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04-18-2012 02:58 PM
So I called yesterday to get a replacement PP card as the woman at the register was playing with it and bent my card. Now from what I read they are changing people over from PP to Mileage Plus Club, well that's not the case. I asked and she said that was supposed to happen but they are keeping them separate. The program is very different. At any rate the perks are better on PP than MileagePlus Club. So I get my new card and to my surpise it says UNITED on the left and CHASE on the right with PRESIDENTIAL PLUS in the middle but with a faint UNITED logo behind it like on the new MileagePlus Explorer and MileagePlus Club card. The card is purple but METAL like the SAPPHIRE PREFERRED card. On the back it says WORLD ELITE with the silver MC logo. It looks pretty! Hell I'll keep this one! One perk that I didn't realize of the PP card is that you get 25% Bonus Miles after your flights occur regardless if you paid for it with the card or not as long as that card is linked to your MileagePlus number which marketing does for you automatically. I checked my Mileage Plus account and noticed all my flights since February's PC have had 25% bonus miles on TOP of my 25% elite bonus I earn for being Premier Silver (Almost Gold! Woohoo). It's not posted anywhere that I can find and was sort of a surprise feature!
04-18-2012 03:32 PM
It does look pretty....
04-19-2012 12:31 AM - edited 04-19-2012 12:37 AM
Actually the difference between PP and the new club card is small, and both have a feature the other does not. The PP provides elite qualifying miles of 1,000 for every 5,000 in spend (25,000 EQM to reach silver, 50,000 gold, etc). While the club card does not have this feature, unlike the PP it does provide a 50% miles bonus on all purchases (ie. 1.5x miles on everything) and the 100% bonus on united (same as PP). The advantage the PP would hold is if you are a gold level with 70,000 miles at year end, and you need the extra 5,000 boost (from 25,000 in spend on the PP) to push you to platinum. Of course In theory if you never fly at all and spend 125,000 on the PP you would get to silver level, which in all honesty does not get you much.
Otherwise these cards are essentially the same, both in appearance and features.
04-19-2012 06:48 AM - edited 04-19-2012 06:48 AM
the 25% bonus mile on the actual flight mile (not spending) you are talking about is discontinued as of march.. I read it from flyertalk.
04-19-2012 08:48 AM
Yes, it's for miles flown. They discontinued this? Are you sure? I got it on my flights in March that happened mid-to-end of March. Can you link me? I can't seem to find it on Flyer Talk. Thanks! I'll be ticked if that's the case. They said there will be NO changes to the program.
04-19-2012 11:13 AM
Sadly, I just called and the above poster is correct, they did take it away. However, I did not receive any notification about it and the said it was "quietly changed". She reimbursed my annual fee and gave me 10,000 miles for it. That really s*cks though. I earned bank on that 25% PP bonus.
04-19-2012 11:42 AM
So I called yesterday to get a replacement PP card as the woman at the register was playing with it and bent my card.
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04-19-2012 12:21 PM
ha. I mistyped. I called the other day to get a replacement PP. The woman at the register earlier in the morning was playing with my card and bent it too far before I could say stop. I hate when people play with your card while they are holding it waiting for an approval! It drives me nuts.
08-19-2012 09:37 PM
Definitely better than that wierd plastic-like (whatever it was made out of) and design from before that's for sure. lol
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