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Bmi Now Part Of BA  
User currently offlinerichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 17488 times:

The deal has gone through, BA has an integration page http://www.britishairways.com/travel...-information-news-hub/public/en_gb which will get updated as and when.

Also http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/04/20/us-iag-idUKBRE83J08G20120420

[Edited 2012-04-20 02:53:32]

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26906 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 17467 times:

Yes and some good news for BMI DC members :


 
 

Dear xxxxxxx

I'm writing to advise you of some important changes to the Diamond Club programme following the sale of bmi to IAG, the owner of British Airways, on 20 April 2012.

As a result, there are some key changes to your Diamond Club membership, which I would like to outline below, which also includes an invitation from British Airways.

Announcement of bmi's exit from Star Alliance
A new partnership with British Airways
Business as usual for Diamond Club
1.    bmi's exit from Star Alliance

I'd firstly like to advise that from 20 April bmi will no longer be a member of Star Alliance.

However, you will still be able to enjoy the following Star Alliance benefits associated with your membership tier level until 31 May 2012.

You will continue to earn membership status miles and earn and spend destinations miles on bmi and Star Alliance carriers (excluding Lufthansa Group airlines) until 31 May 2012
For all Star Alliance carriers you will also be able to take advantage of your bmi and Star Alliance status benefits, including lounge access, priority check-in and priority boarding until 31 May 2012
From 1 June 2012 any benefits associated with your tier membership and the ability to earn status miles and earn and spend destinations miles on Star Alliance airlines will end
Star Alliance award bookings made before 31 May 2012 will be honoured
For further information including changes to award bookings, retrospective claims and award flight bookings please visit flybmi.com

2.    A new partnership with British Airways

We're pleased to announce that Diamond Club members will benefit from a new partnership with British Airways from 20 April 2012.

All members will be able to earn destinations miles on BA, for flights taken from 20 April 2012, and we will shortly introduce the option to spend your destinations miles on BA award flights
From today, Diamond Club Gold and Silver members will be able to access the British Airways lounges at London Heathrow and London Gatwick, when flying with bmi or British Airways - please present your Diamond Club Gold or Silver card on arrival to gain access
As part of the transition of bmi into British Airways, from 1 May 2012 British Airways is inviting you, as a Diamond Club member, to also join the Executive Club at your equivalent tier status level. Diamond Club Gold customers will be invited to become Gold members of the Executive Club and Silver members to become Silver, which will be in addition to your Diamond Club membership. Further details will follow shortly.

You will also be able to transfer your destinations miles to Executive Club Avios points at a rate of 1:1. British Airways will also be offering Executive Club customers the ability to transfer from Executive Club Avios points into destinations miles at a rate of 1:1. For example 100 destinations miles could be transferred into 100 Avios points and vice versa.

We are creating an online tool that will allow Diamond Club and Executive Club customers to undertake transfers, which will be available from 3 July 2012. We will contact you nearer that date to explain how the tool will work and how to access it.

3.    Business as usual for Diamond Club

Although today we are announcing a number of changes to the programme, we would like to assure you that it is business as usual for Diamond Club, including members who have a bmi Credit Card Account with MBNA.

We very much appreciate your loyalty to bmi and hope that you continue to enjoy the benefits of Diamond Club membership.

For more information on the changes please visit flybmi.com

We look forward to welcoming you

 
   


User currently onlinesbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 842 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 17458 times:

Interesting that it states the customers of BMI Baby are to check etc. as usual. Do IAG now own them too?


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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17329 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
You will continue to earn membership status miles and earn and spend destinations miles on bmi and Star Alliance carriers (excluding Lufthansa Group airlines) until 31 May 2012

This is nothing short of a disgrace.

I know of two people who booked with BD to travel in June because BD were part of *A. They booked before IAG took BD over. The principle reason they booked to fly with BD rather than BD was they got 20kg additional luggage allowance for being *G. Now they have to pay GBP15 for an additional bag and GBP10/kg for 20kg = GBP215.

