Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 41 Posted (10 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
Having heard about how excellent British Midland's Diamond Service was when it existed during during the late 1980's and all of the 1990's, I'm curious to know what advantages it had over the current Bmi economy service.
OK, I know Bmi have recently gone to a pay-for-food operation on most of their short-haul services, but what else was the much-liked Diamond Service renowned for?
I know Diamond Service used to offer check-in on domestic services of just 10-15 minutes with hand luggage only, a definate plus for time-conscious business travellors. What else? Was the service better? Were the meals nicer?
AMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
I remember being served a shrimp salad as part of quite an extensive lunch. Very nice!
It's just that nowadays, you can fly from Amsterdam to London from around Eur. 55,= roundtrip which wasn't possible in the "shrimp-salad era"