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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, 10:05 am
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Robinís Egg Blue UA handle wraps - No more yellow handle wraps?

Just spoke with MileagePlus to roll over 80 +P points that were set to expire by end of January 2020 and request a new yellow handle wrap for Mrs. Laughinlab. They told me that the yellow handle wraps are going away and will be replaced with Robinís Egg Blue wraps that will be sent out in the new welcome kits for 2020.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 10:08 am
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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!
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Old Dec 9, 19, 10:54 am
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Well I always wondered if they would change the look....seems like anybody who has ever been a 1k at any time over the past few years gets grandfathered in by keeping the yellow ones.....
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Old Dec 9, 19, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by 1k-all-the-way View Post
Well I always wondered if they would change the look....seems like anybody who has ever been a 1k at any time over the past few years gets grandfathered in by keeping the yellow ones.....
Grandfathered in to the random possibility your bag comes out sooner on RJs . . .
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Old Dec 9, 19, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by 1k-all-the-way View Post
Well I always wondered if they would change the look....seems like anybody who has ever been a 1k at any time over the past few years gets grandfathered in by keeping the yellow ones.....
I first read that as "change the lock." Which is conceptually exactly what they're doing
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Old Dec 9, 19, 12:20 pm
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Yellow is CO color palette. Oscar finally erased it as a corporate color. Makes sense.

transiting FRA and MUC this past week though, LH has a Taj Mahal effort on its hands to rid the yellow. Everything there is yellow.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 12:34 pm
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My better half and I checked our bags at MEX and left the wraps on the handles ... both bags arrived at SFO with them removed ... no doubt currently being flogged on eBay as we speak. Hopefully the new blue will nip some of that in the bud.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by greenpau View Post
My better half and I checked our bags at MEX and left the wraps on the handles ... both bags arrived at SFO with them removed ... no doubt currently being flogged on eBay as we speak. Hopefully the new blue will nip some of that in the bud.
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.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
Yellow is CO color palette. Oscar finally erased it as a corporate color. Makes sense.
And I thought they were yellow because of visibility, not because of some corporate thing.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik View Post
And I thought they were yellow because of visibility, not because of some corporate thing.
Purple would have worked.
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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.
Oh, agreed ... I meant killing the existing "black market" for the yellow ones ... I am using superglue with my robin's egg one.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
I first read that as "change the lock." Which is conceptually exactly what they're doing
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.
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Originally Posted by 1k-all-the-way View Post
Well I always wondered if they would change the look....seems like anybody who has ever been a 1k at any time over the past few years gets grandfathered in by keeping the yellow ones.....
The "lookalike" handle wraps also have to change. I see a lot of look alike Yellow handle wraps that were aimed to mimic the real thing. EBay sellers have to order the right blue...
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Old Dec 9, 19, 1:58 pm
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Say what you will, I have *excellent* success with the baggage handles making a difference when gate checking. Even at EWR, it works and works well. 1K bags always come out first.... zero complaints from me. Suggest having them on the "top" vs. "side" handle of your carryon bag, though. I think they're easier to see that way when lined up on the luggage carts.
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Old Dec 9, 19, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by greenpau View Post
Oh, agreed ... I meant killing the existing "black market" for the yellow ones ... I am using superglue with my robin's egg one.
thatís a great idea. now i just have to find a bag that will last as long as the superglue will.
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