British Airways and BMI announced back in May that you could transfer BMI Diamond Club miles to British Airways Avios and vice versa starting on July 3rd, 2012. BMI just sent an email explaining the process.
I already did the status transfer from BMI (Gold) to British Airways (Gold) last month and that process was flawless, although not instantaneous. The status transfer took only few days. I decided to check out, how I could transfer some Diamond Club miles to Avios now that the transfer too is up and running.
First, I had some trouble finding the “Combine My Avios” link on my “Manage My Account” section of BA’s website.
The screen informing about the process was very straightforward and I decided to proceed.
Next I was prompted to fill out my BMI Diamond Club number and associated password. And then I was hoping for the best….
Here the problems started. The BA’s website just returned page not found-error message.
Decided to try again. This time combining Avios not available-error message popped up.
I thought that for sure BA and BMI had tested this few times before releasing and was presented yet another error message. This time my combining Avios was supposedly already open.
Maybe the problem was Firefox? No. Internet Explorer returned the 404 page as well.
Oh well. Nothing happening around BMI and BA can surprise me at this point. I am sure that the tool will be up in a day or two, but getting this right from the get-go shouldn’t have been too big of a task.