United Explorer 50,000 Mile Offer
End of date: March 15, 2018.
Waived the first year on the United Explorer Card, no annual fee for the first year, then $95. Sign up to 50,000 bonus miles after $3,000 spend on purchases in the 1st 3 months.
When you use your card to purchase your ticket to get your first bag for free – get priority boarding.
Avoid having to gate check your carry on, and indeed on a Basic Economy fare you can bring on a full-sized carry on bag since the Basic Economy prohibition on full-sized carry on bags is handled via boarding group.
With this card, you will get 2 one-time United Club passes each year for your account anniversary.
The card is good for someone looking to waive United’s ‘premier qualifying dollars’ minimum spend for elite status via credit card spend, as combined spend of $25,000 or more on a United co-brand credit card can take the place of that requirement for a U.S.-based member.
The United MileagePlus® Explorer Card is also a great tool for someone who flies United semi-regularly but not enough to earn elite status, since mnay of the benefits of the card approximate was entry-level status would be like.
They’re most appropriate for folks that haven’t signed up for 5 or more new cards in the last 24 months.
The card is worth the fee if you fly United semi-regularly for the benefits. If you find yourself buying basic economy fares you’re not saving on checked bag fees each trip but on the fare buy up too and still getting to bring your carry on bag onboard.