United mileage plus club

NEW CARDMEMBER OFFER 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

At a glance Premium travel benefits. Enjoy United Club SM membership, Premier Access ® and 2 free checked bags. Plus earn rewards faster with 1.5 miles per $1 spent on purchases.* Same page link to Offer Details Terms apply.

after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.* Same page link to Offer Details

You can use MileagePlus miles toward travel on United, currently starting as low as 12,500 miles for a one-way Saver Award within the continental U.S. and Canada.* Same page link to Offer Details

This product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.

United Club SM membership – up to a $550 value per year

United Club locations offer a place to work, relax, and enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks. Before you fly, you, as the primary cardmember, and your eligible travel companions will enjoy access to all United Club locations and participating Star Alliance ™ affiliated lounges worldwide.* Same page link to Offer Details

Earn rewards faster with 1.5 miles per $1 spent on purchases* Same page link to Offer Details

For example, if you make a purchase of $100, you will earn 150 miles.

Earn even more miles on tickets purchased from United – 2 miles per $1 spent.* Same page link to Offer Details

Your miles don't expire as long as your credit card account is open, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn.* Same page link to Offer Details

Free first and second checked bags – a savings of up to $240 per roundtrip* Same page link to Offer Details

The primary cardmember and one companion traveling on the same reservation will each receive their first and second standard checked bags free ($25 value for the first checked bag and $35 value for the second checked bag, each way, per person) on United-operated flights when purchasing tickets with their United MileagePlus Club Card. See united.com/chasebag.

United MileagePlus ® Club Card from Chase

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Enjoy a United Club membership – up to a $550 value each year – as long as you remain a cardmember.* Same page link to Offer Details United Club locations offer a place to work, relax, and enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks before your flight. The primary cardmember and eligible travel companions will enjoy access to all United Club locations and participating Star Alliance ™ affiliated lounges worldwide.

If you already have a United Club membership, you will be reimbursed for the unused portion of your membership once you're approved for the card. Authorized users will not receive their own United Club membership and are only eligible for United Club access if they are traveling with the primary cardmember.

Receive preferential treatment to ease your way through the airport with priority check-in, security screening (where available), boarding and baggage handling privileges.* Same page link to Offer Details

Choose the award type that suits your needs. One-way Saver Award travel currently starts as low as 12,500 miles within the continental U.S. and Canada. As the primary cardmember, you will also enjoy expanded award availability when you use miles to book any United-operated flight, any time, at the applicable Everyday Award level – with no restrictions or blackout dates. For more information, please visit united.com/awards.* Same page link to Offer Details

You can use miles to book award travel on Star Alliance™ and other partner airlines. Or use them to enhance your travel with upgrades, inflight Wi-Fi, hotel stays and car rentals. Miles can also be used for merchandise, gift cards and once-in-a-lifetime events. To learn more, please visit united.com/usemiles.

The primary cardmember has the freedom to book award tickets for close-in dates without having to pay a close-in award booking fee.* Same page link to Offer Details Remember to sign into your MileagePlus account before starting the award booking process.

The primary cardmember who is also a MileagePlus Premier ® member and traveling on an award ticket can take advantage of Complimentary Premier Upgrades on United-operated flights (when available).* Same page link to Offer Details

As the primary cardmember, you are eligible for Discoverist status in the World of Hyatt global loyalty program.* Same page link to Offer Details To enjoy this benefit, you will need to register at united.com/HyattChaseBenefit.

The primary cardmember is invited to join President's Circle and enjoy a 25% bonus on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards ® Points, upgrades, exclusive offers and more.* Same page link to Offer Details To enroll, please visit united.com/HertzChaseBenefit.

Stay in style with room upgrades, complimentary daily breakfast for two, early check-in & late check-out (if available) and other amenities at more than 900 luxury hotels and resorts worldwide.* Same page link to Offer Details

Access private, once-in-a-lifetime experiences – from celebrity meet-and-greets to private culinary and sports events.

United MileagePlus ® Visa Signature ® cardmembers can use award miles for exclusive experiences such as private winemaker dinners and VIP access to live theater and museum events.

