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With this American card, customers will earn 40,000 bonus miles after they spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months their account is open. Customers will also earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, including tickets, Economy Plus, inflight food, beverages and Wi-Fi, and other United purchases.
Customers will enjoy expanded award availability when they use miles to book any United-operated flight, any time, with no restrictions or blackout dates. The primary Cardmember who is also going to be a MileagePlus Premier member and traveling on an award ticket can take advantage of Complimentary Premier Upgrades on United flights.
The primary Cardmember and companions on the same reservation will be invited to board United-operated flights prior to general boarding and customers will get 25% back as a statement credit on purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi on board United-operated flights when they pay with their Explorer Card.
Purchases made with this Explorer Card outside the U.S. will not be subject to foreign transaction fees and customers can be reimbursed up to $1,500 per person and $6,000 per trip for their pre-paid, non-refundable passenger fares, if the trip is canceled or cut short by sickness, severe weather or other covered situations. Also, customers will be covered for new purchases for 120 days against damage or theft up to $10,000 per claim and $50,000 per year.