Miles Calculator - United MileagePlus Club Card

United Club Credit Card

2X United Airlines
1.5X Everything Else
United Club Membership
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Calculate how many United Miles you can earn and the cash value of the United Club Card based on monthly/yearly spend, benefits, and the annual fee.


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The United Airlines MileagePlus Club Card is a great card for anyone looking to enjoy the comfort of United Club Lounge access when flying United Airlines. Along with lounge access, card holders also receive several other perks such as status with both Hertz Rental Car and Hyatt Hotels and two free checked bags. The United Club Card also earns more points on non-category purchases which would work well for anyone who focuses on MileagePlus Miles.

Bonus Categories

The United MileagePlus Club Card features one bonus category which is United Airlines spending. There is no limit to the amount of miles you can earn with this card and there is no cap to the United Airlines bonus category.

2x United Airlines

The United MileagePlus Club Card earns 2 MileagePlus Miles per $1 spent. United Airlines purchases includes United airline tickets (purchased directly with United), seat upgrades, in-flight food, beverages, Wi-Fi, baggage service charges and other United fees. This does not include United Cruises®, MileagePlus X, DIRECTV, and Merchandise Awards.

Earning double miles on United Purchases generates a solid return of 2.8% at minimum. A higher return can be earned using various Ultimate Rewards Points earning cards such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Ink Business Preferred which both earns 3x points per $1 spent and can be transferred to United at a 1-to-1 ratio. Of course, this would bring on additional annual fees. So unless you're using the other cards to consistently build points (which is possible thanks to the wide definition of the 'travel' category), putting United Spend on the Club Card works just as well!

1.5x Non-Category

All non-United Airlines purchases on the United MileagePlus Club Card earns 1.5 United MileagePlus Miles per $1 spent. This is a rate that cannot be beat by any Ultimate Rewards Point earning card. Non-category spending on this card is a great choice for anyone focusing on building their United Miles.

Perks and Benefits

United Club Membership

The United MileagePlus Club Card comes with United Club Membership. This membership excludes Star Alliance and affiliated lounges. Authorized users will not receive their own United Club membership and are only eligible for United Club access if they accompany the primary Card member and qualify as an eligible guest per United Club guest policies. Several other airlines offer premium cards that grant lounge access including the Delta Reserve Card and Citi AAdvantage Executive Card. The American Express Platinum Card also grants lounge access to Delta SkyClubs (when flying Delta), Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass lounge access.

Current United Club members can have their United Club Fee Waived or Reimbursed for the unused portion of your United Club membership once approved for the United MileagePlus Club card.

Premier Access

The United MileagePlus Club primary cardholder and companions traveling on the same reservation are eligible for Premier Access. This includes designated check-in lines, priority security lanes, priority boarding, and priority baggage handling. Authorized users will not receive this perk unless they are traveling as a companion on the same reservation with the primary cardholder. Priority perks are offered on most airline credit cards including 6 of the 7 Delta Credit Cards and most of the American Airlines AAdvantage Cards.

Free Checked Bags

When the United MileagePlus Club Card is used to pay for the airfare, the cardholder and up to one companion traveling on the same reservation will receive the first and second checked bags free (standard size bag). Authorized users are only eligible if they are on the same reservation as the primary Card member

Hyatt Discoverist Status

United MileagePlus Club Cardholders will receive complimentary World of Hyatt Discoverist Status. Discoverist status comes with perks such as a free bottle of water, premium internet, room upgrades, bonus points, and more.

Hertz President's Circle

United MileagePlus Club Cardholders will receive complimentary Hertz Gold Plus Rewards President's Circle Membership. The United Club Card Hertz benefit applies only to the primary cardholder. These perks consist of confirmed vehicle availability of Standard Equipment Economy through Full-Size 4 door vehicles, confirmed vehicle one-car-class upgrade, 25% bonus on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® Points, and more.

Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection

The United MileagePlus Club Card comes with access to the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection which grants benefits like daily breakfast for two, complimentary wifi, room upgrades (if available) and more.

Standard Chase Benefits

The United MileagePlus Club Card comes with the standard Chase Credit Card Travel Benefits such as Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption Insurance, Baggage Delay Insurance, Purchase Protection, Extended Warranty Protection, and much more.

Sign Up Bonus

The United MileagePlus Club Card sign up bonus sits at 50,000 United Miles. United has an Interactive Travel Destination Award Chart to help find out how far United Miles can take you. You can also use the United Airlines MileagePlus Calculator to calculate the dollar value of your miles. The page also covers the full MileagePlus program including the Premier status benefits and qualifications, how to earn miles with various partners, and the list of ways on how to redeem United Miles.

Credit Card Fees

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Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee

Annual Fee

The annual fee for the United MileagePlus Club Card is . This fee is in-line with other premium airline cards such as the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card and Delta Reserve Card. United Club Membership costs $600 itself, so if you plan on purchasing that membership, you're better off saving money by picking up this card. If you don't have United Premier status and consistently pay checked bag fees, those will also eventually add up and depending on how many times you fly, these waived fees will pay for themselves. Add on the ton of other perks & statuses and you should easily be able to justify the fee of this card.

Authorized User Fee

The United MileagePlus Club Card has an authorized user fee of $0. This provides a great opportunity to add family and friends to capitalize on the 1.5x earnings this card gets on non-category spending.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The foreign transaction fee for the United MileagePlus Club Card is 0%. This allows you to use your card worldwide without worrying about being penalized for out of country purchases.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit card(s) based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can compare this card against any another rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
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Reward Bonuses
This section holds sign up bonuses, loyalty bonuses, and bonus bonuses. Most bonuses here will be listed automatically based on certain criteria. You can click 'Extra Bonus' if you wish to enter your own bonus amount.
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