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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 #5310 on: April 27, 2017, 08:06:56 PM »
my year is up, and they are now charging me an annual fee for membership. any ideas how to get it waived?
i called cs and they said no deals are currently being offered that allow it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5311 on: April 27, 2017, 08:08:12 PM »
my year is up, and they are now charging me an annual fee for membership. any ideas how to get it waived?
i called cs and they said no deals are currently being offered that allow it.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5312 on: April 27, 2017, 08:11:01 PM »
He seems to have gotten it to work?
In desperation after trying every other avenue, I called Sapphire Reserve CS, and they gave me 5000 bonus points (equivalent to $25 per bag). How do you like that!

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« Reply #5313 on: April 27, 2017, 08:27:53 PM »
In desperation after trying every other avenue, I called Sapphire Reserve CS, and they gave me 5000 bonus points (equivalent to $25 per bag). How do you like that!
Nice, worth a lot more then that using to fly.
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« Reply #5314 on: April 27, 2017, 08:30:51 PM »
Nice, worth a lot more then that using to fly.
Of course it is. The calculation was the CS rep not mine. (To me its worth more than that.)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5315 on: April 27, 2017, 10:39:23 PM »
In desperation after trying every other avenue, I called Sapphire Reserve CS, and they gave me 5000 bonus points (equivalent to $25 per bag). How do you like that!

Great! glad you got something for it. Not sure why it didn't work for you using the UMPE though  ???

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5316 on: May 03, 2017, 02:27:16 PM »
I just noticed this when searching for award flights:
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Exclusively available to you as a Chase Cardmember
Does that mean its expanded availability? I didn't know that still applied even if you downgraded to the no AF card.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5317 on: May 06, 2017, 10:41:06 PM »
my year is up, and they are now charging me an annual fee for membership. any ideas how to get it waived?
i called cs and they said no deals are currently being offered that allow it.
+1
Any ideas? If not, is it worth keeping? Rep told me that as long as I have the card, my UA miles won't expire - even with no activity. Is that true?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5318 on: May 06, 2017, 11:58:14 PM »
+1
Any ideas? If not, is it worth keeping? Rep told me that as long as I have the card, my UA miles won't expire - even with no activity. Is that true?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5320 on: May 07, 2017, 01:21:11 AM »
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/106691#more-106691

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Never bumped into that post until now, Definitely very interesting, lots of details and info there, needs a week of reading to actually be able to put together all the info together with all the coding. 
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5321 on: May 09, 2017, 04:08:58 PM »
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/106691#more-106691

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In the comments, Dan talks about getting the bonus again.
I tried searching DDF with no luck. Can anyone help?
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« Reply #5322 on: May 09, 2017, 04:36:39 PM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5324 on: May 16, 2017, 12:14:40 AM »
Do u get the free bag from the card on flight operated by united express (dba,comutair,etc) as it says in the terms "only on flights operated by united " are those considered united?