whit wrote:If you're purchasing those flights on united directly, I would go for the explorer card since you have a good intro bonus (50k miles) and it gives you 2 miles for every dollar spent directly w/united
If you dined out a lot, I would have suggested the sapphire preferred since you can do 1:1 conversion to united, and earn faster that wa
CSP is 2x on travel. Untied counts as travel.
Sara22 wrote:Whatever card we end up applying for, we want it ajoint account, with me as an authorized user.
It's either joint (credit of both applicants is considered for approval) or AU (AU's credit is not considered for approval). Chase doesn't do joint but you can certainly be an AU.
From a miles perspective both cards will get you 2x on United purchases. You just have to perform a 1:1 transfer with the CSP. The UMPE will get you benefits on United so take a look at them and see if you value those benefits. CSP will get you 2x not only on United but travel and dining. Plus it can be paired with the Freedom so you can take the Freedom's 5x earns and also transfer them to United. It's really up to you to determine which is best. I find both useful.
Sara22 wrote:I'm not sure we travel enough to justify AF cards, but was looking at the Chase Sapphire Preferred, United Plus Explorer and the Barclay.
It's not just a matter of travel but spend as well. You really just have to do the math to see if your spend makes sense for you with these cards.
rockyrock wrote:Not only that it will give you access to the UR Mall and the opportunity to earn oodles more points.
UMPE also has a shopping portal with bonuses.