Decline the rental company's collision insurance and charge the entire rental cost to your card. Coverage is primary and provides reimbursement up to the actual cash value of the vehicle for theft and collision damage for most rental cars in the U.S. and abroad.** Same page link to disclaimer

Reimburses you for essential purchases like toiletries and clothing for baggage delays over 6 hours by passenger carrier up to $100 a day for 3 days.** Same page link to disclaimer

If you or an immediate family member check or carry on luggage that is damaged or lost by the carrier, you're covered up to $3,000 per passenger.** Same page link to disclaimer

If your trip is canceled or cut short by sickness, severe weather and other covered situations, you can be reimbursed up to $10,000 per trip for your pre-paid, non-refundable travel expenses, including passenger fares, tours, and hotels.** Same page link to disclaimer

If your common carrier travel is delayed more than 12 hours or requires an overnight stay, you and your family are covered for unreimbursed expenses, such as meals and lodging, up to $500 per ticket.** Same page link to disclaimer

Covers your new purchases for 120 days against damage or theft up to $10,000 per claim and $50,000 per year.** Same page link to disclaimer

If a card purchase you made in the U.S. is advertised for less in print or online within 90 days, you can be reimbursed the difference up to $500 per item, $2,500 per year.** Same page link to disclaimer

You can be reimbursed for eligible items that the store won't take back within 90 days of purchase. Up to $500 per item, $1,000 per year** Same page link to disclaimer

Extends the time period of the U.S. manufacturer's warranty by an additional year, on eligible warranties of three years or less.** Same page link to disclaimer

Get complimentary Visa Signature ® Concierge Service 24 hours a day. Find tickets to the top sports and entertainment events, make dinner reservations and even get help sending the perfect gift.* Same page link to Offer Details

** These benefits are available when you use your card. Restrictions, limitations and exclusions apply. Most benefits are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies who are solely responsible for the administration and claims. There are specific time limits and documentation requirements. Once your account is opened we will send you a Guide to Benefits, which includes a full explanation of coverages.

This product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months. With this bonus offer, you will qualify and receive 50,000 bonus miles after you make Purchases totaling $3,000 or more during the first 3 months from account opening. ("Purchases" do not include balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, and fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.) After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for bonus miles to post to your account. To be eligible for this bonus offer, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. Bonus miles do not count towards Premier status. If your account is not open for at least six months, United and Chase reserve the right to deduct the bonus miles from your MileagePlus Program account. Offer subject to change.

United Club SM membership is subject to United Club terms & conditions, united.com/UnitedClubRules, and access policies, united.com/UnitedClubAccess, each of which is subject to change, with or without notice. Please allow 2 weeks after account open date for the United Club membership to activate (excludes Star Alliance and affiliated lounges). The United Club membership card will be sent to the primary cardmember 6 weeks after the account open date. Authorized users will not receive their own United Club membership and are only eligible for United Club access if they are traveling with the primary cardmember. The cardmember's United Club membership will be renewed automatically on each credit card anniversary date, provided that the account is open and not in default. Existing United Club members are eligible to receive a pro-rated refund for any unused portion of their current membership if the refund is greater than $15. Please allow 6 to 10 weeks to receive refund checks. Lifetime United Club members are excluded from receiving a reimbursement. Chase is not responsible for the fulfillment of the United Club membership.

The primary Cardmember and companions traveling on the same reservation are eligible for Premier Access ® ; authorized users are only eligible if they are on the same reservation as the primary Cardmember. Benefits include the following travel services where available: designated check-in lines, priority security lanes, priority boarding, and priority baggage handling. To receive Premier Access, the primary Cardmember must include their MileagePlus ® number in their reservation. Premier Access is only available on United ® - and United Express ® -operated flights; codeshare partner-operated flights are not eligible. Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, Premier Access. Please allow 2 weeks after account opening for Premier Access to be available on your United reservation. Please visit united.com/PremierAccess for details.

Rewards Program Agreement: For more information about the United MileagePlus ® Club Card rewards program, view the latest Reward Program Agreement. We will mail your Rewards Program Agreement once your account is established. If you become a Chase Online customer, your Rewards Program Agreement will also be available after logging in to chase.com.

The primary Cardmember and one traveling companion on the same reservation are each eligible to receive their first and second standard checked bags free; authorized users are only eligible if they are on the same reservation as the primary Cardmember. To receive first and second standard checked bags free, the primary Cardmember must include their MileagePlus ® number in their reservation and use their MileagePlus Club Card to purchase their ticket(s). First and second standard checked bags free is only available on United ® - and United Express ® -operated flights; codeshare partner-operated flights are not eligible. Service charges for oversized, overweight and extra baggage may apply. Cardmembers who are already exempt from other checked baggage service charges will not receive additional free standard checked bags. Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits. Please allow 2 weeks after account opening for your first and second free standard checked bags to be available on your United reservation. Please visit united.com/ChaseBag for details.

