar for purchases from United. That covers flights operated by any airline, as long as the tickets are purchased from United.
2X miles are also awarded for hotel accommodations purchased directly from hotels, and at restaurants.
Cardholders also get several airline perks, like free first checked bags, a 25% discount on in-flight purchases, two United Club airport lounge passes per year, and priority boarding. Hotel stays can be a bit cheaper and more comfortable with the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection. And there are a variety of shopping and travel protections too.
This card is not available to you if you already have it, or if you’ve received a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.