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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 #1095 on: February 19, 2013, 06:14:21 PM »
3rd?
What about 43rd?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1096 on: February 19, 2013, 06:16:13 PM »

Its shows up when I log into my United FF account, now that there is no card linked with it .
Rotates bewteen UA MPE , and UA Club  Card.

Anyone ever do a third UA with new # that wants to stand up ?
Just a side note, IME when it shows the 55k, you can also get the club fo 1st year free and vise versa.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1097 on: February 19, 2013, 07:37:03 PM »
Just a side note, IME when it shows the 55k, you can also get the club fo 1st year free and vise versa.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1098 on: February 19, 2013, 07:37:51 PM »
Maybe you just need more than 1K?
Who knows?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1099 on: February 19, 2013, 08:04:47 PM »
Anyone ever do a third UA with new # that wants to stand up ?
While i'm not at my 43rd yet like Dan ;), yes, i have done a "tad" more than 3...

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1100 on: February 19, 2013, 09:10:30 PM »
While i'm not at my 43rd yet like Dan ;), yes, i have done a "tad" more than 3...


Thanks guys . That's all I needed to know .  :)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1101 on: February 20, 2013, 09:50:43 AM »
How long does it take for the 5K authorized user points to post?  Does that authorized user have to first use the card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1102 on: February 20, 2013, 09:56:47 AM »
How long does it take for the 5K authorized user points to post?  Does that authorized user have to first use the card?
I think mine showed up on 2nd statement. And, the au does not have to use the card for u to get the bonus.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1103 on: February 20, 2013, 11:56:09 AM »
How long does it take for the 5K authorized user points to post?  Does that authorized user have to first use the card?
Mine posted I think before the the first statement closed.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1104 on: February 20, 2013, 12:00:42 PM »
Mine posted I think before the the first statement closed.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1105 on: February 20, 2013, 01:54:54 PM »
I think mine showed up on 2nd statement. And, the au does not have to use the card for u to get the bonus.
-1. The new applications say that 1 dollar has to be spent on the AU's card.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1106 on: February 20, 2013, 02:29:11 PM »
-1. The new applications say that 1 dollar has to be spent on the AU's card.
got bonuses on both mine and my wifes. One spent the 1$ one did not.  I hues as they say YMMV
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1107 on: February 20, 2013, 02:51:17 PM »
Awesome.  Thanks all.

How long does it take once you breach the $1K spend for the 50K miles to post?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1108 on: February 20, 2013, 03:01:57 PM »
got bonuses on both mine and my wifes. One spent the 1$ one did not.  I hues as they say YMMV
This is what they've written lately on their applications:

5,000 bonus miles
after you add an authorized user to your account and make a purchase with your card during the first 3 months as a Cardmember.*

They used to not write that - ONLY LATELY HAS THIS LANGUAGE APPEARED!!
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1109 on: February 20, 2013, 05:44:09 PM »
I'm new to the forum. Just want to clarify does FF# refer to frequent flyer number which is called mileageplus account with united? I can create a new mileage plus account with the same name and info?

And people have reported success with applying for another card under a different FF#. Does that mean that if I currently have a UA MPE card under one mileagle plus number, I can just apply again for another card under a different FF#? Wont they see that same person with same SSN already has that card?  I probably am misunderstanding something - would be grateful to someone who can clarify :)