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User currently offlineTUIflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 206 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4906 times:

Check it out:

http://www.flybmi.com

TUIflyer


Don't just travel, travel with a smile. . .
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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7302 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=825736

Frequent flyers don't like it.

me - all I get is network error.

The Web Server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to requests. You may wish to try again at a later time.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27308 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4852 times:

I went into my account today to check my miles and I hate it. The website is ugly and uninspiring.  thumbsdown   thumbsdown 

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4803 times:

The photo in the background, does that change at different times because I see it's been taken from Flickr and to be honest there are much better photos of London on Flickr that they could of used!

Not that it matters because is there meant to be that much black, this is what I see:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/SkyNet1000/bdweb.jpg

The rest of the site is still in the old design so it just looks like a mess really.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

I tried to make a booking through flybmi.com earlier on this afternoon and couldn't even get on the site thus booked through another site.

What's with all the black and red though, it's all very menacing?

Interestingly enough the rest of the site looks the same, the below for instance...

http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/my-flybmi/my-flybmi.aspx

The background image of London is also very low res and a very poor effort in my opinion.



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User currently offlineSflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

Of course, route map feature not working!

User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

It's awful. No improvement on the last one that wasn't very good at all.

User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

all i can say is ??? wtf!


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4428 times:



Quoting TUIflyer (Thread starter):
Bmi Launchs New Website

... and it's hideous.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7302 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Why cant Bmi do a web launch properly for once?


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4396 times:



Quoting BestWestern (Reply 9):
Why cant Bmi do a web launch properly for once?

But they can't do anything properly!  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5182 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

Really strange choice of colours - bmi company colours are blue - so why a black website?? The last website was quite nice, so why the need to change?

I wonder if its a star alliance thing, will all star alliance carriers be adopting a similar looking website?

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 4):
The background image of London is also very low res and a very poor effort in my opinion.

the image needs to be fairly low res in order to download quickly. The image in question has been taken from Flikr, as can be seen by the attribution at the bottom. the picture is released under the Creative Commons license, so bmi probably paid nothing to use the image.

I wonder if the guy knows his image is now the background of bmis new website?

[Edited 2008-09-06 03:25:47]


That'll teach you
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7302 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4304 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 11):
I wonder if its a star alliance thing, will all star alliance carriers be adopting a similar looking website?

Can you really see Singapore Airlines with a website like this?

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 11):
bmi probably paid nothing to use the image.

How cheap is that. Bmi couldnt even be bothered to buy a photo for its home page.

Compare this to www.delta.com - great use of graphics.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4294 times:



Quoting BestWestern (Reply 12):

Compare this to www.delta.com - great use of graphics.

What about Ryanair.com? As Jay S. of IdeasWorks rightly said:

From a pure design perspective, the website also violates conventional wisdom by breaking a long list of accepted design rules:

Be consistent with colors and fonts.
Use plenty of white space.
Don't make pages too long - users don't like to scroll down too far.
Carefully select color.
Keep sufficient contrast between the text and background.
Use fonts that are appropriate to your content.
Don't overuse flashing and animated graphics.

And yet, for all its design flaws, Ryanair.com seems to deliver on a golden rule of e-commerce - - to generate sales. Ryanair has been hugely successful in its pursuit of ever increasing ancillary revenue levels.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

It looks a lot like the Sky News website in terms of color scheme.

Whilst it's not fantastic, I could live with it.


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

Much better than the old website anyway, now wonder if any more people will get to know who they are??!?!?!

User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

Oh dear..it looks awful. BMI get it wrong again. Is that supposed to be the colour to inspire travel?

At least BMI keep to a Britsh theme with the pic of London. BA often looks like a north American airline.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 4):
What's with all the black

It's the colour of death, my friend.  tombstone   devil 


User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4095 times:



Quoting TUIflyer (Thread starter):
Check it out:

http://www.flybmi.com

and it still won't let me book a premium economy seat when a connecting flight doesn't offer premium economy. Doesn't BMI want my money?


User currently offlineExecJet From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

Is it just me or are the pages after logging into Diamond Club just the old website?


Any views expressed are my own, not those of my employer
User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1818 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3947 times:



Quoting BestWestern (Reply 12):
Compare this to www.delta.com - great use of graphics

Not so sure, most of the american carriers always seem to have a messy front page. Amercian Airlines is the worst IMO.



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User currently offlineContinental180 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

i like the old one much better! its much cleaner. the new one is a mess.

User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3599 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 8):
... and it's hideous.

ha, ha. I second that


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3057 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 11):
the image needs to be fairly low res in order to download quickly.

Not that low quality though! It is rather pants...



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Hmm, not impressed at all  Sad


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2984 times:



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 23):
Hmm, not impressed at all

Will it still make you a BMIFlyer?  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
25 BHD : Is it really slow for anyone else? Woody
26 FLVILLA : Oh....god....my eyes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
27 BMIFlyer : Sure, will still fly BD, at least Long Haul. (The A332s rock)
28 Shamrock350 : The new print advertising is the same, black background with blue writing. I think they were going to the sleek and modern look but ended up with the
29 Post contains links Joost : http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-nl/plan...ation/where-we-fly/route-maps.aspx "Map here" But there is no map there
30 Aviationbuff : I traveled recently on BMI and I am trying to register myself as a diamond member, however, failed in all of my attempts, after filling the entire det
31 SKORD : V V V funny!!!
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