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What are the benefits of a United Airlines credit card

Chase United Airlines credit card benefits, explained

If you're a frequent flyer or just want to travel more, a travel credit card is a great way to earn miles toward your next trip and to enjoy a range of travel perks. With the family of United Airlines credit cards in particular, there are a variety of benefits for travelers, including many ways to earn United Airlines MileagePlus® miles. Learn more about all the Chase United credit card benefits to find the right card for you.

United credit card offers and perks

To start with, here are some of the United credit card offers and perks that are currently available.

  • Earn miles: Each United card offers great opportunities to earn miles on travel, dining and everyday purchases. While every card has everyday earning capabilities, certain cards have accelerated earning opportunities to help you rack up points. Visit the United Credit Cards site for the latest information.
  • Up to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck®, or NEXUS fee credit: Some United cards qualify for a statement credit of up to $100 every four years after Cardmembers complete either the Global Entry, TSA PreCheck or NEXUS application and charge the application fee to their eligible United card.
  • Bonus miles: United credit cards offer new Cardmember bonus miles. Visit the United Credit Cards site for the latest information about bonus miles for each card.
  • MileagePlus Program benefits: The United credit cards offer Cardmembers MileagePlus benefits, including no blackout dates and the opportunity to earn Premier® qualifying points on eligible cards.
  • 25% back on inflight purchases: All Cardmembers will receive 25% back as a statement credit when they use their United card to make purchases on food, beverages and Wi-Fi onboard United - and United Express - operated flights
  • Travel protections: The United cards listed below all feature Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver; coverage levels and amounts vary by product.

United credit cards options

There are four United personal credit cards, all with a unique set of perks.

United Gateway Card: The benefits that come along with this card include:

  • 2x miles per $1 spent on United purchases, local transit and commuting, and at gas stations
  • 1x mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases

United Explorer Credit Card: The benefits of this card include:

  • 2x miles per $1 spent on United purchases, dining (including eligible delivery services) and on hotel stays when booked directly with the hotel.
  • 1x mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 2x United Club one-time passes per year
  • A free first checked bag (terms apply)
  • Up to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, or NEXUS fee credit Priority boarding
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Opportunity to earn up to 1,000 Premier-qualifying points per year that can be applied to your Premier status qualification

United Quest Card: Benefits include:

  • 3 miles per $1 spent on United purchases
  • 2x miles per $1 spent on all other travel, dining (including eligible delivery services) and select streaming services
  • 1x mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • 2x 5,000-mile anniversary award flight credits (terms apply)
  • Free first and second checked bags (terms apply)
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee credit and priority boarding
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Up to $125 annual United purchase credit
  • Opportunity to earn up to 3,000 Premier-qualifying points per year that can be applied to your Premier status qualification

United Club Infinite Card: Offers United Club membership (up to a $650 value per year) and benefits that include:

  • 4x miles per $1 spent on United purchases
  • 2x miles per $1 spent on all other travel and dining (including eligible delivery services)
  • 1x mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free first and second checked bags (terms apply)
  • Up to $100 Global Entry , TSA PreCheck, or NEXUS fee credit
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Effective January 1, 2022, opportunity to earn up to 4,000 Premier-qualifying points per year that can be applied to your Premier status qualification

With Premier Access® travel service, additional perks include priority check-in, security-lane access (where available), boarding and baggage handling.

Is the United credit card worth it?

United credit cards are a way to earn travel rewards for both frequent and occasional United flyers. These credit cards come with useful benefits when flying with United. What's more, you can also redeem your earned miles to fly with United Airlines partners.

Whether you should apply for a United credit card comes down to the value you get from it. Depending on how you use your rewards, you may pack a lot of value into one card by using your United credit card for your travel, travel-related and every day purchases.

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