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Last Bmi Flight?

Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:23 pm

Just a quick question, what will be BD's last proper flights (as in last flights operated as "bmi" and not already transferred over to BA)? The reason is I want to try and get on a final flight with them (yes I have left this a tad late)...
 
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RE: Last Bmi Flight?

Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:11 pm

Last bmi flight will land from Baku on Saturday 27th October at 10:30am
 
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RE: Last Bmi Flight?

Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:00 pm

Quoting bwaflyer (Reply 1):
Last bmi flight will land from Baku on Saturday 27th October at 10:30am

Thanks, ahh damn - won't be able to make that, are there any European flights that you know of that still operate as "bmi"?
 
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RE: Last Bmi Flight?

Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:47 pm

I just flew on one today from LHR to TXL. It was aircraft G-DBCA. Last week I was on G-DBCD and it was in BA colors. G-DBCA was in BMI colors with a Lufthansa interior.

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RE: Last Bmi Flight?

Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:26 am

How long was BMI in existence? I'm not sure that I ever saw a BMI plane in person, but I remember photos of BMI 707s and Viscounts. It's depressing how many old guard carriers are disappearing.


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RE: Last Bmi Flight?

Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:53 am

Quoting aviateur (Reply 4):
How long was BMI in existence?

What we now know as BMI was founded in 1938 as Air Schools Ltd.

Renamed: Derby Aviation in 1948, Derby Airways in 1959, British Midland Airways in 1964, BMI British Midland in 2001, BMI Airways Ltd in 2003.

74 years of flying history gone  
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RE: Last Bmi Flight?

Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:43 pm

Quoting L1011 (Reply 3):

I just flew on one today from LHR to TXL. It was aircraft G-DBCA. Last week I was on G-DBCD and it was in BA colors. G-DBCA was in BMI colors with a Lufthansa interior.

Confusingly, this was a Lufthansa service, operated by bmi! Commercial control of the flight is held by Lufthansa, bmi are just a wet lease charter provider.

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