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With BMI cutting its Middle East routes, unable even to maintain Amsterdam & Brussels even with selling coffee, It is operating not as a full Airline, nor at the standards of Star Alliance.
It should come out, as it simply isn’t in that league anymore.
DC should also be removed, but perhaps LH have plans for this to be integrated into Miles n More anyhow.
It is sad to see one of our National Airlines with a long history demise in such a way. With Business cutting back on travel, there is little difference with C class in Europe. Short EU trips merely don’t warrant it, as far as Companies are concerned. LHR AMS starts from £89 with KL for eg. It is £450+ business. Ten rows of business last year on the KLM flights all packed, now 2-3 rows only!
European travel patterns have changed.
Domestic Air travel if the Government has its way by air, will also be taken by train, another hit for BMI who traditionally have served many regional centres in the UK.
But as usual, Airlines implement these changes without being open & honest with their Customers, having the courage to statew hat the issues are, & what their strategy is. Its abrupt & arrogant to just announce & impose rather than outline changes & work with customers.
You wouldn’t be able to do that in your business dealings, would you?