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So what do you get for having the card? These incredibly sweet benefits:
-Expanded award ticket availability
See DDMS for details, including here.
-Full United Club membership:
 This membership normally costs $395 per year for non-elites and itís the only club network that canít be accessed with the AMEX Platinum card or the Priority Pass lounge membership that comes with that card.
 A full United Club membership allows your entire family, or you and 2 guests, to enter hundreds of United and partner lounges worldwide, regardless of which airline you are flying of even if you are even flying at all!  Just show your membership card and youíre in!
 Here is a dreadfully incomplete list of lounges.  For example Iíve used my United membership card in Tel Aviv but theyíre not listed. 
-Unlimited Airport Terminal Access:  **ENDING AUGUST 2016**
 Another very nice benefit of being a full United Club member is that you can access the secured part of the airport even when youíre not flying! When I pick someone up from the airport I often like to meet them at the gate and surprise them and go for a free drink in the club. All you have to do is go to the checkin counter, show your United Club membership, and request a gate pass to get past security to access the lounge.
 This will work in any airport where there is a United or USAirways lounge.
 With free wifi, snacks, drinks, newspapers, magazines, and even showers and free ironing services in some locations, you can even make the United Club your new office if you wanted to!
 Or you can just take your kid past security to see the planes taking off when not rushing to a flight, just like in the pre 9/11 days.
 See here more detailes about this benefit.
-1.5 United Miles per dollar spent everywhere!
 This blows every other card out of the water. Youíll get 1.5 miles for every dollar you spend anywhere.  No other card out there offers anything near this earning rate on everyday purchases!  Even the great Starwood card earns an effective 1.25 miles per dollar spent and those canít be directly transferred to United (though they can be used on United via an airline like USAirways though they have harsher award policies), or the excellent Freedom card with checking offers 1.1 points per dollar spent on everyday purchases.
Itís not hard at all to get at least 1.8 cents value per mile (or much more than that), but at that rate itís a 2.7% rebate on everything you buy. Considering you can pay your federal income taxes for a 1.89% fee, you will be able to load up on miles the next time you pay taxes and be excited about getting a discounted vacation out of it!  It would come out to a cost of just 1.26 cents per United mile, which is an incredible bargain (A business class ticket to Europe is 100,000 miles with no fuel surcharges, so you would be paying just $1,260 for business to Europe or $1,512 for business to Israel or the Maldives), plus you may even be able to deduct the 1.89% fee!
You also earn 2 miles per dollar on United purchases, though that is beat by the 2.14 points per dollar offered by Sapphire Preferred.
-2 Free Checked Bags:
 You and one companion automatically get 2 free checked bags on United worldwide. If you bring 2 bags each thatís a savings of $240 domestically or a savings of $400 to most international destinations (Europe, Israel, Argentina, Asia, Australia, etc) on a round-trip.
Not only that but additional cards are free, and although additional cardholders donít automatically get 2 free bags like the primary cardholder, they will at the checkin counter by just showing the agent their United Club card. I have tested this out many times to confirm that this works. For a family of 4 with 8 checked bags you can split your itinerary into 2 after purchasing it, and then with 1 primary card and 1 additional card all 8 checked bags will be free, a savings of $480 domestically or $800 to most international destinations on a round-trip.
As the free luggage benefit can be attained by just showing a checkin agent your credit card, it will last until the cardís expiration date, which is 3 years from when you are approved.
-Premier Access and Boarding:
 Youíll get priority check-in, priority baggage handling (your bags will arrive ahead of the general publicís), and priority security line access.
 Plus you will board at the same time as Premier Silver elite members, ahead of Explorer cardholders, ahead of families with children, and way ahead of the general public, so that you will have plenty of space for your carry-ons.
-Waived Award Expedite/Close-In Fees:
 Those pesky $75 per passenger fees for booking an award ticket within 21 days (which is right when the best award availability starts to open up) are automatically waived for cardholders!
-No foreign Transaction fees:
 Get the best rates and pay no exchange rate fees.
-Hertz President's Circle Status:
 Cardmembers get President's Circle status at Hertz. After getting the card, register at https://hertzstatus.mileageplus.com/
-Hyatt Platinum Elite Status:
 Cardmembers get Platinum status at Hyatt, giving them free internet, upgrades, and bonus points. After getting the card, register at https://hyattstatus.mileageplus.com
As with the Explorer card, you also get these benefits:
-Primary CDW Rental Car Insurance:
 Almost all credit cards only offer secondary CDW rental car insurance, meaning that you must first file a claim with your personal insurance which will affect your rates. The United consumers cards cover accidents without the need to make any claim with your personal insurance and should definitely be your go-to card for all car rentals outside of Israel.
-Premier upgrades on award tickets:
 Premier members will be eligible for upgrades by being a United cardholder.
-Non-expiring miles:
 As long as youíre a United cardholder your miles will never expire.
-Last-Seat Standard Awards:
 As long as thereís a seat on the plane youíll be able to use double miles for it. This level is now capacity controlled for general members.
-Other protections:
 -Travel Accident Insurance
 -Emergency Assistance
 -Trip Cancellation Insurance
 -Lost Luggage Reimbursement
 -Delayed Luggage Reimbursement
 -Delayed Trip Reimbursement
 -Extended Warranty Protection
 -Price Drop Protection
 -Purchase Protection
 -Return Protection
 -Worldwide Emergency Card Replacement


Source
Getting the AF waived After being approved for the card, you could SM and ask for the AF to be waived for the first year.

