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UA, Chase & Visa Announce Multi-Year Extension of UA MP Credit Card Program

Old Feb 21, 2020, 3:32 pm
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UA, Chase & Visa Announce Multi-Year Extension of UA MP Credit Card Program

Many rumors the UA / Chase relationship was strained and the future might in doubt, appears not.
Wonder what changes might come out of this

United Airlines, Chase and Visa Announce Multi-Year Extension of United MileagePlus Credit Card Program
CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2020
-- United Airlines, Chase Card Services and Visa today announced a multi-year extension of the United MileagePlus credit card program. The extension continues the more than 30-year relationship between the number one card issuer in the U.S., the U.S. airline with service to the most U.S. cities and most countries around the world and the world's leader in digital payments.

The agreement, which extends into 2029, builds on one of the industry's strongest co-brand card portfolios with seven consecutive quarters of double-digit year-over-year growth and a long history of providing cardmembers with extra benefits that reward people traveling United's expansive global route network.

"United Airlines, Chase and Visa have a longstanding partnership that delivers top benefits to customers to help them get the most out of their travel, while returning robust value to our respective businesses," said Luc Bondar, United's vice president of Loyalty. "This extension strengthens ties with our partners at Chase and Visa and is expected to drive growth across our industry-leading credit card portfolio, enhance our cardholders travel experience and provide more opportunities to easily earn and redeem miles to travel United's industry leading route network."

"We're pleased to extend our decades-long relationship with United and Visa in order to deliver even more value to our joint cardmembers," said Ed Olebe, president of Chase Co-Brand Cards. "The program has deep cardmember loyalty and fantastic momentum, with exciting new offerings and experiences for our customers to look forward to in 2020 and beyond."

The extended agreement will build on one of the world's strongest co-brand card portfolios, with premium customers in premium markets. The portfolio of cards includes the new United Business Card, United Explorer Card, United Club Card, United Club Business Card and United TravelBank Card. Customers traveling with eligible MileagePlus credit cards have access to benefits that make traveling United's leading route network better than ever including perks such as free checked bags, priority boarding and increased mileage earn on every day spending.

"Visa is proud to extend our partnership with United and Chase to bring best-in-class card benefits and travel experiences to cardholders," said Kirk Stuart, senior vice president, head of North America Merchant at Visa. "We look forward to building on the program's success to deliver more value, enhance cardholder engagement and create rewarding payment experiences."

Earlier this year, United and Chase launched a new Business card and celebrated with the highest ever bonuses for all United co-brand cards for the first time ever. In 2018, United and Chase launched the award-winning United Explorer card, with even more best-in-class benefits including an up to $100 Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check statement credit and 2X earn on hotel stays and restaurant purchases.

United also continues to invest in making MileagePlus the top loyalty program for its members. Last year the airline announced that MileagePlus miles never expire and announced a partnership with CLEAR to offer free and discounted memberships to MileagePlus members. United also introduced PlusPoints, a new industry-leading upgrade benefit for Premier members.
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Old Feb 21, 2020, 3:41 pm
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Im curious if anyone knows the answer... Ive had the card since it was Continental, and its a MasterCard. Even when they send me a new version of the Explorer Card, it's still MasterCard. Why wouldnt they switch me to Visa?
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Old Feb 21, 2020, 5:21 pm
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Between the devaluation of the miles and the cancelation of the credit card spending wavier it really does not matter to me. I would have been happier if they had not made a new agreement and Chase offered me options on a different card.
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Old Feb 21, 2020, 5:41 pm
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Funny after all the trash talking from UA executives. I guess they found their other options were not so good, particularly after all the devaluations.
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Old Feb 21, 2020, 5:56 pm
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Color me unimpressed unless there are new card offerings. The current ones are not that impressive IMO.
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Old Feb 21, 2020, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37
Color me unimpressed unless there are new card offerings. The current ones are not that impressive IMO.
Exactly. The earning rate is bad, and the benefits overlap too much with status benefits.
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Old Feb 21, 2020, 7:23 pm
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Does this partnership restrict United from being a Citi transfer partner? United is an Amex transfer partner.

