Upgrd 53: BMI Diamond Club Gold Status

This is probably the shortest elite status podcast ever but we covered some listener questions about BMI Diamond Club. Since we recorded this last week there have been some changes - Fozz will be posting some updates on his blog about this soon.

This week we discuss BMI, their frequent flyer program, and why so many Upgrd contributors have BMI Gold status as one of their "backup" programs.

Please send in your comments about BMI's program or anything we missed or has changed.

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Troy February 3, 2010 at 03:02 pm

One thing I think you guys missed was the very generous 1,000 BMI miles per night (up to three nights) when using Hilton Honors double dip option. I hate Hilton and would never stay there by choice, but when it is the only option, this feature makes things a little more tolerable.

It's too bad the 1,700 miles per Hertz rental has gone away.

@Troy: Excellent points. Please pardon our omission! :)

Peter T February 6, 2010 at 07:11 am

A technically informative podcast...but short on entertainment. General industry news and entertaining flight stories help the podcast flow much better. Keep up the good work on the podcasts. I have a job where I am chained to my desk, coming home and listening to all your adventures is great entertainment.

Mike February 6, 2010 at 05:42 pm

@Peter - thanks for writing and providing the feedback. My only excuse is starting The Crew Lounge podcast last month has taken some time away from the Upgrd podcast. I promise to organize better more entertaining agenda's moving forward.