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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 #5685 on: July 29, 2020, 02:54:40 PM »
is it accurate that a united explorer card holder gets free bag for himself and one companion but free carry ons for entire party even on basic economy? thats what rep told me but i just want to make sure
does not mention that in the terms https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/baggage/chasebag.html

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5686 on: July 29, 2020, 03:13:31 PM »
is it accurate that a united explorer card holder gets free bag for himself and one companion but free carry ons for entire party even on basic economy? thats what rep told me but i just want to make sure
yes, this is accurate

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/help/faq/basic-economy.html#:~:text=Yes%2C%20if%20you%20are%20a,full%2Dsized%20carry%2Don%20bag



"Which qualifying MileagePlus credit cards allow the cardmember to bring a full-sized carry-on bag on board?

if you are a primary cardmember of a qualifying MileagePlus credit card at the time of check-in and you provided your MileagePlus number when purchasing a Basic Economy ticket, you and travel companions on the same reservation will maintain your boarding priority and be allowed to bring a full-sized carry-on bag on board"

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5687 on: July 29, 2020, 03:55:31 PM »
yes, this is accurate

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/help/faq/basic-economy.html#:~:text=Yes%2C%20if%20you%20are%20a,full%2Dsized%20carry%2Don%20bag



"Which qualifying MileagePlus credit cards allow the cardmember to bring a full-sized carry-on bag on board?

if you are a primary cardmember of a qualifying MileagePlus credit card at the time of check-in and you provided your MileagePlus number when purchasing a Basic Economy ticket, you and travel companions on the same reservation will maintain your boarding priority and be allowed to bring a full-sized carry-on bag on board"

thanx. awesome perk in addition to the checked bag allowance
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