eco
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BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:25 pm

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B A C K G R O U N D
I was able to make this trip only because gabrielchew posted info this one day "sale" in our fb group. Once again thank you. Price was something around 130 euros for RT ticket in Business class. For my flights from/to London the cheapest option was LH and received typical Latehansa services plus bonus FA instructions such as "Run to the gate'' & ''No duty free shopping". That's why I decided to skip this part of my journey.

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Under Construction:
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Very nice area:
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The best lounge that I have seen so far:
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Transaero to Moscow:
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My ride:
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At the gate:
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11.02.2012 17:50-20:50
LHR-NCE BD 195
Airbus 319 G-DBCG

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BA hangar
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Fish pie for dinner.
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The passenger sitting in front of me was behaving like some bad character of Michael Madsen (actually he looks like him) trying to impress some 17 old girls sitting next to him. Through all the flight he insulting and making fun of the FA really ugly scene. (After the flight I was waiting with passengers sitting beside me and they were also shocked by this mans attitude). But FA was great, he turned every comment in to joke. Really professional. I am wondering what would happened if this situation was on Lufthansa ...


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As the captain said: "Welcome to South France":
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Port:
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Monaco:
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And back at the airport:
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Maybe next time  http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8512/dsc02130f.jpg

Good way to make you stay longer in Nice - showing you weather forecast in your country:
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Nice Terminal 1:
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Riviera lounge
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Both gates to London:
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12.02.2012 21:35-22:25
NCE-LHR BD 196
Airbus 319

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Lufthansa interior on this plane.
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Specially for Markus:
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C O N C L U S I O N S

BMI is great carrier and I really like their product in Business class - it is much better than LH. I am really impressed by this FA on my flight to NCE and how he manage to deal with such passenger. The food served on both flights was with very good quality.
 
Continental
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:45 pm

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
Good way to make you stay longer in Nice - showing you weather forecast in your country:

Well, it looks like it couldn't have been that bad! According to that map, England is now a part of Northern Africa!


Nice report!
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:29 pm

Hi ecco,

Nice Saturday afternoon read. Glad to notice another fellow A.netter among satisfied BD premium customers.  


Quoting eco (Thread starter):
I was able to make this trip only because gabrielchew posted info this one day "sale" in our fb group.

That is what friends are for.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
That's why I decided to skip this part of my journey.

Come on. LH could not be that bad.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
The passenger sitting in front of me was behaving like some bad character of Michael Madsen (actually he looks like him) trying to impress some 17 old girls sitting next to him. Through all the flight he insulting and making fun of the FA really ugly scene.

What a mentally sick guy. Just disgusting!

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
I am wondering what would happened if this situation was on Lufthansa ...

That’s why he didn’t fly LH.   


Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Suryo
Friends forever
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:10 pm

Hi Eco,

Nice read and pictures, thanks for sharing.

BMI catering looks ok, only used them shorthaul, nothing free these days.

Nice images of Nice, not been there since 1992, a reminder a return is required.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
Price was something around 130 euros for RT ticket in Business class

- That's a great price!

Cheers

Mark
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:54 pm

I plan on doing a similar trip in May - hopefully the good prices on business class will still be available when i come to book. Although €130 seems a little bit cheaper than the prices I've seen. Although i still think £160 is a pretty good deal.
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AlwaysOnAPlane
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:03 pm

Hey eco.

Yes, this was for sure a good fare, it seems to be back on the website again, bookable 'till the end of Feb if I recall correctly.

Nice style by the FA to handle the guy as a joke so it didn't get nasty. Probably seen it all before, and many more times to come.

Nice pictures from Nice too. Great post.

Cheers, Lee.
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:57 pm

Hi !

Nice report with nice pictures.

Service looks okay and the food on the return looks okay. Food going looks awful Fish pie???

Great pictures from Nice and Monaco; some of the best places in Europe to visit.

The777Man
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:59 pm

Nice report eco! BD looked pretty good.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
I was able to make this trip only because gabrielchew posted info this one day "sale" in our fb group. Once again thank you.

I'm glad I could help! I'm annoyed I dithered a bhit too much, so by the time I decided to book, it had gone.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):
Yes, this was for sure a good fare, it seems to be back on the website again, bookable 'till the end of Feb if I recall correctly.

There are quite a few £93 fares, but they are in Y - C looks to be quite expensive.
http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights: AMS-RIX-BUD-VDA,ETH-TLV-FCO-LHR,STN-TXL-LCY,LTN-CPH-LTN,LGW-SZG,MUC-LHR
 
eco
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:50 pm

Quoting Continental (Reply 1):
Nice report!

Thanks Continental.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Come on. LH could not be that bad.

I am speaking only about their European flights.Trust me after 24 flights in less than year and specially I am totally disappointed by their business class.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 3):
Nice images of Nice, not been there since 1992, a reminder a return is required.

Nice is very nice and wont regret if you go there again.

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 4):
I plan on doing a similar trip in May - hopefully the good prices on business class will still be available when i come to book. Although €130 seems a little bit cheaper than the prices I've seen. Although i still think £160 is a pretty good deal.

As I was saying this was one day "sale".  
Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 5):
Nice pictures from Nice too. Great post.

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):
Service looks okay and the food on the return looks okay. Food going looks awful Fish pie???

Actually Fish pie was better than "Nokie"(sorry if I spell it wrong) - served on the return.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 7):
Nice report eco! BD looked pretty good.

BD are great it would be awful if they become part of BA.
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:42 am

Hi eco,

nice report, I've been using BD a lot in past years, recently not anymore sadly, since they stopped operating to AMS. But I always liked this airline. It's sad to see them going this way though... The meal pics look definitely good, especially considering this is just a short flight to NCE.
Lovely weather you had in Southern France! Definitely a good change from our current winter isn't it?  

Eric
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Burj
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:13 am

Wow Nice is really pretty! Nifty trip report!

It is always nice to get a good deal! That is a shame the guy was being a jerk to the FA... Does the BMI website have a "contact us" feature where you can give good feedback for the FA?
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:03 pm

Quoting burj (Reply 10):
Lovely weather you had in Southern France! Definitely a good change from our current winter isn't it?

Hi Eric,
It was good escape from this freezing hell.

Quoting burj (Reply 10):
Does the BMI website have a "contact us" feature where you can give good feedback for the FA?

Thank you burj, I almost forgot about this part - in the dinner set there was invitation card to win 2 tickets in Business class if you take part in their web based survey.
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:31 pm

Very nice report!

I'm impressed with BMI's short-haul catering in J. It looks pretty good! Thanks for sharing it with us! Nice looks beautiful; definitely a place to visit!

Best,

Matthew
I love to fly!
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:44 pm

Hey, great trip report, i did exactly the same day trip in mid January.
And you seem to have had better weather in Monte Carlo.

Day Trip To Nice With Bmi (by santos Jan 22 2012 in Trip Reports)
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:06 pm

Hi eco!

Great report, thanks for sharing it with us!
BD seemed to be a good carrier!
Sorry to hear about that one man's attitude

Greetings
Marc
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:27 pm

Hi Eco,

thanks for the report, some great photos there of the flights and Nice city (and Monaco). Good service from BMI, a shame they will disappear soon  

Thanks again

signol
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eco
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:09 pm

Quoting 767747 (Reply 12):
Very nice report!

I am glad that you liked it.

Quoting santos (Reply 13):
Hey, great trip report, i did exactly the same day trip in mid January.

Your trip report is very good.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 14):

Great report, thanks for sharing it with us!

Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 15):
Good service from BMI, a shame they will disappear soon  

I hope that some miracle will happen.
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:08 pm

Hey, A.,

great pictures. Sure a good idea to catch BD this way and also Nice is a place to be during this time of the year.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
Specially for Markus:

Sure my way!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:14 am

Good report, thanks for posting.
BD's business class product sure seems great, and so does Nice, I should visit again some time.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
I was able to make this trip only because gabrielchew posted info this one day "sale" in our fb group. Once again thank you. Price was something around 130 euros for RT ticket in Business class

It was a great sale indeed. Too bad I was not able to catch one of those flights.

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
Good way to make you stay longer in Nice - showing you weather forecast in your country:

More airports in France have those. I can remember seeing one at Clermont-Ferrand, when I was flying back to Amsterdam. AMS is the only international destination from CFE, and also the only one with clounds and rain. The rest were just sunny French destinations. Pretty depressing  
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:48 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 17):
great pictures

Thank you.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 18):
Good report, thanks for posting.

I am glad that you like it.
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:15 pm

Hello eco

Nice short report of BD. Thanks for the pictures from NCE, I have never actually been in the city (a couple of times at the airport, though).

Did you fly to LHR on LH via MUC or FRA?

Best regards,
LXM83
 
eco
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:04 pm

Hi LXM83,

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 20):
Did you fly to LHR on LH via MUC or FRA?

Both flights were via MUC.
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:14 pm

Hi eco !
nice,strong and quick report like good espresso ...

Quoting eco (Thread starter):
FA instructions such as "Run to the gate'' & ''No duty free shopping"

and you are complaining? ... "they are concerned for your health" & "and for your money in these recession times" ...
they care hehhehe ...stipica  
Open your eyes and think
 
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RE: BMI Business Class LHR-NCE-LHR

Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:00 am

Nice report on BMI. They have had some great deals recently in J and quadruble miles campaigns. There is one for March Im sure you know about it .

Nice pics of Monaco .

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