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Here is a guide to benefits – large and small – associated with the United MileagePus Club Card from Chase, which carries a $450 annual fee. It’s packed with features that make it a formidable alternative to the Platinum Card from American Express, especially if United is your primary airline.
Before relying on the benefits mentioned here, please check directly with Chase customer service to verify your eligibility.
Earn 1.5 miles per dollar spent – All purchases earn this rate, though United ticket purchases earn 2 miles per dollar spent.
Priority Boarding – Board in Zone 2 (with 50,000 mile per year travelers) on every United operated flight. Just add your MileagePlus number to your reservation to receive the benefit.
2 free checked bags – You will get your first and second bags checked free on United operated flights, for you and a companion on your reservation. Flights to Asia and Europe charge $100 for the 2nd check bag, so if you and a companion check 2 bags each on those flights, you can save $400 roundtrip. You must purchase the ticket with your card to be eligible. Note if you are on a flight that offers the first bag free to everyone (including non card holders) and you check 3 or more bags, you will only get one fee waived. The 2 ‘free’ bags can only be the 2 first bags you check.
Priority Security – At airports with a Premier Access security lane, you are eligible to use this time saving option.
United Club membership – You receive full membership to the United Club, offering entry to all of the clubs for you an up to 2 guests, or yourself, spouse, and children under 21. You also get access to all Star Alliance partner lounges when traveling on a Star Alliance carrier. Note you will be issued a separate United Club membership card and that is needed to gain entry to the non-United owned lounges. This is up to a $550 value.
Upgrades on reward tickets (Premier members) – If you are a Premier level flyer with United, your upgrade priority will also apply to reward tickets on flights eligible for complimentary upgrades.
2 for 1 BusinessFirst tickets. Get a 2nd ticket free when you buy one full fare BusinessFirst class international ticket. Several restrictions apply – learn more about it here.
Miles don’t expire – As long as your card is open in good standing, your United miles will not expire.
Hertz President’s Circle – You’re eligible to enroll in the Hertz President’s Circle program free of charge. This entitles you to a space available two car class upgrades when renting with Hertz.
Hyatt Platinum – You receive this elite level of status with Hyatt, and offers you free in-room internet access in all properties, as well as upgrades to better room locations and late check-out.
Luxury Hotel Collection. – At www.lhrcollection.com, as well as www.visasignaturehotels.com. If you book via these sites you will receive perks like free meals, late checkout, and room upgrades.
Primary car rental insurance. You are covered for losses to a rental vehicle while it is under your responsibility, and the coverage kicks in before your own insurance, unlike many credit cards. Like all credit card rental car protection, this is only for damage to the vehicle, not coverage for injury or damage to others, which requires separate liability coverage.
Emergency medical evacuation. If you travel more than 100 miles from home and for more than 5 but less than 60 days, and charge the transportation there with the card, you will be eligible for reimbursement for emergency evacuation due to illness or injury not covered by your personal medical insurance. This includes you, your spouse, and children under 18 (25 if they are full time students) whose are traveling with you and whose tickets are purchased using the card. If you are hospitalized more than 8 days, you can get airfare in economy class reimbursed for a friend or loved one to be at your bedside. Repatriation of remains is also covered up to $1,000.
Lost luggage reimbursement. $3,000 in reimbursement for lost luggage and contents when checked with a carrier. You must purchase the ticket with the card. Limited coverage for jewelry, fur, and other items.
Roadside assistance. Up to $50 per event, up to 4 times per year, including battery boost, flat tire service, fuel delivery, towing, and lockout assistance. Call 1-866-359-5402 for assistance.
Travel accident insurance. $500,000 in coverage for accidents during travel that involve loss of life, limb, sight, speech, or hearing while traveling on a common carrier ticket purchased with the card. This is not coverage for accidents that occur beyond the transportation portion of the trip.
Baggage delay benefit. $100 per day up to $300 for essential items that need purchasing in the event of a delay in baggage arrival. This excludes item like contact lenses, dentures, jewelry, cameras, and others.
Trip cancellation / interruption. Up to $10,000 reimbursement if you must cancel or cut short a trip due to death, illness, or injury of the cardholder or an immediate family member which a physician declares will prevent the cardholder from traveling on a trip purchased with the card. This is for the non refundable portion of a ticket only. Inability to make a trip due to hazardous weather also qualifies.
Trip delay coverage. $500 toward expenses like food and lodging if the ticket you purchase with the card incurs a delay of m0re than 12 hours or requires an overnight stay. This includes yourself, spouse, and children under 22 years old as long as the ticket was purchased using the card.
Extended warranty. Double the warranty on items purchased with the card up to one additional year, maximum four years total warranty.
Price protection. If you find an advertised price for an item you purchase with the card lower than what you paid, you can get up to $500 refunded, up to $1,500 per year.
Purchase protection. In the event of theft, damage, or involuntary parting with an item you purchase using the card, you can have it replaced, repaired, or refunded up to $10,000, maximum $50,000 per year.
Return protection. If the merchant won’t accept the return of an item purchased with the card, you can receive up to $300 per eligible item, up to $1,000 annually.
Event ticket protection. If 1) the ticket holder or a family member of the ticket holder is sick, injured or passes away, 2) the ticket holder is involved in a traffic accident en route to the ticketed event (as shown by a police report), or 3) the ticket holder’s public transportation (plane, train, bus, subway) is delayed, you can get the non refundable portion of an event ticket reimbursed up to $500 per ticket, $2,000 per event, and $4,000 per year. You must purchase the ticket with the card.
Identity theft. Up to $1,000 in reimbursement for expenses to restore your identity.
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