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PresidentialPlus credit card - Benefits, Q&A, .... (impact of 2019 & 2020 MP changes)

Old Jan 5, 15, 11:45 pm
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Previous thread -- Presidential Plus Card Changes

Related thread - General Questions re: MileagePlus Flex PQM

This legacy Chase credit card is not taking new applications. Compiled below is a comparison of current card-derived vs. status-derived benefits.

Overall, the current benefits of the PP and the replacement Club card are nearly identical. The key trade-off is increased redeemable mile (RDM) earnings with the Club card vs. FPQM with the PP card. Basically, the Club card earns an incremental 0.5 RDM / $1 vs. the PP cards 0.2 PQM / $1. This sets a 2.5 RDM : $1 PQM ratio, which puts a price on PQMs earned this way at $0.025 to $0.050. Given that PQMs cost atleast $0.08 or more each if purchased early in the year via award accelerator, this is a pretty good deal for those who anticipate falling short of the upcoming years desired Silver / Gold / Platinum threshold.

Benefits unique to the PP card:
- 1000 FPQM per $5,000 spend (or 0.2 / $1)
- FPQMs are only valid for Premier Silver / Gold / Platinum status, expire 3 years after earning
- 1 RDM / $1 card spend (x2 hotel & rental cars for personal card, x2 restaurants, gas, office supplies for business card)
- Premier Qualifying Dollar (PQD) waiver (no minimum card spend, doesnt apply to 1K)

Benefits unique to the Club card:
- 1.5 RDM / $1 card spend
- PQD waiver (with $25,000 minimum card spend, doesnt apply to 1K)

Benefits shared between PP and Club cards:
- $395 annual fee
- United club membership (vs. $450 1K/GS, $500 Platinum, $550 Gold, $550 Silver, $550 GM, +$550 with spouse)
- Waiver of 4 segment on United flights for Premier qualification (removed in 2020)
- Premier Access (group 2 boarding)
- 2 free checked bags (vs. 1 Silver, 2 Gold, 3 Platinum)
- Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum
- Hertz Hertz President's Circle status (vs. Five Star for Premier Silver / Gold) (expiring 31 January 2023)
- CPU on award tickets
- No <21 day award booking fees (vs. $50 Silver, $25 Gold, $0 Platinum)
- No foreign transaction fees
- Concierge service

Benefits compared to Explorer card:
- only $95 annual fee
- only 1 free bag for cardholder and 1 companion
- 1 RDM / $1 card spend, +10,000 bonus after $25,000 card spend)
- 2 single-use club passes
- Premier Access (group 2 boarding)
- Premier Qualifying Dollar waiver (with $25,000 minimum card spend)

Sources (accessed Jan 1, 2015):

Chase United Card Benefits
https://www.chase.com/online/Credit-...ewards-new.htm

United Premier Status Benefits
http://www.united.com/web/en-US/cont...r/default.aspx

United Premier Status Qualification Requirements
Premier status qualification requirements

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Presidential Plus Card Changes

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PresidentialPlus credit card - Benefits, Q&A, .... (impact of 2019 & 2020 MP changes)

Old May 13, 15, 8:06 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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Should I not fly much on ua this year and drop my gold status, will my united club membership associated with this card allow me access to int'l star alliance lounges if I'm on a *a ticket that day? The *a website indicates so, but I read somewhere that the PP membership is excluded from that. Any knowledge?
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Old May 13, 15, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by brarrr
Should I not fly much on ua this year and drop my gold status, will my united club membership associated with this card allow me access to int'l star alliance lounges if I'm on a *a ticket that day? The *a website indicates so, but I read somewhere that the PP membership is excluded from that. Any knowledge?
The PP membership is a full club membership. You will have access to star alliance gold lounges when traveling *A. For LH, they will direct you to the business lounge and not the senator lounge.
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Old May 14, 15, 12:02 am
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Just be sure to have your actual United Club membership card in hand to get into club, along with boarding pass.

Credit card alone is not sufficient.
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Old May 14, 15, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by M2inOR
Just be sure to have your actual United Club membership card in hand to get into club, along with boarding pass.

