MileagePlus Mastercard - Do I Have to Pay for Tickets w/it To Get Free Bags?

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  1. knick1959

    knick1959 Silver Member

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    We typically fly United (originally Continental) and we usually pay for flights via the MileagePlus card or, more and more, with miles. And ever since we've had this card, bags have been free. However, this quarter I can get 5x UR points using the Freedom card. The question is: Will we then have to pay for bags? It might not make the 5x points worth it, if so.

    Has anyone had experience with this? Had a United FF# linked to a MileagePlus card, but used a different CC to pay for a flight? Did you have to pay for bags then, or were they still free?

    Thanks in advance.

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