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United MileagePlus Explorer Guide to Benefits

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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 #4155 on: March 02, 2015, 04:07:07 PM »
Different emails. They can be merged online or over the phone.
Anything else I need to know when making a new FFN for united card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4156 on: March 03, 2015, 06:56:20 PM »
Just applied for this for my wife--her first United card. Was calling to recon her 2nd app (Marriott) and they said something interesting relating to the United card (why they can't move around credit yet): They need to verify her rewards info... The card was deff approved... but what does that mean? Anything to worry about? I created a FFN for her before applying so it would match with the new card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4157 on: March 03, 2015, 06:57:39 PM »
Just applied for this for my wife--her first United card. Was calling to recon her 2nd app (Marriott) and they said something interesting relating to the United card (why they can't move around credit yet): They need to verify her rewards info... The card was deff approved... but what does that mean? Anything to worry about? I created a FFN for her before applying so it would match with the new card.
It's normal. They can't touch the United card until it's fully complete, which can take a few days. Wait 2-3 days and call recon back regarding the Marriot card and they'll be able to move credit over (if they are willing to).

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4158 on: March 03, 2015, 07:01:21 PM »
It's normal. They can't touch the United card until it's fully complete, which can take a few days. Wait 2-3 days and call recon back regarding the Marriot card and they'll be able to move credit over (if they are willing to).

That's what i figured--thanks for confirming!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4159 on: March 04, 2015, 09:44:57 AM »
Successfully matched on 2nd try.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4160 on: March 04, 2015, 09:50:03 AM »
Successfully matched on 2nd try.

How long did you wait from 1st and 2nd SMs? And did they reference the first?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4161 on: March 04, 2015, 10:25:19 AM »
Replied to the 1st sm right away , they didn't reference it but I'm sure they saw it.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4162 on: March 10, 2015, 10:10:12 AM »
Got matched on first try.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4163 on: March 10, 2015, 10:41:57 AM »
Freind claims he saw an open link for 55k
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4164 on: March 10, 2015, 10:43:44 AM »
Freind claims he saw an open link for 55k
Where ?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4165 on: March 10, 2015, 10:50:10 AM »
may be targeted. I see 50+5

https://www.theexplorercard.com/50kAFW
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4166 on: March 10, 2015, 11:01:10 AM »
may be targeted. I see 50+5

https://www.theexplorercard.com/50kAFW
Yes it's targeted. I just see 30k.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4167 on: March 10, 2015, 11:10:04 AM »
may be targeted. I see 50+5

https://www.theexplorercard.com/50kAFW
Since it was linked to my mileage account, i assumed i could get it. Now Chase is saying that i cant have two of the same product. Is this HUCA-able?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4168 on: March 10, 2015, 11:13:53 AM »
Freind claims he saw an open link for 55k
He told me not targeted maybe incognito....
ETA: he saw it on united website.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #4169 on: March 10, 2015, 01:20:16 PM »
Freind claims he saw an open link for 55k
Probably the business card.
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