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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 #5640 on: January 12, 2020, 10:46:11 PM »
Thanks so much. Does that happen immediately?
the exact timeframe I donít know sorry

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5641 on: January 23, 2020, 06:03:30 PM »
After hitting submit for the united explorer card, the following message showed up on the screen:

"We have just a few more questions, *****.
We've received your United Explorer Card application. Please help us process it faster by answering these questions.

You provided $******  as your gross annual income. Would you like us to consider additional sources of income to fulfill your monthly payments?

Examples may include income from investments, rental properties, Social Security benefits, pensions, retirement accounts and salaries. Alimony, child support, or separate maintenance need not be included if you do not wish to rely on it.


 Yes...I'd like to provide additional sources of income

 No...I don't want to provide additional sources of income

 I choose not to answer...the question about additional sources of income

Your taxable income is income that you or your tax advisor has determined to be subject to taxes. This includes full-time, part-time, internships or seasonal jobs, self-employment, interest or dividends, investments, retirement, social security benefits and public assistance. You can also include money that someone else deposits regularly into your account (individual or joint). If you're 21 or older and regularly use income from others to pay your bills, you can include that too. Alimony, child support, or separate maintenance income need not be revealed if you do not wish to have it considered as a basis for repaying this obligation.

Additional Taxable Income Amount You provided $****** as your gross annual income. Would you like us to consider additional sources of income to fulfill your monthly payments?
$
.00
Your non-taxable income is income that you or your tax advisor has determined to be not subject to taxes. Examples of income that are typically not subject to income tax may include money you receive from disability, worker's compensation, child support, housing allowance, social security and public assistance.

Additional Non Taxable Income AmountYou provided $****** as your gross annual income. Would you like us to consider additional sources of income to fulfill your monthly payments?
$
.00"


Is this a common occurrence? never had this before.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5642 on: January 23, 2020, 11:51:47 PM »
After hitting submit for the united explorer card, the following message showed up on the screen:

"We have just a few more questions, *****.
We've received your United Explorer Card application. Please help us process it faster by answering these questions.

You provided $******  as your gross annual income. Would you like us to consider additional sources of income to fulfill your monthly payments?

Examples may include income from investments, rental properties, Social Security benefits, pensions, retirement accounts and salaries. Alimony, child support, or separate maintenance need not be included if you do not wish to rely on it.


 Yes...I'd like to provide additional sources of income

 No...I don't want to provide additional sources of income

 I choose not to answer...the question about additional sources of income

Your taxable income is income that you or your tax advisor has determined to be subject to taxes. This includes full-time, part-time, internships or seasonal jobs, self-employment, interest or dividends, investments, retirement, social security benefits and public assistance. You can also include money that someone else deposits regularly into your account (individual or joint). If you're 21 or older and regularly use income from others to pay your bills, you can include that too. Alimony, child support, or separate maintenance income need not be revealed if you do not wish to have it considered as a basis for repaying this obligation.

Additional Taxable Income Amount You provided $****** as your gross annual income. Would you like us to consider additional sources of income to fulfill your monthly payments?
$
.00
Your non-taxable income is income that you or your tax advisor has determined to be not subject to taxes. Examples of income that are typically not subject to income tax may include money you receive from disability, worker's compensation, child support, housing allowance, social security and public assistance.

Additional Non Taxable Income AmountYou provided $****** as your gross annual income. Would you like us to consider additional sources of income to fulfill your monthly payments?
$
.00"


Is this a common occurrence? never had this before.
I got it. Clicked no and got approved
I'm not who you think I am.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5643 on: January 23, 2020, 11:54:23 PM »
I got it. Clicked no and got approved
Clicked no as well, was not approved, and reps are giving me issues with shifting existing CL.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5644 on: January 26, 2020, 02:36:33 PM »
i applied last month and got only 40k, would calling in to match to 60k help?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5645 on: January 26, 2020, 03:09:49 PM »
i applied last month and got only 40k, would calling in to match to 60k help?

best to send a SM in the app.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5646 on: January 27, 2020, 10:33:42 AM »
Is minimum CL $5k?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5647 on: January 27, 2020, 10:37:50 AM »

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5648 on: February 02, 2020, 08:46:37 PM »
Anyone have success lately with sm to match from 40k to 60k?
My friend got denied as they claimed that his account was not targeted. Is there anything that can be done now?


I did have a friend that successfully matched from 40k to 65k last month

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5649 on: February 03, 2020, 10:39:58 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
Does the same apply if I downgrade to a no AF card? The terms say they reserve the right to cancel to passes if account is closed. Anyone have experience with this?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5650 on: February 04, 2020, 09:16:08 PM »
If I have a united credit card and I'm booking flight for friends on my account do they get the benefits of my account?
As in free carry on ect?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5651 on: February 05, 2020, 12:41:20 PM »
Does the United Explorer card give you $100 credit for TSA pre-check and Global Entry?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5652 on: February 05, 2020, 12:43:20 PM »
If I have a united credit card and I'm booking flight for friends on my account do they get the benefits of my account?
As in free carry on ect? I believe the card member needs to be traveling.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5653 on: February 05, 2020, 12:43:34 PM »
Does the United Explorer card give you $100 credit for TSA pre-check and Global Entry?
Yes

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #5654 on: February 09, 2020, 12:40:46 AM »
I have a United flight coming up in 2 weeks I just applied and got approved to the United explorer card. Part of the reason I signed up for the card now was not only for the bonus but also the free baggage. I didn't realize i have to book the tickets using the card to get free baggage. Is there anyway they would give me free baggage just for having the card?