Location: In theory near BHD, but usually a hotel in another country
Programs: Gold with BA/A3/TK, Elite EI, EK Silver and other random stuff, but no Moroccan Gold
Time to spill the beans on DC/bmi errors in your favour?
Now that the scheme has closed, and nothing can be affected by any admissions, have we reached the time for a few admissions about errors and anomalies on DC redemptions or bmi bookings that worked to our advantage?
I will start with redemptions to AMM. Mrs Antichef and I went to Jordan so I could win a £5 bet on making a redemption at some stage within twelve months (it's a long story). I booked two redemptions flying business class from BHD-LHR-AMM, and very nice it was too in the mid haul C class seats, which I also got at economy rates as a BD*G.
Both bmi cards entered on booking, me first named and she second named (she was blue). After we finished the trips her account gets credited with full status points and dest miles for the business class trips. Effectively half the miles back again! I later found by word of mouth that others had received the same bonus.
We did it twice that year and she got elevated to BD*S for those flights, and we got half the miles back. Sweet!
Always willing to guest you into a lounge - see ba97.com
Programs: AC *G; A3 *G; BA Gold (OW Emerald); Hilton Diamond;a miscellany of other hotel non-statuses
I got the sign up bonus for the paid AmEx, cancelled it after a year and unexpectedly got the bonus for the free one that I replaced it with shortly afterwards. I don't think that was supposed to happen, but I didn't ask them. Or here.
Programs: TG ROP Gold, Lifetime OZ Diamond Plus, BA Gold
I don't think this thread is such a good idea. I mean, I know we like to talk about these great deals we got, and certain topics should be fine in this respect. But please do remember that some people still have outstanding trips to take, or other issues, whereby bragging about certain deficiencies within BMI could potentially cause problems for some who took advantage of them. So in short, think carefully about what you post and if you think it could cause some troubles for your fellow flyers, don't post. I'd love to tell you about some of what I found that's never been mentioned, but won't for those very reasons.
I had some random miles turn up for an AC flight which was nothing to do with me.
More of a work related confession, I had my ex boss's Hilton account crediting miles to my DC. He booked rooms for me in his name so he could earn status more quickly. At check in I showed my DC card to get the miles on the stay. I got miles from his stays for years afterwards.
Programs: FB Gold, M&M Frequent Traveller, BA Bronze
Redeemed Aeroplan miles for a domestic RT on bmi LHR-EDI in business class and got full business class miles and bonuses. Can't see any harm in posting that one, it was quite some time ago.. and I believe I-class was also a revenue class.
Nothing big, but I had the wrong FFP on a boarding pass LHR-EDI, and I asked the woman in the lounge if she could change it. She must have been confused, as she apologised, and not only did the miles show up in the original account AND the new account, but the new account also received a 10,000 mile compensation/apology. Which is quite significant considering I got about 172 miles for the actual flight. I never understood it, but figured I wasn't going to complain.
Programs: DL PM, UA 1K, AF PE, BA Gold, HH Gold, MR Gold, some Amex
BMI error in my favor? Let me think. One of the last retrocredits for my wife credited twice. It was an invol. reroute on an AC ticket where my wife flew LH and the LH miles credited, but not the LX on the return. When I sent in the LX BP and requested miles for ZRH-BOS with the original ticket they also credited BOS-YYZ-ZRH. Nice double dip which allowed me to book another C-class M+C o/w booking