Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$750 for air / hotel / car bookings. Or transfer points to United, Southwest, Hyatt, and more.
No annual fee.
Straightforward, and potentially valuable if you dine out frequently
American Express BlueSky Preferred is the new annual fee based addition to the base BlueSky card. The points system is simple — every 7,500 points you earn can be used as $100 in statement credit toward any travel purchase. That’s a minimum 1.3% return on your spending.
The Preferred takes it a step further by adding a $100 annual statement credit toward airline fees of your choosing (baggage, food, in flight internet, etc). You also get double points on dining, airfare, hotel, and car rental purchases — so if you are a frequent diner the value of the card could exceed 2% in annual return, placing it in the realm of cards we more widely recommend like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. We recommend inputting your monthly spending habits in the calculator below to get a sense of what the Blue Sky Preferred is worth. We already factor in the annual fee, $100 airline credit, and 7,500 point intro bonus in the calculation.
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