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Robinís Egg Blue UA handle wraps - No more yellow handle wraps?

Robinís Egg Blue UA handle wraps - No more yellow handle wraps?

Old Dec 9, 19, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by drewguy View Post
Grandfathered in to the random possibility your bag comes out sooner on RJs . . .
Ha! I never knew those provided special service for when your bag is thrown in the back of CRJs and ERJs. Maybe I'll have to put it back on.

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Old Dec 9, 19, 3:12 pm
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I've used those sewing kits that are often in hotel rooms and spent a few minutes sewing the yellow handle wraps tight onto my luggage handle so that they can't be easily ripped off. Mine has stayed on for a least a couple of years now. Granted, the United logo has worn off, but the wrap is still there!
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Old Dec 9, 19, 4:01 pm
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All of the people with their imposter yellow handle wraps will need to buy new ones.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 4:01 pm
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Every few months someone says that there handle wraps get stolen and always find this in some ways humerus but I guess they actually do sell them on Ebay. I almost alway check everything with the exception of a computer. I continue to use them "off label" so to say with virtually no noticeable change in baggage priority y.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by nomad420 View Post
Every few months someone says that there handle wraps get stolen and always find this in some ways humerus but I guess they actually do sell them on Ebay. I almost alway check everything with the exception of a computer. I continue to use them "off label" so to say with virtually no noticeable change in baggage priority y.
Mine got stolen or removed the first time I put it on and checked it, and I don't find it funny. I didn't search the radius where my bag could have gone for it. Should I call in to MPSC now, ulna I get a blue one later? Will they charge me an arm (but not a leg) for it?
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Old Dec 9, 19, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by ryman554 View Post
Mine got stolen or removed the first time I put it on and checked it, and I don't find it funny. I didn't search the radius where my bag could have gone for it. Should I call in to MPSC now, ulna I get a blue one later? Will they charge me an arm (but not a leg) for it?
Sorry didn't mean to make light of your situation but it amazes me of the low life individual that would steal and then possibly sell a friggin handle wrap. It's like the guy who peals registration stickers off of license plates and sells them in some low end theft market. Just beyond strange but it is a strange world we live in.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by ryman554 View Post
Mine got stolen or removed the first time I put it on and checked it, and I don't find it funny. I didn't search the radius where my bag could have gone for it. Should I call in to MPSC now, ulna I get a blue one later? Will they charge me an arm (but not a leg) for it?
They won't input orders right now, and can't until January. If they are scaling out the new blue ones in January, you may have to wait.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by drewguy View Post
Nah - the blue ones will be valuable. Your next trip you'll have the blue ones removed, to be replaced by some useless yellow ones.
slow the thieves down with a few zip ties?
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Old Dec 9, 19, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by greenpau View Post
They won't input orders right now, and can't until January. If they are scaling out the new blue ones in January, you may have to wait.
MileagePlus told me they can't ship out additional new handles until after mid-February.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by laughinlab2001 View Post
MileagePlus told me they can't ship out additional new handles until after mid-February.
Right, apparently no orders until after Jan 10th and ship February ... but it sounds like the scale out of the Robin's egg blue wraps are being scaled out.
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Old Dec 10, 19, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by ryman554 View Post
Mine got stolen or removed the first time I put it on and checked it, and I don't find it funny.
I bought those cable-tie velcro straps and wrapped one around each end, and wrapped so they unwrap in opposite direction. Figure if someone really wants it, short of using a knife might as well make them work at it! Has lasted years.

And FWIW flying domestic and on lots of regional jets, 95% of the time works like it is supposed to, 5% comes out dead last.
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Old Dec 10, 19, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
I think it is normal that they do not send new wraps out between about December and Februrary.

As for the yellow to blue change: they are really committed to shaking off all the legacy 1K flyers!
I know! The handle wrap was the tiny little vestige of a "soft landing" when I don't make status again. At least I could get my gate checked bag like I was a 1K. Oh well.
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Old Dec 20, 19, 9:13 pm
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Received the new wrap

Well I received my GS credentials today and I can confirm they have switched to the new blue color.

Much prefer the yellow but I guess it does help with a reset away from folks who havenít requalified as the revenue requirements have increased. Robinís egg blue seems accurate - itís very light. Has a simple pattern on it as well as the black united logo grip.

Kit also came with a wireless charger.
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Old Dec 20, 19, 9:31 pm
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Well, I guess we will be able to id the de-flocked 1Ks (such as myself) easily in the future -- we will be the ones with the gold wraps.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 7:38 am
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I guess we'll get yet another change after the 2020 calendar year when everyone believes there will be a precipitous drop in requalifying 1Ks due to PQPs. I haven't received my 1K kit yet so I can't post a photo of the blue handle.

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