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1480 on: January 09, 2017, 03:01:11 PM »
Where can I find the signup link for this card? I don't see it on credit cards.com
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1481 on: January 27, 2017, 01:40:49 PM »
Just got notice; devalue from 1.5 points per dollar down to 1 point per $2 dollars spent.

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1482 on: May 10, 2017, 01:06:55 PM »
Any way to get the club card benefits when booking thru chase rewards the billing is from chase travel not united?
2) if you pay for luggage with the club card will that give u the benefits?

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1483 on: May 10, 2017, 01:53:30 PM »
Any way to get the club card benefits when booking thru chase rewards the billing is from chase travel not united?
2) if you pay for luggage with the club card will that give u the benefits?
Pay a few cents with your united card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1484 on: May 10, 2017, 02:21:12 PM »
Pay a few cents with your united card.
would that work also when booking with amex travel?

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1485 on: May 10, 2017, 03:05:10 PM »
would that work also when booking with amex travel?
It should AFAIK.

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1486 on: May 10, 2017, 03:10:18 PM »
would that work also when booking with amex travel?
Its billed from chase travel not as united so doesnt gt the benfits needs to be billed from united

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1487 on: May 10, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »
It should AFAIK.
I meant when paying with points. they let you split bill it?

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1488 on: May 10, 2017, 03:12:48 PM »
Pay a few cents with your united card.

Its billed by chase travel not from united and needs to be from united to gt the benefits so doesnt help to put some on your cc

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1489 on: May 10, 2017, 04:53:43 PM »

Its billed by chase travel not from united and needs to be from united to gt the benefits so doesnt help to put some on your cc
Ah, Thought you asked a question, didn't realize you came to lecture us. My bad.

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1490 on: May 10, 2017, 05:32:34 PM »
Ah, Thought you asked a question, didn't realize you came to lecture us. My bad.
Sry about that wasnt tryin to lecture just i did as u advised and it didnt work was hoping for some more help

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1491 on: May 12, 2017, 10:52:30 AM »
I was reading through the wiki for some information, and it seems a bit out of date, would someone be so kind as to update? TIA
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1492 on: August 08, 2017, 01:02:36 AM »
So do AU get all the same benefits as the primary?

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1493 on: August 08, 2017, 01:44:19 AM »
More like none.
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1494 on: October 19, 2017, 11:13:02 AM »
Any idea when the close in booking fee waiver kicks in after being approved?

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1495 on: October 23, 2017, 11:43:01 AM »
I know this place might be wrong one to post, but could'nt find suitable thread.

I booked during AC glitch for a year out, and now BH my wife is pregnant, and leg home is week 37 (officialy AC doesn't let fly past week 36)

I booked it with a UA Club Card, will the travel protection grant me a refund due to pregnancy?

TIA

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1496 on: October 23, 2017, 12:48:52 PM »
From t&c

benefit does not apply to a Covered Loss caused directly or
indirectly from the Insured Person or Traveling Companion:
ē traveling against the advice of a Physician
ē traveling while on a waiting list for specified medical treatment
ē traveling for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment; or traveling
in the third trimester (seventh month or after) of pregnancy
ē traveling with a Pre-Existing Condition


It's unclear since it's not pre-existing so maybe they will cover but I don't think anyone could tell you unless they had the same exact experience. You should call and ask.


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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1497 on: October 24, 2017, 10:10:14 PM »
Any idea when the close in booking fee waiver kicks in after being approved?

Happened on MS, so it was about 4 days later. The UA club benefit showed up same day.

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1498 on: November 15, 2017, 12:33:39 PM »
I had the UA club card but cancelled it about a month ago as i didnt want to pay the AF again.
im regretting it now because i lost out on the expanded UA award avail and the booking fee waiver.

Can i re-apply now for say an explorer card with a lower annual fee and get the sign up bonus if i just had the club card and cancelled it? That would get me the expanded award avail, but not the booking fee waiver.
Any other ideas? im assuming i cant re-apply for the club card.

ETA: how long do i have to wait to apply again for the UA club card?
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1499 on: November 15, 2017, 01:19:05 PM »
You might be able to reopen the card within a certain timeframe, PUTPAC.