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UA Mailing Blue Bag Handle Wraps to 1K/GS Customers, restarted for new 1Ks?

UA Mailing Blue Bag Handle Wraps to 1K/GS Customers, restarted for new 1Ks?

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UA switched to Blue bag handle wraps (picture below) in late 2019/early 2020 from the previous Yellow/Gold
UA started distributing the blue version and due to COVID cutbacks stopped
In Feb 2022 some distribution has restarted, unclear who is receiving these initial wraps

The bag wrap can provide priority processing of your gate check bags on UX. It may help checked bags also but the primary benefits is first delivery of gate check bags. It is not 100% (this is UA ) but with time it has become very common benefit for many UX flights.

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If you did not receive a Yellow Baggage Wrap when you reached 1K or you need another one, email 1Kvoice and request another one. They should respond and tell you that they will ship you one out within 7-10 business days.
If they do not respond to your original email, send another email.
If they do respond but do not mail you a Yellow Baggage Wrap within 10 business days then re-request one with a copy of their original response.

The only known formal mention of Yellow Wraps (but only readable by GS)
Originally Posted by Ari View Post
https://globalservices.united.com
At The Airport --> Boarding and Baggage --> Baggage
Yellow Handle Wrap for gate-checked baggage on United Express(R)-operated flights, for expedited gate checking and delivery
New Blue


Old Yellow / Gold


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Old Jun 23, 21, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
Just to let everyone know, my wife and I both have yellow handles (I have a blue one but have never used it, still in the box ) and the yellow handles functioned just as usual on our July flights to N. Carolina.

I have tried to tell my wife to ask for her blue handle, but she won't until her yellow handle stops working
My last roundtrip was a connection EWR-IAD-GSO with IAD connection both ways. IAD-GSO with blue tag - one of the GSO ramp agents saw it coming off the belt and brought it straight over to me in the jetway, then went back to unloading the rest of the carry-ons. Other direction doesn't matter for E200 flights into IAD. You walk off the plane and wait outdoors while they load up a cart with all the carry-ons, then roll it over.
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Old Nov 29, 21, 1:39 pm
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Are these back yet? Also is it confirmed that MM Companion can get one as well?
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Old Nov 29, 21, 3:38 pm
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I wrote to 1kvoice and get one last month, the whole process took about 2 months.
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Old Mar 1, 22, 4:46 pm
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I got a handle wrap in the mail today. (First time as 1K since 2010 or so)
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Old Mar 1, 22, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by trm2 View Post
I got a handle wrap in the mail today. (First time as 1K since 2010 or so)
Did you request it?
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Old Mar 1, 22, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by UAFLYER22 View Post
Did you request it?
I did not. I thought about calling and asking, but figured I could live without something on my bag that just shouts hey, Im a 1K.

(and then proceeded to put it on my bag right away)
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Old Mar 1, 22, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by trm2 View Post
I did not. I thought about calling and asking, but figured I could live without something on my bag that just shouts hey, Im a 1K.

(and then proceeded to put it on my bag right away)
Pic!

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Old Mar 1, 22, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
Pic!

David

with the leather tag from last time I was 1K. (And a plat tag and another one my wife got me)
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Old Mar 1, 22, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by trm2 View Post

with the leather tag from last time I was 1K. (And a plat tag and another one my wife got me)
Thank you! I guess there will now be a bunch of UA FT elites checking their mail boxes these next few days...

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Old Mar 1, 22, 7:47 pm
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Did you get just a luggage tag? Or a 1K kit?
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Old Mar 2, 22, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by Phl06 View Post
Did you get just a luggage tag? Or a 1K kit?
Just the wrap, nothing else.
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Old Mar 3, 22, 11:51 am
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I just received one today in the mail, without requesting it. I did qualify for 1K at the end of last year after previously being platinum.
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Old Mar 3, 22, 11:55 am
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On the GS, 1K UA Facebook forum there are multiple reports of unsolicited blue bag handle wraps being received.
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Old Mar 3, 22, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by BThumme View Post
I just received one today in the mail, without requesting it. I did qualify for 1K at the end of last year after previously being platinum.
Exciting! I'm in the same boat but haven't received anything yet. Contemplating whether to call 1kvoice now..
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Old Mar 3, 22, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
On the GS, 1K UA Facebook forum there are multiple reports of unsolicited blue bag handle wraps being received.
Is this completely random or is there some pattern as to who is receiving these without requesting?
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