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British Airways develop BMI integration with flight code changes

British Airways (BA) has recently acquired nine routes from British airline BMI. Since the takeover agreement, BA have started the integration process, includin

British Airways (BA) has recently acquired nine routes from British airline BMI. Since the takeover agreement, BA have started the integration process, including changing the flight codes.

Nine BMI destination codes will change from the BMI code, BD, to a British Airways, BA, format on the 23rd May. Whilst the flight schedule is the same, passengers who have booked flights on any of the nine routes with BMI will need to look out for the code change.

The flight schedule will remain unchanged; the only difference is that the code and flight numbers will be different.

Travellers who are due to fly on any BMI flights before 23rd May on any route including the nine will not have to take any action.

The nine codes which will be affected are Bergen, Basel, Nice, Vienna, Stavangar, Hanover, Agadir, Marrakech and Casablanca.

The flight schedule, including the time, date and terminal will remain the same and the only difference will be the code of the flight.

Passengers set to travel to any of these destinations over the summer with BMI are advised to check with British Airways for the correct code. In addition to the code change, British Airways policies will be applied to any BMI flights, which is set to switch.

This may affect baggage restrictions and limitations as well as medical clearance, children travelling alone and policies related to customers travelling when pregnant. It could be worth checking your travel insurance with medical conditions against the airline policy.

BA will, however, honour BMI's checked baggage allowance for any customers who booked flights with BMI prior to 10th May.

Customers who have already booked flights with BMI should receive an email notifying them of their new flight number. However, they will need to check-in online with BA.

Further routes are expected to change over from BMI to BA in the coming weeks and anyone planning on flying with either airline should check for updates.