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United℠ Explorer Card vs Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Choose between a mid-tier airline card and a premium travel card.
Compare the perks and features of these cards in the table below.
The winner: Chase Sapphire Reserve®
From a raw value standpoint, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® muscles out the United℠ Explorer Card on most fronts. But this is like comparing David and Goliath because these cards have vastly different annual fees and are aimed at two different types of travelers. The Sapphire cards offers luxury perks over a variety of airlines and hotels, which often makes paying the Reserve’s annual fee worth it. Those who only travel with United will find that the Explorer card doesn’t lag far behind in rewards for that airline and has the United perks to make it worth your attention.
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