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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 #3585 on: October 24, 2014, 08:12:18 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?
Yes.
You can combine them later. 
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3586 on: October 24, 2014, 09:12:26 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?
If you wanna get the bonus again.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3587 on: October 24, 2014, 01:13:52 PM »
Yes.
You can combine them later.

How do you combine them? Link to discussion?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3588 on: October 24, 2014, 01:19:45 PM »
How do you combine them?
With a phone call.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3589 on: October 24, 2014, 01:23:40 PM »
With a phone call.

They don't care when you combine five accounts?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3590 on: October 24, 2014, 06:50:23 PM »
I got a hassle free no credit check credit line increase offer. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3591 on: October 25, 2014, 10:10:42 PM »
is there a 5k minimum credit line for the buissnes card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3592 on: October 26, 2014, 03:05:33 AM »
is there a 5k minimum credit line for the buissnes card?

All signature cards supposedly have that limit. YMMV on getting the product with a non signature version, though I would lean towards no.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3593 on: October 26, 2014, 03:16:12 AM »
anyone got lately the $50 statement credit ?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3594 on: October 26, 2014, 04:56:39 AM »
anyone got lately the $50 statement credit ?
i got it yesterday. However I always sign up with that link of $50 credit which appears when you try booking a ticket.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3595 on: October 26, 2014, 07:16:18 AM »
I got a hassle free no credit check credit line increase offer. Has this happened to anyone else?
I got that on my CSP (I don't think they asked- just increased it).

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3596 on: October 26, 2014, 06:59:52 PM »
I Need Help understanding What I Did Wrong I Just Closed A Card For The First time it was the ume and first thing I did wrong was that I didn't transfer my CL over to anywhere which I know is not the end of the world but how should I have done it?
Also they asked why do we wanna close the card and we answered that it's because we don't use it anymore so they just closed it. What should I have said that would have got me to retention? Also now how long should I wait before I open it again?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3597 on: October 26, 2014, 10:15:01 PM »
I got a hassle free no credit check credit line increase offer. Has this happened to anyone else?
I got it on my freedom

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3598 on: October 27, 2014, 04:21:15 AM »
I Need Help understanding What I Did Wrong I Just Closed A Card For The First time it was the ume and first thing I did wrong was that I didn't transfer my CL over to anywhere which I know is not the end of the world but how should I have done it?
Also they asked why do we wanna close the card and we answered that it's because we don't use it anymore so they just closed it. What should I have said that would have got me to retention? Also now how long should I wait before I open it again?
IME, to transfer the credit line it's just easiest to SM, and tell them you want to do a full credit line consolidation from card X to card Y.
With regards to retention, say you're thinking about closing it and want to know if there are retention offers either via phone or SM. Check out the thread on retention offers.
Opening again - some suggest 30 days but could most likely due it immediately - don't forget the new FFN

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3599 on: October 27, 2014, 05:59:29 PM »
How long do you wait to close the card after meeting thresh and getting the bonus AND between closing and opening another again?  Does Chase or can Chase claw back miles for UMPE?