bmi is gloating over British Airways’ problems with the new Terminal 5 at London-Heathrow.
bmi, London Heathrow’s second largest airline, is continuing to operate all flights as scheduled from its main hub at Terminal 1 despite disruption at the newly-opened Terminal 5.
Problems at Terminal 5, which opened to passengers yesterday (Thursday 27 March), have resulted in significant delay and disruption to BA flights operating from the new facility. In contrast Terminal 1, which now has 40 per cent less passengers to accommodate following BA’s move to Terminal 5, is running like clockwork as is bmi, the principal competitor to BA at Heathrow.
New bmi Diamond Club members receive 4,500 miles just for enrolling. That’s enough for a one-way flight within the U.K. or betweek the U.K. and Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, or Switzerland.
More importantly, bmi miles should be saved and savored, for use with their cash and points award chart and redeemed for premium class international travel on their Star Alliance partners.
Oh, and bmi is the only airline outside of North America with a regular status match program as well…