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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 #690 on: November 08, 2012, 09:58:02 PM »
will it help to ask them to link it to a new ffn?

Been there, tried that. Ended up alerting the airline (PMUA in my case) that you have two accts, in my case they consolidated them.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #691 on: November 11, 2012, 06:21:11 PM »
How long does it usually take after meeting spend for the 55k miles to post? Or do they not post until after your statement closes?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #692 on: November 11, 2012, 06:25:17 PM »
How long does it usually take after meeting spend for the 55k miles to post? Or do they not post until after your statement closes?
when statement closes.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #693 on: November 11, 2012, 06:38:57 PM »
A few days after statement closes.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #694 on: November 12, 2012, 08:44:36 AM »
Mine posted with in the week of my first spend
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #695 on: November 12, 2012, 09:33:18 AM »
Opened up a new ffn in order to churn the card for a second time - after the points post do I want to contact United (to combine my two ffn's) or Chase (to permanently switch the ffn that miles get deposited to)?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #696 on: November 12, 2012, 09:34:18 AM »
Mine posted with in the week of my first spend
That means your statement must of closed right after your spend , the points only get generated and transferred when the statement closes

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #697 on: November 12, 2012, 09:35:03 AM »
That means your statement must of closed right after your spend , the points only get generated and transferred when the statement closes

This makes the most sense.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #698 on: November 12, 2012, 09:37:13 AM »
This makes the most sense.
Its a fact , not just something that makes sense ;D

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #699 on: November 12, 2012, 09:38:00 AM »
Its a fact , not just something that makes sense ;D
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #700 on: November 12, 2012, 09:38:57 AM »
So what?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #701 on: November 12, 2012, 09:53:33 AM »
Its a fact , not just something that makes sense ;D


A lot of things that make sense are facts ! They are not mutually exclusive  :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #702 on: November 12, 2012, 09:54:32 AM »
Opened up a new ffn in order to churn the card for a second time - after the points post do I want to contact United (to combine my two ffn's) or Chase (to permanently switch the ffn that miles get deposited to)?
None. You can combine the two ffn yourself in your united account
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #703 on: November 12, 2012, 10:09:11 AM »
You sound like meshugener now.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #704 on: November 12, 2012, 10:44:53 AM »
This makes the most sense.

Ya. I think ur right
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