United Economy Saver Awards are redeemable starting as low as 12,500 miles for one-way travel within the continental U.S. and Canada as of November 1, 2017. Award pricing is subject to change without notice.

AWARD AVAILABILITY AND FEES

The primary Cardmember can use miles to book award travel on any United-operated flight at the MileagePlus ® Everyday Award level, including award travel booked by the primary Cardmember for an authorized user under the primary Cardmember's MileagePlus number, as long as tickets are still available for sale for the applicable cabin on such flight. The primary Cardmember's MileagePlus number must be provided before starting the award travel booking process. Award bookings under an authorized user's MileagePlus number will not receive this benefit. Award pricing is subject to change without notice. Saver Awards, awards on partner-operated flights and upgrade awards are subject to limitations and restrictions. Passenger is responsible for all taxes, fees, baggage fees and surcharges applicable to award travel, including, with respect to government imposed taxes and fees, September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per one-way trip that does not include a government defined stopover, US Customs, Immigration and APHIS User Fees of $17.50 for each international arrival in the U.S.; and non-U.S. government ticket taxes, fees and airport charges may add up to $275 per ticket as of January 1, 2017. Such taxes, fees and surcharges must be paid at the time of ticketing and are subject to change. Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits. Visit united.com/awards for details.

The primary Cardmember will receive a close-in booking fee waiver on award tickets booked less than 21 days before departure, including award tickets booked by the primary Cardmember for an authorized user(s), under the primary Cardmember's MileagePlus number. To receive a close-in booking fee waiver, be sure to provide the primary Cardmember's MileagePlus number before you start the award booking process. Award booking under an authorized user's MileagePlus number will not receive this benefit. Close-in booking fee waiver is only available on United- and United Express-operated flights; codeshare partner-operated flights are not eligible. Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, close-in booking fee waivers. For more information on award travel, please visit united.com/awards.

The primary Cardmember who has MileagePlus ® Premier ® status and is traveling on an award ticket is eligible for Complimentary Premier Upgrades on select United-operated flights, subject to availability; travel companions and authorized users are not eligible. Assignment of Complimentary Premier Upgrades on award tickets within each Premier level will be prioritized after the lowest paid fare class. Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits. Please visit united.com/upgrades for details on eligible flights and upgrade processing.

WORLD OF HYATT DISCOVERIST MEMBERSHIP

The primary Cardmember is eligible for Discoverist status in the World of Hyatt program and will need to register for this benefit at united.com/HyattChaseBenefit. Please allow 4 weeks for the registration request to be processed by Hyatt. To receive Discoverist benefits, the primary Cardmember must provide their World of Hyatt membership number at time of reservation or at time of check-in. All benefits are subject to complete World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions, available at worldofhyatt.com. Chase Bank USA, N.A., is not responsible for the provision of, or the failure to provide, the stated benefits and services.

HERTZ GOLD PLUS REWARDS ® PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE ® MEMBERSHIP

The primary cardmember is eligible to enroll in Hertz Gold Plus Rewards ® President's Circle ® by visiting united.com/HertzChaseBenefit. Please allow 3-7 business days after enrolling in Hertz Gold Plus Rewards President's Circle for your membership to process. In order to receive Hertz Gold Plus Rewards President's Circle benefits, the primary cardmember must include their Hertz Gold Plus Rewards number in their Hertz reservation. In order to receive the Hertz points benefits, the primary cardmember must opt in, under the "Member Details" section of their Hertz profile, to earn Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points. Offer made by Hertz. All Hertz Membership and Rental Terms and Conditions apply, including the right to change, limit or modify the President's Circle Program or portions of the program at any time. Please visit united.com/HertzChaseBenefit for details. Chase Bank USA, N.A. is not responsible for the provision of, or the failure to provide, the stated benefits and services.

