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The 2013 FlyerTalk Awards: Could bmi diamond club Have Won in a Category?

As voting for the 2013 FlyerTalk Awards — sponsored by KAYAK — continues to be under way through February 15, 2013, some FlyerTalk members loyal to British Midland International wondered whether their beloved diamond club frequent flier loyalty program would have won a category had it been in the running. Prompted by a poll…

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The Final bmi Flight Has Landed

FlyerTalk members who are also members of the Diamond Club frequent flier loyalty program of British Midland International — also known as bmi — are mourning and reminiscing as flight 928 marks the last commercial flight operated by bmi and the end of an era as a result of the airline being sold. A water cannon salute commemorating nearly 75 years of commercial air service by bmi welcomed the Airbus A321-231 aircraft sporting the bmi livery after it landed earlier today at Heathrow Airport in London from Baku. Before landing, the pilots of the aircraft did a…

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Diamond Club to Cease to Exist Next Month

FlyerTalk members are receiving e-mail messages confirming that the Diamond Club frequent flier loyalty programme of British Midland International — otherwise known as bmi — will effectively cease to exist as of 28 October 2012. Here is a copy of the letter sent via e-mail by managing director…

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“The End Is Nigh”: bmi Diamond Club Representative Says Goodbye

You have probably read all of the news about bmi British Midland — such as when it was acquired by International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia — and its Diamond Club frequent flier loyalty programme and the fact that their days are numbered. Even the activation of the migration to the Avios frequent flier loyalty programme from bmi Diamond Club only seemed to exacerbate how ominous is the end of bmi British Midland as an airline. In fact, FlyerTalk members wonder aloud as to when the last flight officially operated by bmi British Midland will be — and on what route. However, to some FlyerTalk members, nothing portends the end of bmi British Midland more than the farewell by FlyerTalk member diamond club — arguably the first official airline company representative on FlyerTalk — who posted the following…

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Aer Lingus Offers Status Match to bmi Diamond Club Members

Members of the Aer Lingus Gold Circle Club frequent flier loyalty programme who are also elite members of the bmi Diamond Club frequent flier loyalty programme are being offered a status match of the elite tier which they have currently achieved, as illustrated below…

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British Midland International Sale Finalized

With the intention of the sale first reported by The Gate on November 3, 2011 with a follow-up report posted on November 5, 2011, Deutsche Lufthansa AG and International Airlines Group — or IAG — have signed a binding agreement for the sale of British Midland Limited — or bmi — to IAG for £172.5 million in cash. The goal of both parties is to complete the transaction by the end of the first quarter of 2012. One consequence of this sale is that…

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Get 50% More bmi Miles With Purchase

Through 11 December 2011, purchase bmi diamond club miles in denominations of 1,000 on the first 16,000 miles and automatically receive a 50 percent bonus on the number of miles purchased. As no bonus miles are given beyond purchasing 16,000 bmi diamond club miles, this means that…

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British Midland International Sold to Parent Company of British Airways

As first reported here by The Gate, International Airlines Group — the parent company of British Airways — has agreed in principle to purchase British Midland International — or bmi, as it is more familiarly known — from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Emotions are mixed amongst FlyerTalk members, as evidenced by…

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Up To 30% Personal Discount Code for Diamond Club Members

If you are a Diamond Club frequent flier loyalty program member of British Midland International, or bmi, you may want to log into your account. FlyerTalk members who already logged into their account reportedly found an early Christmas gift of…

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