More details about British Midland takeover emerge

While the British Midland takeover is quickly becoming an episode of Maury (“In the case of 47 year old British Midland, British Airways, you are NOT the father”), more details are emerging as to when British Midland will end their participation…

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One week left to burn those British Midland miles…

As I posted about last week, British Midland announced that they will begin the process of leaving the Star Alliance around April 20 due to their takeover by British Airways. While British Midland as an airline wasn’t all that exciting, they had…

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British Midland to leave Star Alliance around April 20

With the sale of British Midland to British Airways nearly complete, some details are emerging as to when British Midland will be leaving the Star Alliance. Per British Midland’s Facebook page. Q. What happens once the sale completes? It is the…

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Four Continents and 37,000 Miles in Two Weeks: Austrian Business Class Lounge Vienna, British Midland Business Class Vienna to London, Great British Lounge London

Trip Report Index After a quick ride on the City Airport Train I made it to Vienna Airport about 90 minutes before my flight. I had a bit of trouble finding the British Midland check-in area, until I realized that Austrian Airlines handles their check-in.…

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It’s official: bmi is actually an airline!

Trust me, I’m as shocked as you guys are. Well, I just got off my first flight on British Midland from Vienna to London, and I’m surprised to find out that they’re a real airline. With real airplanes. And real people. If you have no clue what I’m talking…

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Free British Midland Silver status for new members

British Midland is offering free Silver status to those that join Diamond Club through this link. Even if you have no intention of ever flying British Midland, keep in mind that Silver status with British Midland also comes with Star Alliance Silver…

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Bye bye, bmi!

As reported by Musings of the Global Traveller, bmi’s Diamond Club program will be merging into Lufthansa Miles & More by mid-2011 at the latest. For those of you not familiar with bmi, they’re a great airline to credit miles to, even…

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Burning bmi miles is fun (not)!

I’ve been collecting bmi miles here and there for quite a while now, and have amassed a total of about 90,000 miles. So far I haven’t had a need to use them, but with the recent bmi “scare” over their program potentially being…

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Check out bmi’s new “Gold” cards….

I posted pictures back in January of the British Midland Gold welcome kit. It kind of makes sense. British Midland’s top tier status is “Gold” so the card is…. you guessed it, gold! Check out this FlyerTalk thread for a picture…

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Another excellent domestic lounge option!

Gosh, do I love bmi Gold status. It’s so much better than being an RCC member. Instead of just being able to access RCC’s (which would typically require a $400+/year membership), Star Alliance Gold status with airlines other than United and…

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bmi Gold Welcome Kit

Since I’ve posted pictures of the Northwest and United welcome kits, I’ll do the same for bmi. I got my bmi Gold welcome kit in the mail this Tuesday, which was a mere three weeks after my status match was approved. That was quick! Anyway,…

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BMI Status Match Approved!

I requested a BMI status match last Thursday night, and got upgraded to Gold status today. An elite card (such as Northwest Platinum) is enough to get matched. I didn’t have to send an account statement or anything. There are rumors going around…

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