i just found this post on pprune, sounds pretty serious:
"Lufthansa could buy BMI?
at first: I'm not a pilot, i work as an aircraft engineer for LH Technik in Frankfurt, but i hope you won't kill me for posting here I think you could be interested in this:
There were several rumours about LH and BMI in the past, but now it seems like it's serious.
I have contacts to some executives at LHT, and one told me today, that LH is in serious talks with BMI about buying the whole BMI mainline. BMIBaby would continue to operate independent, but with strong connections to the Star Alliance (so they won't start a pricewar with Star members for example).
With a possible opening of LHR->USA for other than the 4 current airlines, LH wants to expand BMI at LHR.
What do you think about this (any BMI pilots here?), would you like or dislike flying for Lufthansa? (Actually, BMI would continue as a own brand, maybe something like BMI Lufthansa, but my Colleague didn't know anything about possibilities yet)
What's your opinion, is this possible ? I really like that idea