Today, Saturday 27th, will see the last bmi flight land at Heathrow. All of the ex bmi flights will now be officially operated by BA under BA flight numbers, although some bmi painted planes will continue to operate for a while.
Today is also the last day that flybmi.com will exist. From tomorrow, the new Diamond Club website will go live, but this will enable you to do nothing more than check your DC balance.
And now, the final straw. The end of an era, in fact. BA has said than bmi’s credit cards will continue well into 2013. I had therefore assumed that new applicants would continue to be accepted as well.
Earlier this week, the application form link on the MBNA website went down, but I assumed it was a fault as the card was still being promoted there. Yesterday, though, Head for Points reader Ben called MBNA, and they confirmed that the cards were pulled on Monday. The link on the flybmi.com website is now also dead.
Assuming this is true and not a temporary hiatus, it is the end of an era – and the end of the best sign-up bonus of any UK credit card. I am travelling at the moment, but next week I will try to put together a longer post about my very prolific relationship with the bmi credit card!
RIP, bmi the airline and, it seems, bmi the credit card.
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