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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 #345 on: August 30, 2012, 02:04:30 PM »
i got this offer today
+ 50,000   
Bonus after spending $1,000 in three months
+ 5,000   
Adding authorized user
+ 10,000   
Annual spending bonus

they are asking me to sign into my united accout before applying, should i do that? or do i apply as a new customer and then merge?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #346 on: August 30, 2012, 02:22:46 PM »
i got this offer today
+ 50,000   
Bonus after spending $1,000 in three months
+ 5,000   
Adding authorized user
+ 10,000   
Annual spending bonus

they are asking me to sign into my united accout before applying, should i do that? or do i apply as a new customer and then merge?
Apply through Dans link and send a secure message to be matched and you wont have to spend $1000
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #347 on: August 30, 2012, 02:29:09 PM »
Apply through Dans link and send a secure message to be matched and you wont have to spend $1000
and do i apply as a new customer of United???

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #348 on: August 30, 2012, 02:35:32 PM »
and do i apply as a new customer of United???
Yes.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #349 on: September 01, 2012, 03:03:39 PM »
When churning this card, you create a new United FF # and enter that each time you apply right?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #350 on: September 01, 2012, 03:25:30 PM »
When churning this card, you create a new United FF # and enter that each time you apply right?
Yup, every app gets a new FF#.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #351 on: September 02, 2012, 09:49:46 PM »
Can I get approved for a United card if I already have one? If not, should I call to cancel my existing one, shift the CL over to another card, and then apply for a new one? I'd appreciate a quick response, I have an AOR waiting on this.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #352 on: September 02, 2012, 09:50:44 PM »
Can I get approved for a United card if I already have one? If not, should I call to cancel my existing one, shift the CL over to another card, and then apply for a new one? I'd appreciate a quick response, I have an AOR waiting on this.

I believe you can but if it were me I'd transfer over the Credit line to a different Chase card, close the United and then apply.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #353 on: September 02, 2012, 09:55:01 PM »
Thanks. CMIIW, a card can be closed via SM, but a CL can not be shifted via SM.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #354 on: September 02, 2012, 10:22:29 PM »
Thanks. CMIIW, a card can be closed via SM, but a CL can not be shifted via SM.

Wrong. I just asked to move over my CL on two cards and close them down. No problem. Took less than an hour. Just be specific that you want to move your credit line over, not just your credit. Sometimes they misunderstand and reply " you have no balance yada yada".

It should work no problem.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #355 on: September 03, 2012, 12:33:02 PM »
what if someone doesnt have another chase cc...yet. only the united explorer. so no other cc to move CL to.  if i closed it and reapplied will the new cl be much lower or same?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #356 on: September 03, 2012, 12:51:11 PM »
Wrong. I just asked to move over my CL on two cards and close them down. No problem. Took less than an hour. Just be specific that you want to move your credit line over, not just your credit. Sometimes they misunderstand and reply " you have no balance yada yada".

It should work no problem.
You are correct, took 1 SM and 2 hours.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #357 on: September 03, 2012, 02:04:17 PM »
I believe you can but if it were me I'd transfer over the Credit line to a different Chase card, close the United and then apply.
How long to wait to apply after closing

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #358 on: September 03, 2012, 08:04:02 PM »
You are correct, took 1 SM and 2 hours.
which dept. did you send it too?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #359 on: September 04, 2012, 12:18:29 AM »
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