I recently used miles to pay for a couple award tickets. The taxes and fees for these tickets were paid for with my Mileage Plus Explorer card. The T&C of the card state: FIRST CHECKED BAG FREE FOR MILEAGEPLUS EXPLORER AND ONEPASS PLUS CARD MEMBERS Primary cardmembers and one companion travelling on the same reservation will receive their first standard checked bag free each time they fly United when they purchase their tickets with their MileagePlus Explorer or OnePass Plus Card (a savings of up to $100 per round trip). Terms and Conditions Eligible credit cardmembers will receive their applicable standard checked bag free on flights operated by United; codeshare flights are not eligible. The primary cardmember's MileagePlus account number must be listed in their reservation and they must pay for their tickets with their qualifying United MileagePlus Chase Credit Card. One companion traveling on the same reservation with the eligible primary credit Cardmember will also receive their applicable checked bag free. Will I get one checked bag free or must the entire ticket be paid for with the credit card? Any experiences with this? TIA.