BMI FORMALLY LEAVES STAR ALLIANCE Alliance Customer Benefits Remain in Place until 31 May 2012
FRANKFURT,Germany - April 20th, 2012 - With today’s change of ownership from Lufthansa to the International Airlines Group (IAG), bmi has formally exited the Star Alliance network .
In preparation for this bmi, Lufthansa and Star Alliance have been working together in order to ensure a smooth withdrawal. Therefore, bmi can continue to offer all Star Alliance customer benefits and bmi Diamond Club members receive all of the Alliance privileges associated with their membership until 31 May 2012 inclusive. These include earning and redeeming miles on the Star Alliance network. However, since the bilateral Frequent Flyer agreement between the Star Alliance members participating in Lufthansa Miles and More and bmi has already been terminated, collection and redemption are no longer granted for these airlines.
In all other cases, Star Alliance Gold and Silver benefits will continue to be offered until the end of May. These include:
Priority Baggage Tags
Increased Baggage Allowance
Priority Airport Standby#