Ironically, I think the United Explorer card is still the best co-branded airline card and is a must have for United flyers. The Club card can still make sense if you need the club membership and don’t care about the new restrictions or if you need the extra free checked bags a few times per year, but the case for keeping the United Club card is worse than ever. … [Read more...] about Here’s How United Transformed Their Premium Club Card From Hero To Zero; The Worst Credit Card Devaluation Of All Time?
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The United Club card is the premium version of the United Explorer card. However until now I’ve never seen it offer any bonus miles for signing up. In the past Chase has felt that the card benefits were rich enough that they didn’t need to offer a signup bonus for the card. But for a limited time only you can get 50,000 bonus miles for spending $3,000 within 3 months on the card! … [Read more...] about Richest Signup Bonus Ever For The Chase United Club Card With Club Membership, 2 Free Checked Bags, And Waived Close-In Fees!
You can have the card even if you already have an Explorer card. While the Explorer card offers 30K miles for signing up and spending $1,000 (and you can SM to be matched to 55K miles+$50 cash back) on the Club card there’s no mileage bonus for signing up. … [Read more...] about Should You Get A United Club Card?
I waited a bit and then called AJK in his room and asked if he was still interested in trying to salvage Palau. [AJK: Actually, Dan waited precisely 37 minutes after we finished eating dinner, and me telling him not to bother me until the morning so I could get a decent night of sleep and get over this fever, but you see how well Dan follows directions when he gets an idea in his head…] And he said in no uncertain terms that his boss was counting on him being back Friday morning. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
-Someone asked why United doesn’t charge hefty fuel surcharges like other international programs charged and the room was ready to stone him. Another person asked why on his last day of departure upgrade he didn’t receive bonus elite and redeemable miles. The room took their anger out on him next as that’s just caused by an occasional glitch… … [Read more...] about Trip Report: United DO 2012 In Chicago
We were traveling with 14 Pomegranate meals. Normally I would just freeze them and put them in a regular suitcase as things stay frozen in the belly of the plane. However this trip would have too much downtime so AJK brought along ice packs and his Polar Bear Cooler, which is truly an awesome bag. [AJK: This bag is highly recommended. We’ve had stuff remain frozen on a scorching hot tarmac in Dubai for 18 hours without a hiccup. What I’ll do for POM’s boneless spare ribs in Abu Dhabi, eh?] We put it in a freezer when we could, but it did a great job making sure everything stayed frozen. And its perfectly durable to be checked in. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu