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?