Credit card alone is not sufficient.
Correct that credit card will not work but if using UCs there is no need to have a physical UC membership card. Once the UC membership has been activated to your MP account -- a BP linked to you MP account is sufficient for enter to a UC.
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Old May 20, 15, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by ctownflyer
Do any Chase MCs have a chip?
Nope and they likely won't. I called in and asked about the EMV for the PP MC. They said they will be transitioning card holders over to PP Visa Signature and asked if I wanted to do that now. I said yes. So I got one. See here for pic and info:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/24769187-post278.html
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Old May 20, 15, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by Xyzzy
FYI - the PP card is a World Elite MasterCard ... and thus one gets National status as a World Elite benefit. They used to offer this with Avis but MasterCard seems to have switched its benefits away from Avis as well. Details here. (MasterCard is currently having IT issues linking the t the National program but they promise it should all be up in a few days.)
FYI the National status upgrade works nw.
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Old May 22, 15, 11:08 am
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Confirming that you are now able to change your Chase PP MC to a Visa card with EMV chip with a quick phone call to number on the back of your card.

Also, new card is a Visa Signature level card.
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Old May 22, 15, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by cranrob
Confirming that you are now able to change your Chase PP MC to a Visa card with EMV chip with a quick phone call to number on the back of your card.

Also, new card is a Visa Signature level card.
How long does this take to process? Ideally would like to get EMV before some international travel later this year.
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Old May 24, 15, 3:26 am
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I noticed the Wiki references the Club card as having the Hyatt and Hertz memberships, but the united website no longer lists these as benefits for the card if you apply for a new card. Has anyone heard whether on th PP card side, we might lose either of these benefits if United automatically switches us all to the Club Visa card and if yes, as of what date?
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Old May 24, 15, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by LHR Wannabee
I noticed the Wiki references the Club card as having the Hyatt and Hertz memberships, but the united website no longer lists these as benefits for the card if you apply for a new card. .....
The Hertz relationship for both the PP & Club card is documented @ Earn award miles with Hertz
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Old May 25, 15, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by LHR Wannabee
I noticed the Wiki references the Club card as having the Hyatt and Hertz memberships, but the united website no longer lists these as benefits for the card if you apply for a new card. Has anyone heard whether on th PP card side, we might lose either of these benefits if United automatically switches us all to the Club Visa card and if yes, as of what date?
If you look at Chase's website it still lists Hyatt Platinum for both the Club card and the PP card. Interestingly enough though I couldn't find anything on the Hertz PC benefit.

https://www.chase.com/online/Credit-...nefits-new.htm
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Old May 26, 15, 4:12 am
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Is it possible that the link above is a zombie link that someone referenced before? I logged into my Chase PP account and clicked on a link about my benefits and received the following list of benefits, which do not mention Hyatt:

Rewards Program Details


TRAVEL

United Club Membership up to $475 value
No Foreign Transaction Fees
First and Second Checked Bag FREE savings of up to $120 per round trip
1,000 Flex PQMs for every $5,000 Spent
Premier Access
Special Guest Privileges through The Luxury Hotels & Resorts Collection
REWARDS

Earn one MileagePlus award mile on all purchases
Earn double miles on tickets purchased through United, as well as on eligible car rentals and hotel stays
Redeem for flights on all 28 Star Alliance Network Airlines
Use miles for car rentals and hotel stays
LIFESTYLE

Inside Access from Chase
Presidential Plus Concierge Service
PROTECTION AND SERVICE

Travel Protection Insurance
Comprehensive Purchase Protection
24/7 Customer Service specialists
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Old Jun 8, 15, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by COIAHLGW
But was it an award ticket, Mary? My reservations always say 2 free checked bags on a revenue ticket.
Does the 2 checked bags also apply to award tickets? Mine is only showing 1 bag in the PNR and that might be because I am Silver. I booked the flight using miles but paid the taxes/fees with my PPlus card.
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Old Jun 8, 15, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by Say Vandelay
Does the 2 checked bags also apply to award tickets? Mine is only showing 1 bag in the PNR and that might be because I am Silver. I booked the flight using miles but paid the taxes/fees with my PPlus card.
I just booked a saver economy award ticket a few minutes ago, using miles, paid taxes with PPlus card. The confirmation/receipt shows 1st and 2nd bags free. I am Silver. This is for a domestic US flight.
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Old Jun 8, 15, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by paule123
I just booked a saver economy award ticket a few minutes ago, using miles, paid taxes with PPlus card. The confirmation/receipt shows 1st and 2nd bags free. I am Silver. This is for a domestic US flight.
Same here except I get 1. In the drop-down on the payment options page my card is listed as Visa, not MileagePlus Visa. Not sure if that's what's causing the problem. I emailed Premier Voice.
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