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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, 8:22 pm
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I guess the message is: If you want a CC with PQM/EQM move on over to AMEX and Delta...I might just have to do that...
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by TheCount2
This problem has now been fixed. The clickthru page now says that the first year is free and this is also shown in the T&C.
I still only see the $95 annual credit - not FIRST YEAR FREE.

Please add/update link for this offer.


Thx!
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by OreD
I still only see the $95 annual credit - not FIRST YEAR FREE.

Please add/update link for this offer.


Thx!
I was having trouble finding it too. Here's what worked for me:

1. On this thread on FT I'm seeing tons of ads for first year free on the Explorer card.

2. Click one of these ads

3. There are tabs at the top, one of which is for the Club card. Click that and it will give you the offer with the first year fee waived.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 8:41 pm
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However, I just tried the same steps again and only got the $95 offer, so it seems like YMMV.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by warreng24
Hi Shannon, Do you get a refund if you paid for your club membership using miles? Also, 1K's get a 60$ off the annual fee for MileagePlus cards. Can the 60$ off be applied to this new club card as well? Thanks.
Hi warreng24, the question about what happens if you paid miles for your membership stumps me. I will find out and will let you know. Separately, the $60 can be applied to the new Club card, but, each customer is only eligible for one $60 statement credit per year.

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.
Hi WIRunner, your account number will remain the same, though your expiration date and your CVV (3 digit number) may change. Also, if you have a Presidential Plus Mastercard your card will remain a Mastercard, unless you request a change to Visa.

Originally Posted by Jake Gittes
Are there plans to issue an EMV-chipped version?
Hi Jake Gittes, there is no timing set for an EMV version of the Card. But, we hope to add this in the future.

Originally Posted by ackim82
Does this card mean that you can also get into Star Alliance member lounges around the world, or is it only limited to United Clubs?
Hi ackim82, the Card offers a full membership to the United Club. More details on which clubs you’ll be able to access can be found here.

Originally Posted by halpie97
Is this the only card that allows Premier Members to earn complimentary upgrades on reward travel?
Hi halpie97, the MileagePlus Club Card, Presidential Plus, Explorer and OnePassPlus cards also all offer this benefit.

Originally Posted by ctownflyer
The Presidential Plus card was $100/year for Lifetime PC members.

1. If we switch to the new Club card will we still be able to keep our discounted $100 annual fee?
2. Can lifetime club members apply for the new club card for a $100 annual fee?
Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer
I wonder how much this card will cost us LT UC members. The PPlus Card was a great value at $99.
Hi ctownflyer and worldwidedreamer, these are good questions. Will let you know when we have more details on these.

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?
Hi uastarflyer, the MileagePlus Club Card offers a full membership to the primary card holder. A spousal membership is available for $150.

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Old Mar 27, 2012, 9:40 pm
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1.5 miles vs. FEQMS

Weird question, but I wonder if for me it wouldn't make sense to keep my PPlus card and get one of these new Club cards..

I spend $50k/mo on PPlus, so the FEQMs are awesome, but there is a point of limited returns after I reach enough FEQMs banked to get me to Plat every year for the next three years (since they expire).

But once I hit this threshold, I'd move over to this new card for 1.5 miles per $ spent; and rack up an extra 300k regular miles per year assuming the same spend.

I wonder if I could get both cards from Chase, but get the United Club card free, since I already have club access...
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 10:20 pm
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Club Card

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?
Hello,
Talked to a Chase rep and he said if you want to convert your Presidential Plus MC over to the new Club Card (Visa), you DO NOT have to apply through a new application. They'll just issue you a new card and account number since it's a VISA instead of Mastercard. Reason being all Visa cards start with the number "4" and all Mastercard starts with the number "5".

Hope this helps.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by pilotranger
Hello,
Talked to a Chase rep and he said if you want to convert your Presidential Plus MC over to the new Club Card (Visa), you DO NOT have to apply through a new application. They'll just issue you a new card and account number since it's a VISA instead of Mastercard. Reason being all Visa cards start with the number "4" and all Mastercard starts with the number "5".

Hope this helps.
Pilotranger
I believe the "new" card is available as a Visa for new account holders, though those coverting an existing Presidential Plus have the option to keep it a MasterCard, or get the visa.

