United Mileage Plus Visa Signature Review

United Mileage Plus® Signature Visa® Card

Update - This card is no longer offered by Chase. We are keeping records of this review for archives and research purposes.


United Mileage Plus� Signature� Visa Card Summary - The United Mileage Plus® Signature Visa® Card will appeal to United frequent flyers who want to earn more miles from their credit card spending. With this card, you earn one mile for every dollar you spend on the card. Find out more.....

Miles Formula - The United Mileage Plus® Signature Visa® is the lowest tier among four United credit cards available. With this card, you can earn one mile for every dollar that you spend on the card. You can earn unlimited miles.

Sign Up Bonuses - New cardholders can earn 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $250, which is more than enough miles for a roundtrip Saver Award. You also earn a one-way upgrade certificate and a $25 travel certificate after your first purchase.

Annual Fee and APR - The annual fee is $60.00.

Verdict - Before you get this card, you should check out Uniteds' other cards to see which suits you the best. The strong points for this card are that you get a generous bonus miles sign up and the annual fee is the lowest among all Uniteds' credit cards. However, you cannot earn double miles and neither can you earn elite qualifying miles (which the other cards allow). As an example, the United Mileage Plus® Select Visa® (the next tier up) allows you to earn triple points and also an extra 5,000 elite qualifying miles every year.

If you fly enough every year to get the elite status you want and you do not need the extra miles, then the United Mileage Plus® Signature® Visa Card is perhaps the card to get.

You should also check out post on Which United Airlines Credit Card To Get?.

Special 50,000 Bonus Miles Offer - Right now, the Chase Sapphire Preferred(SM) Card is offering 50,000 bonus points to new cardholders as long as they spend $3,000 within the first three months. The reason why we mention this is because you can transfer these points into Continental OnePass miles. Since, United and Continental are merging and you can transfer miles freely between the two accounts, this is an excellent opportunity to earn extra miles. 50,000 miles is already worth more than one roundtrip with the Continental US.