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The Chase United Explorer card currently comes with a welcome offer totaling 65,000 United miles

  • 40,000 United MileagePlus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
  • Then an additional 25,000 bonus miles after you spend $10,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months

This is the highest offer that I’ve ever seen on the card

United Explorer card benefits

In addition to the welcome bonus miles, the Chase United Explorer has the following benefits

  • 1st bag checked for free when you use your card to purchase your ticket (note that this benefit is slightly worse than some of the other airline co-branded cards; both American and Delta don’t require you to pay for your ticket with the card to get the free bag)
  • $100 Global Entry or TSA Pre credit
  • Priority boarding on United flights, including the ability to take a full-size carryon on a Basic Economy ticket.
  • Holding the card gets you increased access to award flights and last-seat availability
  • 2 one-time United Club passes each year for your anniversary (SEE ALSO: United Club Boston Logan review)
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and on hotel stays
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases

There is an annual fee of $95; which is waived for the first year

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