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!

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 […]

Get a 20% discount on buying Avios via Iberia Plus

Iberia Plus is currently offering a 20% bonus on purchases of Avios points. This deal runs until 13th September, see here for further details. Note that you need to log-in to see details of the bonus offer. At the top end, you will be paying […]

Reports of the death of BMI Diamond Club are greatly exaggerated

31st August was the last day to redeem BMI Diamond Club miles for flights on Virgin Atlantic. Not surprisingly, once BA had bought BMI, it was keen to extract itself from this partnership with a core competitor as quickly as possible! Since July, it has […]

New credit card sign-up bonuses for September

The ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the blog has been updated to reflect the latest changes in sign-up bonuses. This is what has changed during August, none of it for the better! : American Express Platinum – the sign-up bonus has been cut […]

Code for 1,000 Avios for opening a BMI Diamond Club account still works!

I must admit, I was pretty surprised when I read this Flyertalk thread, but it seems that it is correct.  You still receive 1,000 BMI Diamond Club miles – instantly – when you sign up for BMI Diamond Club (link here) and use promotional code […]

How many credit cards can you hold in the UK?

My wife was recently targetted for the Priority Club Black Visa card.  This was for the offer that I highlight on the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page – 40,000 Priority Club points (good for 8,000 Avios or about £150 of free hotel stays) and no fee […]

The three different types of loyalty credit cards

There are three types of loyalty credit card: The card you actually use day-to-day because of its good earning rate in a programme you value The card you get purely for the sign-up bonus, and cancel immediately afterwards The card you keep for the ancilliary […]

Glitches with BMI to British Airways status matches

My wife’s BA status match from her Silver BMI Diamond Club card came through a couple of days ago. And, like quite a few other people, BA had messed it up.  This is what is stated will happen on the BA / BMI integration website: […]

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