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When you search United.com while logged in to your MileagePlus account, and you’re a Chase United MileagePlus credit card holder or MileagePlus Premier member, you’ll now see a label that says “Exclusively available to you as a MileagePlus Premier and Chase Cardmember.”
That means the award space you’re seeing isn’t available to the general public, and is available to you as a benefit of being a credit card holder or MileagePlus Premier member.
It’s a little publicized benefit, but holders of United credit cards like the MileagePlus Explorer and Premier members get:
Premier 1K members also get:
The extra award space for credit card holders has been available for many years, but not well communicated as a formal benefit.
Some people thought it was a glitch that would get fixed at some point, but this new labeling makes it clear it’s a deliberate benefit, and United is more aggressively marketing it. That’s also a good sign that United plans to keep this benefit going for a while to come.
There’s no real rhyme or reason to when United offers extra award space this way, but it’s out there and United is the only of the big airlines to offer better award space to credit card holders.
And you’ll only see it if you login to your account before searching.
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