The new award chart from BMI is out at https://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/loyalty-programmes/diamond-club/spending-miles/airline-partner-flights.aspx
And it isn’t pretty to say the least sadly.
- One way segments are allowed only on BMI fights. All other segments are return segments trip.
- No more cash and miles allowed except on BMI flights
- Single carrier itineraries only EXCEPT with Virgin Atlantic for feeder flights
- It also looks like redemptions must be kept in a single class (for example no flying out in Club World, returning in World Traveller Plus or First)
- British Airways redemptions are open, but there are some big price differences between certain points (For example, London to Buenos Aires is more 1000 miles more than in the Avois scheme
- For most of these, you’ll have to phone the BMI Call Centre to book.
Here are some screen grabs of what to expect:
Images – Screengrabbed from https://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/loyalty-programmes/diamond-club/spending-miles/airline-partner-flights.aspx
There are some interesting wrinkles in the award chart, such as Virgin Upper Class coming in 10,000 points less than BA on the LHR-JFK/ORD/BOS run, and Qatar and BA charging the same for a LHR-DOH run.
My take: Unless you’re desperate to fly with a partner airline or needing to spend your BMI miles on a British Airways flight in the next 4 weeks I’d hang on where possible and convert your BMI miles into Avios.