Back in June it looked like bmi’s Diamond Club frequent flyer program had only a year left of life, that it would be merged into Miles & More in the summer of 2011.
Wandering Aramean reports that tales of the program’s demise have been grossly overstated — at least according to a chat with bmi’d CEO, the Diamond Club program will not get folded into Miles & More during 2011. And they’re even still investing in and working on the program, introducing Star Alliance awards (ed: (meant to say — upgrade awards) this spring.
I still ultimately expect Diamond Club to cease as an independent program evetually. The CEO isn’t denying that this is a likely outcome. But it won’t happen so quickly. That’s great for me because I still have plenty of bmi miles, I want to use them still as part of the bmi program and not as part of their less-valuable Miles & More cousins.