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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 #1200 on: March 04, 2013, 05:30:31 PM »
ha gufa!

i downgraded bec i was hit with the AF 3 days ago, as mier613 pointed put i have 30 days. so i just downgraded to use it as leverage bec i have a great reason why i want SP - no forex fees. i also downgraded bec i am able to keep my UR points in that card as well

But don't you want to close it? When you close it and get a new SP opened you'll lose the points, no?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1201 on: March 04, 2013, 05:33:04 PM »
But don't you want to close it? When you close it and get a new SP opened you'll lose the points, no?
why should i want it closed? meaning i might just keep it open (unless i do need it for leverage, then i will transfer the points) but i might not even sign up for a new one if i get the IB, IP, and UA...esp if my sapphire is still a WMC
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1202 on: March 04, 2013, 05:33:36 PM »
why should i want it closed? meaning i might just keep it open (unless i do need it for leverage, then i will transfer the points) but i might not even sign up for a new one if i get the IB, IP, and UA...esp if my sapphire is still a WMC

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1203 on: March 04, 2013, 05:34:11 PM »
why should i want it closed? meaning i might just keep it open (unless i do need it for leverage, then i will transfer the points) but i might not even sign up for a new one if i get the IB, IP, and UA...esp if my sapphire is still a WMC
Do you know if they will approve a SP if you have a regular Sapphire?
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1204 on: March 04, 2013, 05:38:04 PM »
So I wanted to merge my CL from my Explorer card to my SP but they wont let me do the full amount, and they say if they cancel the card then I might lose the UA miles earned through the card. Will this actually happen or how can I go about transferring all the credit to my SP and how should I close the card. Thanks
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1205 on: March 04, 2013, 05:40:16 PM »
Do you know if they will approve a SP if you have a regular Sapphire?
why not? first of all ones WMC and the new one would be a visa. second there completly 2 diff cards

So I wanted to merge my CL from my Explorer card to my SP but they wont let me do the full amount, and they say if they cancel the card then I might lose the UA miles earned through the card. Will this actually happen or how can I go about transferring all the credit to my SP and how should I close the card. Thanks
i dont think thats true. you wont loose ur points, bec there not on the explrer card but on ur ffn! and sm them, it might work!
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1206 on: March 04, 2013, 05:43:55 PM »
why not? first of all ones WMC and the new one would be a visa. second there completly 2 diff cards
Doesnt make a difference.  They dont approve one Visa and one MC anymore.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1207 on: March 04, 2013, 05:44:35 PM »
Doesnt make a difference.  They dont approve one Visa and one MC anymore.
ok wll see. whats with ur cap1
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1208 on: March 04, 2013, 06:12:12 PM »
regarding downgrading from UMPE to mileageplus regular, when I called they told me I wasn't elligible to do that b/c I didn't have the card for a year, and they can't change the terms w/in the first yr of the card.

should I just HUCA or is that rly the policy? What have been your experiences

anyone have an answer for this?
and if they don't let me downgrade, is there an option of converting it to a different card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1209 on: March 06, 2013, 08:21:55 AM »
I recently closed my old explorer mc to get the visa version approved with a new ff#, the bonus points posted and i sm'd for the 55k+$50, they answered that theyre fwding my request and i should hear back within a week. its been 2 days and still no reply, anything to do/ be concerned about?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1210 on: March 06, 2013, 08:23:00 AM »
I recently closed my old explorer mc to get the visa version approved with a new ff#, the bonus points posted and i sm'd for the 55k+$50, they answered that theyre fwding my request and i should hear back within a week. its been 2 days and still no reply, anything to do/ be concerned about?

Nope, just sit and wait :)
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1211 on: March 06, 2013, 08:23:21 AM »
I recently closed my old explorer mc to get the visa version approved with a new ff#, the bonus points posted and i sm'd for the 55k+$50, they answered that theyre fwding my request and i should hear back within a week. its been 2 days and still no reply, anything to do/ be concerned about?
Is 2 days longer than a week?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1212 on: March 06, 2013, 08:28:53 AM »
I recently closed my old explorer mc to get the visa version approved
are there different links to get either a mastercard or visa?

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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1213 on: March 06, 2013, 01:54:00 PM »
Is 2 days longer than a week?
my question wasnt if 2 days is longer then a week. It was is there anything to be concerned about cuz when i did it for my wife it posted that day/anything to do to accelerate it. Sorry for not spelling it out for you. ::)
Nope, just sit and wait :)
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are there different links to get either a mastercard or visa?
i had the mc from when they converted my continental to united.
THey just replied that theyre gonna give them to me  big thanx to red for all of his help.
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Re: United MileagePlus Explorer Card
« Reply #1214 on: March 08, 2013, 11:57:34 AM »
What exactly do i have to do to get the 50$ statement credit and the additional bonus points?