Can I hear a woot, woot?! Okay, so I’m a little excited today. I just received my Chase United Mileage Plus Explorer card and activated it. I was a little worried about being eligible for the bonus on this card. I had both the previous United card and the Continental card. I had both of these card before July of 2011 and have already canceled both of them. There was some wording in the Terms and Conditions that made it appear that they could possibly deny me the bonus because I already had a United card. However, I’m happy to say that the customer service representative confirmed that I will get 50,000 miles after the first purchase on the card! I’m not sure if everyone will have the same experience as I have, but this is great news.
With the addition of these miles, we’ll have nearly 250,000 United/Continental miles. So I may need to start learning more about the Star Alliance. My current plan for these miles is to book a trip to multiple European cities using the stopover and/or open jaw option with the Star Alliance. But my plans may change as we won’t be able to take that trip until 2014 at the earliest because of already planned trips and available vacation time.