Chase and United Extend Credit Card Partnership Through 2029
United Airlines, Chase and Visa announced a multi-year extension of the United MileagePlus credit card program this week. The extension continues the more than 30-year relationship between the number one card issuer in the U.S., the U.S. airline with service to the most U.S. cities and most countries around the world and the world’s leader in digital payments.
The new agreement will extend though 2029. This was a no-brainer for all parties as it involves a co-brand cards portfolio with seven consecutive quarters of double-digit year-over-year growth. The portfolio of cards includes the new United Business Card, United Explorer Card, United Club Card, United Club Business Card and United TravelBank Card.
United also continues to invest in making MileagePlus the top loyalty program for its members. Last year the airline announced that MileagePlus miles never expire and announced a partnership with CLEAR to offer free and discounted memberships to MileagePlus members. United also introduced PlusPoints, a new industry-leading upgrade benefit for Premier members.
There was a bit of bad news this week for United customers, as checked bag fees went up by $5. But, customers traveling with eligible MileagePlus credit cards have access to extra perks and benefits such as free checked bags, priority boarding and more.
“United Airlines, Chase and Visa have a longstanding partnership that delivers top benefits to customers to help them get the most out of their travel, while returning robust value to our respective businesses,” said Luc Bondar, United’s vice president of Loyalty, in the press release. “This extension strengthens ties with our partners at Chase and Visa and is expected to drive growth across our industry-leading credit card portfolio, enhance our cardholders travel experience and provide more opportunities to easily earn and redeem miles to travel United’s industry leading route network.”