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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 #5325 on: May 16, 2017, 08:09:06 AM »
Got 2 damaged annual club passes (no bar code on back). CS is giving me the runaround and I don't see it worthy enough to HUCA 10 times for this. Any other avenue that might lead to a quick resolution?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5326 on: May 18, 2017, 10:53:04 PM »
Got 2 damaged annual club passes (no bar code on back). CS is giving me the runaround and I don't see it worthy enough to HUCA 10 times for this. Any other avenue that might lead to a quick resolution?
Twitter took care of it.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5327 on: May 19, 2017, 06:58:56 PM »
I was targeted for the United 70k offer and am at 4/24 should I take advantage of this or the Marriott 100k(I have 40k starwood)?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5328 on: May 19, 2017, 07:01:00 PM »
I was targeted for the United 70k offer and am at 4/24 should I take advantage of this or the Marriott 100k(I have 40k starwood)?
I would go for United.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5329 on: May 19, 2017, 07:29:28 PM »
both plus another one same day

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5330 on: May 19, 2017, 07:32:13 PM »
both plus another one same day
Even with chases situation lately?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5331 on: May 19, 2017, 07:39:09 PM »
both plus another one same day
-1, not these days, maybe if your CR is super clean.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5332 on: May 21, 2017, 12:06:14 PM »
How can one get the personal bonus again (OR anything else for that matter), after year 1? HUCA has been done.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5333 on: May 21, 2017, 09:26:57 PM »
I am not sure if this is the right thread. If not, please direct me there.
I am trying to use up some United miles, but when I try GCs, I get this:

We are unable to log you in at this time. MileagePlus eGift Cards, powered by MileagePlus X, is currently only available to MileagePlus Premier® members and United MileagePlus Chase Cardmembers.

Is there some way around this? If not, any suggestions for how to use them up? Thanks.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5334 on: May 22, 2017, 12:31:09 AM »
How can one get the personal bonus again (OR anything else for that matter), after year 1? HUCA has been done.
Huh? Chase bonuses are once every 24 months....
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5335 on: May 23, 2017, 01:11:41 PM »
Great! glad you got something for it. Not sure why it didn't work for you using the UMPE though  ???
As a follow up, besides the 5000 points I got from Chase for the aggravation, I applied for a baggage refund on united.com (refund section), by uploading my receipt showing that I used the card. It worked! Got my $50 refunded.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5336 on: June 05, 2017, 12:42:14 PM »
i was pre approved in the branch so i applied, now it's pending and i'm way over 5/24
do i have any chance?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5337 on: June 05, 2017, 02:25:29 PM »
i was pre approved in the branch so i applied, now it's pending and i'm way over 5/24
do i have any chance?
Yes.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5338 on: June 06, 2017, 09:21:17 AM »

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5339 on: June 08, 2017, 09:09:33 AM »
Can miles be transferred within household without a fee?