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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 #285 on: July 26, 2012, 08:42:48 PM »
Last week Monday at around 9:33am
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #286 on: July 26, 2012, 08:47:54 PM »
Come on... are you really asking that question?
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« Reply #287 on: July 26, 2012, 08:48:16 PM »
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #288 on: July 26, 2012, 08:49:36 PM »
Come on... are you really asking that question?
is he really that immature, that I can't even ask if he's making a fool out of s/o for no reason?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #289 on: July 26, 2012, 08:52:50 PM »
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I have a good reason why I want to know when this changed, (I applied for someone since when I applied for myself), @meshugener, @Jewda, when did it change?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #290 on: July 26, 2012, 08:58:07 PM »
I have a good reason why I want to know when this changed, (I applied for someone since when I applied for myself), @meshugener, @Jewda, when did it change?
It doesnt make a diffrence
just got the united explorer. sm'd to be matched to 50k+5K+$50. they replied the standard "will forward to correct dept." and 2 days later got confirmation that matched. the $50 credit posted and I'm hoping the miles did too, my statement didnt close yet so none of the miles posted. btw is there a way to make this happen faster so I can use the miles in the next 2 weeks?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #291 on: July 27, 2012, 02:18:47 AM »
I have a good reason why I want to know when this changed, (I applied for someone since when I applied for myself), @meshugener, @Jewda, when did it change?

maybe just try sm ing them and ask if you can get the points, bec it might be harder to spen the 1k in 3 mionths,

OR just sign up with amazon payments
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #292 on: July 29, 2012, 12:12:38 AM »
maybe just try sm ing them and ask if you can get the points, bec it might be harder to spen the 1k in 3 mionths,

OR and then just sign up with amazon payments
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #293 on: August 05, 2012, 11:12:33 PM »
How do I know how much I have to spend b4 I get the miles?
I got the $50 credit butmthat it no sign up bonus....

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #294 on: August 05, 2012, 11:15:22 PM »
How do I know how much I have to spend b4 I get the miles?
I got the $50 credit butmthat it no sign up bonus....
you can just sm them and ask. Usually after the 1st billing cycle. You sure your looking at the right ff account? I've had it happen that they generate a generic one that I didn't know the log in info till I called and asked...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #295 on: August 05, 2012, 11:28:41 PM »
Yes its connected I can see my purchases....
Would u know if I need a special card to have lounge access or my cc is enough?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #296 on: August 05, 2012, 11:30:01 PM »
Yes its connected I can see my purchases....
Would u know if I need a special card to have lounge access or my cc is enough?
No lounge access, not unless you have the Club card or your flying business ( I believe)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #297 on: August 05, 2012, 11:40:25 PM »
So by showing them my united card allows me in?!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #298 on: August 05, 2012, 11:41:58 PM »
No lounge access, not unless you have the Club card or your flying business ( I believe)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #299 on: August 05, 2012, 11:43:40 PM »
So by showing them my united card allows me in?!
only if it's united CLUB card.
if it's united EXPLORER card (the one with $50 statement credit/55K miles signup bonus) you are NOT eligble to get into the lounge