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AnonymousGuest3 Apr 2012
This is good news, and shows that work has been happening behind the scenes to ensure a speedy tie-up. You’ll also be able to earn Avios and TPs on these service, listed below:
• Yerevan (Armenia)
• Baku (Azerbaijan)
• Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
• Tbilisi (Georgia)
• Almaty (Kazakhstan)
• Freetown (Sierra Leone)
Don’t all rush at once (though I hear Freetown is passable for a weekend).
As ever, redeem you bmi miles asap!3 Apr 2012
Thanks VK, just got this info from thebasource.com:
3rd April 2012 – British Airways codeshares on bmi British Midland Announced.
British Airways today announced that it will commence codeshare on certain bmi British Midland International services from this Friday 5th April. The routes involved are from London Heathrow to and from Addis Ababa, Almaty, Baku, Beirut, Bishkek, Freetown, Khartoum, Tblisi and Yerevan. Avios points and Tier Points will be available to British Airways Executive Club members.
Coincidently, these are the routes I most want BA to keep…a good sign, I’m sure!
Will the new BA feed make these routes sustainable?3 Apr 2012
VK, your advice on bmi miles is good BUT compare this for extras
BA Glasgow – Vienna 15,000 miles plus £27 charges
bmi Edinburgh – Vienna 18,000 miles plus £197.48 charges (no Glasgow option)
I will see if BA offer any transferability for my bmi miles………4 Apr 2012
BMI does operate to some interesting places and “niche”markets, which considering they use 320/321s are probably justifiable.
Also in the past the fares to some of these places have not been low. I have looked at Freetown and Yerevan before and even in economy they were surprisingly high.
Some of their routes go to oil and gas destinations (Baku, Almaty), some to economies which are doing well – Sierra Leone & Ethiopia.
Might be a good opportunity to try their mid haul product, which I am hoping BA will introduce on some of their longer European routes. . .4 Apr 2012
I was quite amused to find a BD operated flight that has an LH flight number (LHR-TXL) with my SEN number in the booking on the BA site.
I wonder how this will all work out after 20th April, are LH paying BA to operate the flight for them or will we see and LH A319 appear on the route instead.4 Apr 2012
These ex BMed routes that went to bmi are what BA would not pay over the odds for about 4 years ago. Don’t forget BA handled the bookings and would have been aware of the income on these routes and chose not to buy bmi at the price bmi settled for in a dash for growth into mid haul markets. Now IAG/BA are getting a much larger loss making airline with a lot more slots for not much more. It seems like patience wins out, and the swift integration is under way.4 Apr 2012