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6

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10

About UNITED

UNITED (TYO: 2497) operates internet-related businesses, such as advertising services, email, marketing services, and e-commerce services. The Company also invests in Internet Venture companies and provides support and consulting services.

UNITED Headquarter Location

Alive Mitake Building 10F 1-2-5 Shibuya, Shibuyaku

Tokyo, 150-0002,

Japan

81-3-6821-0000

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The United explorer has an increased bonus of up to 70,000 miles — here are 6 perks that will make you keep it for years

Apr 28, 2022

This post contains links to products from our advertisers , and we may be compensated when you click on these links. Our recommendations and advice are ours alone, and have not been reviewed by any issuers listed. Terms apply to offers listed on this page. Read our editorial standards. The United℠ Explorer Card comes with a $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95. For that price tag, you'll get one of the most rewarding and thoughtfully crafted airline credit cards on the market. This card helps you speed through security, grants access to airport lounges, and much more. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . The United℠ Explorer Card comes with quite a few benefits that can notably upgrade many aspects of your travel experience, from the booking process to the airport experience to even boarding your flight — all for a $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95. While the card flaunts perks like free checked bags, TSA PreCheck or Global Entry fee credits, and bonus miles for common purchases, there are plenty of lower-profile enticements, too. For example, you'll get access to more award seats than most United flyers; you can be one of the first to board the plane, guaranteeing ample overhead-bin space; you can even get into United airport lounges for free a couple of times each year. The United℠ Explorer Card currently offers an elevated bonus of 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, and an additional 10,000 miles after spending $6,000 in total on purchases in the first 6 months. Per Insider's valuations , this bonus is worth up to $910 in free airfare. Here are the six benefits you shouldn't ignore to make the most of your United℠ Explorer Card . We're focused here on the rewards and perks that come with each card. These cards won't be worth it if you're paying interest or late fees. When using a credit card, it's important to pay your balance in full each month, make payments on time, and only spend what you can afford to pay. United Explorer card benefits More Information Earn up to 70,000 bonus miles. Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, earn an additional 10,000 miles after you spend $6,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months your account is open. $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95. Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining, hotel stays, and United® purchases Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® fee Credit 25% back on United® inflight purchases Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $140 per roundtrip) when you use your card to purchase your ticket Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United ClubSM with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining including eligible delivery services 1. Free checked bags Getting free checked bags is a boon if you're not a fan of bringing a carry-on and prefer a hands-free airport experience. Or, if you're simply in the habit of checking bags, this benefit will save you and a travel buddy up to $120 per round-trip. United charges $30 for your first checked bag. But when you pay for your flight (or the taxes and fees on an award flight) with this card, you and one guest on your reservation will get the first checked bag free on United flights. If you and a travel buddy were to use this benefit for one trip each year, you'd more than offset the card's annual fee. 2. Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, or NEXUS If you're thinking about getting TSA PreCheck or Global Entry and you have the United℠ Explorer Card , it's a no-brainer to sign-up. Both services are free with a United card every four years. If you pay with your card, United will credit your statement with the cost of TSA PreCheck ($85), Global Entry — which includes PreCheck ($100), or NEXUS , which includes both TSA PreCheck and Global Entry benefits ($50). Here's why this should interest you: TSA PreCheck allows you to keep your shoes and belt on when you go through TSA security checkpoints. You also won't be required to take your laptop out of your bag. Global Entry allows you to skip the immigration line when returning to the US from overseas. You just walk up to a Global Entry kiosk, fill out a quick electronic questionnaire, and exit the airport. NEXUS offers expedited entry into Canada, and comes with all the privileges of the previous two programs. All three of these programs could save you many hours at the airport each year, depending on how much you travel. But Global Entry is the easy choice here, as it includes TSA PreCheck benefits. NEXUS is the most powerful of the programs, but it's far more difficult to be approved for than the others, because it requires you to be interviewed by both US and Canadian border authorities. And there are only a handful of current interview locations . 3. 2 one-time lounge passes per year The United℠ Explorer Card comes with two day passes to United Club airport lounges each anniversary year. It's a nice perk that can make your airport experience a bit more palatable. You'll find free alcohol and snacks in airport lounges , as well as comfortable seats and electrical outlets aplenty. United Club day passes regularly cost $59 each, so you can think of these passes as $118 in value per year — if you'll use them. 4. The Excursionist Perk This little-known trick isn't necessarily a card-specific benefit, but it's a great way to spend the increased bonus that comes with the United℠ Explorer Card . The United Excursionist Perk effectively extends your vacation to another location for free. There are a handful of rules you should know (consult our United Excursionist Perk guide for those details), but here's how it works in short. Let's say you want to book a round-trip flight from Houston to Paris. This flight regularly costs around 60,000 miles in coach. The Excursionist Perk allows you to book an additional one-way flight within Europe during your trip for zero miles. So instead of a simple round-trip flight, you could book something like: Houston to Paris Venice to Houston You'll have to pay the (often nominal) flight taxes and fees, but this is an excellent way to get a bit more for your miles. 5. Exclusive access to cheaper award flights United Airlines has different levels of award seats you can buy. The cheapest (and best value) seats are called "Saver Awards." Once these seat prices sell out, you could find yourself paying double the amount of miles for the exact same flight. The United℠ Explorer Card remedies this problem by opening up more Saver Award availability to cardholders . Only those with United credit cards and United elite status can see these prices. So while others might think there are no more available award flights, you could have plenty of seats to choose from. 6. Book basic economy without all the restrictions Basic economy is a bottom-of-the-barrel fare that airlines publish which is filled with restrictions. United's basic economy tickets enforce the following: You can't bring a checked bag with you. If you try, you'll be charged a $25 fee at the gate. You'll have to pay extra to choose your seat. You can't refund or change your flight. You'll board the plane dead last. The United℠ Explorer Card solves two of these problems. Because the card offers preferred boarding, you can book basic economy and still board before most other passengers. This means you won't have to worry about overhead bin space. Also, you'll be able to bring a carry-on bag without ponying up $25. Holding the United℠ Explorer Card allows you to book the cheapest United flights without abiding by all the consequences baked into basic economy. Bottom line The United℠ Explorer Card may be the most well-rounded airline credit card on the market. It enhances your airport experience, your boarding experience, and even your booking experience. And with a currently enhanced sign-up bonus worth up to $910, now is one of the better times historically to apply.

