As a lot of you know, BMI has left Star Alliance. Now whilst I matched to Lufthansa Miles and More Senator, lets be blunt – unless I’m extremely creative 100,000 miles to re-qualify for SEN is going to be an impossibility.
So I have to look to other possibilities – and Aegean and Turkish Airlines seem to be matching BMI status for status. Although Aegean has a lower qualifying requirement some of the Economy Class fares don’t earn a lot (or nothing at all) when credited to that airline. Turkish on the other hand will credit at 100%.
Considering my policy of “Earn at the back, burn at the front” and that “every mile counts”, it was a no-brainer for me to select Turkish Airlines.
A few days ago, an unassuming plastic covered envelop popped through the door, and this is what I got…
Lets rip open plastic and see what’s inside
Well lookie here. There’s nice open wallet here with a welcome letter, luggage tags and more importantly, a Star Alliance Gold card. in here – the useful bit!
Welcome letter and card – Personal details redacted
Luggage tags (yes, I’m a sucker for shiny luggage tags).
Looking at the kit – whilst small say to the box I got mailed by BMI each year – it contains the things I need and want (namely the Star Alliance Gold card).
Not a bad effort there Turkish Airlines. I like what I see.