As Mommy Points pointed out earlier this morning, Chase and/or United seem to have removed the Premier Access Security benefit from the Chase MileagePlus Explorer credit card. The “Premier Access” logo did not print out on her boarding pass and, without that, she cannot access the Premier Access security line. I questioned whether this was just a one-off, but the change is even reflected on the credit card’s main page – https://creditcards.chase.com/credit-cards/united-airlines-credit-card.aspx
This may not be a major blow to the credit card but it is significant. There are still, however, benefits as a non-elite cardholder such as the free checked bag, priority boarding (one group ahead of the general public), two free United Club passes every year, and primary auto rental coverage.
The move makes sense, in my opinion. I know that in my home airport (EWR), the Premier Access security line is usually just as busy, if not busier, than the regular security line. As it stands, that Premier Access is worthless. After all, it’s easy enough to get approved for the credit card. With this change, hopefully the Premier Access line will actually be faster and server a purpose for Elites.
If you have the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer credit card, does this change bother you? Are you going to keep the card or cancel it?