If BD are continuing to operate as BMI until October, then it is only fair that *G benefits were continued to be recognised until then since a lot of people do in fact book more than 5 weeks out. Such a short lead is totally unreasonable.



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17275 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
I know of two people who booked with BD to travel in June because BD were part of *A. They booked before IAG took BD over. The principle reason they booked to fly with BD rather than BD was they got 20kg additional luggage allowance for being *G. Now they have to pay GBP15 for an additional bag and GBP10/kg for 20kg = GBP215

If BA does status match, they shouln't worry


User currently onlineSkidMarque From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17278 times:

What happened to Virgin's appeal, it seems to have sunk without trace ?

Quoting sbworcs (Reply 2):
Interesting that it states the customers of BMI Baby are to check etc. as usual. Do IAG now own them too?

From BA's internal intranet :

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced today that it has completed the purchase of bmi from Lufthansa.

In a statement to the stock exchange, British Airways’ parent company confirmed bmibaby and bmi regional had not been sold prior to completion. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, IAG will acquire these businesses and receive a significant price reduction.

IAG said: “As previously stated, bmibaby and bmi regional are not part of IAG’s long term plans and will not be integrated into British Airways. IAG will pursue options to exit these businesses and more details will be provided in due course.”

The costs associated with exiting these businesses, including the impact of operating them in the short term, are expected to be offset by the price reduction.

IAG will update investors about the bmi integration plan at its first quarter financial results on May 11, 2012



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User currently offlineLX138 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17261 times:

Quoting sbworcs (Reply 2):
Interesting that it states the customers of BMI Baby are to check etc. as usual. Do IAG now own them too?

Yes they now own the whole group as it stands.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
If BD are continuing to operate as BMI until October, then it is only fair that *G benefits were continued to be recognised until then since a lot of people do in fact book more than 5 weeks out. Such a short lead is totally unreasonable.

It's not ideal is it but then it was these sorts of things amongst others that were losing BD so much money!



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User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17222 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):

All flights booked until the 31st May will be entitled to the old BD luggage allowance! I'm booked on LHR-BEY in September and according to BD website I will be intitled to 30kg luggage but costumers that book after the 31st May will be allowed 20Kg-23kg(BA Luggage allowance)


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26906 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17050 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
This is nothing short of a disgrace.

Worse than that over the last week Lufthansa have been denying entry of BMI Star Golds into lounges and refusing to offer them the benefits they were due even before leaving the Alliance. Either bad management at LH or LH staff taking it upon themselves to call the shots !

Also where is the status match from Star Alliance for all of us that have remained loyal to Star Alliance over the past decade?? Where is the match to LH/LX to retain our business ......

I have to say if anyone is to be accused of ditching Star Golds its LH and Star Alliance themselves.


User currently offlineanstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 17041 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
If BD are continuing to operate as BMI until October, then it is only fair that *G benefits were continued to be recognised until then since a lot of people do in fact book more than 5 weeks out. Such a short lead is totally unreasonable.

Would you prefer BD just get closed down?

BA are still going to look after BD status holders by providing them with a status match to the exec club.

If your friends are Star Gold with another carrier then your anger should be directed at LH as I believe they are the ones that are arranging and paying for the BD exit from Star.

As for the short lad time we have none since November that BD would exit Star on completion of the deal - and we have always known the deal would be completed around the end of March.


User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16971 times:

If I was working for BMI Baby I would be worried as I can see that going the way of the Dodo. Regional should hopefully find a buyer.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26906 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16956 times:

Quoting santos (Reply 7):
I'm booked on LHR-BEY in September and according to BD website I will be intitled to 30kg luggage but costumers that book after the 31st May will be allowed 20Kg-23kg(BA Luggage allowance)

Lucky you booked before then keep your E Ticket showing 30K just in case !


User currently offlineLX138 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16928 times:

Someone also might want to tell Star Alliance that they are no longer a member! (apart from the press release).

Anybody seen people patching over the logos on the aircraft today at all?



