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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 #135 on: June 08, 2012, 01:08:28 AM »
Welcome to our community!!
Move credit line of your new card to another chase card, close down that card, apply again WITH NEW FFN NUMBER.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #136 on: June 09, 2012, 11:24:02 AM »
After I receive my 55k miles from this card, can I remove the AU I added in order to get the bonus?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #137 on: June 09, 2012, 10:53:45 PM »
After I receive my 55k miles from this card, can I remove the AU I added in order to get the bonus?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #138 on: June 10, 2012, 08:10:37 PM »
I got a match to the 55k + $50 credit via Chase SM.

First statement just closed and all it shows is 25,000 miles earned plus a few for the spending.

Made a purchase and got a few miles for that but what about the other 25k plus 5k for additional card?

Did this happen to anyone else too?

Do I need to send another SM? or should I call?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #139 on: June 10, 2012, 10:19:41 PM »
I got a match to the 55k + $50 credit via Chase SM.

First statement just closed and all it shows is 25,000 miles earned plus a few for the spending.

Made a purchase and got a few miles for that but what about the other 25k plus 5k for additional card?

Did this happen to anyone else too?

Do I need to send another SM? or should I call?
Send another SM
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #140 on: June 10, 2012, 11:44:20 PM »
Is there any reports of matching the business version to 55k?
whats the best offer for the business version?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #141 on: June 11, 2012, 07:34:39 AM »
I got a match to the 55k + $50 credit via Chase SM.

First statement just closed and all it shows is 25,000 miles earned plus a few for the spending.

Made a purchase and got a few miles for that but what about the other 25k plus 5k for additional card?

Did this happen to anyone else too?

Do I need to send another SM? or should I call?

Did you get the $50 statement credit?

If yes then I had the same thing just happen to me. I sent a SM and they said it will take 6-8 weeks for the credit to post to my account. I'm assuming that the 25k that I did get was the match and the rest will come on the next statement.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #142 on: June 11, 2012, 01:01:51 PM »
Did you get the $50 statement credit?

If yes then I had the same thing just happen to me. I sent a SM and they said it will take 6-8 weeks for the credit to post to my account. I'm assuming that the 25k that I did get was the match and the rest will come on the next statement.

Yes. Got the $50 credit.

6-8 weeks for the $50 credit or for the other 30k points?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #143 on: June 11, 2012, 01:07:32 PM »
Yes. Got the $50 credit.

6-8 weeks for the $50 credit or for the other 30k points?

I got the $50 credit. It was 6-8 weeks for the original 30k.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #144 on: June 11, 2012, 05:11:02 PM »
when signing up for chase united cards do i put in my original continental onepass number? or do i just keep it blank and merge it later  on?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #145 on: June 11, 2012, 05:29:56 PM »
If I currrently have two of these cards (CO & UA) and want to apply for this card again. Should I close the cards that I currently have?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #146 on: June 11, 2012, 05:34:31 PM »
I got my 55k miles and $50 within 2 weeks

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #147 on: June 11, 2012, 11:29:24 PM »
I got my 55k miles and $50 within 2 weeks

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #148 on: June 12, 2012, 12:32:36 AM »
when signing up for chase united cards do i put in my original continental onepass number? or do i just keep it blank and merge it later  on?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #149 on: June 14, 2012, 06:08:15 PM »
if i close my credit card will i loose my miles posted to my account or it won't harm?
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