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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 #5475 on: July 22, 2018, 05:43:11 PM »
If I book a basic economy flight with United I understand that I have to pay for it with my Explorer card to get the benefits. But does this need to be done on United.com or can I use a third party travel agency?
I think it'd work if your card is actually used to pay for the ticket. With Chase UR portal, they actually use some Amex (go figure) card to pay for the ticket.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5476 on: July 22, 2018, 05:54:48 PM »
I think it'd work if your card is actually used to pay for the ticket. With Chase UR portal, they actually use some Amex (go figure) card to pay for the ticket.
Thanks. Just noticed that dan wrote “However if you or anyone on your reservation has a United Explorer or Club card...” so it sounds like just using your mileage number with a card attached should be good enough.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5477 on: July 22, 2018, 05:57:37 PM »
Thanks. Just noticed that dan wrote “However if you or anyone on your reservation has a United Explorer or Club card...” so it sounds like just using your mileage number with a card attached should be good enough.
that's doesn't work with UA. It does with others
For UA you have to pay at least part of the ticket with the CC in order to get the free bags.
Although sometimes an agent will waive the fee at the airport if you show the card
And assuming you're talking about an OTA like Priceline, it should not be a prob as long as you use your United card.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5478 on: July 22, 2018, 06:00:52 PM »
that's doesn't work with UA. It does with others
For UA you have to pay at least part of the ticket with the CC in order to get the free bags.
Although sometimes an agent will waive the fee at the airport if you show the card
And assuming you're talking about an OTA like Priceline, it should not be a prob as long as you use your United card.
Ah interesting. Actually I was hoping to book with my CNB card to get the $100 visa discount. But that would require me using my CNB card to do the actual booking.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5479 on: July 22, 2018, 06:16:24 PM »
And assuming you're talking about an OTA like Priceline, it should not be a prob as long as you use your United card.
Not sure if it means anything, but I've booked hotels with priceline, and the last 4 digits of the card on my reservation were not those of any of my cards.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5480 on: July 22, 2018, 06:20:33 PM »
Not sure if it means anything, but I've booked hotels with priceline, and the last 4 digits of the card on my reservation were not those of any of my cards.
interesting, whenever i booked a united ticket through PL the charge came up on my cc from united. i guess in this case it would be YMMV. IMO you should be ok by pulling up the charge from your cc to the agent.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5481 on: July 22, 2018, 06:37:00 PM »
interesting, whenever i booked a united ticket through PL the charge came up on my cc from united. i guess in this case it would be YMMV. IMO you should be ok by pulling up the charge from your cc to the agent.
It's possible hotels are completely different.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5482 on: July 31, 2018, 03:01:18 PM »
I'm sure there was asked before, but can't find it ( aka. too lazy to spend 10 minutes  :o look for where it is).
If am flying a Star Alliance airline can I use my United Club passes to get into the lounge or I davka have to be flying on United.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5483 on: July 31, 2018, 03:03:58 PM »
I'm sure there was asked before, but can't find it ( aka. too lazy to spend 10 minutes  :o look for where it is).
If am flying a Star Alliance airline can I use my United Club passes to get into the lounge or I davka have to be flying on United.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5484 on: July 31, 2018, 03:17:02 PM »
Really I though the rules changed a year or so ago?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5485 on: July 31, 2018, 04:57:24 PM »
Can I get a free bag on a LH/SQ/AC redemption?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5486 on: July 31, 2018, 05:01:11 PM »
Can I get a free bag on a LH/SQ/AC redemption?
Does your receipt on UA.com indicate the credit card used for taxes/fees?

I'd think that if that matches your UMPE number, you should be good to go.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5487 on: July 31, 2018, 05:03:50 PM »
Does your receipt on UA.com indicate the credit card used for taxes/fees?

I'd think that if that matches your UMPE number, you should be good to go.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5488 on: July 31, 2018, 06:59:07 PM »
Can I get a free bag on a LH/SQ/AC redemption?
The free 1st bag benefit only applies on United or United Express operated flights, so if you’re flying another airline first then connect onto United, you’re out of luck.

  As long as your flying united, makes no difference where you pulled(purchased) the ticket from and paid for it, as long as partial was paid while using the MPE card you should be good to go. Obviously double check to make sure it was added and not wait till you get to the airport.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5489 on: July 31, 2018, 09:22:15 PM »


As long as your flying united, makes no difference where you pulled(purchased) the ticket from and paid for it, as long as partial was paid while using the MPE card you should be good to go. Obviously double check to make sure it was added and not wait till you get to the airport.
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UA doesn't recognize doesn't partial payment on UR portal.
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