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User currently offlineliverpoola380 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16821 times:

I wonder how quickly the BMI Star Alliance logo jet is going to get painted!!!

User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12421 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16811 times:

Quoting LX138 (Reply 6):
Quoting sbworcs (Reply 2):
Interesting that it states the customers of BMI Baby are to check etc. as usual. Do IAG now own them too?

Yes they now own the whole group as it stands.

To amplify, the Reuters link in the thread starter says that LH failed to sell baby or regional, so they are included in IAG's purchase, but the purchase price was reduced because LH failed to sell baby or regional.

IAG will not retain baby or regional, whereas mainline will be integrated into BA.



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7460 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16774 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
This is nothing short of a disgrace.

I know of two people who booked with BD to travel in June because BD were part of *A. They booked before IAG took BD over. The principle reason they booked to fly with BD rather than BD was they got 20kg additional luggage allowance for being *G. Now they have to pay GBP15 for an additional bag and GBP10/kg for 20kg = GBP215

Source?

Here is an extract from the BA web site at

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/bmi-faq/public/en_gb

"bmi’s policies, including baggage allowances and on-board refreshments, remain the same"

This apparently applies not only to flights already booked but to flights booked before 31 May next.


User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16622 times:

Moaners should get over it now. They should have a reality check.

This is the best possible outcome. It is bad that Regional and Baby were not sold. Hope BA does not close them down. That's my only fear.

I was trying to see if there were updates on oneworld.com but the site is down.

Is BMI now a OneWorld airline or affiliate?

What about domestic flights? BA or BMI is now the same, so they do now have monopoly on domestic routes out of LHR. Are BMI routes gooing to be ceased by end of October? Would nice to have a streamlined operation with A321s and hourly departures like the Super Shuttle days.

I have seen that BA is increasing ARN, TXL and DUS starting end of October. That's a bit disappointing knowing that they could actually use these solts from some other new shorthaul routes that beg for a LHR services: JER, AGP, ...

What will happen to all the code shares?

[Edited 2012-04-20 08:59:58 by SA7700]


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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 16579 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
This is nothing short of a disgrace.

Worse than that over the last week Lufthansa have been denying entry of BMI Star Golds into lounges and refusing to offer them the benefits they were due even before leaving the Alliance. Either bad management at LH or LH staff taking it upon themselves to call the shots !

Also where is the status match from Star Alliance for all of us that have remained loyal to Star Alliance over the past decade?? Where is the match to LH/LX to retain our business ......

I have to say if anyone is to be accused of ditching Star Golds its LH and Star Alliance themselves.

- You have a great point here Philip, LH & *A should have been bending over backwards to retain the bmi Gold and Silver members.



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User currently offlineSunfly From UK - Wales, joined Apr 2012, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16480 times:

What????

You want thousands of people to lose their jobs???


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26906 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16482 times:

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 17):
Is BMI now a OneWorld airline or affiliate?

BMI is not OW and will not be . The plan seems to be to integrate BMI into BA mainline which will then by default be part of BA and thus OW but BMI will not be a OW member.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 18):
You have a great point here Philip, LH & *A should have been bending over backwards to retain the bmi Gold and Silver members.

Indeed at least something similar to when JK went down . They could offer a match to A3/TK/AC/US etc... Maybe they will but we will see . They will loose alot of business if they dont as now that BA have surprised us all with this offer and carrott its Star Alliance who need to match it .


User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16471 times:

From later today, all bmi flights in and out of London Heathrow will become available to book on ba.com, including routes to cities in Azerbaijan, Ireland, Kazakhstan and Sierra Leone.

Once booked on ba.com, you will need to contact a BA call centre if you wish to make any changes to your booking.

Ireland....hoorah !

  



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26906 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16447 times:

Quoting mikey72 (Reply 21):
Ireland....hoorah !

I know its great news and I posted the same on the Irish thread. Having the ability to book Irish flights really changes the game for alot of people who are Irish based.


