An Introduction to the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card – Sign-Up Bonus, Reconsideration Numbers & Application Links
United MileagePlus® Explorer Card
30,000 bonus miles
– Earn two miles for each $1 spent on tickets purchased from United and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
– No foreign transaction fees
– First checked bag free – up to $100 value
– Visit the United Club with two one-time use passes every year
$95 – waived for the first year
$1,000 in first 90 days
United changed its award chart in February 2014. Most international first class redemptions went from very cheap to very expensive using miles especially on partners.
The award chart is still decent for business class travel (esp. South America) and for economy redemptions in Asia, Africa & Europe.
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What we like about this card
30,000 United miles is a good sign-up bonus. United miles are very useful on some Star Alliance partners. For instance, 30,000 miles is enough for a round-trip all over Africa in economy.