Yesterday evening, bmi sent an email to their Diamond Club members. This is the text:
We’d like to advise you of some forthcoming changes to the bmi Diamond Club programme.
From 19 April 2012, the ability for Diamond Club members to earn Status and Destinations miles and to redeem miles will cease on the Lufthansa Group airlines (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines).
Any redemption tickets issued prior to this date for travel will be honoured.
All Star Alliance status benefits will remain unaffected by this change.
We are working with British Airways to offer Diamond Club customers the ability to earn and redeem miles on British Airways and its oneworld partners following completion of the sale. We will do everything we can to communicate more detail as soon as possible.
Some missing details of course:
- If the arrangements with the Lufthansa Group are ending, what about the other Star Alliance airlines?
- bmi says that ‘All Star Alliance status benefits will remain unaffected by this change’, whereas Lufthansa says that ‘some’ will be unaffected
- They are still working with BA and oneworld
Still not sure I’m clear on what happens on the 20th