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Old Mar 28, 11, 4:28 am
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Originally Posted by Tino04 View Post
Mine was ordered on the 16th so it should be here at the weekend or early next week - will post back then
Saturday Morning, my gold pack arrived - old style
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Old Mar 28, 11, 8:34 am
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Even better if you find a lounge dragon with poor eyesight they may think that the bmi logo is the oneworld logo and you can get lounge access flying BA
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Old Mar 28, 11, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by Tino04 View Post
Saturday Morning, my gold pack arrived - old style
Is it a renewal pack ?
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Old Mar 28, 11, 10:48 am
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I can see the CO dragon's response now:

I'm sorry sir, we are not apart of ONEWORLD, so you will not be allowed access
I then proceed to cover up BMI's hideous logo with my thumb,

Oh.... NOW I see the *G Logo!
I absolutely despise that new logo
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Old Mar 28, 11, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by G_G View Post
Is it a renewal pack ?
No, I've only recently qualified from Silver
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Old Mar 30, 11, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by Jetstreamer View Post
Just wondering, anyone actually got their hands on a new-look card yet?
I have a silver one. It's my first ever airline status of any kind, so I'm not in a position to compare it to a previous version
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Old Jun 18, 11, 4:16 am
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Digging up a slightly older topic, but has anybody had a new-style Gold card yet? My 2011-2012 gold card was issued recently, but it's still the old style, in my experience requiring you to generally point out "yes, it's British Midland, they're a Star member" if you're anywhere vaguely exotic!
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Old Jun 18, 11, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by orudge View Post
in my experience requiring you to generally point out "yes, it's British Midland, they're a Star member" if you're anywhere vaguely exotic!
Or, in my case, the GBL on Tuesday morning where the lounge dragon had just launched into a "I'm sorry Sir, but ..." routine when she finally got round to noticing the card was Gold . If BMI's own staff don't now recognise the current card, what chance have we got when the new one arrives?
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Old Jun 18, 11, 12:08 pm
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Just recieved new gold card, or rather "old" gold card for 2011. Nothing's changed!
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Old Jun 18, 11, 1:49 pm
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My guess is that the majority of Golds in the past were regulars on domestic, primarily. With the near total dismantling of the domestic and near-Europe routes, and the obliteration of business timings on DUB and elsewhere, there are probably considerably fewer Golds than last year.

And so the supply of new-style cards has probably lasted far longer than anticipated.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by anothersuitcase View Post
Just recieved new gold card, or rather "old" gold card for 2011. Nothing's changed!
Same here. Good to see they've not changed the expiry date format, not. Mine says 06/12 which for those of you travelling in the US means it expired a week ago. Printing those extra numbers, presumably in gold leaf (after all it's a gold card), costs money.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by anothersuitcase View Post
Just recieved new gold card, or rather "old" gold card for 2011. Nothing's changed!
same here : it seems I'll never see the new one
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Old Jun 19, 11, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by mattk View Post
Mine says 06/12 which for those of you travelling in the US means it expired a week ago.
No, 06/12 on the card doesn't mean 6 December, nor June 12. It means (end of) June 2012.

Same as on credit and debit cards, even in the US.
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Old Jun 19, 11, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by GoldCircle View Post
  • New bmi British Midland International logo on the front of the card
  • Star Alliance Gold/Silver logo will be slightly LARGER
So, after 2 years - when all Lounge Reps from all *A Lounges throughout the world finally learned that we can access all *A Gold Lounges, despite the fact that there is no reference to the issuing airline on the card, they will finally add BD name and logo to the card

PS. OK - I was a bid sarcastic - but it is a good move! We DO appreciate it!
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Old Jun 19, 11, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by TPJ
...the fact that there is no reference to the issuing airline on the card...
???

You may have a defective card. Is it only one-sided? Mine has bmi clearly printed on the back in larger letters than Diamond Club appears on the front. (Card issued last November, expires 12/11.)

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