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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 #450 on: October 17, 2012, 11:22:44 PM »
@arid
Did you enter a new ff# when you applied?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #451 on: October 18, 2012, 10:05:33 AM »
Arid if you didn't apply with a new FFN then you're SOL.

If you applied with a new FFN, then you'll probably get the 30k automatically despite what the rep said.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #452 on: October 18, 2012, 03:11:35 PM »
Arid if you didn't apply with a new FFN then you're SOL.

If you applied with a new FFN, then you'll probably get the 30k automatically despite what the rep said.
i do not think i typed in any FF# on the app.
also does anyone have a recourse to such a letter?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #453 on: October 18, 2012, 03:49:40 PM »
Nope, you're out of luck

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #454 on: October 18, 2012, 10:56:32 PM »
A friend of mine mentioned that you could go into a Chase branch and they have the offer for 50k + 5k for adding an AU. I think there is a real spend for the points

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #455 on: October 18, 2012, 11:36:01 PM »
All links are now dead for this looks like :(

New offer is 30k after 1k spend and 5k after adding AU

The 65k offer doesn't even show up anymore in peoples mileage plus accounts that have miles in them.

This is still alive. Here are the steps.
1. Open a new mileage plus account.
2. Transfer 1000 miles from UR account.
3. Login to your new mileage plus account.
4. You may not see 65k link. You may still see only 30k link.
5. You press following link now, while you are logged in to your new account.
http://www.unitedexplorercard.com/premier

I did it. It opened new browser with all familiar 65k link. It worked for me. If you do steps not mentioned above, it may not open the same link.

Good luck !!!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #456 on: October 18, 2012, 11:57:19 PM »
A friend of mine mentioned that you could go into a Chase branch and they have the offer for 50k + 5k for adding an AU. I think there is a real spend for the points
You friends with compddd?  ;)
The UA 55k offer is now available only if you go into a Chase branch and apply in person.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #457 on: October 19, 2012, 12:12:04 AM »
This is still alive. Here are the steps.
1. Open a new mileage plus account.
2. Transfer 1000 miles from UR account.
3. Login to your new mileage plus account.
4. You may not see 65k link. You may still see only 30k link.
5. You press following link now, while you are logged in to your new account.
http://www.unitedexplorercard.com/premier

I did it. It opened new browser with all familiar 65k link. It worked for me. If you do steps not mentioned above, it may not open the same link.

Good luck !!!
Thanks for the info . HT?  ;)

Should work even with skipping steps 3 and 4. Did for me. Also step 2 could be would very well work with getting miles into the account through other means

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #458 on: October 19, 2012, 12:12:36 AM »
You friends with compddd?  ;)
Not enough of a friend that I read all his posts in other threads

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« Reply #459 on: October 19, 2012, 01:30:55 AM »
Thanks for the info . HT?  ;)

Should work even with skipping steps 3 and 4. Did for me. Also step 2 could be would very well work with getting miles into the account through other means

I had 3k miles in my account and I was seeing 30k offer until I clicked the premier link, worked then :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #460 on: October 19, 2012, 08:58:24 AM »
Thanks for the info . HT?  ;)

Should work even with skipping steps 3 and 4. Did for me. Also step 2 could be would very well work with getting miles into the account through other means
would it work with less then 1000 miles?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #461 on: October 19, 2012, 09:32:48 AM »
It seems to work at random now no matter how many miles

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« Reply #462 on: October 19, 2012, 09:42:01 AM »
Just did it.  No instant app.


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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #463 on: October 19, 2012, 10:47:42 AM »
Shows the reg. 30k app
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #464 on: October 19, 2012, 08:19:15 PM »
Shows the reg. 30k app

It may work at random, but it will guaranteed work, if you follow above mentioned 5 steps.