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No foreign transaction fees for United Explorer card

by on Wed May 22, 2013 • No Comment

For purchases starting June 1st, 2013, the United Mileage Plus Explorer credit card will no longer assess foreign transaction fees on purchases outside the United States. The annual fee structure stays the same as before.

That brings it in line with the popular Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and more expensive United Club credit card.

It also makes it the only entry level credit card among the global U.S. airlines to offer no foreign transaction fees. Which makes sense since United has more international destinations than any other U.S. airline.

It’s not clear whether the legacy United Airlines cards like the Mileage Plus Select will get this benefit, but since they don’t get the free checked bag benefit our guess is no.

And the big question…

Why is there no Chip and PIN functionality built in as well? Lots of cards, including other Chase cards like the British Airways Visa Signature include it. So does the American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Select.


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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Miles dont expireas long as card is open
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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95

Annual Fee


Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - transfer to United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Marriott Rewards, and more

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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