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Anyone Applying for the new Mileage Plus Explorer Credit Card?

Anyone Applying for the new Mileage Plus Explorer Credit Card?

Feb 14th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Anyone Applying for the new Mileage Plus Explorer Credit Card?

I applied and was immediately approved on line - even given a cc number. I am not sure if it was because I was booking a flight but it might have been. I also have "old" Mileage Plus cards for both personal and business. The benefits to the Explorer card are 25,000 miles after first use, 2 "free" Red Carpet Club passes after one year and annually thereafter, 1 "free" checked bag on United flights for both cardholder and companion, priority boarding after elites, and 10,000 additional miles if you charge $25,000. There is no annual fee charge for the first year so I have time to decide whether this is a good deal. I have also applied for a business card but approval is not instantaneous. With the old card, groceries and gas get double mileage but I charge my gas to the business card which does not have that benefit so I'm trying to figure it all out. The annual fee for the "old" card is $75 and the fee for the new one is $95. Any thoughts?
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Feb 14th, 2012, 10:34 PM
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They were offering "up to" 40,000 miles for signing up.
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Feb 15th, 2012, 03:31 AM
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Not a great deals compared to many others mightshop around.
Have opened and closed over 10 of these with my wife lots of better deals out there. Chase.com Sapphire has a deal right now where each of us got 60000 miles each for putting $3K on each card in the first 90 days of use for flights points or cash. We cashed ours in for $600 each so a check for $1200 for both pretty sweet. We always close our Cards B4 year 1ends so as to not incur fees.For airline cards AA.com last fall 2 CitiCards opened closed 80000 miles 2 free Europe flights best we have done lately.
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Feb 15th, 2012, 06:05 AM
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qv - I'm only interested in a card that earns Mileage Plus miles so we can travel business class on United international flights.

I'm sure those other cards are great though...
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Feb 15th, 2012, 08:05 AM
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You might be see if the Continental OnePass MasterCard is still being offered and you can get the bonus before the card goes away. That MC is going to become the Explorer card. But now that you have the Explorer card you might not get the OnePass bonus.
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Feb 15th, 2012, 06:10 PM
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I applied for the Chase MP card last week when the offer was 50,000 miles on 1st use, and 10,000 if you spend $25,000 per year.
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Feb 17th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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We signed up, planning to use the benefits on a trip this coming December and then discovered (probably my fault for not reading the small print in the invitation) that we would have had to buy the tickets with the card that we hadn't yet received. Given that, we're going to cancel the card.
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