Air Canada offering status matches to British Midland elites

Air Canada is offering status matches to British Midland elite members between June 15 and July 15, 2012. British Midland Gold matches to Air Canada Elite, and British Midland Silver matches to Air Canada Prestige. It’s worth noting that the status…

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British Airways status matching British Midland elite members

As one of the first steps of the integration process, British Airways is now matching British Midland members to equivalent elite tiers in the Executive Club program. Diamond Club Silver members get Executive Club Silver status, while Diamond Club Gold…

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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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No fuel surcharges for flights originating in Brazil!

I love learning new things, especially about award bookings. Today’s lesson? There are no fuel surcharges for flights originating in Brazil due to government regulations. This is awesome, especially for those with British Airways Avios points or…

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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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1,000 free British Airways Avios points

On Friday I wrote about British Midland’s announcement that they’d be leaving the Star Alliance around April 20. This is sad news because British Midland really did have a very good frequent flyer program, both in terms of earning and redemption…

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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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