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Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 on Purchases in the First 3 Months your account is open with the United℠ Explorer Card. $0 intro annual fee, then the annual fee is $95. Thanks Happypuppy91

  • Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and on hotel stays
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck™ Fee Credit
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $120 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
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Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $3,000 on Purchases in the First 3 Months your account is open with the United℠ Explorer Card. $0 intro annual fee, then the annual fee is $95
  • Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and on hotel stays
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck™ Fee Credit
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $120 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases


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Who applied for it and who is the authorized user? There's only one main cardholder. The other person must be an authorized user. The authorized user is eligible for the bonus even if they are/have been an authorized user.
I had applied and he is the authorized user. So I guess he is eligible. Thanks!
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I got this card and then the coronavirus happened 😭I was planning to travel
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I got this card and then the coronavirus happened 😭I was planning to travel
Use the card next year if United still exists by then
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All of these airlines will be offering crazy promos soon.
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All of these airlines will be offering crazy promos soon.
Noboy will take flight to catch Covid-19
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I can share some thoughts on the card.

I have the United Explorer card, and I think it's pretty good (I think my deal was for 40K miles and $200 back, or something along those lines, and $95 annual fee waved first year).

Percs include:
2 passes to the United Lounge. Eh. We had to search out 3 different clubs at Newark before we found one that would allow us entry for the single-day pass. Polaris Club is not the same as the United Club, so they won't let you in. There were temporary United clubs that had signs saying that they were not accepting the single use passes associated with the United Explorer card. So a lot of walking before we found one that we could get into. Beer and wine were free, as were snacks and soup/salad. Not sure that these lounges are even open with the COVID-19 problems.

You earn double miles on restaurant purchases, although 60K points should be enough for an economy ticket to Europe and back.

But the two best perks are:
Priority boarding (you automatically become part of boarding group #2), so you are pretty much guaranteed to get overhead-bin access.

Free checked bags for your and a companion. If you travel on United overseas with a friend and you each take a suitcase, you save $240 on baggage fees for a single flight! ($60 each way for each person) **You have to make sure United is the carrier for all legs of the journey (not Lufthansa or one of their other partners), pretty easy to do when booking.

What's not so good about the card: The Frequent Flier rewards. At 60K points, you might be able to get a flight to Europe and back, but they tend to add on $107 (or $140) fee for the return flight. Sometimes more. Not terrible, but I was unpleasantly surprised that after I breached the 60K point level, I was still required to pay for part of the flight. So do your homework. Don't use your points on a flight to Paris when you can book one for $370 on your own. Cross reference google flights and opt for travel to somewhere that is pricier if you want to get the best bang for your buck (or miles in this case).

Overall the card is worthwhile if you travel overseas at least once each year.

And it goes without saying that you don't want to carry a balance on this very-high interest card.
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I thought you had to book with this card to get all the benefits. So in your experience, when, you're still getting all the benefits of the card without using the card? Makes sense to just use CSR given the better reward earning
I thought the perks were tied to buying the tickets with your card.
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I thought the perks were tied to buying the tickets with your card.
As far as priority boarding is concerned, that gets tied to your mileageplus # once you're approved for this card. So you can book with any card as long as your mileageplus # is on the reservation (this was my experience on a recent flight). But for the checked bag, you need to book using the card
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Darn,
Thx but...i signed up for same 1 month ago.. 65k mi bonus with i think 6k $ spent in 6 month or something.

Can i call them and ask for this current deal?
This is the worst card. One thing they will is the 95bucks per year. Priority boarding is not true - you have to buy ticket with this card. The lounge is shady. United should have been a Congo national airline
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Just to add to this, on a recent flight I got a pamphlet for the same 60k miles plus an additional 2500miles with code UA3478.
Type : unitedexplorercard.com/inflight

From the inflight application :
"receive 2500 bonus miles when you use the promotional code here. If no code is listed, ask your flight attendant".

"Exclusive 2,500 bonus miles offer when applying online, use the code UA3478 in the box on the enclosed application to receive an extra 2500 bonus miles after account approval. If no code on the application please ask your flight attendant for one".

Sorry if repost or not allowed. Just thought I'd share since I got the application recently.

Has same spend requirement of 3k too.

Says offer ends April 2nd. 2020.

The bonus code box is next to mileage plus number box on the online application at Unitedexplorercard.com/inflight
Code: UA3478
Was UA3478 your flight no?
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Noboy will take flight to catch Covid-19
AirBnB wont offer refunds unless you catch Coronavirus. So there's definitely incentive for people to catch it.
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AirBnB wont offer refunds unless you catch Coronavirus. So there's definitely incentive for people to catch it.
they are bad companies ....
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I got the card a few weeks ago based on the 60,000 miles after $3K SUB. However, once I hit $3K, they credited my account with $250 cash. So they must have processed my application under the $250 after $2K deal.

I was about to call and complain, but under the current circumstances, I maybe should be happier with $250 cash in hand than 60,000 miles of United promises. What do you think? I don't normally fly United much. I just got their card because I've got just about every other Chase card, and I'm under 5/24 at the moment.
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I got the card a few weeks ago based on the 60,000 miles after $3K SUB. However, once I hit $3K, they credited my account with $250 cash. So they must have processed my applications under the $250 after $2K deal.

I was about to call and complain, but under the current circumstances, I maybe should be happier with $250 cash in hand than 60,000 miles of United promises. What do you think? I don't normally fly United much. I just got their card because I've got just about every other Chase card, and I'm under 5/24 at the moment.
It really depends on you but I value these miles away more than the cash equivalent. even if you're not gonna fly this year you can still use it next year and 60 K is good enough for round-trip too many locations or one-way business class if you map it out right. Just an example 2 years ago I paid cash for two round-trip tickets to Italy and then upgraded to business class for two people one way for 70,000 miles total, totally worth it to fly to Europe on Lufthansa business class (a united partner)
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Fck United
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