The First And Only 150,000 Mile Airline Credit Card Offer Is Back

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It’s been thirteen years since we first saw a 100,000 mile airline credit card offer. That became the gold standard for Oh My Goodness.

We’ve seen bank cards with bigger offers in their own rewards programs, but the UnitedSM Business Card was the first airline co-brand card ever to have a 150,000 mile initial bonus offer, introduced last year. That offer is back.

I’ve been watching credit card rewards for over 20 years. Indeed, April 2002 was the first time I’d ever seen a 20,000 mile airline card offer. That was for a United credit card. And so is this.

The UnitedSM Business Card has an offer to earn up to 150,000 bonus miles.

  • Earn 75,000 miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • Earn an additional 75,000 miles after you spend $20,000 total in the first 6 months.


United Polaris Business Class

That’s significant spend, but you have three months to do the first piece and six months for the second. Like other Chase cards, don’t expect to be approved if you’ve had 5 or more new cards opened in the last 24 months. However like other Chase business cards, don’t expect getting approved for this one to add to your ‘5/24’ total.

The card comes with free first checked bag, 2 United Club one-time passes per year, and priority boarding. What’s more the card offers a $100 United travel credit after 7 United flight purchases of $100 or more each anniversary year.

They even encourage you to have both a business and personal United card because you’ll receive a 5,000-mile “better together” bonus each anniversary when you have both the UnitedSM Business Card and a personal United credit card.

There’s also big offers for United personal cards as well. Focus on the 100,000 mile offer for the United ClubSM Infinite Card after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

The United QuestSM Card has an offer to earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

Ultimately exciting to see bigger offers, even going above 100,000 miles on a United card. We haven’t ever seen 150,000 on an airline card before this card did it and the gauntlet has been thrown down at Citi and Barclays (American) and American Express (Delta).

UnitedSM Business Card

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. The problem is trying to use the points. I signed up for one of the recent UA cards and just can’t find any decent redemptions. The miles will probably expire at some point, and I think I’m OK with that.

  2. @Gary – I have a United business card. Can I get a second? That’s a pretty banging deal.

  3. At the rate the airlines are devaluing the points, how long will it be until we see 300k mile SUBs? That’s how things go if they want to keep the loyalty program hamsters on the hamster wheel.

  4. Gee 150K United miles. Enough to get a one-way ticket in coach from LA to Bakersfield.
    I don’t think so Scooter.

  5. I don’t consider it a 150,000 signup bonus. It’s a 75k signup bonus and a 75k ongoing big spend bonus with 6-month time limit. I think there needs to be some standard as to what the multiplier must be for a bonus to be identified as a “sign up” bonus.

    75,000k for $5k spend is 15x. That qualifies.
    $75,000 for $20k spend. That’s 3.5x. Not a signup bonus. It’s a big spend bonus.

  6. THAT IS NOT A 150K. BA DID THAT with spending $3,000 and you got 150k. with Untied you need to spend $25,000 in SIX yes 6 months. .

    so unless you are using this but buy $$$$ of business equipment forget it.

    NO THANKS.

  7. I have had the United Explorer Business card since 2015. I called Chase today and I hope the rep on the phone was right that I can get the 150,000 points on this offer because it has been so long since I got my last bonus.
    If you have purchases coming up to make the spend, it is worth it…two RTs to Europe in coach.

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