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United MileagePlus Explorer Guide to Benefits

Matching is not guaranteed anymore YMMV

Personal Card
Public offer in the Bank is 50K+5K                            Sign up for the 30+5K offer. You can get matched to the higher offer by sending a secure message after you are approved to be matched to the 55K + $50 offer that you say your colleague received.

If its your:
First time: After you sign for the 30k + 5k for adding an AU offer, you can SM Chase to match you to the 55k + $50 offer.
2nd+: Sign up with a new Frequent Flyer # (FFN), and SM AFTER receiving the first 30k. Make sure to create the new FFN with United BEFORE submitting the Application to Chase, or they'll default to your previous number, even if you leave the field blank.

Make sure to add an AU to receive the final 5k, for a total of 55k +$50.

Business Card
On the business card, you can get matched to 50k.
Follow the same process as the personal card.
Note: There is no 5k bonus for adding an AU to the biz card, so when you SM, make sure to ask to be matched to the 50k offer, not a 55k offer which doesn't exist for this card.


It could take up to a week to get a response from the Secure Message Center

Here is a link within your United account, which some DDFers have reported to received a 50k offer for the Explorer card, and the annual fee waived for the Club Card.

If u have a UMPE card and NO status, then you can do upgrades from a coach pts booking to bus/1st pts booking for just incremental pt + taxes, no fees. If you don't have the card they said they'd charge the all-dreaded rebooking fee of $100/person (always the chance to get it waived).
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1335 on: April 07, 2013, 09:04:18 PM »
Without providing her S/N (you don't have to)  it won't be on the report.
I thought ss needs to be given. Kids name is also a good idea. :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1336 on: April 07, 2013, 09:05:59 PM »
I thought ss needs to be given. Kids name is also a good idea. :)

They sometimes ask for it. But you can just not have it available at the moment.
You can just send an SM to add a user.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1337 on: April 07, 2013, 09:06:34 PM »
Sorry to ask this again, but anyone ever have success getting free bag at the airport without charging the flight to the explorer card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1338 on: April 07, 2013, 09:17:02 PM »
Sorry to ask this again, but anyone ever have success getting free bag at the airport without charging the flight to the explorer card?

Yes. Just worked for me. Show them the card at the check in counter

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1339 on: April 08, 2013, 12:40:13 AM »
if I have 2 ffn's for 2 different united cards, is there a way to combine the points for free?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1340 on: April 08, 2013, 12:47:03 AM »
if I have 2 ffn's for 2 different united cards, is there a way to combine the points for free?
United.com/merge
But you should wait until you shut one of the cards.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1341 on: April 08, 2013, 12:51:26 AM »
United.com/merge
But you should wait until you shut one of the cards.
thanx. 1 is shut down already, just I wanted to get the bonus again so I made a new ffn

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1342 on: April 08, 2013, 12:54:39 AM »
thanx. 1 is shut down already, just I wanted to get the bonus again so I made a new ffn
Ok, then you should be fine.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1343 on: April 08, 2013, 02:23:56 AM »
I used the same targeted app more than 10 times and it went thru and I received the points.
Use it as many times as you want till it expires  ;) ;D ;D
My Application expires today. Anyone have one they don't mind giving me?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1344 on: April 08, 2013, 08:23:17 AM »
My Application expires today. Anyone have one they don't mind giving me?
wrse comes to worse just apply and sm to be matched

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1345 on: April 08, 2013, 10:59:34 AM »
wrse comes to worse just apply and sm to be matched
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1346 on: April 08, 2013, 11:25:37 AM »
I signed up for this card a couple of months back, spent the 1k got matched for the 55k and on my chase account the mileage is showing. I just made myself an account on UA.COM and the mileage is not showing on my account. Does this make sense?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1347 on: April 08, 2013, 11:28:00 AM »
I signed up for this card a couple of months back, spent the 1k got matched for the 55k and on my chase account the mileage is showing. I just made myself an account on UA.COM and the mileage is not showing on my account. Does this make sense?
Yes. You already have an MP account, you just need to find out from chase what the number is.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1348 on: April 08, 2013, 11:29:00 AM »
Yes. You already have an MP account, you just need to find out from chase what the number is.
Oh so basically the account I made today is a different account then I originally got?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1349 on: April 08, 2013, 11:33:43 AM »
Oh so basically the account I made today is a different account then I originally got?
Yes. When you opened your cc, there was a place on the application to enter your MP number. If you left it blank, then chase created a MP account for you.

Chase doesn't hold on to your miles, every month when the statement closes they deposit that  months' earning into your MP account.