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How United Premier members can request a complimentary luggage tag

Jan. 22, 2023
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If you're a United Airlines elite member like me, you probably haven't received any United luggage tags since 2019. Luckily, that's changing, though you'll have to request one to get via mail this time.

Premier Silver, Gold, Platinum and 1K members who met the 2022 status requirements can request a newly branded complimentary luggage tag made from recycled materials through the airline's website.

Here's the scoop on United's complimentary bag tags.

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How to order a United Airlines bag tag

It's easy to order a United Airlines luggage tag. First, sign into your MileagePlus account and navigate to the My United home screen. Select "View Premier status tracker."

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A new tab will open, taking you to United's new Premier status tracker. If this is your first time here, you'll see a welcome letter from CEO Scott Kirby and a welcome video. You'll also be able to request luggage tags, which United will send to the address on your MileagePlus account within eight to 10 weeks.

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New branding

Before the pandemic, United sent welcome letters, luggage tags, drink coupons and physical membership cards to its Premier members in membership kits. In fact, as a Premier 1K member, United once sent me cocktail coasters, and the next year, I received a wireless Premier 1K-branded wireless charger.

Physical membership kits haven't been sent out — and likely won't be sent out — to its record number of Premier members this year.

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In United's outgoing Premier status branding, Premier Silver and Premier 1K luggage tags were the same off-white color, making it difficult to tell the two apart. The airline has rebranded its elite luggage tags, creating them from recycled materials.

Related: United unveils 3 'new' destinations, 6 additional transatlantic flights for summer 2023

American and Delta luggage tags

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Delta Air Lines sent bag tags to its Medallion elites who met the status requirements in 2022. Several TPG staffers who hold Delta Medallion status received luggage tags last week.

American Airlines sends membership kits — which contain personalized luggage tags — to its top-tier Executive Platinum elites. Some Executive Platinum members have received their membership kits.

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Bottom line

After a three-year hiatus, United elite luggage tags are back, but you'll have to request them through your MileagePlus profile. Only Premier members who met the full 2022 status requirements are eligible for luggage tags. One TPG reader who enrolled in the Bilt United status challenge confirmed he couldn't order luggage tags.

Premier-branded luggage tags can help you identify your bag and might get you some extra perks along the way. Now is your chance to order your Premier-branded luggage tags.

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