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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 Mar 1, 20, 10:03 pm
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Originally Posted by COSPILOT View Post
Im refusing to go to Costco, Target, Walmart, or Safeway on Maui, with or without the wrap. Stores are stupid busy and I refuse to play. Iíll survive just fine with the supply of stuff I currently have.😜

Joking aside, the wrap rarely worked/works in DEN, sometimes COS. I havenít seen a yellow or blue wrap come up first at all this year.
A new Safeway replacing the Kahului dive has opened just outside airport with wide aisles, self checkouts, plenty of cashiers and a gas station that almost matches Costcoís prices. The new United bag handle wrap gets you Safeway Club prices - as long as you have the Safeway Club card, too...
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Old Mar 1, 20, 10:26 pm
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I can count on one hand, out of 100s of flights, the number of times it has worked in Denver. I use it for ID not priority.
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Old Mar 1, 20, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
A new Safeway replacing the Kahului dive has opened just outside airport with wide aisles, self checkouts, plenty of cashiers and a gas station that almost matches Costcoís prices. The new United bag handle wrap gets you Safeway Club prices - as long as you have the Safeway Club card, too...
I use that Safeway often, as it rocks! For gas and food.

I just wish I could book OGG-DEN less than a month out for first class on the dates I end up needing. Iím flexible by a day or so, but UA severally undersized the first class cabin 772 HD vs. demand.
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Old Mar 1, 20, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by COSPILOT View Post
...I just wish I could book OGG-DEN less than a month out for first class on the dates I end up needing. Iím flexible by a day or so, but UA severally undersized the first class cabin 772 HD vs. demand.
Itís not just OGG-DEN. The long-haul Hawaiian routes have had pretty much static F capacity for years. UAís gotten the price right and weaned FFers from expecting easy instrument upgrades. I think youíre right -UA is missing an opportunity, but Iím not sure they have the flexibility to add more seats right now. Iíd add 2 more rows of 8-across to 777s and reduce coach seating. Thereís no shortage of coach seats to Hawaii with WN in market now. My SFO-OGG 777 was full in F last Tuesday and coach 1/2 full (if even that).
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Old Mar 1, 20, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
It’s not just OGG-DEN. The long-haul Hawaiian routes have had pretty much static F capacity for years. UA’s gotten the price right and weaned FFers from expecting easy instrument upgrades. I think you’re right -UA is missing an opportunity, but I’m not sure they have the flexibility to add more seats right now. They’re still the lower margin routes.
You mean that UA hasn't figured out how to use its monopolistic position from its hub cities into Hawaii? Just terrible.

Anyway, back to robin's egg blue handle wraps - just wondering if folks are having better luck keeping them from falling off of hard handled luggage?

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Old Mar 3, 20, 8:07 am
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My yellow wrapped rollaboard came out dead last in ORD. The paranoid me thinks UA is penalizing people using the old tags .
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Old Mar 3, 20, 2:35 pm
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Mrs tarheelnj is companion-matched 1K, but we only got one blue handle wrap. When I called in January, the MPSC agent said I'd have to wait until after February to order a second one. I called today, and the agent took the request without any issues. Said it would take 2-3 weeks to get it.
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Old Mar 3, 20, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Mrs tarheelnj is companion-matched 1K, but we only got one blue handle wrap. When I called in January, the MPSC agent said I'd have to wait until after February to order a second one. I called today, and the agent took the request without any issues. Said it would take 2-3 weeks to get it.
tarheelnj: If you and other MM 1Ks who've requested the companion blue handle wrap receive them in a timely fashion, would appreciate it if you'd let the rest of us know via a follow up post here if this is a viable path.

Thanks!

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Old Mar 4, 20, 1:18 pm
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Heard from a baggage handler at EWR today that they were told to stop preferred handling for yellow handles this month and only look for the blue handles wraps
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Old Mar 4, 20, 5:03 pm
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flew twice this week with blue handle, bag was first out both times
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Old Mar 4, 20, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by jasonp622 View Post
flew twice this week with blue handle, bag was first out both times
Similarly for me about 3 weeks ago at ONT. Handler delivered my bag first to the GA standing at the door, I overheard her say to make sure he got the others and he said mine was the only one. So some stations got the message and are paying attention.
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Old Mar 6, 20, 1:17 am
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Saw yellow still working today.
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