Where to Put Your Miles When Flying Paid First Class

The Global Traveler reports that bmi British Midland is now offering up to 625% mileage earning for miles flown in paid first class.


Normal bmi is already generous on these fares — 300% miles for first class and 200% miles for business class plus Gold members earn a 25% status bonus.

Now once you reach 55,000 status miles in a calendar year excess status miles get converted to redeemable frequent flyer miles at a one to one ratio.

In total, after passing 55,000 status miles, first class fares would earn 625% of flown miles and business class would earn 425% of flown miles.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

(Of course, membership in bmi’s frequent flyer program is only open to residents of the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Spain. So you may need to move to join, or at least your mailing address will.)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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