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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 21, 19, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
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.
The thing is, they sell every color under the rainbow now. It would be easy to get a match close enough to fool a busy baggage handler. Iím actually surprised people arenít already doing that ó or are they?
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Old Dec 21, 19, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by chavala View Post
The thing is, they sell every color under the rainbow now. It would be easy to get a match close enough to fool a busy baggage handler. Iím actually surprised people arenít already doing that ó or are they?
Next thing we know they'll be adding NFC chips with your MP number.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by televisor View Post
Next thing we know they'll be adding NFC chips with your MP number.
Some baggage handlers canít even recognize a premier bag tag, what makes you think that theyíre gonna use a NFC chip reader?
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Old Dec 21, 19, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by RobOnLI View Post
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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I hope they'll be able to eliminate the wraps entirely with more CRJ550s entering service and green tags becoming a part of history!

Originally Posted by chavala View Post
The thing is, they sell every color under the rainbow now. It would be easy to get a match close enough to fool a busy baggage handler. Iím actually surprised people arenít already doing that ó or are they?
Cause it only helps at a few airports. DEN for example, just dumps all the bags at once, so having a yellow wrap doesn't make any difference. In fact, they once forgot my bag in the plane at another regional airport and the pilot had to let the ground crew know that we were missing a green-tag with a yellow wrap.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by tryathlete View Post
slow the thieves down with a few zip ties?
I used a cable tie on mine to keep it from "falling" off
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Old Dec 21, 19, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by tryathlete View Post
slow the thieves down with a few zip ties?
^ Which is what I do
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Old Dec 21, 19, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by chavala View Post
The thing is, they sell every color under the rainbow now. It would be easy to get a match close enough to fool a busy baggage handler. Iím actually surprised people arenít already doing that ó or are they?
People have been doing that for years -- see links to Amazon and elsewhere in UA Mailing Yellow Baggage Handle Wraps to 1K/GS Customers, [still requestable]
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Old Dec 21, 19, 12:30 pm
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Photo attached for anyone who is curious.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by mr8 View Post
I hope they'll be able to eliminate the wraps entirely with more CRJ550s entering service and green tags becoming a part of history!
Given the number of CR2, CR7, and E145s I think the 550s will remain a small subset overall. But perhaps the standard in some markets (but apparently not out here in the west?).
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Old Dec 21, 19, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by LordHamster View Post
I used a cable tie on mine to keep it from "falling" off
Great idea!

One of mine "fell off" some time ago. But I made it to 1K in 2019, so now I'll have the blue ones that might "fall off."
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Old Dec 22, 19, 1:05 am
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Oh great. The yellow already had a low success rate. Not a lot of faith the baggage handlers will be retrained to spot blue.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 2:02 am
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Originally Posted by jnb_tx View Post
Photo attached for anyone who is curious.
Nice touch to add the Delta triangles.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by tryathlete View Post
slow the thieves down with a few zip ties?
^ That's what we did
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Old Dec 23, 19, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
Iíd think theyíd keep yellow through 2020 and the send new a new color out as people qualify for 2021, as thatís the year status reflects the new hurdles.

I donít use them anyway - makes grip more difficult and Iím rarely on a RJ where it might be useful.
yup 2021 United will lose the majority of its 1k flyers that are international, and pick up a huge number of domestic flyers, who will be using POINTS to upgrade domestic flights. however mid 2020 United will wake up and go what happened to all the non US customers?
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Old Dec 23, 19, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by tshirt View Post
yup 2021 United will lose the majority of its 1k flyers that are international, and pick up a huge number of domestic flyers, who will be using POINTS to upgrade domestic flights. however mid 2020 United will wake up and go what happened to all the non US customers?
If they're retaining all of the international 1K flyers that fly business (which I don't see why they wouldn't), I don't know that they'd have any problem with this. Also not sure why they would pick up a ton of domestic flyers - the number of people who are spending 18k+ but weren't hitting the 100k PQM threshold (which by the way is easier in domestic first as you get 2-3x multipliers on the distance flown in PQM) is likely very small. Seems all very predictable (not surprising to United) as they can calculate these numbers based on historicals. And I don't think the location of flyers they're rewarding matters if they're the most profitable.
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