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bmi Diamond Club and bmi credit cards

bmi Diamond Club closed when British Airways acquired bmi British Midland. It lived on via the bmi Diamond Club credit cards. Whilst no longer available, existing cardholders were allowed to keep them and continued to earn Avios points at a rate far higher than the official British Airways credit cards!

New Amex / Foursquare deals launched!

(EDIT:  There is a later, follow-up article to this post on the Debenhams deals, which can be found by clicking here.) March is here, and with it are two great new Foursquare deals. As was hinted at last month, two new deals have been launched […]

bmi Diamond Club closes today for non-UK members

I’m sure no-one needs reminding of this, but bmi Diamond Club finally closes its doors today to members outside the UK. (Technically, Australia and New Zealand-based accounts will also remain open, but will be frozen until BA decides what to do with them.  Residents of […]

The best miles and points deals we saw in 2012

So, the end of 2012 is here. And, overall, it has been a good one for the miles and points collector. The stand-out deal, without a doubt, was the Lloyds TSB Avios credit card promotion. There has never been another deal like this one, and […]

Which credit card should I use to pay for our holiday?

As you read this I should be sitting on a beach in the Middle East.  Last week, though, I was having a debate with myself about how to pay the hotel bill! It’s not that I can’t afford it!  (Although it will be around £5,000 I […]

BA makes a positive about-turn on BMI redemption refunds

A month ago I wrote this piece about the launch of, the new website that BA has set up.  It is there to allow former bmi Diamond Club members to check their Diamond Club mileage balance, and to move those miles across to Avios (they now […]

My eulogy for the bmi credit cards!

I posted last weekend that MBNA had pulled the application forms for the bmi credit cards with no warning.  This meant the end of the most generous sign-up bonus on offer from any UK loyalty card. I said in that post that I would write […]

Not impressed with so far ….

Last weekend, bmi finally died.  The last bmi flight landed at Heathrow (see photo below), the bmi credit cards were closed to new applicants and was closed down. If you still have any bmi Destination Miles, you now need to go to to […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for November

The ‘Credit Cards Update’ page at the top of the blog has been updated for November to reflect changes over the past month. (Click here to see it if you are an e-mail or RSS reader.) After a quiet start to the month, things have really […]

The BMI credit cards seem to be dead …

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 […]

The updated guide to collecting Avios points from car rentals

For US frequent travellers, car rental is part of their regular travel routines. It is less common in Europe, where you are more likely to fly to your location and then use taxis and public transport to get around. However, many of us still need […]

Credit Card Reviews (8) – bmi American Express and Visa cards

27th October, to all intents and purposes, will mark the end of bmi Diamond Club.  As of that day, the only way to earn points will be via the bmi credit cards, and the only way to spend points will be to transfer them to […]

Coming (back) soon – spending Avios on Qatar Airways

As you may have read in the press, Qatar Airways has signed a deal to join the OneWorld alliance in the next 12-18 months. As you can redeem Avios on all OneWorld carriers (current members include American Airlines, Air Berlin, Royal Jordanian, Japan Airlines, Iberia, […]

Should you transfer your BAA WorldPoints to Avios now?

As I posted on Saturday, 27th October is effectively the end of BMI Diamond Club.  This means it is the last day to transfer BAA WorldPoints to BMI Diamond Club (and thus on to Avios). Now, there is a dilemma here if you have a […]

BMI Diamond Club – and now (finally), the end is near …

If you’re a BMI Diamond Club member, you will have had yesterdays email announcing what is effectively the formal winding up of the club.  For the rest of you who are interested, here is a summary: October 27th will be: the last day to earn […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

The majority of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on exploiting sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a couple of years, you can re-apply for the first card […]

BMI / Qatar partnership to end 27th October

I wrote last week that reports of the death of BMI Diamond Club were greatly exaggerated. However, here is another nail in the coffin, from the Qatar website: This is to inform you that effective 28th October 2012, British Midland Airlines will no longer be […]

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