ROOM UPGRADES AND SPECIAL AMENITIES

The Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection (LHRC) program benefits and Guest Privileges are available exclusively on select Chase credit cards. To receive the Guest Privileges, reservations must be made through an LHRC Travel Specialist or on LHRCollection.com. Websites and other information provided by LHRC and/or participating hotels are not within Chase's control and may or may not be available in Spanish. All exclusive amenities and Guest Privileges are provided per room and are based on double occupancy. Some amenities may only apply to select rates, may be subject to availability at check-in, and are not redeemable for cash. Amenities may not be combined with other offers, including tour operator or wholesaler rates and packages. Complimentary Wi-Fi provided, with the exception of DumaTau and Little Makalolo where Wi-Fi is not available. Program benefits, participating properties, and Guest Privileges are valid through the current calendar year, but may become unavailable due to circumstances outside of Chase's control. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes. Certain blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. This program is brought to you by Chase through an agreement with Signature Travel Network.

Cardmembers are responsible for the cost of any goods or services purchased through the Concierge.

Your miles will not expire as long as there is activity on your credit card account, including paying your annual membership fee, and the credit card account is open and not in default. Upon cancellation of your credit card account your miles will expire according to the MileagePlus program rules.

United MileagePlus Visa Card Program Information

Individuals whose requests for this offer are not approved will not be enrolled in MileagePlus ® through this request, although existing MileagePlus members will remain enrolled in MileagePlus. Authorized users will not be enrolled in MileagePlus as a result of this request. MileagePlus miles awarded through the use of the authorized user's card will only be credited to the primary cardmember's account. If a cardmember's membership in United's MileagePlus Program is terminated in accordance with the terms and conditions of that Program, the cardmember will no longer be eligible to earn any MileagePlus miles for purchases using the United MileagePlus Card. Chase's sole obligation concerning the award and redemption of miles shall be to make a valid request to United to award miles to the cardmember's associated MileagePlus account. Chase disclaims liability or responsibility for United's failure to award or redeem miles to the cardmember's associated MileagePlus account after Chase has met its obligations to United in connection with such a request. Benefits are available as long as cardmember's MileagePlus Club Credit Card account is open and not in default. Upon closure of the cardmember's MileagePlus Club Credit Card account, all benefits will be canceled.

MileagePlus Program Terms and Conditions

Chase United MileagePlus Club Card Review

Chase United MileagePlus Club Card

Every airline credit card offers frequent flyer miles for dollars spent. What makes a travel rewards credit card stand out, however, is the number of miles offered and the non-mileage perks granted to cardholders. Extra bonus miles can add up, especially if you are among the consumers who put most of your expenses on a reward card – you may find yourself taking an extra trip or two each year.

Presently, the Chase United MileagePlus Club Card offers some of the best benefits of any airline card, including generous mileage rewards.

  • Earn a 50% Mileage Bonus. For each dollar spent, cardholders receive 1.5 miles in United’s MileagePlus program and 2 miles per dollar for charges to United Airlines.
  • Annual United Club Membership. The big perk for this card is the membership to United Club and Star Alliance airport lounges around the world. The benefit extends unlimited entry to the cardholder and one companion.
  • Premier Access Priority Airport Services. Cardholders enjoy priority check-in, security, boarding, and baggage handling every time they fly on United.
  • Two Checked Bag Fee Waivers. Cardholders are exempt from bag fees when they use their card to purchase tickets on United.
  • Waived Award Travel Fees. When cardholders redeem miles for last-minute tickets, United waives their customary “close-in booking fee.” The charge is normally $75 for non-elite members who book travel within 21 days.
  • Hyatt and Avis Benefits. Cardmembers are automatically extended invitations to join the Hyatt Gold Passport program at the “Platinum9rdquo; level, and are given preferred service with Avis Rent A Car.
  • Fees. There is a $395 annual fee, but there are no foreign transaction fees for purchases processed outside of the United States.
  1. Enjoy Most Benefits of United Elite Status. Many travelers don’t fly often enough to earn elite status in United’s frequent flyer program, but still want to receive the benefits. With the exception of first class upgrades, this card offers virtually all benefits extended to MileagePlus elite travelers.
  2. Less Expensive Than a Club Pass. Anyone who would purchase a United Club pass might as well just get this card. The annual fee of $395 is less expensive than the pass itself, which costs $475.
  3. Great Mileage Earning Rates. Most airline cards offer only 1 mile per dollar spent. This card’s offer of 1.5 miles per dollar allows customers to earn awards at a much faster rate.
  4. Elite Status for Hotels and Car Rentals. Extending elite status to Hyatt and Avis allows cardholders to enjoy priority service, as well as room and car upgrades at their destination.
  1. No Sign-Up Bonus Miles. While the standard United MilegePlus Explorer Card offers a generous sign-up bonus of up to 40,000 frequent flyer miles, this card only offers a $95 statement credit that takes a small bite out of the first year’s annual fee.
  2. No Elite Status Miles. Competing cards from Delta and American Airlines offer special miles that help customers reach the airline’s elite status sooner. This card does not.
  3. No Promotional Financing Offer. Many credit cards come with a 0% APR for a limited time on purchases and balance transfers. This card does not.
  4. High Annual Fee. There is no escaping the fact that cardholders must pay nearly $400 a year for all these privileges. Unless you expect to see substantial value from the benefits, this card is not for you.

