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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 #5295 on: April 07, 2017, 01:03:42 PM »
yes
Are you sure about that? Unless something changed, when I did that in October I did not get free bags.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5296 on: April 07, 2017, 01:57:17 PM »
You are correct with united having the card is not enough. You must pay with the card to get free bags

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5297 on: April 07, 2017, 05:21:03 PM »
Are you sure about that? Unless something changed, when I did that in October I did not get free bags.

Sorry you're right, I paid a portion of the ticket with my united card to get the free luggage.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5298 on: April 07, 2017, 08:28:18 PM »
Also, failed in getting the $50 statement credit match with my application

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5299 on: April 08, 2017, 09:09:17 PM »
Sorry you're right, I paid a portion of the ticket with my united card to get the free luggage.

How much did you pay? I want to plan for next time.


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5300 on: April 08, 2017, 09:12:05 PM »
How much did you pay? I want to plan for next time.
even $1 is enough

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5301 on: April 13, 2017, 09:46:49 AM »
even $1 is enough
What can one do to pay even $1 on a flight?
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« Reply #5302 on: April 13, 2017, 09:51:54 AM »
What can one do to pay even $1 on a flight?

Redeem a flight booked through Chase UR portal with less than 100% of the points needed.  Chose to use fewer points and pay the remainder with the united credit card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5303 on: April 27, 2017, 04:38:15 PM »
FYI - Just saw a 70k offer in the mail.
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5304 on: April 27, 2017, 05:03:28 PM »
is united and or british part of the 5/24

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5305 on: April 27, 2017, 05:12:51 PM »
is united and or british part of the 5/24
united yes British no

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5306 on: April 27, 2017, 07:04:14 PM »
What can one do to pay even $1 on a flight?

I just tried this and I booked an United Flight on Chase Ultimate Rewards and charged $5.00 to my Mileage Plus Explorer Card and it didn't work! The payment shows up at United with a different card (a Mastercard!) and is showing that I have to pay baggage fee.

Anyone have any idea? Any way to resolve this?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5307 on: April 27, 2017, 07:13:45 PM »
I just tried this and I booked an United Flight on Chase Ultimate Rewards and charged $5.00 to my Mileage Plus Explorer Card and it didn't work! The payment shows up at United with a different card (a Mastercard!) and is showing that I have to pay baggage fee.

Anyone have any idea? Any way to resolve this?
Why would it show up as a master card? Call chase and ask them what's happening here?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5308 on: April 27, 2017, 07:22:50 PM »
Why would it show up as a master card? Call chase and ask them what's happening here?

I'm calling everyone and everyone is passing the buck to someone else. Seems that Chase Ultimate Rewards uses some "corporate card" to book the flight and doesn't pass through your card number. Has anyone ever had luck doing this?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5309 on: April 27, 2017, 07:37:45 PM »
Sorry you're right, I paid a portion of the ticket with my united card to get the free luggage.
I'm calling everyone and everyone is passing the buck to someone else. Seems that Chase Ultimate Rewards uses some "corporate card" to book the flight and doesn't pass through your card number. Has anyone ever had luck doing this?
He seems to have gotten it to work?
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