Chase has officially announced the launch of a brand-new co-branded business card for United Airlines travelers. The United℠ Business Card earns cardholders the following:
- 2X miles on local transit and commuting (including taxis, tolls, rideshares and more)
- 2X miles on United purchases
- 2X miles at gas stations, office supply stores and restaurants
- 1X miles on everything else
A breakdown of the United Business Card benefits
The new business card comes with a slew of travel perks and mile-earning opportunities. First and foremost, there’s a 100,000-mile welcome offer for making $10,000 in purchases in the first three months from account opening. (According to United’s award flight booking portal, that’s enough to cover a roundtrip flight from Charlotte, NC, to Cancun with 25,000 miles to spare.)
For a $99 annual fee, the United Business Card includes priority boarding and a first checked bag free for you and a companion. Those who enjoy lounge access will be pleased to know the card offers two one-time United Club℠ passes, received at account opening and on each card anniversary.
Cardholders can expect a 5,000-mile bonus and $100 annual United travel credit (after making seven United flight purchases of $100 or more) on card anniversaries, as well. To qualify for the 5,000-mile bonus, you need to have both the United Business Card and a personal United card.
In the cabin, cardholders get 25 percent back on United inflight purchases like Wi-Fi, food and beverages. International travelers don’t need to worry about foreign transaction fees on purchases made abroad, and there are no blackout dates when booking travel.
Current United℠ Explorer Business cardholder? Read this
Along with the launch of the United Business Card, Chase is halting new cardmember applications for the United℠ Explorer Business Card. Current United Explorer Business cardholders won’t be affected in any way and can continue to utilize the card.
If you own the United Explorer Business Card and are interested in upgrading to the United Business Card, you can do so at no cost by contacting Chase.
Both the United Business and United Explorer Business share the free checked bag perk, one-time lounge access passes and priority boarding. By upgrading to the United Business Card, you pay a slightly higher annual fee ($99 vs. the United Explorer Business’ $95), but gain the 2X transit category, annual travel credit, card anniversary bonus and more.
The information about the United℠ Explorer Business Card has been collected independently by Bankrate.com and has not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
The bottom line
The United Business Card is a solid business credit card option for small business owners who frequently fly United. To learn more about maximizing your business’ United miles, read Bankrate’s guide to United’s MileagePlus program.