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Public offer in the Bank is 50K+5K                            Sign up for the 30+5K offer. [/url]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.

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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 #5565 on: May 07, 2019, 04:13:44 PM »
mot really related to United but i opened 2 business cards and i'm afraid that i missed the welcome spend with a few days.

any experience if chase is strict on the 3 months? any success getting them to extend?
I saw a few people saying that if u call in u can convince them to extend it or u can say ur card arrived late etc...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5566 on: May 29, 2019, 03:24:10 PM »
Is it confirmed that you'll keep XN access after downgrading to the free version of this card?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5567 on: May 29, 2019, 03:29:28 PM »
Is it confirmed that you'll keep XN access after downgrading to the free version of this card?
I had it for a while but I'm pretty sure I lost it, give me a flight with only XN and I'll check.

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I just checked and it seems like I do not have access to XN. I downgraded about 18 months ago and I definitely had access for the first year.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5568 on: May 29, 2019, 03:48:10 PM »
I had it for a while but I'm pretty sure I lost it, give me a flight with only XN and I'll check.

ETA
I just checked and it seems like I do not have access to XN. I downgraded about 18 months ago and I definitely had access for the first year.
Ouch. I hope my friends don't try booking an XN flight anytime soon.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5569 on: May 29, 2019, 03:59:40 PM »
I had it for a while but I'm pretty sure I lost it, give me a flight with only XN and I'll check.

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I just checked and it seems like I do not have access to XN. I downgraded about 18 months ago and I definitely had access for the first year.
EWR-LAX 8/21. Lots of XN flights. No X flights.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5570 on: May 29, 2019, 04:04:06 PM »
EWR-LAX 8/21. Lots of XN flights. No X flights.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5571 on: May 29, 2019, 04:08:24 PM »
I'm only seeing HN for 16-21K.
Thanks.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5572 on: May 30, 2019, 10:56:10 AM »
Does the downgraded free card (mileageplus-awards) have a forex charge?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5573 on: May 30, 2019, 09:32:14 PM »
Thanks.
I see XN with the no fee card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5574 on: May 30, 2019, 09:38:50 PM »
I see XN with the no fee card.
How long ago did you downgrade?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5575 on: May 30, 2019, 09:39:02 PM »
Does the downgraded free card (mileageplus-awards) have a forex charge?
Yes.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5576 on: May 30, 2019, 09:46:36 PM »
How long ago did you downgrade?
Looking now for that, but almost sure way over a year.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5577 on: May 30, 2019, 09:49:04 PM »
Looking now for that, but almost sure way over a year.
There's likely an annual sweep to take it away. Would be good to figure out when that is.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5578 on: May 30, 2019, 09:52:44 PM »
There's likely an annual sweep to take it away. Would be good to figure out when that is.
Working on it, what i do know that i applied on 5/26/16, i don't think i paid the AF and prob. downgraded 2017, if so we're past 2 years.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5579 on: May 30, 2019, 10:17:19 PM »
Yes.
Thanks
Any Chase cards without af with no forex?