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16403 times:
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Quoting mikey72 (Reply 21):
Ireland....hoorah !

- I remember flying BA LHR-DUB-LHR on 737-200's back in the day.................



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User currently offlineLX138 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16386 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 18):
- You have a great point here Philip, LH & *A should have been bending over backwards to retain the bmi Gold and Silver members.

Clearly there can't be many of these people then as you would expect any airline to be over these people like a rash.

When will DUB get the chop?



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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16478 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):
They will loose alot of business if they dont as now that BA have surprised us all with this offer and carrott its Star Alliance who need to match it .

As Diamond Club Gold, I am very pleasantly surprised that BA seem to be offering me Executive Club Gold. It seems, judging from Star's behaviour and BA's behaviour, that BA wants me more than Star does.

Not difficult to guess who will be getting my business from here onwards.....



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25 Revelation : IAG has said they will not be keeping them and LH was not able to find any purchasers, so your fear is quite valid.
26 RyanairGuru : I misunderstood the information on the BA/BD integration website. Sorry for my overreaction! So can someone just confirm for me that if a flight is pu
27 EIRules : I have a question. I have both an avios account and a diamond club account, each with roughly 50k miles in them. Should I transfer the miles to avios
28 Gulfstream650 : Just received this email from BA moments ago: Dear Gulfstream650, You may already know that IAG, the owner of British Airways, has purchased bmi. This
29 AIR MALTA : All BD domestic and Irish flights can not be booked via ba.com.
30 Post contains links and images OA260 : The new logo
31 mikey72 : Belfast Int. is booking to LHR via ba.com
32 sq_ek_freak : Damn I didn't realize that BMI flew to Freetown! BA will be adding a host of destinations to their route map through BMI - Amritsar, Damascus, Tehran
33 Speedbird2155 : The only mention of 31 May has been in relation to Star Alliance. All that has been said is that BMI policies remain teh same. As the sale has only j
34 shamrock604 : BA used 737,757, Trident, BAC 1-11 and the L1011 to DUB back in the day, and also flew to Cork and Shannon from LHR. We'd be delighted to see them ba
35 kaitak : Remember them well; sadly one of those 737-200s, the former 'Yankee India, was the aircraft which crashed in Pakistan today. Just one question about
36 david_itl : BA never bought BMed. BMed operated franchise services for them.
37 LHRFlyer : To give credit where it's due, the communications from BA and bmi on the day of completion have been clear and comprehensive and allayed the concerns
38 planejamie : Excellent news and the irony here is, my dad went from BA to BD a fair few years ago when BA dropped RUH and BD picked it up (they offered to status m
39 blackwidow : Both leased from ILFC...
40 OA260 : Yes he will be able to transfer all his miles to BA from July 1st.
41 AIR MALTA : Yes they said they will do that... BA and Iberia already have a tool for their members where they can merge the miles into a unique account of their
42 Eagleboy : While the second quote (from the email) doesn't cover what you mention in the first, there is a definite 'hand washing of bmi from LH.
43 richardw : Was a condition of the deal that LH couldn't offer Diamond Club members a transfer to Miles and More?
44 Post contains images liftsifter : Been fearing this for quite some time now. I've never wanted a BA takeover of BD. BD has this charm that will just be lost. Makes me wonder if BA will
45 bestwestern : To be honest, BD lost it's charm a long time ago, with some crazy decisions. This end of BD was coming many years ago, and about two years ago I gave
46 Post contains links bestwestern : Some small examples of crazy route planning over the years... Luton to Brussels http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/bmi-d...468432-bmi-start-flying-luton.h
47 boysteve : No they are not. I am not sure which will survive either. DUB & BHD probably will, when BA pulled out EI was part of one world but obvoiusly thin
