Location: Chicago, Houston, or somewhere in between
Introducing the new United MileagePlus® Club Card (officially)
Hi Everyone, obviously I'm a lilttle late to the game here, but, as you can see, today we’ll officially be introducing the new United MileagePlus Club Card. I know there’s been speculation on this, and I’m sure there will be follow-up questions. To start, here are some key highlights of the United MileagePlus Club Card:
As the card name suggests, a full United Club membership is included. If you already have a United Club membership, once approved for the card, you’ll be refunded for any unused portion of your membership as long as the refund is $15 or more (the refund is applicable to annual and three year memberships)
There are some key benefits, too. Just like our Presidential Plus Card, the new Club Card is designed to enhance your total travel experience. Here’s a list of the benefits (details for each can be found here):
Earn 50% more miles on ALL purchases. This is a new benefit. Cardmembers will earn at least 50% more miles on all purchases with the new Club Card. Specifically, for each $1 spent, Cardmembers will earn 1.5 miles, and when purchasing United tickets, the miles jump to 2 miles for every $1 spent on tickets
Free first and second standard checked bags for the Cardmember and one companion
Premier Access travel services, including priority check-in, security, boarding and baggage handling
Book award tickets close to the departure date without a fee. We’ll waive the fee for booking award tickets 21 days or less prior to departure. This benefit is reserved for certain Cardmembers and certain Premier levels
Get complimentary upgrades on award tickets (applicable for Premier members). Cardmembers who are also Premier members will be eligible to receive their complimentary upgrade benefits (where available) even when traveling on an award ticket in economy class
No foreign transaction fees
Cardmembers will have access to last-seat award availability (applicable to general members)
As a Cardmember, miles don’t expire
Invitation to special Avis benefits and Hyatt Platinum Elite status
Inside Access from Chase. As a Cardmember, you will be delighted with opportunities to attend private, curated, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Visit InsideAccess.com to learn about upcoming events
Premier travel and purchase protection, including primary auto rental collision damage coverage
24/7 Concierge Services
For those of you who already have a credit card with Chase, here’s some more information:
Already have a Mileage Plus Club Visa Card? You’ll find that the key differences are that the new Club Card has the added benefits of free checked bags, Premier Access, 50% mileage bonus on all purchases, award tickets close to departure date without a fee and complimentary upgrades on award tickets (applicable for Premier members where available). The new Club Card does not award Premier Qualifying Miles for purchases. More specific information about your current card and the new Club Card will arrive in the mail in late April
Already have the Presidential Plus Card? The key difference is that the Presidential Plus Card awards Flexible Premier Qualifying Miles for purchases whereas the new Club Card awards a 50% mileage bonus on all purchases. Both cards earn 2 miles for every $1 spent on United tickets. If you’re interested in changing over to the new Club Card, simply call the number on the back of your current card to discuss your options. While the Presidential Plus Card and its benefits will continue, we are not taking any additional applications for new Presidential Plus accounts
Already have another United card from Chase? If you currently have another United card from Chase and want to switch, call the number on the back of your current card to discuss your options
For a full list of details, and to apply for the new Club Card, please visit MileagePlusClub.com.
As always, please let us know your questions.
Director, Customer Insights
Last edited by UA Insider; Mar 27, 12 at 9:27 am..
If you already have a United Club membership, once approved for the card, you’ll be refunded for any unused portion of your membership as long as the refund is $15 or more (the refund is applicable to annual and three year memberships)
Do you get a refund if you paid for your club membership using miles?
Also, 1K's get a 60$ off the annual fee for MileagePlus cards. Can the 60$ off be applied to this new club card as well?
Premier Executive 1K just sounds better than Premier 1K
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Originally Posted by WIRunner
If I change from the ppmc to the new club card will my account number change? I'm lazy and don't want to change up my autopays on the card.
I would bet yes. The PPMC is a Mastercard...the new club card is a Visa...
So it appears that they are essentially killing off the PPlus card. They might as well just put it out of its misery as it has essentially been eviscerated.
The flex PQM are essentially worthless for anyone flying over 75K so there appears to be little reason to keep the PPlus. In fact, since the PPlus doesn't have the benefit of earning 1.5 miles per $ spend, you're loosing out by keeping it...if I understand correctly.
The new fee is higher than the PPlus? Now that's a change we were expecting! Less is more. Less benefits and higher fees.
Remember when 1K meant something? Who ever thought the TED days would become the 'Good old days'?