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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 #5610 on: September 10, 2019, 05:34:25 PM »
Will I get free bags for having the card (using it to pay the $5.60 in taxes) when booking on United using Turkish miles?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5611 on: September 10, 2019, 11:30:10 PM »
Will I get free bags for having the card (using it to pay the $5.60 in taxes) when booking on United using Turkish miles?
Can anyone answer this in regards to booking on UA via Amex Travel using MR points and paying just a small portion using UMP card?

(DP Krisflyer redemption on UA, the cc on reservation wasn't the card number I used to pay the taxes but perhaps each TA is different)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5612 on: Yesterday at 04:27:38 PM »
is there anyway to transfer travelbank credit?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5613 on: Yesterday at 04:46:12 PM »
is there anyway to transfer travelbank credit?

i don't think so, as it comes as a credit statement ..

why not pay with your card for that person?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5614 on: Yesterday at 11:37:04 PM »
I used the $100 from the amex airline credit to fund gift registr
I wanted to book my son a ticket withe the 10% off and also use the travelbank money

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5615 on: Today at 05:05:15 AM »
I used the $100 from the amex airline credit to fund gift registry
its back up and working?