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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!