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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 #5625 on: November 07, 2019, 12:28:55 PM »
Any ideas on comparing an offer of 25k plus $250 (that pops us when I'm booking a ticket) vs an offer on the united app of 40k plus 10k after spending $5,000? I don't normally travel international, and mostly use united for basic economy fares that go for around $100.

Where 40+10k offer? I have only seen $250 + 25k or 40k.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5626 on: November 07, 2019, 12:30:19 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5627 on: January 05, 2020, 08:06:33 AM »
Can someone explain how i get status upgrade without flying by spending on my explorer card?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5628 on: January 11, 2020, 09:37:39 PM »
I know this is a repeat, but I need to confirm:


I have an Explorer card. 
If I book basic economy (domestic), I still get to bring a bag?
Do  I also get a carry on bag?


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5629 on: January 11, 2020, 10:37:19 PM »
I know this is a repeat, but I need to confirm:


I have an Explorer card. 
If I book basic economy (domestic), I still get to bring a bag?
Do  I also get a carry on bag?
If you have the card you automatically get priority boarding and a carry on.

AFAIK you should get a check bag if you PURCHASE the ticket with your CC, but I do not speak from experience.

"What is my checked baggage allowance when I buy a Basic Economy ticket?

On trans-Atlantic flights, you will be charged a fee of $60 for your first standard checked bag. MileagePlus Premier members, Star Alliance Gold members and qualifying MileagePlus cardmembers who purchase their tickets with their card will receive standard checked bag benefits when checking in with United for flights operated by United or United Express. Restrictions may apply. For details, visit our Baggage Information page."
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5630 on: January 11, 2020, 11:35:13 PM »
I know this is a repeat, but I need to confirm:


I have an Explorer card. 
If I book basic economy (domestic), I still get to bring a bag?
Do  I also get a carry on bag?
Yes x2, as long as you use the card like mentioned above for part of the purchase.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5631 on: January 12, 2020, 11:25:27 AM »
I just got my annual 2 club passes, and I plan on canceling the card when the AF posts. Do the passes get canceled when I cancel the card or are they good till the exp. date?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5632 on: January 12, 2020, 12:00:42 PM »
I just got my annual 2 club passes, and I plan on canceling the card when the AF posts. Do the passes get canceled when I cancel the card or are they good till the exp. date?
Yes they should work until the Exp.
 
 As seen here as well..

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/04/cancel-credit-card-lounge-passes/
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5633 on: January 12, 2020, 01:57:42 PM »
Thanks

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5634 on: January 12, 2020, 02:04:26 PM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5635 on: January 12, 2020, 02:18:26 PM »
Yes they should work until the Exp.
 
 As seen here as well..

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/04/cancel-credit-card-lounge-passes/
Was this always the case? and is it still? IIRC correctly it wasn't.. Paging @medster

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5636 on: January 12, 2020, 03:38:12 PM »
Pretty sure they remove the passes from your account when you cancel the card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5637 on: January 12, 2020, 03:59:17 PM »
Is the annual fee prorated if you cancel the card?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5638 on: January 12, 2020, 06:43:01 PM »
I just got my annual 2 club passes, and I plan on canceling the card when the AF posts. Do the passes get canceled when I cancel the card or are they good till the exp. date?
they absolutely get canceled happened to me more times than I can count before they became digital they would work until expiration

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5639 on: January 12, 2020, 10:33:57 PM »
they absolutely get canceled happened to me more times than I can count before they became digital they would work until expiration
Thanks so much. Does that happen immediately?