Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Citi®/ AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard.
Just call the number on the back of your card, and you can get a replacement with a chip within 7-10 business days.
It’s a basic Chip and Signature card, so you won’t get full PIN functionality, but that’s the case with all Chase cards so far.
Both the United Explorer and Club cards waive all foreign transaction fees, so having the EMV chip option makes them a touch more useful when you travel abroad.
Just beware that unmanned kiosks like those at train stations often require a PIN and your cards still won’t work in those situations.
What about other cards?
We checked with Chase on the status of other United branded cards.
Unfortunately legacy cards that are no longer actively issued for new accounts like the Presidential Plus and Select cards don’t yet have an EMV chip available. But they will get the feature later on in 2015.
As for other airlines, Citi’s American AAdvantage cards have an EMV Chip + Signature available, as do American Express’ Delta SkyMiles cards.
Our hope is that the Barclaycard versions of American AAdvantage cards that get rolled out later this year get full Chip + Signature treatment, like the Barclaycard Arrival Plus, which would be a nice differentiating factor. And it’s another reason to consider applying for a US Airways MasterCard from Barclaycard.
Only people with existing US Airways cards will be able to convert to a Barclaycard issued American AAdvantage card, as Barclays won’t be allowed to issue American AAdvantage credit cards to new customers.
Thanks to avenezia on FlyerTalk for pointing out the Club Card’s EMV availability.
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