United Quest Card

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The United Quest℠ Card earns bonus miles on United, travel, dining, and select streaming service purchases. It offers two free checked bags, a statement credit towards a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application, the ability to earn PQP running spend through the card, and an annual $125 credit towards United purchases.

Intro Bonus: 60,000 bonus miles + 500 PQPs

Rewards Rates

Earn 3X United miles on United® purchases.
Earn 2X United miles on dining including eligible delivery services, select streaming services, and all other travel
Earn 1X United miles on all other purchases.

Current Intro Bonus

Earn 60,000 bonus miles and 500 Premier qualifying points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

Key Cardholder Benefits

  • You will receive $125 in statement credits annually as reimbursements towards United purchases charged to your United Quest Card. You will not earn the 3X bonus on United purchases until you have used this credit for the year.
  • As a United Quest Card holder, you will automatically get 5,000 miles back in your MileagePlus account after you take a United or United Express-operated award flight booked with your miles. This benefit can be used up to 2 times each anniversary year and starts with your first anniversary.
  • When you use your United Quest Card to pay for your flight, you and up to one companion traveling on the same reservation will receive the first and second checked bag free.
  • For every $12,000 you spend on purchases with your United Quest Card, you'll earn 500 Premier Qualifying Points (PQPs). You can earn up to 1,000 PQP in a calendar year.
  • When you use your United Quest Card to pay for a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee, you'll get reimbursed on up to $100.
  • As a United Quest Card holder, you and everyone traveling with you on the same reservation will receive priority boarding on United-operated flights.
  • When you use your United Quest Card to make purchases in-flight on United-operated flights, you'll receive a 25% discount in the form of a statement credit.
  • The United Quest Card grants access to Visa's Luxury Hotels & Resorts. When booking hotel stays through this portal with your card, you'll receive a number of benefits including daily breakfast for two, a special benefit unique to each property, complimentary Wi-Fi, a room upgrade (if available), and early check-in and late check-out (if available).
  • Be covered with trip cancellation insurance, trip interruption insurance, trip delay reimbursement, car rental collision/loss damage waiver, baggage delay insurance, and lost luggage reimbursement.

Rewards Value

The Point Calculator values United miles at 1.3 cents each when used for award flights with United and their partners. This means that 10,000 miles are worth about $130 in flight value.

Redemption option Redemption value in cents
Award Flights (Research/Sweet Spots) 2
Award Flights (Average) 1.3
Cruises 0.78
United Club Membership 0.77
TSA PreCheck 0.77
Car Rentals 0.75
Hotels 0.68
United Wi-Fi Subscription 0.65 - 0.68
Gift Cards 0.30

Transfer Partners

United miles can be transferred to one partner program and that is Marriott. Every 1,000 United miles you transfer to Marriott will give you 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

This can be useful if you're a few Marriott points shy of a redemption, but I would recommend avoiding any large transfers as the difference in value between Marriott Bonvoy points and United miles are significant. In most cases, you would be better off buying Marriott points.


Annual Fees

The United Quest Card has a $250 annual fee.

United Miles Calculator

Calculate how many United Miles you can earn with the United Quest Card based on spend and the cash value of those points. Results can be compared side by side any U.S. credit card featured on the site.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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Other Ways To Earn

One of the best ways to earn United miles is by using United's own co-branded credit cards, but you can also earn lots of miles via United's transfer partners. Of the handful of partners that allow you to transfer miles to United MileagePlus, Chase Ultimate Rewards is the best option hands down.

Here's the full list of programs that allow you to transfer points to United MileagePlus:


Earning Rate Comparison

There are several partner credit cards that you can use to earn United miles thanks to transfer partners. Check out the table below to see how the United Quest Credit Card earning rates per $1 spent stacks up against United and other partner credit cards.

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