Chase United Explorer Credit Card Review

Chase United Explorer Credit Card


Application Link

  • Target Bonus: 60,000 Miles
  • Current Bonus: 40,000 Miles
  • Subject to the Chase 5/24 Rule

Annual Fee: $95 (waived for the first year)

Earning United Miles

  • 2x miles for United, dining, and hotels
  • 1x miles everywhere else

United Explorer Benefits

  • Free first checked bag (you need to purchase the flight using the card to get the benefit)
  • Priority boarding
  • 2 United Club passes each anniversary
  • $100 global entry credit
  • 25% off in-flight purchases
  • No foreign transactions
  • Primary rental car insurance
  • Baggage delay insurance
  • Lost luggage reimbursement
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • 12-hour trip delay insurance
  • 120-day purchase protection.

United Elite Members: If you are a United Elite member and have this card, you can get upgrades on award flights. If you are an Elite member and don’t have this card, you can only get upgraded on cash flights and not award flights.