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Bmi Climbdown? - Tiny Fares Earn Airmiles  
User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Is this a climb down after alienating all their frequent flyers last year ?

I noticed in a bmi mailshot today that tiny fares now qualify for the tiniest of miles 0.25, but at least this puts them back in the game with BA etc..

Other fares qualify for .5 through to 3x depending on ticket class.


So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
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User currently offlineTransAmerican From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

This was announced some time ago, I believe.


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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2180 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

This has been the case since the beginning of the year.

Also important to note that they earn miles not airmiles (the second being something run by BA).


User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

what ever BD do theses days, there going to find it hard to turn around the mess there in! I dou't there Star Gold customer's are going to come running back to them,


NZ 787-9 flying between PVG - AKL ! CAN'T WAIT!!
User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting ZKOJH (Reply 3):
Star Gold customer's are going to come running back to them,

Speaking of Star, when is the Star Alliance going to throw them out? BD Is one of the worst run airlines in Europe.



Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2180 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 4):
Speaking of Star, when is the Star Alliance going to throw them out? BD Is one of the worst run airlines in Europe

Well seeing that bmi are part owned by Lufthansa and SAS I very much doubt that will be the case. However who knows, maybe bmi management will decide to leave themselves (and alienate the last few customers they have).


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

If I was SMB, I'd take a back seat and bring someone like Barbara Cassani on board, or does she have too much loyalty to BA?

User currently offlineIMatAMS From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 4):
Speaking of Star, when is the Star Alliance going to throw them out? BD Is one of the worst run airlines in Europe

That might be, but if they throw them out who is going to feed all AC, SA)">UA, NZ, SQ and soon SA passengers into LHR?

No it might not be a very well-run airline, but BD has a very important role in Star...

IM


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

...and the odd one on to TP.

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Quoting IMatAMS (Reply 7):
No it might not be a very well-run airline, but BD has a very important role in Star...

Why is Branson so keen to get an airline that loses £10m year? Why is Michael Bishop, BD's chairman, so reluctant to sell his 50 per cent stake? Probably because official recognition of BD's Heathrow landing rights, if it comes, could add £800m to the company's value. VS is paying through its nose for landing rights at LHR, and Star would not like to see its partner, who is LHR's second largest slot holder, walk away.



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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 2):
airmiles (the second being something run by BA).

Actually Airmiles is a private company

"Regular flyers on British Airways are able to join the BA Executive Club and earn BA Miles. However, this is a completely separate scheme and should not be confused with AirMiles which is a customer loyalty programme."

and

"The AirMiles Travel Company not only offers flights on over 110 airlines (including British Airways, Virgin, Quantas and SAS), we also offer 25,000 hotels around the world as well as travel insurance and car hire. Through The AirMiles Travel Company, you can also book package holidays with the UK's top 100 tour operators."

A bit along the lines of Nectar and what used to be Air Canada's program

www.airmiles.co.uk



So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1633 times:
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Quoting IMatAMS (Reply 7):
and soon SA passengers into LHR?

BD has been feeding SA pax into-and out of LHR for years. They have been "partners" before SA even decided to join Star. BD has also been codesharing with SA on SA's JNB-LHR-JNB and CPT-LHR-CPT flights for quite a while now.


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 10):
"The AirMiles Travel Company not only offers flights on over 110 airlines (including British Airways, Virgin, Quantas and

The web creater obviously hasn't asked the spelling of QUANTAS on A.net!!!  butthead 


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