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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 #3570 on: October 21, 2014, 04:55:24 PM »
didn't work for me though i think its because i had the explorer  linked to this acc within the last 24 month
worked for me with my UMPE corrently linked to my united account

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3571 on: October 21, 2014, 10:49:50 PM »
I opened a new FF number and got a targeted offer in the mail for 50k a few weeks later. Didn't try it yet...

targeted personal or biz?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3572 on: October 21, 2014, 11:10:25 PM »
personal

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3573 on: October 22, 2014, 04:02:22 AM »
I just got targeted for 50k personal as well.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3574 on: October 22, 2014, 12:13:18 PM »
I have this card, and never received the one-time lounge passes, so I called chase and they expedited me new passes. Meanwhile, I found the old set that they sent me previously. Now I have 4x "one-time pass" which are valid thru 12/31/2015. Questions:

1. Now that I have 4 passes am I actually allowed to use these? I feel sort of guilty using them, because it really wasn't my intention, but if I have 4 now and I use them will chase know it's me (i.e. is the pass actually tied to my cc number somehow?!)

2. If I cancel my cc can I still use these?

3. I'm not sure i'll be entering United lounge 4x in the next year, esp. given the fact that i'll be in Israel. Could I sell these? Or is that also bad/ illegal...
EDIT: i realized it gives me access to Dan lounge in TLV so probably will be able to use the passes.

TIA!
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3575 on: October 22, 2014, 02:25:52 PM »
I have this card, and never received the one-time lounge passes, so I called chase and they expedited me new passes. Meanwhile, I found the old set that they sent me previously. Now I have 4x "one-time pass" which are valid thru 12/31/2015. Questions:

1. Now that I have 4 passes am I actually allowed to use these? I feel sort of guilty using them, because it really wasn't my intention, but if I have 4 now and I use them will chase know it's me (i.e. is the pass actually tied to my cc number somehow?!)

2. If I cancel my cc can I still use these?

3. I'm not sure i'll be entering United lounge 4x in the next year, esp. given the fact that i'll be in Israel. Could I sell these? Or is that also bad/ illegal...
EDIT: i realized it gives me access to Dan lounge in TLV so probably will be able to use the passes.

TIA!
1. Each is totally independent of any identifiers.  Feel free to use all of them.
2. yes
3. (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12467.msg158966#msg158966)
     http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14043.775
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3576 on: October 22, 2014, 02:33:31 PM »
1. Each is totally independent of any identifiers.  Feel free to use all of them.
2. yes
3. (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12467.msg158966#msg158966)
     http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14043.775

Awesome! I suspected they were not tied to my name in anyway but wanted to double check, b/c don't want to get flagged for fraud or something. Thanks for the info  :D
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3577 on: October 23, 2014, 04:32:44 PM »
So I called to cancel the card and they offered me 2 club passes to keep the card open. I accepted. The passes never showed up, so I called again. The rep said they never offer club passes for retention, but he saw the note on my account that I was due 2 club passes, so he said "ok I guess" and then he sent me 2 new passes since the first 2 never came.

What shows up in my mail?
4 passes. Of course.

Thanks Hashem :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3578 on: October 23, 2014, 06:57:03 PM »
I can't get Chase to match me for the 50k bonus. >:(

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3579 on: October 23, 2014, 07:07:34 PM »
So I called to cancel the card and they offered me 2 club passes to keep the card open. I accepted. The passes never showed up, so I called again. The rep said they never offer club passes for retention, but he saw the note on my account that I was due 2 club passes, so he said "ok I guess" and then he sent me 2 new passes since the first 2 never came.

What shows up in my mail?
4 passes. Of course.

Thanks Hashem :)

Had that with two MP cards before, though wasn't trying to close the card. It's just was waiting a while for the passes, and after two months gave them a call, so they sent out another two and then the first two came in as well.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3580 on: October 23, 2014, 07:16:09 PM »

Thanks Hashem :)
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3581 on: October 23, 2014, 11:06:04 PM »
I can't get Chase to match me for the 50k bonus. >:(
Did you follow rules. New FF#. New application. Ask for match only after 30 arrives.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3582 on: October 24, 2014, 12:12:11 AM »
I have a UA card currently do I have to close the card in order to churn? Or can i open a new one while I still have the first open? Thanks in advance!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3583 on: October 24, 2014, 05:31:32 AM »
I have a UA card currently do I have to close the card in order to churn? Or can i open a new one while I still have the first open? Thanks in advance!
close the first one and follow the rules in the wiki

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3584 on: October 24, 2014, 08:09:04 AM »
I just read the wiki and I noticed something new.
You guys have a lot of FF#s? Everyone you open a new one?