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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 #5250 on: March 07, 2017, 10:09:07 AM »
Even after the card is closed it still takes 2 years to clear from the 5/24 rule?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5251 on: March 07, 2017, 10:14:59 AM »
Even after the card is closed it still takes 2 years to clear from the 5/24 rule?
Closing the card does not clear that hurdle

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« Reply #5252 on: March 07, 2017, 10:15:43 AM »
Closing the card does not clear that hurdle
I'm taking from your answer it's 2 years from date you opened. Thanks
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« Reply #5253 on: March 07, 2017, 10:17:30 AM »
I'm taking from your answer it's 2 years from date you opened. Thanks
24 months after receiving the bonus.

"This product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months."

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« Reply #5254 on: March 07, 2017, 10:42:44 AM »
I'm taking from your answer it's 2 years from date you opened. Thanks
The two years for the bonus is unrelated to 5/24
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5255 on: March 07, 2017, 10:43:42 AM »
The two years for the bonus is unrelated to 5/24
Isn't that when the 5/24 will go off?
Counting 2 years from when you opened the card? And 2yrs before re applying for a bonus?
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« Reply #5256 on: March 07, 2017, 10:51:09 AM »
Isn't that when the 5/24 will go off?
Counting 2 years from when you opened the card? And 2yrs before re applying for a bonus?
5/24 should be 2 years from opening, & bonus 2 years from last bonus.

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« Reply #5257 on: March 07, 2017, 11:08:35 AM »
Isn't that when the 5/24 will go off?
Counting 2 years from when you opened the card? And 2yrs before re applying for a bonus?
5/24 is all cards opened from all banks.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5258 on: March 07, 2017, 11:43:46 PM »
Any recent success stories for retention on the consumer card? DW's AF just hit...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5259 on: March 17, 2017, 12:18:56 PM »
Got AF on explorer, can I downgrade to united awards or CS said rewards,  and then in the future when I want the explorer card benefits, can I upgrade back to the explorer card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5260 on: March 17, 2017, 02:00:53 PM »
Got AF on explorer, can I downgrade to united awards or CS said rewards,  and then in the future when I want the explorer card benefits, can I upgrade back to the explorer card?
yes you can

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5262 on: March 18, 2017, 09:31:51 PM »
great, thank you,
yes called rewards.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5263 on: March 18, 2017, 11:25:15 PM »
Can I transfer from a chase ur account in my name to a united account in my wife's name?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5264 on: March 19, 2017, 01:44:09 AM »
Can I transfer from a chase ur account in my name to a united account in my wife's name?
Add her as an additional to your chase account