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bmi letter about using miles on BA (and possibly vice versa?)

bmi letter about using miles on BA (and possibly vice versa?)

Old Apr 1, 12, 1:12 pm
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bmi letter about using miles on BA (and possibly vice versa?)

Just got this in from bmi, which many of you might not have seen (I know that many of us don't frequent the dark side... )

Dear BA or bust

Wed like to advise you that the EU Competition Authority has today approved the sale of bmi to IAG. We are very aware that Diamond Club members want to know what will happen to their accounts when bmi is acquired by British Airways.

The deal between bmi and British Airways is due to be completed around 20 April 2012. We would like to reassure you that we plan to operate our summer schedule as normal and you can continue to earn and redeem Diamond Club miles during this period.

We are working together to announce a Diamond Club partnership with British Airways. This will include the ability to earn and redeem Diamond Club destinations miles across the bmi and BA networks.

We will be communicating regularly with you as more information becomes available and flybmi.com will also be updated with the latest information.

Regards


Keeley Downing
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Old Apr 1, 12, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by BA or bust View Post
We are working together to announce a Diamond Club partnership with British Airways. This will include the ability to earn and redeem Diamond Club destinations miles across the bmi and BA networks.
Doesn't sound like we will be able to combine balances as I'd hoped
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Old Apr 1, 12, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by PanGalactic View Post
Doesn't sound like we will be able to combine balances as I'd hoped
I am rather hoping that this letter describes the first step... and maybe the combo will come later.
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Old Apr 1, 12, 2:06 pm
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Most people seem to be thinking of a limited time where destination miles can be used on both carriers, but merger is significantly less certain. There may be a short 'intermission' where continued A* redemptions could be made:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...l#post18304372
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