• Explorer Card
    Benefits
  • Frequently Asked
    Questions

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Explorer Card Benefits

First Checked Bag Free

Save up to $100 per roundtrip. As the primary Cardmember, you and one companion traveling on the same reservation will each receive a free first standard checked bag ($25 value) on United-operated flights. To receive your free checked bag, include your MileagePlus® account number when making your reservation and use your Explorer Card to purchase your ticket. For complete details, please visit united.com/chasebag Third-party site.

Priority boarding

The primary Cardmember and companions on the same reservation will be invited to board United-operated flights prior to general boarding. To receive priority boarding, include your MileagePlus® account number to your reservation and refer to your United boarding pass for your boarding group number.

No Foreign Transaction Fees

Purchases made with your Explorer Card outside the U.S. will not be subject to foreign transaction fees.

Two United ClubSM Passes

Take some time to relax before your flight with two one-time-use United Club passes each year. Enjoy complimentary beverages, snacks and amenities like workspaces, free Wi-Fi and more. Passes are not valid for use at United Arrivals Lounge, United Global FirstSM Lounge or Star Alliance Lounge. For a list of United Club locations, visit united.com/unitedclublocations Third-party site.

Double Miles on United Tickets

Earn two miles for each $1 spent on airline tickets purchased from United and 1 mile per $1 spent on everything else.

Any Seat, Any Time with your Miles

The primary Cardmember can use miles to book any seat, any time — no limitations, restrictions or blackout dates. If seats are available for sale on United-operated flights, you can use miles to book an award ticket at the Standard Award level if you sign into your MileagePlus account before starting the booking process. For more information on MileagePlus Standard Awards, please visit united.com/awards Third-party site.

Premier Upgrades on Award Tickets for Premier members

The primary cardmember who is also a MileagePlus Premier member traveling on a MileagePlus award ticket will be eligible for Complimentary Premier Upgrades on eligible United-operated flights (when available). Visit www.united.com/awardupgrade Third-party site. for complete details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Free
    Checked Bag
  • Priority
    Boarding
  • United
    Club Passes
  • Any Seat
    Any Time
  • Earning
    United Miles
  • Other
  • What does "any seat, any time" mean?

    Any seat, any time means that you can redeem your miles to book a MileagePlus Standard Award for any available seat, any time, on any United-operated flight – no limitations, no restrictions and no blackout dates. As long as tickets are available for sale, they can be redeemed with miles at the MileagePlus Standard Award level. For more information about Standard Awards please visit www.United.com/awards Third-party site.

  • How do I receive "any seat, any time"?

    Card members should log in to United.com with their MileagePlus number and search for an "award travel" ticket on United. If tickets are still available for sale on any United-operated flight, cardmembers may use miles to book a MileagePlus Standard Award.

  • How many award miles do I need to redeem for a MileagePlus Standard award?

    The number of award miles you need to redeem for a MileagePlus Standard Award varies depending on your departure and destination city. For more information, please visit www.United.com/awards Third-party site.

  • Where can I learn more?

    If you are an existing Explorer Cardmember and still have questions, please call the number on the back of your card. If you are not yet an Explorer Cardmember, please call 1-888-744-6899.

  • What is The Luxury Hotels & Resort Collection benefit?

    The Luxury Hotels & Resort Collection is a network of more than 700 of the world's finest hotels, resorts and spas. When you use your MileagePlus Explorer Card to purchase your stay, you enjoy complimentary guest privileges including daily breakfast for two, a room upgrade (when available at select properties), early check-in and late check-out (when available at select properties) and a special amenity unique to each property such as lunch or dinner for two, a spa treatment, golf green fee waivers, welcome gift, or airport transfers. For additional information, please visit www.LHRCollection.com Third-party site.

  • What is Inside Access from Chase?

    Inside Access from Chase is a collection of exclusive private, curated once-in-a-lifetime events from dining with celebrity chefs at some of the world's best restaurants to unique fashion, sports and cultural experiences. For additional information and a listing of upcoming events, please visit www.InsideAccess.com.

  • Chase Credit Card Cardmember Service
    1-800-537-7783
  • Chase Customer Service Outside the U.S.
    1-847-888-6600 (Call Collect)
  • United Airlines Reservations
    1-800-241-6522
  • MileagePlus Customer Service
    1-800-421-4655