It really does make a difference to be afforded every possible perk when you travel. By combining a United Club pass with most of the benefits of elite status, holders of the United MileagePlus Club credit card can enjoy nearly every advantage of being a frequent flyer without having to fly frequently.

Have you used the Chase United MileagePlus Club Card? What has your experience been like?

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Hotel Value for Frequent Guests

Asiana Club alternative for United Mileage Plus U.S. resident members

The issue with the new Mileage Plus program is elite status requires an annual spend component for U.S. resident members and redeemable miles are earned based on ticket price. Both of these 2015 changes are prohibitive to earning award tickets and elite status on United Mileage Plus for the long haul international ticket budget flyer.

In my analysis of miles earned in United Mileage Plus for a San Francisco SFO – DXB Dubai ticket in K class, the Mileage Plus U.S. resident revenue-based program holds little value for the person seeking redeemable miles and Star Alliance Gold elite on low cost fares. This post looks at Asiana Airlines of South Korea, a Star Alliance member airline and the Asiana Club alternative to United Mileage Plus.

My previous article examines redeemable miles and elite qualifying credit earned for a United.com purchased ticket from San Francisco to Dubai, United Arab Emirates compared to a Swiss Airlines purchased ticket for $6 more.

$755.42 Swiss Airlines purchased ticket with all Swiss Airlines operated flight segments in economy K class SFO-DXB Dubai earns 8,806 United Mileage Plus miles and $0 PQD credit for United Mileage Plus.

$749.90 United.com ticket purchase flying United operated aircraft outbound and Swiss Airlines inbound, all economy K class. Mileage Plus redeemable miles earned for $630 base fare = 3,150 redeemable miles and $630 PQD.

United Mileage Plus now requires $3,000 Premier Qualifying Dollars to earn Mileage Plus Silver elite and $6,000 PQD to earn Premier Gold elite, the level needed for Star Alliance Gold and lounge access privileges on international flights.

Asiana Club Miles and Elite Membership

Asiana is a Star Alliance member airline based in South Korea. The value of Asiana Club frequent flyer program is its comparatively low elite qualification requirements. Star Alliance Gold member benefits are earned with Asiana Club Diamond elite, a status earned with 40,000 qualifying miles in a 2-year period.

QualificationAccumulate 40,000 miles by boarding Asiana Airlines or Star Alliance flights, or board 50 Asiana Airlines flights within 24 months from the base date*

November 1, 2012 for members who joined Asiana Club on or before September 30, 2008

Date of subscription for members who joined Asiana Club on or after October 1, 2008

1. Elite membership status is granted based on boarding performance in the 24 months after the base date.

2. If you satisfy the standard in the 24 months, early membership promotion is granted. The Elite membership status is maintained for the period of the early promotion and an additional 24 months.

3. If the membership term expires, the new membership status is granted according to the boarding performance in the 24 months prior to the date of expiry. The boarding frequency for the early promotion term is not reflected in the membership status review.

Elite membership status is valid from the day after the date on which Elite membership standards are satisfied.

Asiana Club Miles Earned for Star Alliance Partner Flights

Back to the San Francisco SFO-DXB Dubai flights on United and/or Swiss and the benefit of applying flights to Asiana Club rather than United Mileage Plus.

$730.80 United.com ticket purchase flying all United operated aircraft outbound and inbound, all economy K class. Mileage Plus redeemable miles earned for $630 base fare = 3,150 redeemable miles and $630 PQD.

$731 SFO-DXB ticket =9,488 redeemable and elite miles in Asiana Club

This same SFO-DXB ticket credited to Asiana Club earns 50% flight miles as redeemable miles and elite qualifying miles for 9,488 redeemable and elite miles in Asiana Club. One flight credits 50% of miles needed for Asiana Gold elite and 25% of miles needed for Asiana Diamond elite, which also confers Star Alliance Gold benefit like airport lounge access when flying on a Star Alliance member airline.

