Passengers who have booked their flights through airline bmi will now have their flight codes changed to those used by British Airways from 23 May.
Holidaymakers can rest assured that all their flight details will remain intact (flight schedule, date and terminal) and that flight codes will simply be changed from a BD (bmi) start to a BA (British Airways) start.
Customers who have made their bookings directly with bmi will receive an email confirming their code change, and need to bear in mind that they will need to check in online at ba.com.
From today passengers will continue to be able to book their flights through flybmi, as well as being able to purchase flights through British Airways via ba.com or the airline’s call centres.
Passengers flying before 23 May, or those not going to the aforementioned destinations, do not need to take any action.
BA will continue to roll out code changes to additional routes over the following weeks, keeping passengers informed at every stage.
Affected bmi passengers will also need to review British Airways policies in areas ranging from check-in times and medical clearance to children travelling alone, as these will apply to all flights changed from a BD to BA code.
However, BA will honour bmi’s checked baggage allowance for any customers who booked prior to today (10 May), although British Airways’ baggage policies will apply to any BA-coded flights taken after 23 May.
BA’s gradual takeover of bmi will start in the winter season, with the transition of flights during the summer. The design of bmi aircraft will also gradually reflect BA’s style.
“The integration of bmi into British Airways will bring customers better frequencies and more destinations,” the airline said.
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