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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 #5520 on: October 12, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
when do the bonus points post?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5521 on: October 15, 2018, 10:38:12 PM »
when do the bonus points post?

After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus miles to post to your account.


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5522 on: October 15, 2018, 10:43:31 PM »
After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus miles to post to your account.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5523 on: October 22, 2018, 04:16:06 PM »
Is 75K for 5k in 3 months on the biz card the best public offer to date?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5524 on: October 23, 2018, 03:48:36 AM »
when do the bonus points post?
After the statement closed you should see it within the week. Or after the spending was done give it a week or two.
Many times it can post in a few days after spend complete.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5525 on: October 29, 2018, 09:28:34 PM »
Is the free baggage allowance really only if ticket is purchased with this card as the terms state?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5526 on: October 29, 2018, 09:28:54 PM »
Is the free baggage allowance really only if ticket is purchased with this card as the terms state?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5527 on: October 30, 2018, 12:16:26 AM »
Is the free baggage allowance really only if ticket is purchased with this card as the terms state?
You can have it waived in the airport by just showing them the card, YMMV.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5528 on: October 30, 2018, 11:50:55 PM »
You can have it waived in the airport by just showing them the card, YMMV.
+1 I did this a few times without any questions.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5529 on: October 31, 2018, 12:11:57 AM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5530 on: November 02, 2018, 10:31:03 AM »
Only reporting back, I open the card with the $2k/40k, and I send last week a secure message saying that I got a 50k offer by mail if they could match, they answer, they will but need to spend $3k.  ;D

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5531 on: November 02, 2018, 10:31:38 AM »
Only reporting back, I open the card with the $2k/40k, and I send last week a secure message saying that I got a 50k offer by mail if they could match, they answer, they will but need to spend $3k.  ;D
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5532 on: November 02, 2018, 02:16:50 PM »
Only reporting back, I open the card with the $2k/40k, and I send last week a secure message saying that I got a 50k offer by mail if they could match, they answer, they will but need to spend $3k.  ;D
Every United flight offers 50k sign up bonus, all you need to do is find someone taking a United fight and ask them to get the application for you it consists of five numbers letters which you submit in the application.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5533 on: November 03, 2018, 12:57:16 PM »
Every United flight offers 50k sign up bonus, all you need to do is find someone taking a United fight and ask them to get the application for you it consists of five numbers letters which you submit in the application.
Would that work if ur applying from a referral link?

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« Reply #5534 on: November 03, 2018, 08:02:18 PM »
Would that work if ur applying from a referral link?
Dont think so, but take a peak on the application if theres a space to enter a promo code.
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