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United Club Infinite Card Benefits for 2022

Earn on All Purchases:
  • 4x miles on United purchases
  • 2x miles on all other travel including airfare, trains, local transit, cruise lines, hotels, car rentals, taxicabs, resorts, ride share services and tolls.
  • 2x miles on dining including eligible delivery services.
  • 1x mile on all other purchases
United Club membership:
  • Up to a $650 value per year. Relax in comfort while waiting for your flight with complimentary beverages, snacks, high-speed Wi-Fi and more.

Credit card travel benefits:
  • Free first and second checked bags
  • For you and a companion, save up to $320 per roundtrip.
  • Premier Access® travel services
  • Priority check-in, security, boarding, and baggage handling (where available).
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® fee credit
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
MileagePlus program benefits:
  • Earn up to 4,000 Premier qualifying points
  • Effective January 1, 2022, you’ll earn 500 PQP for every $12,000 you spend on purchases (up to 4,000 PQP in a calendar year) that can be applied toward your Premier status qualification, up to the Premier 1K level. (N.B., Does not count for PQP only 1K qualification)
  • NEW: Save 10% on United Economy Saver Awards on United and United Express flights when traveling within the continental U.S. or between the continental U.S. and Canada.
  • No blackout dates for MileagePlus members booking award flights on United.
  • MileagePlus miles don't expire

Protection benefits:
  • Travel and purchase coverage
  • Travel and shop with confidence with built-in benefits including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Purchase Protection and more.

Other benefits:
  • Complimentary DashPass from DoorDash
  • Your card unlocks a year of complimentary DashPass, meaning you’ll get unlimited delivery from the places you love with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders of $12 or more. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate.
  • NEW: IHG Rewards Platinum Elite status
  • Starting in 2022, you will be eligible for Platinum Elite status in IHG Rewards. Plus, receive up to $75 in statement credits as reimbursement for IHG® Hotels and Resorts purchases charged to your card in 2022.
  • Cardmembers can register here: https://promo.united.com/offers/ihgstatus
  • NEW: $70 discount on CLEAR® membership. Plus earn 10,000 bonus miles if you sign up for CLEAR membership by June 30, 2022.
  • Luxury Hotels & Resort Collection:
  • Receive complimentary Cardmember benefits at luxury hotels and resorts worldwide.
Exclusive Cardmember events:
  • Purchase or use miles for unique experiences offered by United Card Events from Chase and United MileagePlus Exclusives.

Annual fee:
Previous Benefits:

Easier path to status for primary cardholders
  • Four UA operated segment requirement waived removed in 2020
  • With $25K annual spend, PQD requirements waived for Plat or lower status removed in 2020
  • Earn 500 PQP for each $12,000 spent, up to 1,000 PQP -- New for 2020

Travel Benefits
Rewards
  • Earn Miles on Every Purchase (1.5 miles per $1 spent on every purchase. and a total of 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United)
  • Complimentary Upgrades on Award Tickets for Premier Members (primary Cardmember)
  • No Close-in Award Travel Booking Fees
  • Any Seat, Any Time, With Your Miles
  • Miles Don't Expire
  • Award Travel on Star Alliance (based on inventory availability)
  • Car and Hotel Awards
  • Access to Merchandise purchasing with miles

Travel Protection
  • Baggage Delay Insurance
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
  • Trip Delay Reimbursement
  • Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation & Transportation
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Travel & Emergency Assistance Services
  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver

Purchase Protection
  • Extended Warranty Protection
  • Price Protection
  • Purchase Protection
  • Return Protection
Cell Phone Protection (theft / damage) (starting Nov 2019


Announcement 27 March 2012
Originally Posted by UA Insider
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
  • Access to the Chase’s Luxury Hotels and Resorts Collection special rates and benefits
  • 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.

Shannon Kelly
Director, Customer Insights[
United Airlines
How long after applying for the card before I have UC access?
Chase / UA states (Offer Details)
Please allow 2 weeks after account open date for the United Club membership to activate
but it usually is quicker. At UCs, much of the time they will see it in under a week. *A lounges may require the physical card which may take 4-6 weeks. Those accepting the virtual card should work about the same as UCs.

For comparison see PresidentialPlus credit card - Benefits, Q&A, ....[2014-2015]
and Chase MP Explorer Card (Q&A, Benefits, Bonuses, Discussion, ....)
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by g_leyser
The regular "Explorer Card" which is only $95/year also allows upgrades on award tickets.
But who cares? I can't even get upgraded on a B fare this year, let alone an award ticket.

The key benefits I see which the Explorer Card doesn't have is:
  • 1.5X miles per dollar spent (vs. 1X for Explorer)
  • No foreign transaction fees

But the bottom line is that unless you were going to by a UC membership anyways, there's no point in getting this card.
Agreed. And an additional .5 miles over the Explorer card is not anything to write home about for me.
Originally Posted by halpie97
Is this the only card that allows Premier Members to earn complimentary upgrades on reward travel?
No, I believe all UA (and PMCO...not sure about PMUA) cards have this benefit.


