United℠ Quest Card (Chase UA Quest) Review
2021.4 Update: This is a newly launched credit card. It’s welcome offer is 80k+20k (the latter 20k has a rather high spending requirement).
- 80k+20k offer: earn 80,000 United miles after spending $5,000 in 3 months, and earn additional 20,000 United miles after spending $10,000 in total in 6 months. That’s 100k in total.
- We value UA miles at 1.4 cents (Airline Miles Value). So the 80k sign-up bonus is worth about $1,120! See A Beginner’s Guide to UA Miles to check for details about UA Miles.
- Earn 3x UA miles on United; earn 2x UA miles on travel, restaurants, and select streaming services; earn 1x UA mile per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Each year (card membership year), receive a $125 credit on United purchases.
- Starting from the first anniversary, receive two 5,000-mile anniversary award flight credits each year (card membership year). They will expire if you don’t use them.
- First and second checked bag free on United flights when purchasing tickets (or paying the tax and fees for award tickets) with this card..
- Group 2 boarding on United flights when purchasing tickets (or paying the tax and fees for award tickets) with this card.
- Earn 25% back on in flight purchases.
- Get 25% bonus miles on MileagePlus X purchases.
- More award availability (XN cabin) with this card.
- Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit.
- No foreign transaction fee.
- Annual fee $250, NOT waived for the first year.
Recommended Application Time
- [5/24 Rule] If you have 5 or more new accounts opened in the past 24 months, Chase will not approve your application on this card, no matter how high your credit score is. The number of new accounts includes all credit card accounts, not only Chase accounts. See this post for details about how to possibly bypass this rule.
- You are not eligible for this sign-up bonus if you received a sign-up bonus on this card within 24 months. Note that what matters here is the time you got the sign-up bonus, not the time you opened or closed the account.
- Don’t apply for more than 2 Chase credit cards within 30 days, or it’s highly likely that you will get rejected.
- We recommend you to apply for this card after you have a credit history for more than a year.
The sign-up bonus on this card is very nice, so it is worth applying. However, the reward rate of everyday spending is not very impressive. If you fly UA a lot and you can make use of the $125 + 2*5k miles annual benefit easily, then this credit card is worth keeping. Otherwise you can consider downgrading it to the no fee Chase United Gateway card after one year.
Related Credit Cards
- Chase United Gateway
- Chase United Explorer (this post)
- Chase United Business
- Chase United Club
- Chase United Club Business
Recommended Downgrade Options
- Call 800-436-7927 to check Chase application status. This is an automated telephone line, and the information has the following meanings: Receive decision in 2 weeks means your application is probably approved; Receive decision in 7-10 days means your application is probably rejected; Receive decision in 30 days simply means your application requires further review and there’s nothing to tell you for now.
- Chase reconsideration backdoor number: 888-270-2127 or 888-609-7805. Call it if you didn’t get approve immediately. Your personal information will be acquired and they will then review it. You seldom answer questions, instead, just enjoy the music and then you get approved or rejected, or further information is needed to be hand in to the branch or faxed.
Historical Offers Chart
Note: Sometimes there are offers such as 80k+20k on this card, but the spending requirement for the latter part is huge. Therefore, we don’t treat them as sign-up bonus; instead, we treat them as spending bonus.