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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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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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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Financial Times: Lufthansa to take control of bmi

Long story short it looks like Sir Michael Bishop will be selling his stake in BMI to Lufthansa, which means they’ll basically have full control. Yadda yadda yadda. If you want details on the business end of the deal, check out the Financial Times…

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Why I’m starting to love BMI…

Unlike many of my friends I haven’t quite caught the British Midland “bug” that so many people have. While I have liked their program and loved their cash and miles as well as one way awards options, I never actually made the switch.…

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