Costco/Kirkland Rollaboard Issue


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Note to self: Never attempt to use an allen wrench on the low-quality low-grade metal allen bolt that holds the bag's inline-skate wheels on. I attempted to remove the wheels to replace them with these super cool Volcanic LED in-line skate wheels...

...and the stupid bolt stripped with the very first turn of the allen wrench!

So, I am going to return the bag that I've had for a year to Costco and get a new one. :D

Next bag will be a Purdy Neat Stealth... although I must say that the Costco bag has held up very well so far other than the allen bolt issue.


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Southernjets actually put out a memo outlawing these wheels, though it hasn't stopped some people.


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There's nothing wrong with having a little fun at work guys. Sheesh, so up tight! I can't even imagine how boring your sex lives are...


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Can you just replace them with skate wheels? Does costco still sell these bags? Mine needs some new rims and I don't have a Costco membership.


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Viewed as unprofessional . . . but it's not like standards really mattered in this industry for a few years now.

Uniformity means nothing. :whatever:

It is all good, a lot of the FA's here have the light up wheels. :D
Yes. . .FA's. . .enough said.

Then again - perhaps it's because no one at Jace's company has been told "Not to" do this that it's viewed as okay - which is well - fine by me then, they're just silly - like elementary school kids with light up shoes silly. LA Gear right?

Our company has our luggage standards specifically spelled out right next to our uniform standards in our FOM.


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Most of the girls that have these things just like having a little piece of flair on their bag...that lights up.

But doesn't matter now. . .any attempt to convince you is gone.

I personally don't mind FA's having pieces of flair, but pilots. . .hmm. . .not so much.


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I never said I thought they were professional or appropriate for any crew member. I actually think they look a bit silly, but that's just me. My opinion was made up about that long before I read your post. :) You don't have to convince me of anything!


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There's nothing wrong with having a little fun at work guys. Sheesh, so up tight!

There's a difference between having fun at work and screaming for attention through juvenile flamboyance.

I can't even imagine how boring your sex lives are...
"Whips, chains, whistles, yo-yos!"

but I probably wouldn't have a girlfriend if she had to watch my bag light up as I strolled off to work every morning.

I'm sure there are many other ways to have fun at work


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I don't think I've ever seen those wheels. I'm all for having fun at work, but I doubt pax think lightup wheels projects a professional, mature image of the pilot(s) who have their lives in their hands. :rolleyes: Sorry to sound dramatic, but.....

What can I say, I guess I'm just a dumb, old-fart FA. :hiya:

BTW, my sex life is great, in case any of you were even remotely interested. :D


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Those wheels will go great with a pair of J-Lo sunglasses. Next thing you know, people with want to one up you with a set of 22" Chrome's W/Spinners on the rollerboard.