Or, consider other cards for 50,000 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.
No annual fee, Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express. Terms apply.
Update: It appears Chase is sending replacement EMV enabled cards to MasterCard holders.
If you have a United MileagePlus credit card that’s a MasterCard,
get ready to have your account number changed. Later this year as part of Chase’s switch to EMV Chip + Signature technology across its card portfolio all United MileagePlus branded MasterCards will switch to Visa cards. There aren’t many of them, as most are legacy cards from Continental Airlines and it’s been several years since those were issued. If you have one it means you’ll have a new account number to use for purchases. And your annual fee won’t change, but you might lose a few MasterCard specific perks. There aren’t many unique ones to worry about, but if you haven’t already you should register to get a year’s worth of National Rental Car Executive Status for free. That gets you upgrades on every rental with National, or access to the ‘Executive Selection’ for the midsize price. Once you’re registered the status will be valid regardless of what kind of card you have. You’ll also miss out on the World Elite airfare program, which gets you some discounts on international First and Business Class fares, which is useful if you tend to buy expensive fares for work. There’s also a $300 discount on most Air New Zealand Premium Economy fares or 20% off many Air China Economy class fares from Houston. But you will gain Apple Pay benefits once you’re switched to Visa. Chase doesn’t support Apple Pay with its United branded MasterCards. If you really want World Elite benefits, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus offers them, though you’ll be stuck carrying another card with an annual fee.
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