UNITED Investments

35 Investments

UNITED has made 35 investments. Their latest investment was in nat as part of their Corporate Minority on April 4, 2022.

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UNITED Investments Activity

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Company

Amount

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4/7/2022

Corporate Minority

nat

Yes

1

2/1/2022

Corporate Minority - II

PlusOne

Yes

2

1/18/2022

Corporate Minority

Muscle Deli

Yes

1

12/22/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

12/20/2021

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

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4/7/2022

2/1/2022

1/18/2022

12/22/2021

12/20/2021

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Corporate Minority

Corporate Minority - II

Corporate Minority

Series A

Seed VC

Company

nat

PlusOne

Muscle Deli

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$99M

New?

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UNITED Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

UNITED has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Monokabu on July 29, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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7/29/2021

Acquired

3

6/10/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

9/19/2019

IPO

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$99M

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10

7/11/2018

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

6/19/2018

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

7/29/2021

6/10/2021

9/19/2019

7/11/2018

6/19/2018

Exit

Acquired

IPO

IPO

Corporate Majority

IPO

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Acquirer

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UNITED Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

UNITED acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Kiramex on February 08, 2016.

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Investment Stage

Companies

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2/8/2016

$99M

Acquired

1

Date

2/8/2016

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

1

UNITED Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

UNITED has 10 strategic partners and customers. UNITED recently partnered with Honeywell on September 9, 2021.

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Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

9/9/2021

Partner

United States

United, Honeywell launch biggest sustainable fuel agreement in aviation history

Prior to founding Alder , Sherbacow built the world 's first SAF refinery utilizing Honeywell 's technology and subsequently contracted with United Airlines Ventures , enabling the airline to become the first globally to use SAF in regular operations on a continuous basis .

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12/24/2019

Partner

Denmark

1

2/20/2019

Partner

United States

Bonvoy: Manchester United's Latest Signing

Marriott International and United have signed a multi-year marketing partnership , giving Bonvoy 's 120 million members exclusive opportunities to bid for `` once-in-a-lifetime '' football experiences , such as the chance to become the stadium announcer or kit manager for the day .

1

2/20/2019

Partner

United States

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10

8/28/2017

Licensee

Japan

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10

Date

9/9/2021

12/24/2019

2/20/2019

2/20/2019

8/28/2017

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Licensee

Business Partner

Country

United States

Denmark

United States

United States

Japan

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United, Honeywell launch biggest sustainable fuel agreement in aviation history

Prior to founding Alder , Sherbacow built the world 's first SAF refinery utilizing Honeywell 's technology and subsequently contracted with United Airlines Ventures , enabling the airline to become the first globally to use SAF in regular operations on a continuous basis .

Bonvoy: Manchester United's Latest Signing

Marriott International and United have signed a multi-year marketing partnership , giving Bonvoy 's 120 million members exclusive opportunities to bid for `` once-in-a-lifetime '' football experiences , such as the chance to become the stadium announcer or kit manager for the day .

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