Essentially they want to dish out elite benefits (bags, boarding, etc) to anyone but then for higher level elites these cards provide little value.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:44 am
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Agreed. And an additional .5 miles over the Explorer card is not anything to write home about for me.
Depends on how much you spend, if you spend 30k a year, no, if you spend 30k a month, yes.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by entropy
Depends on how much you spend, if you spend 30k a year, no, if you spend 30k a month, yes.
and then there are valid arguments whether or not one should be using another rewards card to make such a large monthly spend. It is not clear at all that a miles earning card is the way to go....even at 1.5 miles per dollar.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by itchyhb
he also said it was not an EMV card
Deal killer in this day and age if true as more countries abroad have begun moving away from the mag-stripe. What's the point of having no forex fees if increasing number of places are refusing the mag-stripe?
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by Renard
and then there are valid arguments whether or not one should be using another rewards card to make such a large monthly spend. It is not clear at all that a miles earning card is the way to go....even at 1.5 miles per dollar.
Yes, at high volume this isn't bad so I guess it is a YMMV situation. In my case I split spend across a few cards and can't use personal cards for business spend so I am rather limited. Also I already use my Marriott Premier card more than my OnePass plus card out of habit and for the 2pts/dollar on dining spend

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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by J.Edward
Thanks for the update Shannon -- if a PresPlus member wants to convert, can Chase wave a magic wand and make it happen or do you have to go through a whole new application process?

Also for those who are currently locked in at the $375 level from the first runs of the PPlus card, will that carry over if we convert to the new card?

I just called, explained what I wanted to switch to, the Chase agent put me on hold for 2 minutes, read me a quick disclosure, and told me to expect my new card in 7-10 days.

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.
Originally Posted by eagle92
I would bet yes. The PPMC is a Mastercard...the new club card is a Visa...

I was told "The PIN and signature security code would change, and that I should update any merchants with the new information once I recieve the new card" I was not told of any card number/type changes, however.


Originally Posted by PSU Mudder
The fee is $395, up from $375 for the Presidential Plus card.
The $395 was the new annual fee for the previous card, you might have been still under a previous T/C.


Originally Posted by ktjan
So, if an 1k MM member only pays $375 to renew the United Club membership and the annual fee for this card is only $20 more, are all these card benefits worth $20 a year? One benefit really catches my eyes is the ability to get an upgrade on award tickets. I don't think it can be done previously (even if you have gazillions of CPUs or GPUs) until now.
Reward ticket upgrades are a benefit of this, and the MileagePlus Explorer and OnePass Plus cards. (In effect on CO since last year, on the combined since 3/3)

Originally Posted by halpie97
Is this the only card that allows Premier Members to earn complimentary upgrades on reward travel?
See above answer.

Originally Posted by g_leyser
The regular "Explorer Card" which is only $95/year also allows upgrades on award tickets.
But who cares? I can't even get upgraded on a B fare this year, let alone an award ticket.

The key benefits I see which the Explorer Card doesn't have is:
  • 1.5X miles per dollar spent (vs. 1X for Explorer)
  • No foreign transaction fees

But the bottom line is that unless you were going to by a UC membership anyways, there's no point in getting this card.
On the flipside, if you get this card, you will get the.UC membership plus a bonus of the 1.5 mp$. As well as the other benefits of the card.

Originally Posted by uastarflyer
Will secondary cardholder also get a United Club membership card in his/her name or is it only one membership card to the primary cardholder?
No, but a spouse can be added to your club membership for $150, I believe.

Originally Posted by itchyhb
I just called to product swap my PPlus card, they said no swaps until April 4th and he also said it was not an EMV card... I hope he's wrong.
I was able to switch today.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:58 am
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and then there are valid arguments whether or not one should be using another rewards card to make such a large monthly spend. It is not clear at all that a miles earning card is the way to go....even at 1.5 miles per dollar.
Of course, but nova08 was talking relative Explorer.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by nirvanayoda
Shannon,

I am a current Presidential Plus card holder. I just wanted to emphasize to you that if I am ever forced to transition from the Presidential Plus card to this new club card, then I will cancel my account. I am not interested in any airline card that does not have Elite Qualification Miles. The other benefits (including the club membership) do not matter nearly as much to me.

I recognize that any one person is not critical, but I hope others feel the same way and that Chase has no plans of discontinuing the EQM benefit or forcing Presidential Plus members to convert.

Thanks,

A concerned card holder
I think Chase and UA hear this loud and clear -- which is why a letter went out to all PPlus holders telling them the card will not change under new United.

http://milecards.com/3795/chase-confirms-presidential-plus-credit-card-benefits-not-changing/
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC
Almost nothing? $35K spend online and/or $5K spend directly on ual.com (not with a TA or the like), I wouldn't say is "almost nothing".
If you wouldn't say it is "almost nothing" then you aren't playing the game right. That isn't a reference to $5k being chump change, it is a reference to how much you have to actually spend to make it happen.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 1:05 pm
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Any details on "an exclusive Avis® program" - is this the same as Avis President's Club?
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by g_leyser
The regular "Explorer Card" which is only $95/year also allows upgrades on award tickets.
But who cares? I can't even get upgraded on a B fare this year, let alone an award ticket.

The key benefits I see which the Explorer Card doesn't have is:
  • 1.5X miles per dollar spent (vs. 1X for Explorer)
  • No foreign transaction fees

But the bottom line is that unless you were going to by a UC membership anyways, there's no point in getting this card.
I totally agree w/o the flex EQM's this card is NOT worth it..also note any Explorer card holder that can get to $25K in spending gets a 10K bonus, so that card in effect is 1.4 per dollar spent...

Does anyone know if "premier access" is still offered for new card?
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 1:16 pm
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Signup bonus?
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 1:27 pm
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When you use this to get into a United Club, how many people can you bring with you?
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by wunderpit
When you use this to get into a United Club, how many people can you bring with you?
It's a normal club membership... 2 guests, or your entire immediate family (ie spouse and your children..even if there are more than 2 guests total).
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 1:39 pm
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Jut called Chase. I guess you can't do a crossgrade if you're a signature cardholder, etc. You have to apply as a new cardmember. Bummer.
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