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email booking reconfirmation - for flight 7 months ago!!

email booking reconfirmation - for flight 7 months ago!!

Old Apr 23, 09, 12:57 pm
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email booking reconfirmation - for flight 7 months ago!!

I got this email today, and it startled me at first because I am going somewhere else next week. It seems a bit weird to be arriving now and the message headers show it sent today (ie not a late delivery from last October). I did actually take those flights last year and all the details are correct- and the miles have posted. Any ideas what is going on, or is this just another glitch?

Dear antichef

It's only five days to go until you fly, so if you haven't already booked your hotel, car hire or travel insurance why not take advantage of our great offers and book now.

Diamond Club membership number: xxxxxxxx
Current mileage balance: xxxxxx more info

Booking reference number xxxxxx


Travellers antichef
Departure date and time Saturday, 18 October 2008, 08:50
Arrival date and time Saturday, 18 October 2008, 10:15
Journey Belfast (City) to Hanover
Flight number BD083
.......
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Old Apr 23, 09, 1:09 pm
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Could have been triggered by a restore of some email server backup. Otherwise it doesn't make any sense (however considering most of BMI's IT, it neither comes as a surprise ).
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Old Apr 23, 09, 1:45 pm
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I wonder if it's the data migration to the new DC software and it's somehow triggered a new mailout.

This happened to me last year when I got an e-mail confirmation of a booking made about 4 months previously and the booking suddenly became visible in Mismanage My Booking

Edit - just had a thought: I bet they were testing

Last edited by Tiger_lily; Apr 23, 09 at 2:01 pm Reason: Added edit
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Old Apr 23, 09, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Tiger_lily View Post
This happened to me last year when I got an e-mail confirmation of a booking made about 4 months previously and the booking suddenly became visible in Mismanage My Booking

Edit - just had a thought: I bet they were testing
Testing sounds right as my MMB "Show flown bookings" has emptied sometime in the last couple of hours.
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Old Apr 23, 09, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingOnceMore View Post
Testing sounds right
Ahh testing on live systems. Good old bmi IT
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Old Apr 24, 09, 5:05 am
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Red face

You are not alone Antichef!

I received a similar message and initially it was a shock as I did not anticipate going to London in 5 days time! "It's only five days to go until you fly......" Sure enough it was from last October!

The mysterious ways of BMI.
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