Just received Platinum Elite luggage tags and drink chits

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  1. goalie
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    My new Platinum Elite card (thanks to the UA/CO status match) arrived in today's mail and in the package were 2 (plastic) Platinum Elite luggage tags with my name on them and 4 drink chits. Not sure if CO gave out only 4 drink chits in the past vs UA giving 1k's 10 drink chits or not or if this is a sign that 1k's will now be getting 4 drink chits but thought I'd share
     
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    Mine arrived in the mail yesterday. Partner is still waiting for his to arrive.

    Was also wondering if it was a sign the drink chits from UA would be decreasing in number next year...although the luggage tags are a nice touch. I wish UA did that.
     
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    The 4 drink chits have been the standard for a while. I wouldn't read into what the combined carriers will do. New, however, is an expiration date on the chits. I seldom fly coach, and even then I always forget to bring the chits. They become gifts to friends and family.
     
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    Make sure you use something else other than what was provided to secure them to your bags. The hanging pastic things are teh suck.
     
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    Awesome, glad to hear they're showing up... looking forward to the luggage tags.
     
  6. goalie
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    Bolding mine: The drink chit expiration is nothing new from a UA standpoint as iirc, the chits with a 1 year/Jan 31 of the next year expiration started about 2 years ago
     
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    I almost always forget my UA drink chits, and when I do have them I end up giving them to friends or coworkers. For some reason I never want alcohol in coach...perhaps it's the plastic cups.
     
  8. Ygor
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    I think you hit the nail on the head. I never really feel like drinking in coach, and it is probably the cups, plus feeling a little bit like a drunk for paying for a drink (couldn't that guy just wait till we get to where we are going??) vs in First where it feels like you are doing something wrong if you dont take a free drink :D
     
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    Me too!

    I got a packet from Continental also for Gold Elite! Luggage tags and 4 drink certificates - much bigger than the ones UA sends.

    Funny thing is I went from Gold to Platinum, so I guess I will receive another set in the mail, this time with another shiny card with a different color! :D

    I usually do not drink on the plane. Flew to London last week in Econ and was giving my UA chits to people sitting nearby.
     
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    No drink chits with my plat card :rolleyes:
     
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    Guess my kit will be waiting when I get back from MEL/PVG next week. Hope it has drink chits because I have a 10-hour EWR-HNL flight in three weeks in coach that I'm not exactly looking forward to...F is showing full so no hope of upgrading with miles or anything else! I recall we got some nice metal luggage tags from CO at the SMD1 though can't for the life of me find them now that I can use them...
     
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    I see you learn quickly! ;)
     
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    So for those that have gotten their kits, I assume when you login to the CO website, it also reflects your new elite status?
     
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    yes.
     
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    My kit did arrive today... I like the mini bag tags, but was hoping for sturdier (no, I'm not complaining... er... well maybe just a little).
     
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    Hum? What is that in reference to? :confused:
    I always wait before passing judgment. :D
     
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    To Those of you who have status matched from UA to Continental,
    How long did it take for yoru elite status to show up online at Continental? I status matced on April 5 (15 days ago) and still have not seen anything yet. The welcome email stated it should take 7-10 days.

    Thanks,
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    When I originally matched (PremEx to Gold), it took about 5 days. When I got 1K, it took 5 days to show up from the time it appeared on UA.com to when it appeared on Continental.com
     
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    Same for me. Upgrades came a day or two earlier.
     
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    I am STILL waiting on my CO Plat requal credentials, and my UA match as well... :mad:
     
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    So you need to apply to CO for this match? Or is this happening kind of autopilot- even though it will be a metged venture soon enough (well I guess in a year...)

    I have always thought luggage or club tags were a cheap but cool benefit.
     
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    Awaiting my Plat credentials. Note, I received both Prem and Prem Ex. fairly quickly from UA. Now I am awaiting the 1K credentials. I'll be a somebody (just like when I got my name in the phone book):D
     
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    It took about 7-10 days from UA 2P to CO Silver. When I hit 1P on UA, CO reflected the next day Gold.

    I just received in the mail my 1P, CO Silver and CO Gold cards. In a few weeks, I will hit over 75K on UA, wich means I should receive yet another fun card.

    I received 4 drink chits with my Gold card and of course the Gold and Silver luggage tags.
     
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    Got my CO Plat credentials in the mail today! Luvin' wallet candy! :)
     

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