United Airlines is a direct transfer partner of several rewards programs. This means you can earn points in the partnering programs listed below and transfer them directly into your United Mileage Plus account. This is one of the easiest and fastest way to beef up your United Miles balance.
Transfer To United
United offers several of it's own credit cards which can earn you a great amount points on your spend, but you can typically earn more points using transfer partners credit cards. For United, this will mostly be cards that are part of the Chase Ultimate Rewards program since those points transfer to United at a 1:1 ratio.
Transfer To United Calculator
Use the Transfer To United Calculator to calculate the transfer of rewards to the United MileagePlus program. The calculator will output how many rewards you'll need to transfer from partner programs to equal the amount specified in the field.
Earning With Partner Credit Cards
You can earn a lot of United Miles using transfer partner credit cards. This is done by running spend through a transfer partner's credit card and then transferring those points to your United MileagePlus account. Depending on the partner, this can earn you tens of thousands of United Miles easily through sign up bonuses and everyday credit card spend.
The list of cards below consist of credit cards that earn United Miles directly and credit cards that earn points with partners that you can transfer to your United MileagePlus account. Earning rates for transfer partner credit cards listed in the table reflect the transfer ratios (as defined in the calculator listed in the previous section above).
You can use the Best Credit Cards For United Miles Calculator to find out which credit cards will give you the most United Miles based on your spend.