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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 #1035 on: February 13, 2013, 09:45:05 AM »
when churning the united card, i close my card make a new ff# apply for a new card and put in my new ff#? anything else?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1036 on: February 13, 2013, 10:03:51 AM »
Nope. GL!
I wouldn't recommend applying for a second right after closing the first one.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1037 on: February 13, 2013, 10:07:41 AM »
I wouldn't recommend applying for a second right after closing the first one.
Why?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1038 on: February 13, 2013, 10:12:35 AM »
Why?
+1 @dan so is that the move?... i churned my SP a while ago and applied the same day i closed it and it worked

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1039 on: February 13, 2013, 10:19:12 AM »
1 more q.... if i apply for the united biz card do i need to make a new ff# or since its a biz card i dont have to

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1040 on: February 13, 2013, 10:45:08 AM »
1 more q.... if i apply for the united biz card do i need to make a new ff# or since its a biz card i dont have to

you do not need a new number

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1041 on: February 13, 2013, 10:53:04 AM »
you do not need a new number

isnt it safer tho to just make a new one?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1042 on: February 13, 2013, 10:53:59 AM »
you do not need a new number
You sure about that?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1043 on: February 13, 2013, 10:56:55 AM »
my yearly fee is due on the explorer card. on my last card, i just closed down my account and shifted the credit line over. this time, i sm'd chase about the fee and they offered to downgrade me to the no annual fee united mileage plus awards card. i i find very little mention of this card anywhere, and it seems that you cannot just apply for it. i have some questions regarding the benefits on it. anyone have some knowledge of this card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1044 on: February 13, 2013, 10:57:50 AM »
You sure about that?
the business card is a different product ,therefore, it does not have any bearing on your regular explorer card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1045 on: February 13, 2013, 10:57:53 AM »
my yearly fee is due on the explorer card. on my last card, i just closed down my account and shifted the credit line over. this time, i sm'd chase about the fee and they offered to downgrade me to the no annual fee united mileage plus awards card. i i find very little mention of this card anywhere, and it seems that you cannot just apply for it. i have some questions regarding the benefits on it. anyone have some knowledge of this card?

Last time I ASKED for them to downgrade me and they told me there was no such card. I love Chase.

I think it earns 1 point for every $2 spent.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1046 on: February 13, 2013, 11:01:33 AM »
the business card is a different product ,therefore, it does not have any bearing on your regular explorer card.

dif product yes, but same ff# so they arent gona say that i already got the miles?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1047 on: February 13, 2013, 11:03:28 AM »
Last time I ASKED for them to downgrade me and they told me there was no such card. I love Chase.

I think it earns 1 point for every $2 spent.
that is correct. my question is, if i downgrade the card. would having this product "disqualify" me from getting the explorer bonus again? i know many people have gotten the bonus more than once, but im assuming that was with no active consumer united cards open.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1048 on: February 13, 2013, 11:04:06 AM »
dif product yes, but same ff# so they arent gona say that i already got the miles?
no, you are officially able to apply for each product with the same FF# at least once.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1049 on: February 13, 2013, 11:04:10 AM »
the business card is a different product ,therefore, it does not have any bearing on your regular explorer card.
+1, IME.
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