Overview

A subsidiary of BMI (British Midland Airways Limited), bmibaby is a low-cost airline servicing Europe from its ten main bases in Britain. One of the airline's most successful initiatives has been aimed at its business travelers, offering them an "only choose what you need" approach to flying. The airlines IATA code is WW, its ICAO code is BMI and its Callsign is Baby.

Flying Route

Operating from its main bases at East Midlands, Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham, bmibaby flies to around 30 destinations in and around Europe. These include the major cities in Scotland and Ireland, incorporating Belfast, Cork, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as popular European weekend break destinations, such as Amsterdam and Prague.

Check-In

Bmibaby offers an on-line check-in service for flights departing from all airports. The service is accessible from 72 hours before the flight's departure. Customers travelling with one item of hand luggage can utilize the on-line check-in service just three hours prior to departure. Travelers that have checked in on-line and arrive at the boarding gate with oversized hand baggage or extra items will be charged a handling fee of 30 (pounds) or 30 (euros) per item. Passengers using the on-line check-in service must provide valid passport details prior to checking in as failure to do so will mean an additional 5(pounds) charge at the airport.

Baggage

Bmibaby accepts one piece of cabin baggage, the maximum dimensions of which should not exceed 55x40x20cm (21x16x8") and its weight 10kg/22 lbs. There is a charge for each item of checked baggage, which varies depending on the length of the flight. Passengers booking online can pay baggage fees in advance at a discounted rate. On each one-way flight, each passenger can take a maximum of five bags with a collective weight of up to 18kgs/39 lbs. Baggage in excess of this will be charged at the excess baggage rate applicable at the date of the flight; this is currently 10.00(pounds)/14.50 (euros) per kg on all flights.

Traveling Infants

Passengers do not have to book additional seats for children younger than two years old (24 months) as the infant can travel on the passenger's lap. Only one lap child is allowed per adult and additional seats should be booked for each additional child. Pregnant passengers travelling alone with an infant under two years old should ensure the infant can sit comfortably on her lap before booking. If the infant cannot sit happily on the woman's lap while being secured with a child restraint, a second seat must be booked and infant car seat provided to secure the infant safely.

Minors

From the October 26, 2009, bmibaby will no longer accept unaccompanied children under the age of 16 as they will be introducing an escort service for unaccompanied children aged between eight and 15 years (inclusive) of age. There will be an additional charge for this service and bookings will be limited to parents and legal guardians. Children under this age will be accepted only if accompanied by a parent, guardian or an adult aged over 16 years who will take responsibility for the child. Passengers wishing to discuss bookings for unaccompanied children can do so by calling the reservation center.

Pets

From the October 26, 2009, bmibaby will no longer accept unaccompanied children under the age of 16 as they will be introducing an escort service for unaccompanied children aged between eight and 15 years (inclusive) of age. There will be an additional charge for this service and bookings will be limited to parents and legal guardians. Children under this age will be accepted only if accompanied by a parent, guardian or an adult aged over 16 years who will take responsibility for the child. Passengers wishing to discuss bookings for unaccompanied children can do so by calling the reservation center.

Frequent Flyer Program

bmibaby is a member of the frequent flyer program, the Diamond Club, through which passengers can earn between 150 and 900 miles per journey. The Diamond Club welcomes each member with 1,000 miles, and offers members exclusive lounge access, complimentary food on all Heathrow routes and free additional baggage allowance.

In Flight Services

In keeping with their "only choose what you need" approach, bmibaby offers a buy on board program with toys, gifts, drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Airlines Magazine

Bmibaby's in-flight magazine, yeahbaby, is available on every flight and can be viewed online at bmi magazine

Airlines Alliances

Bmibaby is not a member of any alliances, but bmi is a member of Star Alliance.

Contact Information

The cheapest way to book flights with bmibaby is online at www.bmibaby.com.contact us cURL Error: