Soon it was time to head to the gate for boarding :
DATE : 20/MAR
CLASS: PREMIUM ECONOMY
AIRCRAFT: AIRBUS A319
REG: G - DBCI
I was welcomed a friendly FA
's signature Voyager Magazine , I wonder if we will see a final one with a tribute to BMI
and its history. It would be a nice touch .
Dedicated to Nils and Marc . Sadly from 19th April I cant use my BMI
miles on SN
Brussels or any other carrier in the LH
A copy of an email I got yesterday :
We'd like to advise you of some forthcoming changes to the bmi Diamond Club programme.
From 19 April 2012, the ability for Diamond Club members to earn Status and Destinations miles and to redeem miles will cease on the Lufthansa Group airlines (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines).
Any redemption tickets issued prior to this date for travel will be honoured.
All Star Alliance status benefits will remain unaffected by this change.
We are working with British Airways to offer Diamond Club customers the ability to earn and redeem miles on British Airways and its oneworld partners following completion of the sale. We will do everything we can to communicate more detail as soon as possible.
Diamond Club Manager
Soon it was time to push back and take off .
After take off the service commenced and I was glad to see wraps on the menu :
Service was with a smile and I could choose anything I wanted from the trolley .
After a while it was time to land into DUB
We made our way to the gate and then I disembarked the aircraft and made my way to arrivals.
So thats the end of my report. Its been an interesting 10 years , British Midland/BMI
/ British Midland International has at times delighted/frustrated/amused me over the decade but all in all I can say it was a pleasure to be part of a ''Club'' and despite the decline over the years you will be missed .
Next week BMI
will be part of IAG
and we will know what will happen to us Diamond Club members.
Lots of questions still to be answered :
Will we keep our miles ?
Will we be Status matched to BA
or another Star Alliance member?
What will happen to the BMI
When will Star Alliance benefits cease?
Will we see BA
on the BHD
route after 2012
Will we see BA
with their own metal back on the DUB
The waiting game begins but I would like to close in saying a thank you to the staff of BMI
. Many have left over the years through no choice of their own. The wonderful lounge staff at Glasgow and a special mention to a true lady called Lorraine who used to greet me at GLA
Another wonderful lady at the T1 LHR
Great British Lounge called Sonia from Scotland who always went above the call of duty to assist.
To the now disbanded Irish Dublin crew base who did us proud over the years .
This report is dedicated to you all and for those who still work in BMI
in Diamond Club and all other areas of BMI
I wish you all the best for the future.
Thanks for reading this report and I look forward to your memories/experiences and comments .
OA260 / Philip
reports by me :
Beirut With BMI Business Class+Lounges / Lots Pics (by OA260 Aug 5 2010 in Trip Reports)
British Midland International New Economy Extra (by oa260 May 13 2010 in Trip Reports)
BMI Business Class-Harrods-LHR Renaissance W/Pics (by OA260 Dec 20 2009 in Trip Reports)
BMI Business Class/Farewell Olympic London W/Pics (by OA260 Sep 27 2009 in Trip Reports)
BMI J Class Mid Haul Config Mini Report With Pics (by OA260 Sep 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Day Trip To Israel BMI A330 In J & #1 Lounge Pics (by OA260 Aug 12 2009 in Trip Reports)
Day Trip To Israel BMI A330 In J Part 2 (by OA260 Aug 12 2009 in Trip Reports)
BMI Business Class NO Food +Cancellations W/Pics (by OA260 Feb 27 2009 in Trip Reports)
BMI Business Class + New Star Alliance Lounge/Pics (by OA260 Nov 16 2008 in Trip Reports)
BMI J Class/Royal Caribbean New Ship/Vids+Pics (by OA260 Apr 29 2008 in Trip Reports)
BHD-LHR-BHD J Class W/Lots Of Pics Incl. LHR (by OA260 Jun 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
BMI A330 Premium Economy 24 Hours In TLV Lots Pics (by OA260 Sep 20 2009 in Trip Reports)