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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 #3900 on: January 03, 2015, 11:04:57 PM »
If I have a downgrade United MileagePlus Explorer card, that's now a plain no AF Mileage Plus card, acn I apply for an explorer and get the bonus?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3901 on: January 03, 2015, 11:26:04 PM »
yes but first open a new FF
 this have bean discussed many times up thread ::)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3902 on: January 03, 2015, 11:46:01 PM »
yes but first open a new FF
 this have bean discussed many times up thread ::)
I'm not asking about getting a card for a second time. I'm asking if I can get it if I have a current open United non-explorer card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3903 on: January 04, 2015, 01:32:35 AM »
I'm not asking about getting a card for a second time. I'm asking if I can get it if I have a current open United non-explorer card.
Yep not a problem.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3904 on: January 04, 2015, 01:35:46 AM »
I'm not asking about getting a card for a second time. I'm asking if I can get it if I have a current open United non-explorer card.

Yep not a problem.
Though if you received your bonus in the last 24 months then you should make a new ffn as mentioned by @mawmaw

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3905 on: January 04, 2015, 10:05:53 AM »
a week after trying the link and only getting the 30k offer a 50k offer showed up in the mail.
didn't have to open new account 
whats are the chances that i get matched for the 50k. i signed up a week before getting the offer do they check your FFN to see if i have the offer
Had the same story. They matched it via SM without any picture.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3906 on: January 04, 2015, 10:52:36 AM »
Had the same story. They matched it via SM without any picture.
How long a go?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3907 on: January 04, 2015, 10:54:09 AM »
Can you get a United Business bonus with the same FFN# that you got a United personal bonus?
I will bl"n update the wiki with the answers to my annoying questions (after I personally verify the answers)  :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3909 on: January 04, 2015, 10:56:28 AM »
Can you get a United Business bonus with the same FFN# that you got a United personal bonus?
I will bl"n update the wiki with the answers to my annoying questions (after I personally verify the answers)  :)
I got for both.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3910 on: January 04, 2015, 12:42:17 PM »
Can you get a United Business bonus with the same FFN# that you got a United personal bonus?
I will bl"n update the wiki with the answers to my annoying questions (after I personally verify the answers)  :)
Yes it's 2 different products.
Your allowed to ask as long as u ask nicely and don't open new threads.....
At least I allow.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3911 on: January 04, 2015, 02:06:34 PM »
About a month.
Then it's irrelevant. The SM game totally changed in the lase few weeks.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3912 on: January 04, 2015, 02:14:48 PM »
Then it's irrelevant. The SM game totally changed in the lase few weeks.
Don't think so. It was after the era when they just matched everyone with an internet connection.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3913 on: January 05, 2015, 03:10:01 PM »
I found this easier than applying for 30 and matching. Create a new UA FFN. Log into the old one. Select any paid flight and click the link at the top for 50k + 5k + $50. In the app switch the FFN.



Does this still work? i only see the 30K offer

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #3914 on: January 07, 2015, 01:32:21 PM »
Wait time for reapplying after closing?
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