News get worse for BMI: LH has hired an investment bank for potential sale of BMI

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    News release today

    So much for our Senator Cards next year.....time to burn the miles I think.
     
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    100% agree!
     
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    Uh oh...will they still be in *A at all?
     
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    there are a few variables to work out I think. BA clearly doesnt want them, Virgin would stand to gain since it would be more gates at LHR and virgin could use BMI as a back door entry to *A.
    Virgin separately has said they will choose an alliance soon anyway. So hopefully it all ties up into a nice package.

    If Sir Richard Branson and Singapore Airlines (since they own a controlling stake in VS) are reading this, please help BMI (and its FF members), and please choose *A!!!
     
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    Hmm...time to choose a backup *A program I suppose, or else I would be left without *G status :(
     
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    Aegean is an easy way, as is AC if you fly on AC metal 4x's
     
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    AC METAL 5 times or 10000 status miles

    [Sent from my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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    Will keep that in mind...thanks guys!
     
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    thanks for correction. I always thought 4x
     
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    It has to be Asiana! 40k in two years. Easy!
     
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    Just to clarify, you still need the 35k miles earned in a year to get AC Elite, it's just that 10k or 5 segments must be on AC metal.
     
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    But OZ only gives 25% bonus in Business, this is about the only thing that makes me don't want to join in the OZ bandwagon, as I do sometimes fly in the premium classes. I'm also thinking about TK, IIRC about the same requirements as OZ but with a much more generous premium class' bonus than OZ.
     
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    I'm a lowly Y-flier, so that doesn't make a difference to me :p
    If your premium travel is frequent, LH M&M might be reasonable.
     
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    I mostly fly in Y also, with occasional Js thrown in once in a while :p .

    LH's requirement is 100k a year. There's no way I fly that much in a year. As it is, I barely scrape through on BD's requirement.
     
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    I switched from bmi to mileage plus for next year. Reasonable benefits start at 50k for prem gold.
     

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