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Simple earning system: achieve frequent flyer status with Points

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To achieve frequent flyer status, you need Points and Qualifying Points or HON Circle Points, which you can earn on flights with Lufthansa Group airlines or Miles & More airline partners. Only two criteria are used to determine the number of Points you earn per flight: the travel class and whether it is a continental or intercontinental flight. This simple and transparent earning system allows you to always see at a glance how many Points, Qualifying Points or HON Circle Points you’ll earn towards status for a flight.

You can earn Points with these airlines

Points are credited to you for flights operated by the Lufthansa Group, co-issuing Miles & More airline partners and the Star Alliance airlines.

 

Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points can be earned on flights operated by the Lufthansa Group and co-issuing Miles & More airline partners. Here, HON Circle Points will only be awarded for Business and First Class flights.

Airlines at a glance

                                                    
Points
Qualifying Points
HON Circle Points
Air Dolomiti
Austrian Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Discover Airlines
Eurowings
LOT Polish Airlines
Lufthansa
Luxair
SWISS
Star Alliance airlines -- --

Number of Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points

Only two criteria are used to determine the number of Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points earned: the travel class and whether it is a continental or intercontinental flight.

 

All members will receive the same number of Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points.

Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points per flight segment

  Economy Class Premium Economy Class Business Class1 First Class1
Continental 20 20 40 40
Intercontinental 60 80 200 300
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HON Circle Points will only be awarded for Business and First Class flights.

Please note that Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia count as part of Continental Europe.

 

You can find out more about country classification under “Frequently asked questions”.

Three examples for awarding Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points

Example 1:

Flight from Zurich (ZRH) to Bangkok (BKK) in Business Class with SWISS

You earn 200 Points, 200 Qualifying Points and 200 HON Circle Points.

 

Example 2:

Flight from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bangkok (BKK) in Economy Class with Thai Airways

You earn 60 Points, but no Qualifying Points or HON Circle Points.

 

Example 3:

Flight from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) in Business Class with SWISS and onward flight from Munich (MUC) to Bangkok (BKK) in Business Class with Lufthansa

You earn 240 Points, 240 Qualifying Points and 240 HON Circle Points.

Frequently asked questions

What counts as a continental or intercontinental flight?

A continental flight is a flight segment for which the departure and arrival airports are on the same continent. For example, if you fly with Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Barcelona, both the departure and arrival airports are within Europe, and the flight therefore counts as a continental flight. Domestic flights, such as flights within Germany, Austria or Switzerland, also count as continental flights.
Please note that Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia are classified as part of the eurozone, which means that flights from Germany to Tunisia, for example, are counted as continental flights.

 

An intercontinental flight is a flight segment for which the departure and arrival airports are on different continents. For example, if you fly with SWISS from Zurich to New York, the departure and arrival airports are on different continents (Europe and North America). The flight segment therefore counts as an intercontinental flight.

Landingpage Weltkarte
Zone Region/country
Europe Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Western Sahara
North and Central America Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saba, St Eustatius, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Martin, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, U.S. Virgin Islands
South America Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Africa Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Middle East and Asia Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Syria, Taiwan (Republic of China), Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Australia American Samoa, Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, US Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands

Where can I find my travel class?

Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS, along with Miles & More airline partners, offer various travel classes: Business Class, Economy Class, and where available, also First Class and Premium Economy Class. You can find your travel class on your passenger receipt or your boarding pass. Some of our airline partners may have different travel classes.

Executive Bonus: will I earn more Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points as a status customer?

The same number of Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points will be credited for each flight segment, regardless of status.

 

Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle Members will continue to earn up to 50% more miles with certain airlines.

Can I earn Points on Austrian AIRail, Lufthansa Express Rail or the SWISS Air Rail service?

Yes, you can earn Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points on journeys with Austrian AIRail, Lufthansa Express Rail or the SWISS Air Rail service in the same way as you would on flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS.

A maximum number of Qualifying Points or HON Circle Points is defined for achieving each status on these journeys.

The maximum thresholds are: 160 Qualifying Points for Frequent Traveller status, 500 Qualifying Points for Senator status and 1,000 HON Circle Points for HON Circle status.

Can I earn Points on journeys with the Lufthansa Express Bus?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to earn Points, Qualifying Points or HON Circle Points on journeys with the Lufthansa Express Bus.

How will Edelweiss flights be handled?

Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points can be earned on LX code-share flights operated by Edelweiss (flight numbers LX8000–8499), provided these flights are booked directly with SWISS under the LX flight number.

How will a retroactive credit request be counted?

The credit request for a retroactive credit will always apply to the calendar year in which the flight took place.