The United MileagePlus® Explorer Card from Chase is an airline credit card with a $95 annual fee after a fee-free first year. It earns an unlimited 2 United MileagePlus miles per $1 spent on all United Airlines airfare purchases, and an unlimited 1 mile for every $1 spent on everything else. Miles can be redeemed for United Airlines airfare with no blackout dates, seat restrictions, or other limitations.
The Explorer card’s biggest competitors are other airline rewards credit cards, such as the Chase British Airways Visa Signature, Alaska Airlines Visa Signature, Gold Delta SkyMiles from American Express, and Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard. It’s also comparable to general-purpose travel rewards cards, such as Capital One Venture Rewards, though those cards tend to have more versatile reward redemption options.