48 lhr380 : Does flyer all have a thread about the interesting MAN IAD 757 service?
49 Post contains links and images bestwestern : BA dropped LHR DUB long before OneWorld was even a twinkle on its mothers eye... Ahhh, Long Haul from Manchester, using low density aircraft on bucke
50 Dano1977 : Back in 2006 i posted on another forum about BMi, after its latest effort had failed and passenger numbers plummeted, according to a BBC news report o
51 boysteve : Well there was ORD & IAD, not exactly bucket and spade, and I Wouldn't put ANU & BGI in the samE category as AGP & PMI!
52 skipness1E : BA dropped Ireland totally in 1991, they only got back in their when they purchased CityFlyer Express and British Regional and then got right back out
53 BA174 : Apparently they are going to try and avoid using the star livered bird as much as possible. I presume it will be first in BA livery when the time come
54 GCT64 : Reading through the information now flowing to Diamond Club members, I suspect this may be the case. The FAQ on the BMI website says: "Can I status m
55 rutankrd : If they want to hide it they can fly it up to Manchester for just few weeks and use it to fly the few MAN-FRA-MAN sectors they remain contracted to f
56 AIR MALTA : As we are seeing the 330 go at the end of October, do you think that Amritsar and Almaty will be suspended? I hope BA do convert 2 shorthaul 763s to l
57 rutankrd : Amritsar - yes As for those oil/gas routes we will need to wait and see
58 bestwestern : But leisure - very low high yield J loads up front - hence the huge losses, and the routes being dropped - even with star connectivity at both hubs.
59 bennett123 : I saw G-RJXA Emb 145 at Filton today. Best get your BMI photos ASAP.
60 david_itl : ORD was only mentioned as loss-making in the last year of ops and they screwed up the IAD route by tinkering around with it so any potential J class
61 skipness1E : It wasn't the timings that were the issue with MAN-IAD it was the hard product, replacing the bmi A332 with a leased Icelandair B757-200. As to MAN-O
62 OA260 : Others may tell a tale of deliberate running down a route to make a case for closing it down and an obsession with Longhaul from LHR. Many people wil
63 skipness1E : The aircraft were ordered tp fly long haul from LHR. The whole MAN set up was a last minute panic when Bermuda II was not revoked in 2001. Sending th
64 OA260 : I wonder what the story would have been if they had kept USA and Caribbean routes from MAN. I guess we will never know. I thought CAI and TLV were a
65 skipness1E : Given they were flying to Antigua on the same seating layout as Chicago they would have lost millions more....
66 shufflemoomin : What's happening with their regional jet fleet? I sometimes fly them between CPH-GLA. Am I wrong in thinking that's part of what's called BMI regional
67 rutankrd : bmi Regional and bmiBaby are now owned by IAG however are not wanted. Their future (if any) will not be as part of BA operations. IAG has secured a s
68 mikey72 : It is an enigma to me why BA are villified here for their policy ref Manchester etc yet BD was never mentioned. Surely (don't call me Shirley) if anyo
69 anstar : Well VS do ok out of their long haul routes to Barbados, Orlando and Vegas from Manchester.
70 bestwestern : 100% bucket and spade holiday routes. because BA is big, and was state owned. I'm always amazed that a city the size of Manchester and the greater co
71 rutankrd : I think you WILL find bmi (Remember they dropped the Midland reference for a time !) got just as much bashing for pulling their 332s from Manchester
72 Post contains links david_itl : Very selective reading you have got. There has been criticism of BD on this forum regarding BD's ops and why did they not attempt to build up MAN Add
73 skipness1E : OK, Scottish guy feeling the need to state, and how the MAN-fab-boys missed this I do not know, * Manchester is most certainly NOT in the Midlands ! *
74 Post contains images mikey72 : MAN is alot closer to the Midlands than LHR skipness. Well it does to a degree.... it's just not viable for British carriers who have to base aircraft
75 Afriwing : Why not? .. does BA really need a B763 to operate these routes? Why can't they run it the same way BMI was running it, on an A321 via Beirut & Am
76 jumpjets : The EU ruling in effect requires BA either to drop its code share with RJ or stop its own [ie the ex BMI] flights. If I was a betting man I'd expect
