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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 #330 on: August 07, 2012, 08:25:26 PM »
you can SM even before first purchase....

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Dear Menachem               ,

Thank you for contacting Chase about your United
MileagePlus� credit card account.

We are pleased to inform you that we have honored your
request and issued an additional 25,000 miles and $50.00
statement credit. These adjustments will be reflected on
your next billing statement.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Nakeya Patterson
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #331 on: August 07, 2012, 08:27:30 PM »
Any ideas of when to merge my two umpe and how?

I've done it in the past but not sure if i did it right. . .

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #332 on: August 07, 2012, 08:30:39 PM »
Any ideas of when to merge my two umpe and how?

I've done it in the past but not sure if i did it right. . .


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #333 on: August 07, 2012, 08:36:23 PM »

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #334 on: August 07, 2012, 08:58:35 PM »
cc not ff#!

Thanks for the suggestion . .

MErge you credit cards?

What do you mean?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #335 on: August 07, 2012, 09:23:58 PM »
I'm pretty sure there's a difference between a) converting a card into another and b) horse-trading one card for another (which is what I think you suggested).

I think in the former, you'd have the same opening date, but not in the latter.

Can someone confirm that using Chase Recon to horse-trade does not keep the same open date?
United MileagePlus Explorer Card (MC) was my (wifes) first credit card .
the year is almost and i saw they charged me the 95$ annual fee .
i called chase and they told me they could downgrade it to a united reward cc that gives you 1 mile per 2$ spending  ???
was wondering if someone heard about this card before?

I never did this with Chase but when I did this with Citi, the line remained exactly the same with the same opening date etc. The only difference was which card I was carrying. They don't do any hard pull or anything of that matter, they simply issue a new card to the same line. It seemed to me from his lashon that this is what he was offered... I could very well be wrong though.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #336 on: August 07, 2012, 09:26:11 PM »
cc not ff#!

Thanks for the suggestion . .

Do you mean reallocating [part] of the line?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #337 on: August 07, 2012, 09:33:12 PM »
I never did this with Chase but when I did this with Citi, the line remained exactly the same with the same opening date etc. The only difference was which card I was carrying. They don't do any hard pull or anything of that matter, they simply issue a new card to the same line. It seemed to me from his lashon that this is what he was offered... I could very well be wrong though.

Ah, yes, so we're in agreement (at least with respect to converting/downgrading). Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #338 on: August 07, 2012, 09:38:53 PM »
MErge you credit cards?

What do you mean?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #339 on: August 07, 2012, 11:41:53 PM »
I never did this with Chase but when I did this with Citi, the line remained exactly the same with the same opening date etc. The only difference was which card I was carrying. They don't do any hard pull or anything of that matter, they simply issue a new card to the same line. It seemed to me from his lashon that this is what he was offered... I could very well be wrong though.
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Re: United explorer card and us airways world master card churning question.
« Reply #340 on: August 21, 2012, 02:41:07 PM »
I don't think the United explorer master card is available, so apply for the visa with a new mileage number. how often to apply im not sure.
Just to be sure i got you, I have the MPE Mastercard (originally a CO OPP) and and i want to, should i leave it open and apply for a new MPE Visa since they are not the same?
if yes for the FFN should i put the same, leave it blank, or make a new one and put it in?

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Re: United explorer card and us airways world master card churning question.
« Reply #341 on: August 21, 2012, 02:51:16 PM »
Just to be sure i got you, I have the MPE Mastercard (originally a CO OPP) and and i want to, should i leave it open and apply for a new MPE Visa since they are not the same?
if yes for the FFN should i put the same, leave it blank, or make a new one and put it in?
yes.
you can keep the same FF #
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #342 on: August 24, 2012, 01:43:20 PM »
i received the explorer and sm them and got 55k.  i spent 1k dollars on the card already.  i see united is giving out in the "earn up to 65k" link if you spent 1k dollars you receive 50k miles.  is there any thing i can do to receive more miles for spending 1k within 3 months? or since i already got the 55k miles i cant get anything else?
if anyone understands what im talking about and has tried it pls let me know
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #343 on: August 24, 2012, 01:53:54 PM »
i received the explorer and sm them and got 55k.  i spent 1k dollars on the card already.  i see united is giving out in the "earn up to 65k" link if you spent 1k dollars you receive 50k miles.  is there any thing i can do to receive more miles for spending 1k within 3 months? or since i already got the 55k miles i cant get anything else?
if anyone understands what im talking about and has tried it pls let me know

To receive more miles? Because you spent the 1K within 3 months? I doubt it.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #344 on: August 24, 2012, 01:56:54 PM »
is it even worth sm them? if yes what would i write?
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