Chase Launching United Club Credit Card

by on March 9, 2012 · 14 comments

in Chase, Credit Cards, United

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Details are scarce, but at some point in the near future Chase will be unveiling the new United Explorer Club card (see pictures on the Chase website here), which I presume will offer similar benefits to the now discontinued Continental Presidential Plus card:

- United lounge access
- No foreign transaction fee
- 1,000 Flex EQMs for every $5,000 spent
- 2 free checked bags
- Hyatt Platinum
- Avis Presidents Club

Annual fee: $395

I’ll announce details once I know, but I’ve had several people email asking about whether a “premium” United card will be coming and the answer is yes. Continental never ran big sign-up promotions with the Presidential Plus and most other airlines don’t, so I wouldn’t expect a huge bonus, though I’d love to be surprised. Just something to think about as you plan your credit card application/upgrade/downgrade/cancellation strategy for 2012!

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  • MikeM

    Any idea if this new card will have the primary insurance benefit of the United MileagePlus Explorer?

  • thepointsguy

    Most likely if it’s a world MasterCard

  • Ericlipkind

    Did United do away with the $2 drink discount for movies and headsets using the Continental Mastercard?

  • Redline325

    Are flex EQM’s the same as PQM’s? Right now I have the Chase card that in the past gave me 5,000 EQM’s when I hit $35k annual spend. On this new card that $35k would get me 7,000 PQM’s, correct?

  • mrpickles

    I have had the United Club card from Chase for the last two years. It is not new.

  • thepointsguy

    Intereresting- I thought it used to be called something different. Either way it’s relaunching because you can’t currently get it

  • Ed9999

    Any chance they’ll give back the Economy plus seating for picking it up?

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  • DL

    Flex EQMs are PQMs except they don’t have to be applied to your account in the year earned. You used to be able to carry them forever, but I believe the new terms for the the old CO Pres Plus was that you could carry them for three years.

  • Fufunugget

    Yes, that benefit got discontinued on 12/31/11

  • Euro Traveler

    I got drink discount applied on my flight in February.

  • Scottrick

    The new Explorer is a Visa, replacing the old OnePass Plus MC. I would expect the Club card to be a Visa also.

  • Rob

    I just spoke with Chase and the club card will have “Visa signature benefits” which include *secondary* insurance. She said that only the explorer card has primary insurance.

  • Jared

    So did this ever happen? I’m trying to find the flex EQMs on the website and don’t see them anywhere. Did they decide not to give that offer?

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