77 bennett123 : IIRC, the B757 were sold to Fedex.
78 mikey72 : Says in the press today that IAG could end up paying only £20M for BD beause of the failure to sell Baby etc !
79 GCT64 : a - that obviously indicates the "value" of BMI Baby (significantly negative). b - it implies that IAG has taken over all the BMI Baby liabilities (i
80 Glom : Yes. This is the most exciting and also terrifying part. I got the expected e-mail from BA Executive Club telling about the merger and appearing to g
81 Glom : Oh wait. I just read the website. They are indeed offering 1:1 conversion on miles. That's good. Funnily, they're also offering 1:1 conversion the ot
82 raffik : I have several bmi flights booked to Beirut from now until December (my next one mid May) and although bmi have assured us that the summer schedule wi
83 liverpoola380 : I have just looked on BA.com and the BMI flights are integrated. Why are they not integrating any of the domestic ops?
84 aloges : I think "Miles & Less" would be more appropriate these days.
85 Post contains images jumpjets : Most of them were but some were kept for OpenSkies operations out of Paris which hasn't grown as hoped - and according to the 2011 IAG accounts they
86 Tristarsteve : Today BA only owns one B757, and that is flying for Open Skies. The rest have gone, mostly to Fedex, and one to Privatair.
87 liverpoola380 : I saw the Openskies 757 in LHR 2 weeks ago was it in for MX?
88 Post contains links and images OA260 : Is this a former Open Skies one ?
89 ba319-131 : - Indeed, I had that thought too. - I'd like to know that too, perhaps it's just to reduce confusion over which terminal passengers arrive and depart
90 liverpoola380 : I thought that at first but they are happy to offer you a domestic to LGW or LHR with BA and then transfer to BMI in LHR It's an odd one? Does anyone
91 eicvd : It is indeed, the winglets are the give away.
92 LX138 : Probably because an imminent chopping operation on the domestic front is on the cards
93 liverpoola380 : I thought they were keeping the summer schedule?
94 richardw : Probably the current BD summer schedule to avoid criticism, not sure if there is much to stop them adjusting their own schedule.
95 GCT64 : They had said they were keeping the summer schedule, but there is enough duplication in the domestic schedule that they could easily move / cut fligh
96 Calpe : Looking at OA260's picture in post 88 has reminded me of the BD maitainance facility at LHR, is this now going to become another BA hanger there does
97 bongodog1964 : Some of the domestic schedule will go if and when other airlines take up the slots that the EU has insisted have to be made available to competitors.
98 AIR MALTA : It must be a headache for BA to manage those 12 slots that need to be given away. I mean, what is BA meant to do? Operate those slots and invest in r
99 bongodog1964 : I wopuld imagine that BA have to operate the slots for the moment, otherwise under the 80% use or lose rules at LHR they would be forfeited at the en
100 BA174 : Why did EJ go to Privatair? Is it on lease to them or gone permanently? It seems strange to ditch one of the flagship aircraft which seem more popula
101 FlyCaledonian : ANyone applying to operate the routes that come with the slots to be divested will have to provide their own crews and aircraft. BA isn't expected to
102 EIRules : Quick question. BD used to / currently codeshares with SA ex LHR. The fares through the BD website from DUB-CPT for December are much better than book
103 BrianDromey : If you book a BD flight for December it is almost 100% certain that you will have a change of operating carrier, to BA and a change of flight number/
104 Post contains links bennett123 : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17817981 the future is not looking good for Regional or Baby.
105 Post contains links richardw : EU Regulation EC 261/2004 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/...rv.do?uri=CELEX:32004R0261:EN:HTML says when a flight is cancelled Article 5 refers
106 VV701 : F-GPEJ was ferried to LHR on 23 November last. It was rolled out on 11 January in Basic Open Skies livery (white upper fuselage engines and tail, min
107 GCT64 : The BA tier matching tool is now available online (on the date planned - the IT part of this integration appears to be going very quickly and smoothl
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