BMI sent out this email just moments ago clarifying that as of April 19th, you can no longer earn or burn BMI miles on Lufthansa Group airlines (Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels Airlines). You’ll still be able to redeem (apparently) on other Star Alliance carriers for the time being. No word on redemptions on non-Star Alliance partners. They have yet to announce the ability to earn or redeem on British Airways. If you’ve booked a ticket by April 19th, it will still be honored.
Here’s the email:
We’d like to advise you of some forthcoming changes to the bmi Diamond Club programme.
From 19 April 2012, the ability for Diamond Club members to earn Status and Destinations miles and to redeem miles will cease on the Lufthansa Group airlines (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines).
Any redemption tickets issued prior to this date for travel will be honoured.
All Star Alliance status benefits will remain unaffected by this change.
We are working with British Airways to offer Diamond Club customers the ability to earn and redeem miles on British Airways and its oneworld partners following completion of the sale. We will do everything we can to communicate more detail as soon as possible.