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Bmi Website

Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:26 pm

Any UK members having difficulty making bookings or trying to access their bookings on line after the initial stages?

I have tried from different PCs and cannot get in to change bookings once made and wonder if anyone else is having the same problems.
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RE: Bmi Website

Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:30 pm

Me too, can't access my BMI Diamond Club account + cannot access our corporate account booking screen, this has been going on since they re-vamped the web site, about 3 weeks now.

It's pretty pathetic that they can't sort it out!

Guess thats BMI for you though!

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RE: Bmi Website

Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:01 pm


bmi have had a few problems with their new site. There is a whole thread on flyertalk - have a look at the latest info there:
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RE: Bmi Website

Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:30 pm

Thanks chaps. A booking I made on 28th Sept, for travel tomorrow 13 Oct, could not be accessed on line at all under the 'Manage your booking'. Almost daily calls to Customer Services (now out-sourced to a call centre in India) - not to mention hours of trying to log in at different times and from different PCs in case it was a short term problem - only resulted in fairly polite people telling me my booking was live. Next call told the locator was a digit out. At one point even India was unable to locate my booking on their own screens! Turns out the original locator is correct, of course.

I have managed to check-in on line - after three attempts! First two when clicked finish brought up a page saying "Computer is down for maintenance" Third attempt - merely see if I could get in again - showed I had been checked in all the time! I have been able to print out a boarding pass so - hopefully - this will work at security tomorrow.

I wouldn't mind if I'd paid the 'tiny' non refundable, non changeable ticket but I had paid a higher fare to enable me to change/control the booking!

Sadly for Bmi during the two weeks of this I have made other bookings to London and am on the competition. Amazingly I managed to get one of the famous 'free' Ryanair 1p flights from BHD-STN and return - total was 2p. In theory this was to have been NO taxes, NO charges etc whatsoever - but I see my debit card has actually deducted 2p from my bank account - but I am not complaining!

The saddest thing of the many phone calls is no-one seems anxious to apologise, or try to retain my Bmi custom or anything. the standard mantra seems to be "the computer is down for maintenance, please try again in a few minutes..."

Who would have though online booking could be so stressful!
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