I was told, and Shannon confirmed just before that you will not get a new account number if you convert, meaning keeping the card a MC is an option.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by kebosabi
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?
I keep reading this but I think everyone is confusing "Europe" with "everywhere".

In the past year I've been in Australia, CHina, Korea, Dubai, Egypt, Thailand, the UK, and the US, and not having EMV was never, ever a problem.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by eagle92
Agreed. I too keep my PPlus card and spend heavily on it specifically for the FEQMs...otherwise I would likely consider other options...
+1
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:04 pm
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Originally Posted by ric_wx
extremely frustrated that my present UA MP Visa card is uniformly rejected across Europe due to lack of chip and pin.
This is nonsense. I have only had my card rejected once (at a rural restaurant in deepest Provence) in the past 10 years. It has been accepted in the UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland.....

The sole exception I have found: some (but not all — it depends on the company) French toll road unmanned machines do not accept a swipe card, but then they do not accept UK Amex chip-and-pin and UK Visa debit chip-and-pin cards either. Only Visa credit will do.

Most European chip-and-pin machines have a slot down the side to swipe the card in addition to the chip-reader slot. If they do not, the operator will have a swiping slot down the side of the terminal monitor or on the terminal keyboard. All you have to do is tell them it's a swipe card. If you don't know how to say that in the local language, a gesture will do the trick. I've never had a problem, as long as a swiping slot actually exists (it didn't in Provence). Often they will look at the card, see that there is no chip, and swipe without being asked, but if I know how to say it the transaction goes more smoothly.

However, I agree that it would be highly preferable to have a chip-and-pin card.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:32 pm
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The card's benefits are so underwhelming...seriously, only a $95 credit sign-up bonus?
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by 1P
This is nonsense. I have only had my card rejected once (at a rural restaurant in deepest Provence) in the past 10 years. It has been accepted in the UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland.....

The sole exception I have found: some (but not all — it depends on the company) French toll road unmanned machines do not accept a swipe card, but then they do not accept UK Amex chip-and-pin and UK Visa debit chip-and-pin cards either. Only Visa credit will do.

Most European chip-and-pin machines have a slot down the side to swipe the card in addition to the chip-reader slot. If they do not, the operator will have a swiping slot down the side of the terminal monitor or on the terminal keyboard. All you have to do is tell them it's a swipe card. If you don't know how to say that in the local language, a gesture will do the trick. I've never had a problem, as long as a swiping slot actually exists (it didn't in Provence). Often they will look at the card, see that there is no chip, and swipe without being asked, but if I know how to say it the transaction goes more smoothly.

However, I agree that it would be highly preferable to have a chip-and-pin card.
Bizarre how much experiences vary. I spend a couple weeks each July in France during the Tour de France, so I've gotten to use (or try to use) my non-chipped card in pretty much every region of the country.

For the most part I've had little trouble in restaurants... except in Tarbes & Pau (Pyrenees) where several insisted they couldn't take a swiped card, even though there readers clearly had the slot on the side. In one case, a bakery just outside of Pau, I even had the assistance of a native who was trying to explain to the woman how to use my card with her machine. She'd have none of it. A cynical person would suggest that there are advantages to businesses to cash transactions in countries with very high tax rates.

There's also the issue that you cannot use a non-chipped card in the automated ticket machines in train & metro stations nor for unattended gas stations (commonly found on Sundays when you're trying to return your rental car with a full tank of gas).

On the other hand, I've had no trouble at all using my swiped card on tollways in any region I've visited.

Whatever the case, I'd love to have a chipped card that carries no currency conversion penalties.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:57 pm
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E+?

If this card offered E+ at booking, it would be an excellent alternative to flying 50K or 75K miles...
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by eknock007
Sorry, my MP Visa Select looks better and better: 3x @ United.com, 2x @ gas/groceries/home/dining/home improvement, 5K RDM @ anniversary, 5K PQM's/yr @ United.com. All for $95.
Yes, your MP Visa is a great rewards card. It's not a great benefits card, which is what the Amex Plat and (though lacking) this is.

Just like the Amex Gold PR vs the Amex Plat. Apples to Oranges.

The Centurion is a benefits (not really a rewards) card too, but plenty of people still want that one for the paper benefits (and possibly the DYKWIA benefits too).
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