Chase and UA launch three new premium cards
Chase and United Airlines have launched three new premium Visa credit cards with different rewards and benefits for travellers.
The three cards are the United Mileage Plus Club Visa, United Mileage Plus Access Visa, and United Mileage Plus Select Visa. The cards have different annual fees and offer benefits ranging from travel miles, extra legroom and Red Carpet Club membership.
“For some of our credit card customers, its all about quickly and easily earning miles to reach their next reward,” Robert Sahadevan, VP of Mileage Plus, said. “For others, they want exclusive perks that make travel more comfortable. We now have a breadth of cards that responds to both.”
The annual fees for the cards start at US$375 annually to $130 annually. Each card is geared toward a different type of traveller. The Plus Club card targets frequent travellers who spend a lot of time in airports. Its rewards include Red Carpet Club membership, up to 10,000 miles per year toward elite status; two miles for each dollar spend with United and one mile for every dollar on other places.
The Plus Access Card is for consumers who take an annual vacation and are looking for a more comfortable flight. The card offers extra legroom in Economy Plus, two one-time Red Carpet Club passes each year and one mile for every dollar spent.
The Plus Select card is aimed at those making short weekend trips. It offers triple miles on all United purchases and double miles on Star Alliance, gas, home improvement, groceries and dining purchases. Cardholders will also receive 5,000 bonus anniversary miles each year.
“Our new cards go beyond the conventional spend-a-dollar, earn-a-mile structure by offering cardholders features that provide travel comforts and accelerate their path to achieving coveted elite status or reaching their next award destination,” Sahadevan said.