Monday, 5 October 2020

United Airlines and Chase Launch the New No-Fee Gateway Credit Card

               United Airlines and Chase Card Services, the leading co-brand credit card issuer in the U.S., today announced the launch of the new United GatewaySM Card, offering Cardmembers more value and richer benefits on everyday purchases, with no annual fee. New Cardmembers will enjoy a limited-time sign-up bonus of 20,000 MileagePlus miles when spending $1,000 in the first three months to enjoy for future travel plans.

“United customers have asked for a credit card option with no annual fee that allows them to quickly earn miles that they can use for flights, upgrades and more on United and our partner airlines,” said Luc Bondar, United's Vice President of Marketing and Loyalty. “We know the world of travel has changed, but that hasn’t changed our customers’ aspirations to see the world with United. Our new Gateway Card offers even more ways for savvy customers to earn more miles that never expire on everyday purchases so when they are ready to travel again, they can book an award flight to hundreds of exciting destinations across the U.S. and around the world.”

The United Gateway Card offers Cardmembers robust opportunities to earn rewards, including three miles for every $1 spent on grocery store purchases through September 30, 2021. Plus, Cardmembers will earn two miles for every $1 spent on United purchases, gas, and local transit and commuting such as mass transit, rideshare services and taxis, making the United Gateway Card perfect for all travel needs both in the air and on the ground. Customers will also earn one mile per $1 spent on all other purchases, 25 percent back as a statement credit on in-flight United purchases of food, beverages and Wi-Fi, with no foreign transaction fees.

“The new United Gateway Card will undoubtedly enhance the Chase United portfolio of cards, meeting the growing need of consumers who want to get the most out of their spending, while simultaneously earning miles,” said Kristen Bowdoin, Managing Director and General Manager of United Airlines Co-Brand cards at JPMorgan Chase. “Whether it be buying groceries, gas or transportation, the United Gateway Card brings Cardmembers one step closer to creating their own vacation stories through everyday purchases, all with no annual fee.”

Cardmembers currently holding the United TravelBank Card and select United MileagePlus cards will be transitioned to the new United Gateway Card. Existing TravelBank customers, once transitioned to the new United Gateway Card, will earn miles instead of TravelBank Cash. Miles can be redeemed for flights as well as for restaurants, merchandise and hotel rooms, along with many other options through the MileagePlus program. In addition, the 2X bonus categories have been increased from United-only purchases to now include gas stations and local transit and commuting. United MileagePlus Cardmembers, once transitioned to the new United Gateway Card, will now receive additional key benefits with the United Gateway Card such as no annual fee, unlimited mileage earning and more!

The full family of United Credit Cards includes the all-new United GatewaySM Card, the UnitedSM Explorer Card, the UnitedSM Business CardUnited ClubSM Card and United ClubSM Business Card. For more information about the current card offers, please visit

United has launched United CleanPlus, which is the airline’s commitment to delivering a state of the art cleaning program, and putting health and safety at the forefront of the customer experience. Since the start of the pandemic, United has been aggressive in enacting new policies and innovations. It was the first U.S. airline to mandate masks for flight attendants, quickly following with all customers and employees, and will not allow customers who refused to comply with the mandatory mask policy to fly with United while the policy is in place. United is investing in cleanliness, including enhanced cleaning throughout its airports and electrostatic spraying aircraft before flights.

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