Citi Prestige is my preferred points card, as only they offer, 5x airfare, 5x dining, full Priority Pass (vs partial for AMEX).

Was hoping UA would join the other 15 Citi transfer partners one day...
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Old Feb 21, 2020, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly
Does this partnership restrict United from being a Citi transfer partner? United is an Amex transfer partner.

Citi Prestige is my preferred points card, as only they offer, 5x airfare, 5x dining, full Priority Pass (vs partial for AMEX).

Was hoping UA would join the other 15 Citi transfer partners one day...
UA is NOT an Amex transfer pertner.
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Old Feb 21, 2020, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA
Many rumors the UA / Chase relationship was strained and the future might in doubt, appears not.
Wonder what changes might come out of this
In the future, you'll be able to buy PQPs for $2 each thru Chase credit cards?

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Old Feb 21, 2020, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by gene2632
Between the devaluation of the miles and the cancelation of the credit card spending wavier it really does not matter to me. I would have been happier if they had not made a new agreement and Chase offered me options on a different card.
I'm not sure what there is to be excited about either. It would be nice if UA and Chase actually make a CSR-like card that's actually worth using. Otherwise, I would just keep using CSR over any UA card.
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Old Feb 22, 2020, 12:42 am
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I'm not sure what there is to be excited about either. It would be nice if UA and Chase actually make a CSR-like card that's actually worth using. Otherwise, I would just keep using CSR over any UA card.
What would that CSR-like UA card look like? $250 net fee, 3X UA miles earnings on travel & dining, Priority Pass? I dont think UA is going to give you flexible points, and those are quite valuable. So perhaps a lower annual fee? How much less than $250 would it be to make a CSR-like fee that is locked into UAs MileagePlus program worthwhile?

I think I will stick with my CSR.
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Old Feb 22, 2020, 1:05 am
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Funny after all the trash talking from UA executives. I guess they found their other options were not so good, particularly after all the devaluations.
Sure looks like. Still wondering, how Chase looks at all the devals and if it has any leverage on UA in this regard.
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Old Feb 22, 2020, 1:30 am
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Must admit am seriously thinking of getting rid of the $95 fee card. I have Amex Platinum and for my $550 I get uber credits each month, access to Centurion and Priority Pass lounges. Once I am no longer 1K will not care about potential CPUs and award space.

Was hoping UA was going to do something to incentivize CC holders. This deal does nothing for me to keep the card and now miles no longer expire.

It really is like UA does not want to encourage travellers who are not travelling on OPM. Again, not personal a business decision but does make me scratch my head.
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Old Feb 22, 2020, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by roberto99
UA is NOT an Amex transfer pertner.
I see. Thanks for correcting. So it seems, the only way to accumulate CC UA miles is via Chase. Chase's flagship card offers 3x travel and dining. That's 40% below Citi's 5x travel and dining. It's also below Amex's 5x travel. Both those non-Chase cards transfer to multiple *A partners that can secure seats on UA.

I don't see significant value in the Chase product and I certainly don't see why both Chase and UA are so excited to extend the partnership.
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Old Feb 22, 2020, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly
I see. Thanks for correcting. So it seems, the only way to accumulate CC UA miles is via Chase.
Marriott (like SPG before) still transfers to UA, but their credit card earnings suck. For my needs and spend pattern, if I want UA miles (and flexibility), CSR is still working best.

That said, I recently got the Explorer card when I became eligible to apply for Chase cards again. Don’t plan to keep it beyond the AF-free first year, and won’t put charges on it beyond the $10k it takes to earn the full SUB. So for the moment, I actually have two UA cards (Select and Explorer). But both will be gone when the annual fee posts (May 2020 and Jan 2021).
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