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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 #795 on: December 05, 2012, 10:07:52 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.

When I first log into my old FF # A/C it  shows no offer. When I refresh by clicking on my account it shows the 30K " your in " offer . Why would it offer the UA MPE if it was linked to my new card ?

And the  card that this FF# was linked to has been cancelled.
New FF # should be linked with new  FF #

Just checked new account And it shows first bag checked free and refreshing shows offer to join
United mileage dining. I Think the new account is linked to new UA MPE card.

Do I Still have extra award availabilty associated with the old FF # only .
 
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #796 on: December 05, 2012, 06:26:25 PM »
I did not use Explorer card to buy my ticket. Do I still have the benefit to enjoy the first check bag for free? From the websites, I read the ticket have to purchase by the Explorer card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #797 on: December 05, 2012, 09:02:56 PM »
Did anyone recently get matched to the 55k offer?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #798 on: December 06, 2012, 12:22:22 AM »
Did anyone recently get matched to the 55k offer?
Yes, tons of people.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #799 on: December 06, 2012, 12:22:52 AM »
I did not use Explorer card to buy my ticket. Do I still have the benefit to enjoy the first check bag for free? From the websites, I read the ticket have to purchase by the Explorer card.
If you're primary it shouldn't be necessary.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #800 on: December 06, 2012, 12:44:03 AM »
Yes, tons of people.
i sent a SM, I'll report back. Thnx
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #801 on: December 09, 2012, 02:00:38 PM »
How does it work with merging two UA accounts, I have bonus points from a 2bm in separate accounts but do not want to risk them taking it away on the merger. Is there any risk?

Also in general do they check on miles from the same promo etc being put into 2 accounts?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #802 on: December 09, 2012, 02:09:09 PM »
How does it work with merging two UA accounts, I have bonus points from a 2bm in separate accounts but do not want to risk them taking it away on the merger. Is there any risk?

Also in general do they check on miles from the same promo etc being put into 2 accounts?
No.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #803 on: December 10, 2012, 07:56:08 AM »
Question. Both me and hubby have the UA mileage plus card. It is coming up for the annual fee. Best advice?  If we cancel the card do we lose the mileage?  I can see paying the fee for one card as I like the free bags. Should we cancel and reapply at a later time. Or ask yo be downgraded to non fee card?  Can you transfer mileage from one Ffb to another in same family? 

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Re: Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #804 on: December 10, 2012, 07:58:52 AM »
Question. Both me and hubby have the UA mileage plus card. It is coming up for the annual fee. Best advice?  If we cancel the card do we lose the mileage?  I can see paying the fee for one card as I like the free bags. Should we cancel and reapply at a later time. Or ask yo be downgraded to non fee card?  Can you transfer mileage from one Ffb to another in same family?
You will not lose the miles when cancelling your card. Why not apply for a different Chase card? or transfer the credit line, close em down and reapply (with a new FFN) ? More points. No fee.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #805 on: December 10, 2012, 11:14:12 AM »
Quote from: SM
Dear Red,

We?re writing in response to your recent question about
your United MileagePlus® credit card account.

We reviewed your account and see you recently opened a new
United MileagePlus credit card account, which offers bonus
miles after your first purchase using the new card.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive the bonus
miles since you received a similar offer in the past. Here
is additional information to help explain the enrollment
bonus:

?The terms and conditions associated with the credit card
indicate that the one-time offer is only for first-time
United MileagePlus cardmembers with a new account.
?Since you received 50,000 in **** 2012 on your
previous account ending in ****, you are not considered a
first time cardmember.
?Based on this information, this new account is not able
to receive the enrollment bonus miles.

Thank you for being our customer. We appreciate your
business.

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

Thank you,
:'( And yes I did create a new FF# that was not combined with an old one.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #806 on: December 10, 2012, 11:19:08 AM »
If you used a new FFN you'll still get the points automatically.  Same thing happened to jewda IIRC.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #807 on: December 10, 2012, 11:24:26 AM »
If you used a new FFN you'll still get the points automatically.  Same thing happened to jewda IIRC.
Yea, I'm hoping I still get the base points but it seems it's a no go for the extra 25k + $50.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #808 on: December 10, 2012, 11:27:26 AM »
Yea, I'm hoping I still get the base points but it seems it's a no go for the extra 25k + $50.
I'd write a new SM after getting the signup points.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #809 on: December 10, 2012, 11:32:09 AM »
I'd write a new SM after getting the signup points.
Oh I definitely will, but I'm not that optimistic about getting it. Nu nu, you win some you lose some (there's always next time).