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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 #780 on: December 04, 2012, 04:07:54 PM »
Got new MileagePlus Explorer Card with new FF#. Any reason why I should merge my miles from old FF# to this one (like do I get more award saver availability with card)? Or just move new miles to old account? Thanks

Award Availabilty shows before you enter your FF number so should make no difference

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #781 on: December 04, 2012, 04:13:11 PM »
Award Availabilty shows before you enter your FF number so should make no difference
You get more saver availability when you search logged in to an account linked to a UAMPE Chase card.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #782 on: December 04, 2012, 04:15:50 PM »
You get more saver availability when you search logged in to an account linked to a UAMPE Chase card.

Now you tell me . Are you certain?  I always remain anonymous  till I find something then log in

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #783 on: December 04, 2012, 04:32:46 PM »
Now you tell me . Are you certain?  I always remain anonymous  till I find something then log in

It even says it by me before i log in that if I sign in Ill have more availability
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #784 on: December 04, 2012, 05:08:37 PM »
It even says it by me before i log in that if I sign in Ill have more availability

Im under the impression if u log in award is less avail
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #785 on: December 04, 2012, 05:19:19 PM »
Im under the impression if u log in award is less avail

Why would that be?
They want people to sign up...
It's not about the quantity of your posts.  It's about the quality.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #786 on: December 04, 2012, 05:23:25 PM »
Why would that be?
They want people to sign up...

but they want more ppl to pay!
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« Reply #787 on: December 04, 2012, 05:25:36 PM »
but they want more ppl to pay!

I hear that but its just not like that
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« Reply #788 on: December 04, 2012, 07:39:40 PM »
Im under the impression if u log in award is less avail
can confirm that's not true
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #789 on: December 04, 2012, 10:58:16 PM »
Now you tell me . Are you certain?  I always remain anonymous  till I find something then log in
Absolutely.
More Saver coach and more Standard coach/business/first availability for cardholders.
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« Reply #790 on: December 05, 2012, 12:36:50 AM »
Absolutely.
More Saver coach and more Standard coach/business/first availability for cardholders.
+1 I've experienced that many times
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #791 on: December 05, 2012, 03:57:02 AM »
Absolutely.
More Saver coach and more Standard coach/business/first availability for cardholders.


@ Dan . Where on the login does it ask for UA MPE card number? All it asks for is UA FF # . Are you saying your FF # shows whether you have an active UA MPE card ?

@ Rot UA site always IME gives you the points amount , and the option to buy the ticket once you have found what you want.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #792 on: December 05, 2012, 04:46:42 AM »

@ Dan . Where on the login does it ask for UA MPE card number? All it asks for is UA FF # . Are you saying your FF # shows whether you have an active UA MPE card ?
I know your question is directed to Dan, but let me also please answer your question.
Sure

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« Reply #793 on: December 05, 2012, 08:45:04 AM »
I know your question is directed to Dan, but let me also please answer your question.
Sure

Thanks. And so when card is cancelled inventory for old FF # drops.

So how do I link my old FF # That has the most miles to the new UA MPE card  ?

When I merge accounts will  it will be linked to new UA MPE automatically ?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #794 on: December 05, 2012, 09:20:24 AM »
The way to see if your UA account recognizes your MPE card is to see whether it shows up the 30k offer in your account.
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