United Mileage Plus Explorer Card®

United Mileage Plus Explorer Card®

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Sign-Up Bonus

60,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 in 3 months.  (You will need to log in to a United Mileage Plus account to see this offer).   $95 annual fee, waived the first year.

Point Accrual


Earn 2x on United, 1x everywhere else. $95 annual fee, waived the first year.  No foreign transaction fees.

Calculating Your Value

Your Annual Points

With our default spend profile, this card can produce 28,300 points annually.

We value these points as high as 1.80 cents per point.

So, you can receive up to $509.40 in value per year.

*This value is only achieved if your airline purchases are on same airline as the card brand.

Calculate New Values

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Most Valuable Redemptions

Redeem 140,000 points for a business class ticket from JFK to Narita, or redeem 30,000 points for an intra-Europe coach class ticket on a Star Alliance® partner.

Customer Reviews for United Mileage Plus Explorer Card®

Have you found a great redemption from your use of this card that you would like to tell others about. Please share your experience below.


  • Mike

    May 24, 2016 |

    I dont really understand why someone would get any kind of card not tied directly to an airline? I tried to cash in points once on another card I had and I had to book my ticket on line through their system and the ticket was pretty expensive so I still wound up paying a fortune for it. I have Chase United card now and 25,000 miles I can get a ticket anywhere in the US. It seems you have to burn through so many more points on general cards than on airline specific cards so by the time you have 50K points, that might just get you one flight on the other system but 2 on United. My question I guess is if you have a United Chase card, it says on the paperwork you can not get another one while you have one. Has anyone tried to sign up for 2 United chase cards just to get the 30K, 50K whatever bonus points and just switch from one card to the next for a while? Thanks! Also Question number 2, what is the cheapest way to get a card that allows you access to lounges anywhere? I dont travel all that much to if you are paying 495 for every card that gives you that it is almost cheaper for me to pay as I go not that I could probably ever pay for a lounge. I know there are a lot of gurus in here so just curious if anyone knows a way to get in there cheaper. Thanks everyone!


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