You can reach Asiana Diamond elite with 40,000 elite qualifying miles and Star Alliance Gold benefits with four or five international long haul tickets in economy class on Star Alliance member airlines and under $3,000 in spend over 24 months at this rate.

Beware of Booking Class Codes

Swiss Airlines deep discount economy K class purchased ticket on Swiss Airlines website earns 50% miles in United Mileage Plus. The tricky part of other Star Alliance member airline frequent flyer programs is learning which booking codes count and which booking classes do not count for earning miles.

Swiss Airlines ticketed flight SFO-DXB Dubai earns 50% redeemable miles based on actual flight miles of route in United Mileage Plus since it is a Star Alliance member airline ticket purchased from a website other than United.com. But, a check of Asiana earning table for Swiss flights shows Swiss Economy K class earns no miles in Asiana Club.

Buy a ticket on Swiss Airlines SFO-DXB in economy K class and a United Mileage Plus member earns nearly 3x redeemable miles when credited to United Mileage Plus compared to buying a United Airlines SFO-DXB ticket.

But, if you are an Asiana Club frequent flyer, then the United purchased ticket is the better choice over the Swiss ticket since United economy K class earns 50% redeemable miles and elite qualifying miles for Asiana Club elite status.

Another example of Asiana Club miles earned flying Deep Discount economy U class on Air China purchased ticket.

$623.44 Air China LAX-PEK-GMP Seoul, Korea in deep discount economy U class.

U class earns 50% miles based on flight distance as redeemable miles and elite qualifying miles. Flight distance is 6,828 miles each way and that is also equivalent to the 6,828 redeemable and elite miles earned in Asiana Club for this ticket.

A reminder that Asiana Club members earn elite membership for flight miles in a 24-month period. Asiana Club miles expire ten years from date of accumulation and the expiration period is extended to 12 years for Asiana Club Diamond members (40,000 elite qualifying miles in 24-months).

The Burning Question – Asiana Club Awards

The burning question on United Mileage Plus members minds who are considering a change to Asiana Club is how many miles are needed for award tickets?

As a U.S. resident who finds little value in United Mileage Plus in 2015, one of the important issues is the cost of frequent flyer award tickets using Asiana miles compared to United Mileage Plus miles.

Award Tickets within North America

  • 25,000 miles Economy round trip saver (one way 50% miles)
  • 50,000 miles Business round trip saver award
  • 70,000 miles First round trip saver award

Award Tickets North America – Europe

  • 60,000 miles Economy round trip saver (one way 50% miles)
  • 115,000 miles Business round trip saver award
  • 160,000 miles First round trip saver award

Award Tickets North America – Northeast Asia (Japan, Korea, China)

  • 70,000 miles Economy round trip saver (one way 50% miles)
  • 140,000 miles Business round trip saver award
  • 160,000 miles First round trip saver award

Review of United MileagePlus® Club Card

  • Access to United's Lounges as well as Star Alliance lounges
  • Earn 1.5 miles on regular purchases
  • Free first and second baggage for yourself and a companion
  • Platinum Level status for Hyatt Gold Passport program

Chase launched the United MileagePlus Club Card on 27th March 2012 1 and essentially revamps its high end offering for United. This card comes with a few perks that are better than it's competitors. It also comes with a $375 (though not as high as other "elite cards", is still hefty). The key question with all high end cards is whether it is worth it. Well, we'll have to look at it's features first before we can answer the question.

Is the United MileagePlus Club Card Worth It? How Does It Compare Feature Wise?

Being an elite card, it contains most of the features that I would expect. The Club Lounge access remains one of it's key features. If you are not an elite member, an annual membership will set you back $475. So that benefit alone covers the annual fee. This perk may also be important for folks who have Priority Pass Select membership from being a credit card holder (like American Express Platinum or Visa Black Card). As of October 2011, these members will no longer be able to access United and Continental Lounges. The reason is because so many cardholders have this perk, the lounges will probably be overwhelmed.

This card gets our thumbs up

Overall, this card gets our highest recommendation if you are a United Frequent flyer. The club lounge itself would be worth the price of this card. But the addition of Platinum status for Hyatt members and the ability to earn 1.5 miles makes this card almost a must get for the United and Continental frequent flyer.



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