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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 #1155 on: March 01, 2013, 09:42:46 AM »
When should I expect my points?
I hit the threshold before the statement closed 2 days ago.  SM'd, was matched, my $50 statement credit posted already and I paid the statement already. Both yesterday.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1156 on: March 01, 2013, 09:49:59 AM »
Question for you United MileagePlus cardholders --

The free baggage benefit is supposed to apply only when you've bought your plane tickets on the card (same for each of the MileagePlus card types).  Anyone ever succeed in showing up at the airport with the card, tickets were paid for on a different card, and getting the check-in agent to waive baggage fees due to the card?

If so, is it a YMMV situation, or is there a universal answer among the crowd here?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1157 on: March 01, 2013, 03:47:50 PM »
When should I expect my points?
I hit the threshold before the statement closed 2 days ago.  SM'd, was matched, my $50 statement credit posted already and I paid the statement already. Both yesterday.
I got the points on the next billing period.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1158 on: March 01, 2013, 03:51:11 PM »
I signed up for this card a few months ago and already got the Miles.
i received in the mail 2-one time passes, they are paper cards. Says on the back its a one time pass to United club.
If i dont plan on flying in the near future what should I do with them?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1159 on: March 01, 2013, 03:52:35 PM »
I signed up for this card a few months ago and already got the Miles.
i received in the mail 2-one time passes, they are paper cards. Says on the back its a one time pass to United club.
If i dont plan on flying in the near future what should I do with them?
Try to sell them for 15 bux

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1160 on: March 01, 2013, 04:18:38 PM »
I got the points on the next billing period.

Would they expedite them if asked?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1161 on: March 01, 2013, 04:45:53 PM »
Would they expedite them if asked?

prob not, chase isnt like amex, atleast from wat ive found

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1162 on: March 01, 2013, 09:22:06 PM »
Try to sell them for 15 bux

Sell them . I just gave 4 away for free . Sell to whom ?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1163 on: March 02, 2013, 07:41:32 PM »
It's not about the quantity of your posts.  It's about the quality.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1164 on: March 02, 2013, 07:45:41 PM »
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14043.0
That answers my question. Thanks. Anyone interested in 2 passes expire 1/31/14 PM me, $15 each.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1165 on: March 02, 2013, 10:31:50 PM »
Question for you United MileagePlus cardholders --

The free baggage benefit is supposed to apply only when you've bought your plane tickets on the card (same for each of the MileagePlus card types).  Anyone ever succeed in showing up at the airport with the card, tickets were paid for on a different card, and getting the check-in agent to waive baggage fees due to the card?

If so, is it a YMMV situation, or is there a universal answer among the crowd here?
I did it with a non functioning UA Club card about a month ago. Worked like a charm... ;)

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1166 on: March 03, 2013, 01:43:04 AM »
Would they expedite them if asked?
No.
When somebody thanks you for a favor you've done, respond "my pleasure", not "no problem".

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1167 on: March 03, 2013, 01:32:56 PM »
does anyone have the link for the UMPE MC or V for 55k+50.00?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1168 on: March 03, 2013, 01:40:26 PM »
does anyone have the link for the UMPE MC or V for 55k+50.00?

Doesn't exist. They will match it for you with a simple SM.

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1169 on: March 03, 2013, 01:42:29 PM »
You can match to it via SM easily.
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/unitedexplorer
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.