Earn miles on every flight

You can earn miles on all scheduled flights operated by United and United Express.

You qualify for:

  • award miles
  • status miles
  • 25% Executive Bonus for Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle Members

How to earn miles with United



Enter your Miles & More card number when you make your booking or simply present it at the check-in.
The number of miles credited depends on the booking class:

  • On international flights, the booking class and the number of distance miles travelled are the determining factors.

Summary of miles earned


Destinations worldwide

Flights from / to / between non-European destinations*

First Class
A, F:
3.0 x distance; at least 1,500 miles

Business Class
J, C, D:
2.0 x distance; at least 1,000 miles
Z: 1.5 x distance; at least 750 miles
P: 1.0 x distance; at least 500 miles

Economy Class
Y, B:
1.5 x distance; at least 750 miles
E, H, M, U: 1.0 x distance; at least 500 miles
Q, S, V, W: 0.5 x distance; at least 250 miles
G, K, L, T: 0.25 x distance; at least 250 miles


* Applies also to UA 929/938 Brussels-London (both ways)


In general, miles cannot be earned on flight award tickets and on travel-industry discounted tickets
(e.g. ID, AD).

Please see our FAQ to obtain further information on the booking class or on the distance miles for your flight.

As of 24.3.2014. Please read these notes.