Posted by William Charles on March 16, 2020
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Published on March 16th, 2020 | by William Charles

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New United Club Infinite Card Now Live (100,000 Mile Bonus, $525 Annual Fee)

Update 3/16/20: Card has now officially launched.

As rumored Chase has launched a New United Club Infinite Card with $525 annual fee. Let’s take a look at the card in more detail:

  • 100,000 mile sign up bonus after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months your account is open. Valid until 5/18/20
    • This product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any United ClubSM credit card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any United Club credit card who received a new Cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months. If you are an existing United Club Visa Signature Cardmember and would like this product, please call the number on the back of your card to see if you are eligible for a product change.
  • Annual fee of $525 (not waived first year)
  • United Club membership
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 4x miles per $1 spent on United
    • 2x miles per $1 spent on dining at restaurants and all other travel
    • 1x miles per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Free first and second checked bags
  • Premier Access travel services
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck
  • 25% back on United in flight purchase
  • No black out dates
  • No foreign transaction fees

Don’t think this card or this landing page was supposed to go live until 3/16. It also looks like United might be seeking government assistance, so not sure now is the wisest time to be stocking up on United miles.

 



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AlertTip
AlertTip

So for +$75/year you get a decent earn rate over the regular club card. Sign up bonus seems nice but CSR probably still better as a long-term card for most people.

James
James

I see almost no way to offset the $525 annual fee besides TONS of United flying at 4X. Throw in $300 United statement credit each year and maybe I’d consider it.

G
G

Depends how much one values United Club and checked bags. Membership is $650/year for most people, or $59 per one-time visit. If you normally get the annual membership, this card is a $125 discount with extra perks stapled on.

WGU
WGU

DOA

Andrew
Andrew

100,000 United Miles for $5000 spend will make people interested

Vy
Vy

“100,000 United Miles for $5000 spend + $525 AF with no travel credit”, you mean.

David
David

The fuck is this bullshit? 525/year, no credit, 4x on flights? Might as well get the Amex platinum and do transfer partners. Fuck United. Hope we don’t bail them out.

WGU
WGU

Right! I have the Amex PLT myself. I transfer points to Lifemiles to redeem for United flights 6-7.5k LM vs. 12.5-15k United when I’m connecting to a United Hub. SFO/LAX/DEN

TC_PNW/BOS
TC_PNW/BOS

As long as saver space is available on United… which is not always that easy.

WGU
WGU

Not a problem for me since I book 98% of my flights T-12.

Lrdx
Lrdx

Does this mean the Club is discontinued?

Lrdx
Lrdx

Interesting tidbit that this card earns 2x on airfare other than United.

Charlie
Charlie

Citi Double Cash also earns 2x on airfare other than United — but with no annual fee.

Vy
Vy

So if UA files for bankruptcy in two fiscal quarters, how much will United miles be worth?

joelfreak
joelfreak

The miles are where the value is in these airlines…so I bet you it would still be worth a bunch. Just like last time, the banks will bail them out because they need the miles to be worth something…

Frank
Frank

Let them fail. We have enough domestic carriers to support the U.S. and they’ve made it clear they don’t HELP consumers.

I say that as someone with stock exposure to the company

Bill
Bill

What?
More competition is always better.

JB SanDiego
JB SanDiego

DoC, what does this mean?:
‘ . It also looks like United might be seeking government assistance, so not sure now is the wisest time to be stocking up on United miles. ‘

What happens if you are holding United miles? Do they become worthless?

Vy
Vy

The concern is going concern.

A sinking ship takes everything with it.

DealRaider
DealRaider

It also means that United is likely to emerge a smaller airline with less routes. Miles are worth less with less options to use them. It’s also going to be very hard to use miles at any good rate for a while until international routes open all up again.

Traveler
Traveler

Any dp on whether 5/24 applies to this leaked link?

Mán
Mán

From discussions with several managers, the 5/24 rule applies to all Chase cards, unless specifically NOT noted for a particular card, in which case that offer for that card is part of a limited promotion for only that card.

MattR
MattR

Would be a great time for Chase to waive the 5/24 rule!

nik
nik

What happens to airline gift cards if airlines go bankrupt?

Stone
Stone

like all other gift cards I guess..there might be a period in which to use them up and then they go to zero… except, unlike say Toys R US, the airline are barely flying to use them up and soon even the few routes they flying will probably end,

JoJo
JoJo

If UA file bankruptcy, will they empty everyone’s miles?

Gary
Gary

Nobody knows for sure, but I think in some past BK, miles were still there. They NEED to do that or they can not get enough people to keep flying them.

madgoat
madgoat

Under normal circumstances I’d be interested. These aren’t normal circumstances.

Gary
Gary

Meanwhile, what IDIOT though this was a good time to roll out an airline card? Oh yea, the same folks that can not figure out the cancelled flight policy. LOL!

As to club access – if it only allows access when flying on UA – not worth much, other than the first year. Renewal rates will be terrible.

Bob Roberts
Bob Roberts

I assume these are planned months in advance, advertising paid for in advance, etc. Not like they decided to do it last week.

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