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United MileagePlus Explorer Guide to Benefits

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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 #1050 on: February 13, 2013, 11:06:12 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.
FYI, i found this on FT
https://www.chase.com/online/Credit-Cards/united-mileageplus-awards.htm

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1051 on: February 13, 2013, 11:34:41 AM »
Why?
I tried it recently for me and another applicant, had a very bad experience.
They didn't accept any explanation why I closed an applied again.
The denial letter even had the last 4 digits of the closed card as the reference number...
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1052 on: February 13, 2013, 11:40:39 AM »
I tried it recently for me and another applicant, had a very bad experience.
They didn't accept any explanation why I closed an applied again.
The denial letter even had the last 4 digits of the closed card as the reference number...

i just applied, il keep u posted

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1053 on: February 13, 2013, 11:53:35 AM »
FYI, i found this on FT
https://www.chase.com/online/Credit-Cards/united-mileageplus-awards.htm

Do you mean to click on the Explorer and One pass plus showing a Mileage Plus explorer that is not a  Visa Signature . That link  refers to  Continental and if I click on it , it brings me to MPE Visa Signature 30k Card app.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1054 on: February 13, 2013, 12:42:29 PM »
Do you mean to click on the Explorer and One pass plus showing a Mileage Plus explorer that is not a  Visa Signature . That link  refers to  Continental and if I click on it , it brings me to MPE Visa Signature 30k Card app.

i was just giving the link to the card i was discussing in my last post.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1055 on: February 13, 2013, 12:44:53 PM »
Same problem as you John, requested accounts to be combined almost a month ago and they never were.  Also sent in a message requesting they combine them manually a week ago, but I haven't heard back.  Name/address's are identical.  Let me know if you make any headway with it.
I combined 2 accounts a while back via a message. It took 2 months for United to get back to me.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1056 on: February 13, 2013, 02:28:39 PM »
Why?
During recon wouldn't the rep ask you why you closed your card yesterday?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1057 on: February 13, 2013, 02:47:56 PM »
During recon wouldn't the rep ask you why you closed your card yesterday?

 Do not think they will ask , if they do-- tell them i applied for the new card so that i can keep my expenses that i  help support my mother -- apart from my expenses---makes it easy to share   with my----brother ,sister, uncle, aunt -u pick 

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1058 on: February 14, 2013, 06:04:45 AM »
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.
No you could still get the bonus.
I actually have 2 open cards right now 1 milageplus + milageplus explorer!
And I got the second bonus as well!

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1059 on: February 14, 2013, 10:45:29 AM »
No you could still get the bonus.
I actually have 2 open cards right now 1 milageplus + milageplus explorer!
And I got the second bonus as well!

You just sent in separate applications and got both cards + sign up bonus?  Does the same concept work across other cards? E.g. Citi Platinum Select VISA and Citi Gold AA visa?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1060 on: February 14, 2013, 04:48:13 PM »
You just sent in separate applications and got both cards + sign up bonus?  Does the same concept work across other cards? E.g. Citi Platinum Select VISA and Citi Gold AA visa?
NO I downgraded my UMPE card to a UMP card when the first annual fee hit my account and then applied for a UMPE card and got it

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1061 on: February 14, 2013, 09:12:05 PM »
NO I downgraded my UMPE card to a UMP card when the first annual fee hit my account and then applied for a UMPE card and got it

Didn't know you could do that. 

On a separate note, I just got off the phone with Chase Sapphire Preferred and tried to get 5K points for adding an authorized signee to the account.  I told the woman I'd seen an advert for it (which, in honesty, I thought I had).

The woman responded in a tone rich with "I'm answering this call tonight, V-Day, because I'm single, overweight and hate the world" that Chase Sapphire did not offer such a bonus, and that I must be talking about the United Explorer card (which we signed up for simultaneously). 

Any tips for dealing with reps on the phone?  I get the feeling their main objective is to make sure we get as few points as possible.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1062 on: February 14, 2013, 09:22:45 PM »
Didn't know you could do that. 

On a separate note, I just got off the phone with Chase Sapphire Preferred and tried to get 5K points for adding an authorized signee to the account.  I told the woman I'd seen an advert for it (which, in honesty, I thought I had).

The woman responded in a tone rich with "I'm answering this call tonight, V-Day, because I'm single, overweight and hate the world" that Chase Sapphire did not offer such a bonus, and that I must be talking about the United Explorer card (which we signed up for simultaneously). 

Any tips for dealing with reps on the phone?  I get the feeling their main objective is to make sure we get as few points as possible.
When you get someone in a bad mood, just excuse yourself and HUCA.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1063 on: February 14, 2013, 09:33:07 PM »
When you get someone in a bad mood, just excuse yourself and HUCA.
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You can usually figure out who you are dealing with in 30 seconds.
I just say OMG a client just came in, I'll call you back in a sec!  ;) Which I do!  ;D ;D
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1064 on: February 14, 2013, 09:53:43 PM »
+1
You can usually figure out who you are dealing with in 30 seconds.
I just say OMG a client just came in, I'll call you back in a sec!  ;) Which I do!  ;D ;D

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