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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 #5385 on: September 06, 2017, 10:36:33 PM »
Hello Guys/Gals,

I have the AF drop on my United Chase Biz Explorer card and I am a 1K United member. From what I read there is actually no benefit to holding this card for 1K members is this correct? Other than the stupid Chase 5/24 issue whenever I want to get the card again. I could downgrade to the new Chase Travelbank card and upgrade in the future.

But my main question is - what benefits does this card have for 1K United members? TIA

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5386 on: September 07, 2017, 01:21:32 PM »
Hello Guys/Gals,

I have the AF drop on my United Chase Biz Explorer card and I am a 1K United member. From what I read there is actually no benefit to holding this card for 1K members is this correct? Other than the stupid Chase 5/24 issue whenever I want to get the card again. I could downgrade to the new Chase Travelbank card and upgrade in the future.

But my main question is - what benefits does this card have for 1K United members? TIA
There's a biz version of the new no AF UA card? didn't see it anywhere.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5387 on: September 07, 2017, 06:08:22 PM »
Hello Guys/Gals,

I have the AF drop on my United Chase Biz Explorer card and I am a 1K United member. From what I read there is actually no benefit to holding this card for 1K members is this correct? Other than the stupid Chase 5/24 issue whenever I want to get the card again. I could downgrade to the new Chase Travelbank card and upgrade in the future.

But my main question is - what benefits does this card have for 1K United members? TIA
no additional benefits. AFAIK.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5388 on: September 07, 2017, 06:19:38 PM »
no additional benefits. AFAIK.
Great so 1k gets the same expanded award seat inventory?? Wish they never took away that 60 dollars back for 1k status.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5389 on: September 07, 2017, 06:22:09 PM »
Great so 1k gets the same expanded award seat inventory?? Wish they never took away that 60 dollars back for 1k status.
likewise. Got the United explorer for the 70k bonus and absolutely no use for the actual card
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5390 on: October 29, 2017, 10:06:44 PM »
I downgraded my explorer to mileage plus- so no af, I wanted to upgrade now, called chase they said the upgrade will take effet on account anniversary, not now. is that correct?    HUCAED, and they did it for me
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5391 on: October 30, 2017, 12:30:36 AM »
Looking to book AC7306 (YYZ-PIT code share UA8208). Will I get a free bag if I buy ticket with my united card?

would depend on AC's bag check policy. United Card benefit only applied on United metal/operated flights.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5392 on: October 31, 2017, 05:33:59 PM »
Any data on 50k 60k offers lately ?
 I'm getting only 40k+$100

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5393 on: November 01, 2017, 12:24:21 AM »
I downgraded my explorer to mileage plus- so no af, I wanted to upgrade now, called chase they said the upgrade will take effet on account anniversary, not now. is that correct?    HUCAED, and they did it for me
now, on chase website shows as explorer card, but united still showing mileage plus, anyway to get united to recognize the explorer card?  do I need a statement cycle?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5394 on: November 01, 2017, 03:13:05 PM »
now, on chase website shows as explorer card, but united still showing mileage plus, anyway to get united to recognize the explorer card?  do I need a statement cycle?
TARB, you can have it close tonight.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5395 on: November 01, 2017, 03:30:57 PM »
Any data on 50k 60k offers lately ?
 I'm getting only 40k+$100

Got a mailer for MileagePlus 60k, though holding out  for higher or something that includes statement credit.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5396 on: November 01, 2017, 08:52:29 PM »
TARB, you can have it close tonight.
The chase rep said he has seen when u try changing it doesn't close for another month, I don't really get it,  anyone with any experience with this?

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« Reply #5397 on: November 01, 2017, 08:55:22 PM »
The chase rep said he has seen when u try changing it doesn't close for another month, I don't really get it,  anyone with any experience with this?
Change it to close tomorrow night, it should close tomorrow even though the rep says it'll only go in effect next month.
Yes.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5398 on: November 01, 2017, 11:51:49 PM »
Change it to close tomorrow night, it should close tomorrow even though the rep says it'll only go in effect next month.
Yes.
I will call to have it close on the 3rd, and let you know what happens.  thanks

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5399 on: November 18, 2017, 09:11:01 PM »
got an offer spend 3k, get 5k miles-seems targeted
Complete the information and click “Register.”
Then use your eligible United MileagePlus® Credit Card for all your holiday and everyday purchases between October 1 and December 31, 2017, to earn your bonus. Register by 12/1

 https://promotions.united.com/offers/2017BonusMilesOffer
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