ViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5576 times:
bmi are changing their policy on through check in and baggage interlining - makes sense I suppose now that they are mixing IATA and bmibaby fares together on the same flights...
this is what they`re saying :
As you may be aware, bmi recently announced its new short haul business model on 23 May 2005. As part of the new business model implementation plan, we would like to notify you of a change regarding our through check and through tag policy.
From 01 August 2005, passengers with connecting flights using separate tickets will no longer be offered the facility of through check-in or through tagging of baggage.
This means that only customers on connecting flights with itineraries issued on single tickets on single PNR's will qualify for through check service subject to meeting the minimum connecting times. This policy applies to both intraline (BD to BD) and interline (BD to other carriers), connections and code-share.
The decision to amend this policy has been driven by the desire to offer an interline service whilst recognising the costs of doing so.
Due to higher availability of low fares through the web, the instances of customers using separate tickets has increased and in the majority of cases, the fare paid does not cover the cost for the transfer facility.
I would be most grateful if you would advise your customers of the change of policy. If you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact your bmi sales representative.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5488 times:
The top neddies at Donothing Hall are slowing making their intentions crystal clear. They want bmi to become another easyJet or Ryanair (or even bmiBaby). They are merely hanging on to the last few vestiges of service they need to maintain to meet their Star Alliance obligations, because they scared to loose that feed right now.
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3435 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5403 times:
Quoting Skymonster (Reply 4): They are merely hanging on to the last few vestiges of service they need to maintain to meet their Star Alliance obligations, because they scared to loose that feed right now
Sadly, how very true.
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5354 times:
Hypothetically now I have someone wanting to fly MAN-LHR-BOM on BD. Lets say that split ticketing is cheaper - that MAN-LHR is in cheapy cheap T or W class and the pax wants Premium (U class) on the Longhaul segment.
In two weeks time because the MAN-LHR will be on a separate eticket. my passenger will be inconvenienced by having to collect his baggage at the dreaded T1 at LHR.
What a farce,
Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5245 times:
7lBAC111 - got it in one.
My employer has route deals with UA on UK-USA and also with BD on MAN-LHR. But as soon as we add a domestic segment to an international route deal on one ticket we pay published fares even if there's a UA code-share. End result is that I fly LHR-SFO on UA, and on a separate BD ticket MAN-LHR because its cheaper. Until now they allow through checkin and through baggage, but they won't after Aug 1st. I'm not taking the crap and lines associated with baggage reclaim at T1, hike to T3, recheckin at T3, etc. So guess what - after Aug 1st I'm travelling Midland Mainline (breakfast service is FAR superior and cheaper than BD even before their modular anyway) to London, and BD loose a skip load of revenue for domestic feed. Sad, very sad!
HanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5069 times:
I bought a split ticket once on Star Alliance carriers and they wouldn't let me check my luggage all the way through to my final destination. (YOW-EWR on Air Canada, EWR-TLX via Stockholm on SAS). So I assumed that you are never allowed to check through luggage, if BD were doing it kudos to them (and boos for stopping).
It would be great if you could check your luggage all the way through, especially, if the carriers are in the same alliance. I could understand it if I wasn't flying with an alliance partner, but I was. Oh well, hopefully this is one of the things Star (or some other alliance) will allow sometime in the future.