Word just came out today that BMI Miles can now officially be transferred into British Airways Avios Points.
For 99% of people that means nothing, however for the .0000000000001% that read Frequent Flyer University, this is an exciting day!
If you can remember way back to February 2012, I had a post that talked about earning up to 12,000 British Midland International Miles for free.
Although I knew most people would never fly on BMI or even redeem their BMI Miles, the purpose of earning those BMI Miles back in February was that:
Once the merger between BMI and British Airways is complete, your 1,000 BMI miles should become 1,000 British Airways Avios!
Well that time is finally upon us, so for those of you that took the 20 minutes back in February to create a BMI Household account, you can now transfer all those “hard earned” BMI Miles into Avios Points.
Boarding Area Blog, Ghetto IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) has put together an especially useful step by step tutorial (with photos) on how to transfer your BMI into British Airways Avios.
I am especially ecstatic about being able to transfer BMI Miles into Avios Points because I only have 3,000 Avios Points left in the Bank!
Luckily 2 years ago, I signed Emily and I up for 2 free BMI accounts because they were offering 5,000 BMI Miles each as a sign up bonus. I originally got the BMI Miles because their award chart for intra-Europe flights was a great deal, however we never ended up needing those BMI Miles so they just sat there unused.
With this new ability to transfer from BMI to British Airways, I will be able to transfer Emily’s 5,000 Miles, my 5,000 Miles, and my Family member’s 12,000 miles all into a single British Airways household account.
Basically after everything is all said and done, I will have 22,000+ free British Airways Avios Points at my disposal, which is good enough for a free domestic flight!
Although it took a good 4 months from when I originally posted the offer, it just goes to show you that earning miles is definitely a long term game.
Those who are willing to put in the time and effort can reap significant rewards, as long as you are patient.
Now the next real question is where should I go with my 22,000 free Avios Points?