bmi Again Initiates Special $155 Fare Each Way From Chicago to England

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ — bmi is again offering a fare sale on its transatlantic flights from Chicago to Manchester for $155 each way in economy, $405 in premium economy and $1405 in business class for travel February 1 through April 15, 2006 beginning today through Jan. 26, 2006. To London via Manchester, the fare each way is $166 in economy, $410 in premium economy and $1416 in business class. To the Scottish cities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow, via Manchester, the special fares each way are $199 in economy, $440 in premium economy and $1449 in business class.

Besides the low price, bmi permits one stopover in Manchester in either direction on the London or Scottish fares for no additional fee.

These special fares are non-refundable and require a three night or Saturday overnight stay. Changes can be made after departure for a $150 fee. Children’s fares are also available at a reduced rate. The fares each way are based on required roundtrip purchase and exclude taxes and service fees that vary from $100 to $210, depending on the fare class. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours of making a reservation.

Working with its Star Alliance partner United Airlines, travelers from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle can take advantage of similar fare sale on service from these cities to England, connecting in Chicago on bmi.

bmi offers daily nonstop flights to Manchester, England from Chicago. The airline’s transatlantic service features the Airbus A330 aircraft with three classes of service and offers state-of-the-art video equipment with individual seat back screens featuring 16 audio and 20 video channels as well as the latest Nintendo(TM) and classic PC games. Passengers also have a bird’s eye view of their journey throughout the flight as a result of cameras mounted on the nose and belly of the aircraft.

Business class passengers receive extra pampering with their own chef, catering to their culinary tastes on every transatlantic flight. Using convection ovens, steamers and even a saucepan, the chef (trained as a bmi flight attendant) prepares the meals according to the passengers’ preferences.

As a member of Star Alliance, bmi passengers can earn miles on any Star Alliance member’s frequent flyer program when flying bmi including United Airlines.

For assistance with reservations or flight details, phone bmi’s reservations at (800) 788-0555 or visit bmi’s USA web site at

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