No, we’re not talking about my love life today, but we’ll talk about the one credit card that I messed up and let get away from me. When I signed up for the United MileagePlus Explorer in 2013 and then closed in 2014, it was right before the devaluation to partner awards and I believed everything about how bad the program would be after the devaluation. Since closing the card, I have learned all the benefits about the card that makes it worthwhile to keep the card. Too bad Doctor of Credit didn’t ask every one earlier!
I bring this up because a friend of mine and I were discussing how lucky we are living in the New York metro region. We have access to all 3 big US carriers hubs, almost every international carrier, and the close proximity to all the airports. What other metro region is like this? The only one I can think of is possibly LAX or SFO.
Why The Change Of Heart?
I pride myself in opening credit cards for the ones I know I will need and use. I don’t chase cards for the bonuses because to me the bonuses to me is extra gravy. At the time, I thought I could hit the $25,000 spend for the extra 10,000 miles, but wasn’t able to keep up. I plan to reopen a United card in the near future, but it will be a business account as I gear up for reselling and to actually separate the business spending from my personal expenses.
In addition to the other bloggers’ reasons for having the MileagePlus cards, here are 3 additional reasons why I want another one again:
- Bonus miles from the MileagePlus X from being a UA cardholder
- Bonus miles from the MileagePlus online shopping mall from being a UA cardholder
- Earning United miles are so ridiculously easy I can literally sleep and there’s more miles the next morning