Class rating 8.0
- Boarding 8.6
- Seat for sitting 8.5
- Seat for sleeping 2.4
- Service 8.5
- Entertainment 0.8
- Food & drink 6.1
- Punctuality 8.5
- Baggage 4.1
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
UPDATE March 23 2011: Bmi is to install new short-haul seating on its A319 and A320 aircraft, along with new carpets, curtains, bulkheads and a “dynamic new lighting system”, by summer 2011.
We have called this "short-haul", but note that BMI currently has two main products in both economy and business depending on whether the route is considered short haul or mid-haul.
bmi's short-haul economy class offers a seat pitch of 31 or 32 inches depending on which aircraft you fly on. Seats on bigger aircraft have a footrest.
Passengers must pay for food, but those travelling on flexible tickets get priority seating and check-in plus advance seat selection at the time of booking and complimentary food and drink in-flight.
The mid haul fleet which means the seven A321 aircraft and two of the A320 aircraft which are used for mid-haul routes are currently having a refresh of their onboard seating, which will be completed by May 2012.
To see images of this, click on those aircraft.
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DUB-LHR-DUB (Economy Flexible) Booking and check in Given the current uncertainty surrounding the future of the BMI Diamond Club, I decided to use some of my destination miles to get a reward flight. There was availability for the dates I wanted, and little trouble in making the booking. The total charges and fees were 63euro. I later tried to select my seats on... more
DUB-LHR-DUB (Economy Flexible) Booking and check in BMI do not charge for checked in baggage which gives them a competitive edge over their rivals on this route. I hold Diamond Club Gold status, and decided to use my destination miles to get a reward flight. There was availability for the dates I wanted, and little trouble in making the booking. The total charges... more