If you're a newbie, here's a featured credit card to get you started.

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

Special offer: 50,000 bonus miles

after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open

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Time Earn (miles) Spend
First 3 months 50,000 $3,000
United Ticket Purchases 2.00 $1
All Purchases 1.00 $1

Details

Special offer: 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open

Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $100 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket

Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary

No foreign transaction fees

Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases

Your miles don't expire as long as your credit card account is open, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn

Use your miles for any seat, any time, on any United-operated flight at the MileagePlus Standard Award level

$95 annual fee

Issuer Annual fee Credit score Foreign Trans. Fees
Chase $95 Excellent, Good $0
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