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!

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: […]

Amex upgrading Gold customers to Preferred Rewards Gold – a good deal?

Reader Kim got in touch to ask my advice on a letter she received from American Express.  She has a Gold card  – the old style one, no longer available to new customer.  This is different from the ‘Preferred Rewards Gold‘ which has been the […]

BMI and Virgin partnership to end 31st August

We finally have a date.  31st August is the last day for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members to redeem or earn Virgin miles on BMI flights. I assume this is reciprocal, so that 31st August will also be the last day to redeem BMI miles for […]

Five Star Alliance airlines who will match your BMI status

I was very surprised, when BA’s takeover of BMI was completed, that there was not a formal status match announced by the Star Alliance airlines.  After all, because of BMI’s exceedingly generous Diamond Club programme, heavy frequent fliers from all over the world had been […]

BMI to BA miles transfers – cometh the day ….

… cometh the surprise. July 3rd is the big day, the day that BA promised that we would be able to transfer BMI Diamond Club miles into British Airways Executive Club Avios, and vice versa. Surprise No. 1 is that the tool launched a day […]

Preparing for the BMI to BA miles transfer

On July 3rd, if all goes to plan, BA will launch the tool to allow you to transfer your BMI Diamond Club miles across into BAEC Avios.  It will also allow you to transfer in the other direction, which will offer some very interesting opportunities […]

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