bmi published fares are available for sale via British Airways’ distribution channels. British Airways and bmi fares can be combined as part of the same journey on routes where both airlines operate, so customers can fly BA one-way and bmi in the other direction*. All bmi published fares can be ticketed on 125 or 236 paper.
*Parallel routes remaining include: Cairo, Moscow, Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.
Ticketing Time Limits (TTLs) were suspended on ex-bmi flights, to allow you time to reissue e-tickets on affected bookings. We will begin to reinstate full TTLs on those routes, in line with those that are in place on the rest of our network, from 15 August.
TTLs will be applied to both new bookings and existing bookings that do not contain a valid ticket number in the booking. Bookings that do not comply with BA’s Ticket Time Limit policy from this date, the BA flight segments are at risk of being cancelled.
We have taken over the selling and distribution of the following bmi routes:
For travel from 23 May: Basel, Bergen, Stavanger, Nice, Hanover, Vienna, Agadir, Casablanca & Marrakech
For travel from 27 June: Belfast, Dublin, Manchester
For travel from 4 July: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Amman, Beirut*
*Beirut flights that continue to Khartoum are not included in this phase and will remain as a bmi flight with a bmi flight code.
We have placed our BA code on the following bmi routes:
For travel from 16 July: Amritsar, Moscow
For travel from 13 August: Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
The remaining bmi routes are changing with our winter schedule as below.
bmi flights to/from Damascus and Addis Ababa have been suspended for commercial reasons.
British Airways plans to operate bmi’s London Heathrow summer schedule.
British Airways have now announced 2 phases of plans for our Winter 2012 schedule.
As you will be aware the airline plans to integrate bmi into British Airways in time for the winter season. Some of the changes will reflect this and include:
Where there are changes to flights, customers currently booked may be re-accommodated to other BA flight numbers in line with the normal process.
You will be responsible for re-ticketing or revalidating affected bookings and advising customers of the change to their itinerary.
A number of reciprocal benefits for British Airways Executive Club members and bmi Diamond Club members have been introduced:
*Diamond Club members can match their existing tier to our Executive Club tiers. (Gold Diamond Club status = Gold Executive Club status, Silver Diamond Club status = Silver Executive Club status) Customers must be Executive Club Members before this can be requested and tier validation can take up to 14 days to be completed. Customers can be directed to links below if applicable.