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  • Skymonster
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2004
    • 1986

    BD to charge for drinks/snacks in Y longhaul

    http://www.flybmi.com/trade/en-gb/se...p=1904&rid=774

    Interesting quote: This move brings us in line with other carriers such as United who currently charge for alcoholic drinks

    Maybe, but it totally differentiates them from British Airways and Virgin who do not charge on trans-Atlantic, nor does it bring them into line with ANY carriers on LHR-BOM.

    The management at bmi are totally nucking futs. Leaving aside the behavioral dis-merits of the availability of [free] alcohol for a moment, how they hell do they think that they'll attract punters on MAN-ORD, MAN-LAS and MAN-BOM when their service is becoming totally inferior to BA, VS, AI or 9W?

    Hey, don't anyone tell BD management that airlines used to charge for headsets!

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  • RIPConcorde
    EGPH
    • Feb 2004
    • 3192

    #2
    bmi wish to advised the introduction of paid for drinks and snacks- long haul economy cabin - see below for furthere information.
    Good way to start an official press release. Must have sacked all the proof readers during all this downgrading too?

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    • Ren Frew
      Taxi Rank User
      • Jan 2000
      • 11826

      #3
      I'd expect the airport liquor stores will be rubbing their hands with glee? "Magic Bottle Sir ..?"
      Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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      • wozza
        Chelsea Fan
        • Sep 2005
        • 1089

        #4
        This really is strange, what do they do if someone forgets? Is water Free?

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        • murph
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2005
          • 552

          #5
          Originally posted by wozza
          This really is strange, what do they do if someone forgets? Is water Free?
          The free water is basically the vapour that has been sucked through the engine intake, condensed and brought up through the bleed air system into the cabin...

          ...proper water costs 4.99

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          • wozza
            Chelsea Fan
            • Sep 2005
            • 1089

            #6
            LOL

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            • Michael_Mcr
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2005
              • 262

              #7
              Originally posted by murph
              The free water is basically the vapour that has been sucked through the engine intake, condensed and brought up through the bleed air system into the cabin......
              MMMMmmm...this is obviously decent mineral water which has been pure filtered through mountain rock - it has a taste quite different to tap water :diablo:

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              • wozza
                Chelsea Fan
                • Sep 2005
                • 1089

                #8
                I wonder if anyone has ever tried this, it might taste preety good, then we'd see ryanair selling it in the shops

                Nothing would surprise me

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                • T5
                  T5
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 6822

                  #9
                  Never had the need to fly long haul with bmi and even if I did, I'd look for alternatives. This has all happened much to quickly. Only at the start of last month did the airline scrap food altogether and charge for snacks on short haul and domestic flights and now they're doing the same (almost) on long haul.

                  Let's face it, bmi is not really the cheapest option on the planet. So what do you do? Pay over the odds and get nothing for your money or pay less and get more with different airlines.
                  Michael

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                  • bmi-star
                    EGOV local
                    • Feb 2004
                    • 4366

                    #10
                    I'm totally regretting now we've re-booking with bmi for my cancelled US trip for next year, they are really going down the pan atm!
                    Regards, Elgan

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                    • murph
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2005
                      • 552

                      #11
                      Condensed bleed air vapour being as tasty as mountain filtered mineral water...


                      ...hmmm I wonder!

                      bmi seem to be stuck halfway between offering a decent service and cost cutting, its almost like they need some kind of massive restructuring. Blending bmi mainline, bmi regional and bmi baby was always going to be a massive mistake. Seriously could anyone imagine in the past BA suddenly offering cheap fairs for GO flights and vice versa...chaos would reign!
                      Last edited by murph; 29th September 2005, 01:57.

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