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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.
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-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: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #240 on: June 21, 2012, 01:25:57 AM »
i just recieved my card finally in the mail. how does the presidential work (avis) i just rent a car and show them my card and i will automatically get upgraded?  also what about lounges and such? is there supposed to be a membership card i should recieve as well?
For Avis call this number 7576872008 just tell them your have united club card give them your wizard number and they automatically update your status. For Hyatt I couldn't get a specific Number so I just called the regular 800 and asked for a supervisor who did it for me, that took about a day to post on my account... This took many phone calls to united club card cs to find out...
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #241 on: June 21, 2012, 08:05:37 AM »
i dont have a wizard number.
also with the club card and explorer card - did i recieve 2 new onepass/united numbers or there the same?
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #242 on: June 21, 2012, 09:03:03 AM »
i dont have a wizard number.
also with the club card and explorer card - did i recieve 2 new onepass/united numbers or there the same?
So create a wizard number, then call them.
If you put the same United number on the app then its the same.
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #243 on: June 21, 2012, 05:45:28 PM »
I wouldn't assume that. You cannot currently apply for a DC card in the US, only grandfathered cardholders have them.
Only the Professional Card dropped AA, the Corporate card can still transfer to AA
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #244 on: June 21, 2012, 10:59:44 PM »
I just got approved on my united club card 2 days ago received the card yesterday.  I called chase to reconsider my ba 100k (50 k. +50 k the 2nd year ) after 3 HUCA they finally approved me but she said I have to close the ucc  ( i applied for my first cc less then a year ago got approved for 6! Chase cc 1.continental 2.united 3. Sapphire visa 4. Sapphire master 5.freedom 6.the new united cc and I never had a cc before!   ) does someone know if the having the card also if it's canceled still gives me free luggage or do they swipe it in the airport?  Also how big of a chance is it that I will get the united club membership card or could I access with the cc?

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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #245 on: June 21, 2012, 11:02:20 PM »
I just got approved on my united club card 2 days ago received the card yesterday.  I called chase to reconsider my ba 100k (50 k. +50 k the 2nd year ) after 3 HUCA they finally approved me but she said I have to close the ucc  ( i applied for my first cc less then a year ago got approved for 6! Chase cc 1.continental 2.united 3. Sapphire visa 4. Sapphire master 5.freedom 6.the new united cc and I never had a cc before!   ) does someone know if the having the card also if it's canceled still gives me free luggage or do they swipe it in the airport?  Also how big of a chance is it that I will get the united club membership card or could I access with the cc?
You should get free baggage. But you won't get into the club. Of course YMMV
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« Reply #246 on: June 21, 2012, 11:04:38 PM »
I just got approved on my united club card 2 days ago received the card yesterday.  I called chase to reconsider my ba 100k (50 k. +50 k the 2nd year ) after 3 HUCA they finally approved me but she said I have to close the ucc  ( i applied for my first cc less then a year ago got approved for 6! Chase cc 1.continental 2.united 3. Sapphire visa 4. Sapphire master 5.freedom 6.the new united cc and I never had a cc before!   ) does someone know if the having the card also if it's canceled still gives me free luggage or do they swipe it in the airport?  Also how big of a chance is it that I will get the united club membership card or could I access with the cc?
The card itself should give you 2 free luggage. Not sure if they will send you a club membership card but the CC won't help.
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #247 on: June 21, 2012, 11:19:32 PM »
The card itself should give you 2 free luggage. Not sure if they will send you a club membership card but the CC won't help.
You should get free baggage. But you won't get into the club. Of course YMMV
Thanks by the way is there any way to reactivate the ucc after getting the miles?  How safe is it to play around with such short credit history?

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« Reply #248 on: June 21, 2012, 11:20:42 PM »
Thanks by the way is there any way to reactivate the ucc after getting the miles?  How safe is it to play around with such short credit history?
I don't think you can reactivate it once you close it.
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #249 on: June 22, 2012, 01:55:17 AM »
You should get free baggage. But you won't get into the club. Of course YMMV

my card is in america and my father is bringing to israel, can he use it to go to lounges in the airport? whats he have to do? just show it or am i supposed to receive a membership card as well
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #250 on: June 22, 2012, 01:57:22 AM »
my card is in america and my father is bringing to israel, can he use it to go to lounges in the airport? whats he have to do? just show it or am i supposed to receive a membership card as well
They have a master list. I'd assume they ask to match his ID...
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #251 on: June 22, 2012, 03:09:50 AM »
same last namer can work..... just say one s his hebrew one his english....

ok wll see what happens - hes taking a stop over so i hope during that time he'll b able to go into the lounges....
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #252 on: June 22, 2012, 12:51:24 PM »
To get the two free checked bags and priority access, does the reservation need to be made using the card?

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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #253 on: June 22, 2012, 12:57:10 PM »
To get the two free checked bags and priority access, does the reservation need to be made using the card?

Just show it at check in.
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Re: Introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card
« Reply #254 on: June 22, 2012, 01:06:13 PM »
Thanks.
Bumping Devorah's question. I have the same question here- does the reservation need to be made with the card to avoid the $75 expedite fee?

If I've got an existing reservation and I want to make a time change less than 21 days in advance.  Is the $75 change fee waived with this card?  I thought that's what it waived but when I called they said only if it's a new reservation.