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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 #5580 on: June 01, 2019, 06:39:26 PM »
How much are the milage plus points worth? 100k

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5581 on: June 01, 2019, 09:48:42 PM »
I see XN with the no fee card.
Do you still see it? If so, which flight?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5582 on: June 01, 2019, 09:52:20 PM »
Do you still see it? If so, which flight?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5584 on: June 01, 2019, 10:55:38 PM »
I downgraded to the Travel Bank card, maybe it's different if you downgrade to the no fee Mileage Plus card.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5585 on: June 02, 2019, 01:25:36 AM »
Just got approved for the United explorer card, how do I link it to my mileage plus account to see expanded availability?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5586 on: June 02, 2019, 01:40:52 AM »
Do you still see it? If so, which flight?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5587 on: June 05, 2019, 08:58:38 PM »
Just got my United explorer card, and got an email saying spend $3000 in 30 months you get 50,000 miles. So I guess the offer went up to 50,000, although in the branch they told me it's 40,000 and there is no special offer they could give me.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5588 on: June 20, 2019, 02:03:35 PM »
My friend was just booking a ticket on kayak for a United flight. During checkout it offered him the United card for 40k points a $250 credit to a flight. I could not reproduce though.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5589 on: June 23, 2019, 09:57:43 PM »
Hi Iím buying the United Club Passes for $10-$30/ pair depending on expiration and other factors  I realize this is the wrong thread but some people are unaware that these have a value and just throw them away please pm

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5590 on: June 28, 2019, 02:04:56 PM »
Does anyone have the "Guide to Benefits" for this card? I can't seem to locate the PDF for it. Trying to figure out what's covered for a trip delay.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5591 on: June 28, 2019, 07:13:09 PM »
Just got my United explorer card, and got an email saying spend $3000 in 30 months you get 50,000 miles. So I guess the offer went up to 50,000, although in the branch they told me it's 40,000 and there is no special offer they could give me.
Why wouldn't you wait for a 60K+ offer to return?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5592 on: June 28, 2019, 07:14:00 PM »
Does anyone have the "Guide to Benefits" for this card? I can't seem to locate the PDF for it. Trying to figure out what's covered for a trip delay.
https://www.chasebenefits.com/unitedVW4
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5593 on: July 04, 2019, 10:18:18 AM »
in order to get free bags does the flight have to be booked on the actual credit card? if so that means I have to wait till
I get my credit card to book the flight? It is only the primary cardholder and 1 companion flying on the same itinerary gets the free baggage?
it says authorized user traveling on same reservation gets free bag so does that mean I can get a total of 3 bags?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5594 on: July 04, 2019, 09:10:44 PM »
in order to get free bags does the flight have to be booked on the actual credit card? if so that means I have to wait till
I get my credit card to book the flight? It is only the primary cardholder and 1 companion flying on the same itinerary gets the free baggage?
it says authorized user traveling on same reservation gets free bag so does that mean I can get a total of 3 bags?
All or part of your ticket needs to be paid for with your united card. I don't remember how many, (with delta it's 6 I believe) but you and your companions, within a limit will get a free bag each.
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