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UA Mailing Yellow Baggage Handle Wraps to 1K/GS Customers {Archive}

UA Mailing Yellow Baggage Handle Wraps to 1K/GS Customers {Archive}

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This is an archive thread, the active thread is UA Mailing Yellow Baggage Handle Wraps to 1K/GS Customers, [still requestable]


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 bag wrap can provide priority processing of your gate check bags on UX. It may help checked bags also but the primary benefits is the 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.

The only 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
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Old Jun 17, 13, 2:52 pm
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UA Mailing Yellow Baggage Handle Wraps to 1K/GS Customers {Archive}

Was at a remote out station recently, and the gate checks were delivered in about 30 seconds. I commented that I was not used to such speedy service-especially at Newark.

The GA asked of I was 1K. I said yes. She then said that "we will have new priority 1k/GS tags for gate checks that you will be assured to get your bag back first-just like checked bags".

Anyone have any further info? Supposedly this will start around 7/1.

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Old Jun 17, 13, 2:55 pm
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That would be awesome if true, even if a mostly-minor benefit.

However, I got a good chuckle out of the line "get them back first just like with checked bags." A good 50% of the time at domestic airports, the Priority tags seem to not do anything at all, and the rest of the time when they do come out first, UA has given Priority tags to half the plane it seems anyway.
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Old Jun 17, 13, 3:02 pm
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Big if this is true. The long wait for bags on a hot jetway only underscores the ignominy of RJ travel.
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Old Jun 17, 13, 3:17 pm
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Like how AA does it? If so, an actual enhancement!!!
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Old Jun 17, 13, 5:54 pm
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As a 1K stuck on many regional jets, that would be quite helpful !
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Old Jun 17, 13, 5:58 pm
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like like like like like. and PLEASE keep it to 1k/GS ONLY. not ALL elites. not only do i like them actually doing this, it gives a signal that they realize 1k's/GS's are move valuable and worth treating differently than all the other elites which is opposite of the CO mentality. a signal they realize they may have been wrong. maybe they'll go back to the old UA boarding ways too with only GS/1k on the carpet. maybe a real 1k line. ok, i'm just dreaming now
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Old Jun 17, 13, 6:07 pm
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PmUA did this a couple of years ago with a limited trial:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...n-ase-den.html
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Old Jun 17, 13, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by mrswirl View Post
PmUA did this a couple of years ago with a limited trial:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...n-ase-den.html
And it worked quite well (IME).
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Old Jun 17, 13, 6:17 pm
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Possible new gate check 1k/GA tags

I have my issued 1K luggage tag on my gate check suitcase and have usually gotten it back pretty quick.
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Old Jun 17, 13, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by sannmann View Post
I have my issued 1K luggage tag on my gate check suitcase and have usually gotten it back pretty quick.
I'd be interested in hearing other 1Ks experience with this.
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Old Jun 17, 13, 6:50 pm
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I'm flying out of MKE to IAH tomorrow on a CRJ 700. I have to check my bag due to liquids, but I'll ask the gate agents I know, if they have heard of the GS/1K bag tags. Safe Travels!
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Old Jun 17, 13, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by dorisrpas View Post
I'd be interested in hearing other 1Ks experience with this.
No difference IME.
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Old Jun 17, 13, 7:03 pm
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Pretty useless at some airports where they put all the luggages on a cart and then wheel them out at the same time
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Old Jun 17, 13, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by awu25 View Post
Pretty useless at some airports where they put all the luggages on a cart and then wheel them out at the same time
That's most airports... so I wonder at how much effect this will actually have if implemented.
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Originally Posted by dorisrpas View Post
I'd be interested in hearing other 1Ks experience with this.
No difference here too
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