Posted by William Charles on June 25, 2015
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Published on June 25th, 2015 | by William Charles


Chase Will Increase The Annual Fee On MileagePlus Club Card To $450 & List Of Ways To Get It Waived First Year

Chase has increased the annual fee on their Chase MileagePlus Club card to $450 per year, up from $395 per year (in fact the official link is still showing the $395 annual fee, but affiliate links are now showing $450 so I expect this to change shortly). This card comes with United Club access as one of the perks and paid access to United Club’s was recently also increased (from $500 to $550) so this isn’t too much of a surprise.

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Here is a list of the other benefits that come with this card:

  • United Club Access
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x United miles on United purchases
    • 1.5x United miles on all other purchases
  • Free first and second checked bags for primary cardholder and one travelling companion
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Premier Travel Access
  • Any seat, any time with your miles
  • No close in fees on award bookings with United
  • Luxury hotels and resort collection privileges
  • Sign up bonus of $100 statement credit after first purchase, read below for a better bonus.

Getting It For Free

It’s actually possible to get the annual fee waived for the first year (this comes with all of the benefits listed above, but not the $100 statement credit). Below are a number of different methods that may or may not work:

Some or none of these methods might work, it’s just a matter of trying them all and hoping for the best.

Hat tip to TPG

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“Any seat, any time with your miles” — whould it be saver or regular award amount of miles?


its last seat availability, so that means the standard/regular award which is usually 2x saver price.

the Q I got is if this card is worth getting or not. I already have the Explorer version which I think also has the last seat guarantee. but I dont think it waives the close-in ticketing fees.


None of the links worked for me


1.5X on regular (non-bonus category) spend might be attractive to some folks who like United miles.


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