Chase United Mall Lounges

For the holiday season Chase United cardholders can access lounges while shopping in malls in S. Francisco and Short Hills, NJ.

November 23 – December 24, 2013, 11:00 am until mall closing
SF location: The Westfield San Francisco Centre, Dome level near Bloomingdale’s
NJ location: The Mall at Short Hills, located on the first floor near Macy’s and Guest Services

The VIP Lounge is open to all Chase United Credit Card members and features complimentary gift-wrapping, coat and bag check, and snacks and beverages, including fresh baked goods, packaged snacks, soda, bottle water, and coffee, plus café-style seating and flat screen TVs.
Football Sundays: Check out live game-day action every Sunday.
Toys for Tots Tuesdays: Cardmembers may bring a new, unwrapped toy in its original packaging, on the following Tuesdays, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th and you will receive one United Club pass. Bring two toys and receive two United Club passes.

-For entry, present your valid Chase United Credit Card and a valid ID.
-Each Cardmember may bring up to three guests.
-If you have recently applied for a United Card you may bring your confirmation page to the lounge, and you will be granted access for the entire duration of the VIP Lounge.

It’s obviously not worth getting a United Explorer card for a mall lounge but there are some nice perks of the card besides for the signup bonus (30K for spending $1,000 and 5K for adding an additional user):
-Expanded saver award availability is a huge benefit of being a cardholder. I’m always finding award flights that are only available to cardholders or elites. Cardholders also get last seat standard award availability, something that is capacity controlled for non-cardholders/non-elites.
-As long as you have the card your miles will never expire.
-This is one of the only cards that gives primary car rental insurance in the US. Almost every other card provides secondary coverage which means you have to file a claim with your personal car insurance. The United card covers claims without ever notifying them. Coverage is primary in every country in the world.
-No foreign exchange fees.
-If you spend $25K in a year you get a 10K mileage bonus, meaning you will have earned at least 1.4 miles per dollar on all purchases.
-Free checked luggage and priority boarding on United.
-2 annual lounge passes
-Upgrades for elite cardholders on award tickets

HT: Moes Tavern, via DDF

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14 Responses to “Chase United Mall Lounges”

  1. david Says:

    After the first year is it posibile to get them to waive the fee? Or they wont

  2. Shmuel Says:

    Is the secure message match to get 55,000 miles plus $50 still alive on this card?

  3. Sam Says:

    They will often give a retention bonus in miles or cash to make up for it.

    Still alive and well.

    You guys should both be on DDF.

  4. car rentals Says:

    Dan are u saying this card is better then SP for use on car rentals ? What about car rental in israel?

  5. ny Says:

    When u say ur finding award flights i bet not to TLV thats way hard, or u find award last minute

  6. Scott Says:

    1- r they still matching the 55k offer? 2- how does the system know u have the award for the expanded avaiabilty? Does it automatically attach to your united ff number ?

  7. chaz lidd Says:

    can anyone help me with this one. when searching the united web site how can i put in that i am a cardholder to allow for expanded award availability?

  8. Davidd Says:

    Havent they in the last year or two refused to give the bonus points a second time to those who have had the card before even if you use another United mileage number?

  9. Non-Sequitur Says:

    Do I understand correctly that cardholders can take any domestic flight for 10,000 miles as long as there are seats available?

  10. daniel Says:

    I recently received my 50k bonus for signing up. if I cancel the card within the year to avoid the fee, do my miles go away or are they save to my united account? If they are saved, how long until they expire?

  11. Dan Says:

    @car rentals:
    It’s better in the US.
    Outside of the US the SP gives 2.14 points per dollar so it’s the better card.

    1 was answered already.
    2 works by just logging into your account. If you have a card on that account then you’ll automatically get the expanded availability or XN class.

    @chaz lidd:
    Just login.

    You’ll have 18 months from then to either earn or use 1 mile to extend your entire account.

  12. Miles Says:

    I didn’t see mention that the annual fee for the United Explorer card is $95, waived the first year.

  13. Jeff Says:

    Who can access these VIP lounges during the rest of the year ?

  14. Davidd Says:

    Dan anyway to search on for nonstop saver award flights only. Whenever I try to limit my search to nonstop flights it also shows standard award flights which I dont want. Its frustrating because I am trying to book for wife and infant only saver award flights nonstop ny to Tel aviv


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