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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 #5280 on: April 04, 2017, 02:00:38 AM »
It's much harder to get them to approve a match for cash back IME. Just saying. But after all it can't hurt to ask

Yeah I understand its YMMV but worth a shot. 70+5k isn't too bad on its own for me.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5281 on: April 04, 2017, 10:37:08 AM »
I keep getting the 50k + $50 advertisements, but not the 70k + $50 ones, the 70k offer (without $50 SC) only shows up in my credit card offers when I sign into my account.
So sign in, and search for a flight. Should show up as 70k plus $50.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5282 on: April 04, 2017, 01:22:45 PM »
So sign in, and search for a flight. Should show up as 70k plus $50.

Yep, I've been trying but I only get the 50k + $50 adverts.

I only get the 70k (without $50) offer when I use the link in the wiki

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5283 on: April 04, 2017, 05:03:29 PM »
Yes! Wife just got targeted for 70k, and dummy reservation pulls up 70k+ $50

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5284 on: April 04, 2017, 05:11:13 PM »
Yes! Wife just got targeted for 70k, and dummy reservation pulls up 70k+ $50
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5285 on: April 04, 2017, 05:21:11 PM »
Any recent DP about the 70k targeted bypassing 5/24?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5286 on: April 04, 2017, 05:37:38 PM »
Any recent DP about the 70k targeted bypassing 5/24?
the targeting is done by united, so no. preapproval would be a different story

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5287 on: April 04, 2017, 05:43:44 PM »
the targeting is done by united, so no. preapproval would be a different story
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5288 on: April 04, 2017, 09:49:54 PM »
veru weird. it wont let me past the first page of the application!
ETA different browser worked
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5289 on: April 04, 2017, 10:46:30 PM »
Any way to confirm what spending bonus you have after you are accepted?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5290 on: April 05, 2017, 05:40:45 AM »
Any way to confirm what spending bonus you have after you are accepted?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5291 on: April 06, 2017, 07:36:08 AM »
I have the United Mileage Plus credit card but book my flights through Chase UR portal, do I still get free checked luggage?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5292 on: April 07, 2017, 08:58:45 AM »
Any way to pc from another card (fairmont) to this one? First res told me no, HUCA?

Way over 5/24 but I would like to get the united card now for long term holding.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5293 on: April 07, 2017, 10:23:11 AM »
I have the United Mileage Plus credit card but book my flights through Chase UR portal, do I still get free checked luggage?

yes

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5294 on: April 07, 2017, 10:24:52 AM »