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So what do you get for having the card? These incredibly sweet benefits:
-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


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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 #1560 on: July 15, 2018, 06:09:02 PM »
IIRC you'd have to buy full-fare tickets for this benefit.
anyplace where we can see more details about this from Chase or United directly?

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1561 on: July 16, 2018, 11:29:02 AM »
IIRC you'd have to buy full-fare tickets for this benefit.
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anyplace where we can see more details about this from Chase or United directly?
its in the T&C, ill try and find it for you

https://www.comparecards.com/blog/how-to-use-the-2-for-1-business-first-benefit-of-the-united-club-and-presidential-plus/

You must buy a Ďfull fareí ĎJí class ticket (the most expensive available) to get the 2 for 1 deal. Sometimes itís more expensive to buy one ĎJí class ticket than two discounted business class tickets
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1562 on: July 16, 2018, 11:50:23 AM »
I believe there also has to be a  seat open in a specific fare bucket for the companion as well. IINM it was "Z"
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1563 on: July 16, 2018, 11:58:32 AM »
I believe there also has to be a  seat open in a specific fare bucket for the companion as well. IINM it was "Z"
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1564 on: October 07, 2018, 09:25:00 AM »
Thought I remembered seeing something, but can't find it now. Does this card get 25% off in flight purchases?
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1565 on: October 07, 2018, 09:29:39 AM »
Thought I remembered seeing something, but can't find it now. Does this card get 25% off in flight purchases?
MPE has 25% inflight savings, I don't seem to see it listed as a club benefit
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1566 on: October 31, 2018, 11:12:56 AM »
if you buy a economy seat will you be able to upgrade with miles or any other way because of the card?

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1567 on: October 31, 2018, 11:22:35 AM »
if you buy a economy seat will you be able to upgrade with miles or any other way because of the card?
This card has nothing to do with purchasing upgrades.

IIRC Dan said that in order to be eligible for Complimentary upgrades on award tickets, you must have the card.

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1568 on: November 01, 2018, 02:18:23 PM »
Only reporting back, I open the card with the $2k/40k, and I send last week a secure message saying that I got a 50k offer by mail if they could match, they answer, they will but need to spend $3k.  ;D

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1569 on: November 02, 2018, 03:18:12 AM »
tried searching this thread but could not find the answer

is this card subject to 5/24?

and if i book a ticket with ua i get 2 free bags?
so me and dw can travel with a total of 6 bags from ewr to tlv?
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1570 on: November 02, 2018, 05:51:39 AM »


tried searching this thread but could not find the answer

is this card subject to 5/24?

and if i book a ticket with ua i get 2 free bags?
so me and dw can travel with a total of 6 bags from ewr to tlv?
thanks

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1571 on: November 02, 2018, 06:52:20 AM »
tried searching this thread but could not find the answer

is this card subject to 5/24?
Yes*

and if i book a ticket with ua i get 2 free bags?
Yes,but in total 2 free bags for a basic economy ticket.

so me and dw can travel with a total of 6 bags from ewr to tlv? Nope. Only on a domestic flight will you get a free bag,while on an international flight your already getting a free carry on and bag, so the card doesnt get you anything more.

thanks
See above.

Thought I remembered seeing something, but can't find it now. Does this card get 25% off in flight purchases?
Yup just took a flight last week the wifi was refunded 25%.
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1572 on: November 02, 2018, 07:29:43 AM »

Yes. No. No.
thanks
so whats the baggage benefits?

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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1573 on: November 02, 2018, 07:39:06 AM »
thanks
so whats the baggage benefits?
If you pay for a UA ticket with this card, you will get 2 free bags for yourself and one other person on your itinerary. A total of 4 free bags.
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Re: United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #1574 on: November 02, 2018, 07:39:10 AM »
thanks
so whats the baggage benefits?
Its 2 bags not 2 extra bags. So 4 for the 2 of you.
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