The United Gateway Card is now live for new applicants. The no-annual-fee card, a co-branded airline card with Chase, replaces the old United TravelBank Card. Here’s what you need to know about the new United Gateway Card from Chase.
The United Gateway Visa Signature Card
News of the new Gateway Card emerged in August. The card, which replaces the United TravelBank Card (no longer accepting new applicants), officially went live on October 1.
Like the TravelBank, the Gateway features no annual fee. Unlike the TravelBank, however, the Gatway earns 2X miles on far more than just purchases made directly with United Airlines.
The new United Gateway earns 2X miles in the following categories:
- United Airlines purchases (including tickets, baggage fees, in-flight purchases, and other United fees and surcharges)
- Gas station purchases
- Local transit and commuting (including rideshares, taxis, local trains, and more)
All other purchases with the card earn a single mile per dollar spent.
Special Introductory Bonuses
The United Gateway Card also comes with two special introductory offers. The first is 20,000 bonus MileagePlus miles given after using the new card to make $1,000 in purchases within the first three months. The second offer is 3X miles on grocery store purchases through September 30, 2021.
The addition of triple miles for groceries is an excellent enticement for new applicants. The bonus is even more lucrative in that it applies to the first $1,500 in purchases each month. For cardholders who want to add even more practicality to the Gateway in conjunction with commuting and gas station transactions, this intro perk would serve them well.
Other Card Features
Other notable features of the Gateway Visa Signature include:
- No foreign transaction fees
- No blackout dates on award travel
- 25% in-flight savings on United purchases when using the Gateway Card (as a statement credit)
- Visa Signature Concierge service
- Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance
- Access to the Luxury Hotels and Resorts Collection
Check out our in-depth review for more information on the new United Gateway Visa Signature Card.
About United Airlines
United Airlines is one of the world’s largest carriers, with flights to hundreds of destinations worldwide. The carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance, a leading global alliance of airlines, featuring major names like Air Canada, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, and Turkish Airlines
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