With british midland acquired by British Airways, here’s an airliners.net bmi photo retrospective.
British Airways is offering a 25% bonus on transfers from hotel programs through June 20 (you must be logged into your account to see the details). I think the Amex Membership Rewards 50% bonus running through the end of May is a better way to get Avios points if you want/need them (and have Amex points!), I wouldn’t burn my hotel points this way unless I specifically needed to top off an account towards a specific award.
Are travelers checks still useful? BBC travel says yes, for Africa. I’m not persuaded.
Holly Hegeman tweets on speculation of a US Airways acquisition of American Airlines, “I’d hate to be the dog at the Horton house tonight.” Living minutes from DC’s National Airport which US Airways dominates, which a big Dividend Miles account balance, and as a huge fan of the AAdvantage program, I might actually benefit from such a move… though the prospect does make me nervous.