• British Airways takes over, rebrands BMI lounge at Heathrow T1

    British Airways has gained another lounge at Heathrow, and Star Alliance lost one, following BA take-over of BMI's superb Great British Lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 1. A highly-regarded haven in T1, the Great British Lounge was previously open to business class passengers and h...

    POSTED 31 May, 2012 2 Comments

  • What British Airways buying BMI means for Qantas passengers

    Qantas' main European partner British Airways finalised the deal to buy its own biggest local rival, British Midland International (BMI), at the end of April. But what does it mean for Australians -- especially Qantas passengers -- heading to Europe? Reading between the lines of the public anno...

    POSTED 4 May, 2012 2 Comments

  • Photos: Star Alliance's slick new iPhone app

    Travellers with Star Alliance member airlines such as Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Thai and United have scored a dedicated iPhone app this morning. As you would expect, "Star Alliance Navigator" makes it easy to find flights for any route with a Star Alliance airline, but also...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

  • Get the points: free, instant silver status with Star Alliance

    This week in Get the Points, how to get Star Alliance Silver status instantly — and free of charge! Update: As of 0800 Sydney time on Tuesday 15 March, it appears BMI has pulled the deal and removed the signup page from its site. We'll keep the link in the article below in case the remov...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2011 5 Comments

  • BMI cuts Heathrow connections to Manchester, Glasgow

    British airline BMI is cutting its domestic UK routes from London Heathrow, meaning less convenient connections at the UK's main hub for passengers connecting to regional destinations. Travellers to UK destinations from longhaul flights on BMI's Star Alliance partners Air New Zealand, Thai Airwa...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa reveals new European seating with more capacity and legroom

    Lufthansa has finally revealed the cabin revamp for its short and medium-haul fleet. The European cabin upgrade involves some 32,000 new seats installed on over 180 aircraft, and provides passengers with more legroom while increasing the capacity of Lufthansa’s fleet and reducing weight.&nb...

    POSTED 24 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa eyes purchase of SAS

    Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa may looking to purchase the struggling Swiss airline SAS, after positive statements from key members of the airline. Rumors of a possible takeover have not previously been addressed by either company. In a recent press conference, however, Lufthansa chairman J&uum...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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