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Update: Continental OnePass Plus Card Going Away March 1

by on February 24, 2012 · 10 comments

in Chase, Continental, Credit Cards

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As you can tell from today’s yesterday post about the official end of Continental, a lot of people have been asking questions about just what that will mean for the Continental Airlines OnePass Plus Card from Chase.

I  got word  from Chase that the bank will  be deactivating links to the card application on March 1, 2012.

“Chase is discontinuing the Continental Airlines OnePass Plus Card, effective Thursday, March 1, 2012. Please note that the links for the Continental Airlines OnePass Plus Card will cease to function as of March 1.”

So what I’d recommend is, if you were thinking of getting the OnePass Plus Card, first try for the 60,000-mile bonus offer that I wrote about here. If that doesn’t work, here’s my link to the 40,000 point bonus application.

Remember, as I said in this reader question post, “United MileagePlus Explorer cardmembers will only receive one 25,000 bonus miles award if they apply for both the United Explorer Card and the Continental OnePass Plus Card after 7/19/2011.” So, if you got the United Explorer Card after that date, you’re out of luck.

But, if you got a United/ Continental card before that, you should be fine to get this bonus. The rules currently state you won’t be able to also get the Explorer bonus at a later time and date, though those rules can change at any time so I’d rather get the Continental card now and worry about getting the Explorer card at a later time and date.

To learn more about the benefits of the OnePass Plus and the United Explorer Card, you can look at this past post.

For a strategy on maximizing Continental/United miles through credit cards, take a look at this previous post.

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  • Ike

    Tips? Do Not Get A Car! We drove down from Belfast and could not get to our hotel. We knew where it was, but the streets had a way of going one-way in the wrong direction. We ended up accidentally following a delivery truck onto a pedestrian street. After a couple of policemen showed up[, who were both nice and sympathetic, we managed to extricate ourselves from the pedestrian street but even they could not figure out how to get us to our hotel. We eventually made it but it was a not easy.

  • PJ

    again does chase let you get BOTH cards in a matter of 2 weeks ?

  • rc

    I applied for both a Continental Onepass card and United Explore back in November of 2011. They gave me the bonus miles for both cards.

  • rc

    I applied for both cards in November of last year, was approved for both and got both bonus miles. Can’t promise you anything but it might be worth a shot.

  • Alex

    So are they going to convert OnePass to United Explorer? Is that why the rush to apply for Untied Explorer now, to get the bonus? I’m a little confused here. IF they simply stop issuing CO One pass card but let me keep it, then no rush, right? No?

  • Anonymous

    The trick would be to get the Onepass card now and then the United one in the future

  • MileHigh

    TPG – so you’re saying that you CAN get the Continental card again AS LONG AS you got your first one before 7/9/2011???

    I got the Continental Card back in April 2010. I canceled it in April 2011 to get approved for the BA visa. This was the old version of Continental card the card–before they introduced the new benefits and the sleek new look. On the T&C for the current Continental card offer it states the following:

    “This one-time bonus offer is valid only for first-time Continental Airlines personal cardmembers with new accounts. Previous and existing Continental Airlines personal cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer.”

    Please advise…

  • Alex

    Do you know whether the Continental Business card will be converted to a United Business Card, potentially restricting our ability to get the latter’s sign-on promotion? Thoughts on this?

  • Paul D

    http://hub.united.com/en-us/News/Loyalty-Program/Pages/credit-cards-and-the-2012-mileageplus-program.aspx

    This seems to indicate that the OnePass Plus will remain a Mastercard (United Explorer Mastercard) and the United Explorer remains a VISA. Thus, it seems like I could hang onto my pre 7/19/11 OnePass Plus Mastercard past March 3rd, and still be eligible for the 50k United Explorer bonus for a new VISA card, true?

  • Jon

    Paul – I believe you’re correct. I’m in the same boat. However, until somebody actually tries this, I don’t think anyone will know for sure. Personally, I’m going to cancel my OPP card in the next couple months, and will apply for the Explorer Visa later in the year. If I don’t get the bonus miles, I’ll send Chase a secure message to see if they can help (they’re usually very helpful in cases like this).

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