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All frequent flyer statuses compared

You can achieve frequent flyer status by earning Points, Qualifying Points and HON Circle Points. This will not only make your travel even more pleasurable, you will also enjoy numerous advantages. For frequent flyers, there are various statuses that come with different benefits: Frequent Traveller, Senator and HON Circle Member.

A summary of the most important benefits

Achieving status and benefits when collecting miles

  FREQUENT TRAVELLER SENATOR HON CIRCLE MEMBER
Card      
Qualification 650 Points and 325 Qualifying Points1 within one calendar year
2,000 Points and 1,000 Qualifying Points1 within one calendar year

6,000 HON Circle Points2 within one calendar year

 

Validity for award miles As long as you retain your status, your miles won’t expire As long as you retain your status, your miles won’t expire As long as you retain your status, your miles won’t expire
Additional miles (Executive Bonus)3 Up to 50% more miles Up to 50% more miles Up to 50% more miles
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Points are credited for flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, Eurowings, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, Luxair, SWISS and Star Alliance airlines.
You earn Qualifying Points on flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, Eurowings, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, Luxair and SWISS.
Points and Qualifying Points are credited for journeys with Austrian AIRail, Lufthansa Express Rail or SWISS Air Rail. A maximum number of Qualifying Points earned on train journeys is defined for achieving each status. The maximum thresholds are: 160 Qualifying Points for Frequent Traveller status and 500 Qualifying Points for Senator status.

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HON Circle Points are credited for Business and First Class flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, Luxair and SWISS as well as for BIZclass flights operated by Eurowings.
HON Circle Points are credited for journeys with Austrian AIRail, Lufthansa Express Rail or SWISS Air Rail, provided the journey is in Business Class. A maximum number of HON Circle Points is defined for achieving HON Circle status: 1,000 HON Circle Points.

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As a Frequent Traveller, Senator or HON Circle Member, you benefit from an Executive Bonus when earning miles. The bonus is 25% on flights with Discover Airlines, Eurowings, Luxair and other Miles & More airline partners, or 50% on flights with Air Canada, All Nippon Airways, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, SWISS and United Airlines. Our Travel Calculator allows you to calculate the miles you can expect to earn on each flight. More information about calculating miles can be found here.

Benefits when booking flights and upgrades

  FREQUENT TRAVELLER SENATOR HON CIRCLE MEMBER
Card
Upgrade vouchers   Two eVouchers on achieving status and with every status renewal4 Four eVouchers on achieving status and with every status renewal4
Waiting list priority Third-highest waiting list priority5 Second-highest waiting list priority5 Highest waiting list priority5
Booking guarantee   Up to 48 hours prior to departure in the highest booking class in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class6a Up to 24 hours prior to departure in the highest booking class in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class6b
Increased flight award availability     Maximum flight award availability for HON Circle Members with three travel companions up to 14 days prior to departure, if seats are still available in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class (for flights operated by LH, OS, LX, SN, LO and VL)
Companion Award  
Advance seat reservation   Free advance seat reservation7 Free advance seat reservation7
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As a Senator, you’ll get two upgrade vouchers upon qualification or renewal. As a HON Circle Member, you’ll get four upgrade vouchers. These will be credited electronically. The eVouchers are valid for 24 months and can be used to upgrade to a higher travel class. You can redeem your eVouchers online, via the Miles & More Service Centre or at the airport. Please note that upgrades are not possible on certain booking classes in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, and that eVouchers can only be redeemed with restrictions and where available capacity is expected.

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The waiting list priority for Frequent Travellers and Senators applies to all flights operated by Star Alliance airlines, but not to upgrades and award bookings. The waiting list priority for HON Circle Members applies to all flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS, but not to upgrades and award bookings.

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a) In booking class J on scheduled Business Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS. In booking class C with Croatia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines.
The booking guarantee can be used in class G on Premium Economy Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa.
In booking class Y on scheduled Economy Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS. On flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines, the booking guarantee applies in Premium Economy Class in booking class P and in Economy Class in booking class Y.
Austrian Airlines: no booking guarantee available on Austrian myHoliday flights with flight numbers 4,000 to 4,200 and 9,000 to 9,999.

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b) In booking class J on scheduled Business Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS. In booking class C with Croatia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines.
The booking guarantee can be used in class G on Premium Economy Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Discover Airlines and Lufthansa.
In booking class Y on scheduled Economy Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS. On flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines, the booking guarantee applies in Premium Economy Class in booking class P and in Economy Class in booking class Y.
Austrian Airlines: no booking guarantee available on Austrian myHoliday flights with flight numbers 4,000 to 4,200 and 9,000 to 9,999.

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As a Senator or HON Circle Member, you can reserve a seat free of charge on flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS in all booking classes (except for Economy Light on short-haul flights).

Benefits during travel

  FREQUENT TRAVELLER
SENATOR
HON CIRCLE MEMBER
Card
Lounge access
Business lounges8 Senator and Star Gold lounges9 Lufthansa First Class, SWISS First and Austrian HON Circle lounges10, Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt
Priority check-in
Business Class check-in with
Miles & More airline partners11
First Class check-in, Premium check-in
First Class check-in, check-in at the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt (Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, SWISS), Premium check-in
Fast lane12  
Priority boarding13  
Access to the First Class Terminal
Only with First Class ticket (Lufthansa/SWISS flights) Only with First Class ticket (Lufthansa/SWISS flights)
Regardless of travel class (Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, SWISS)
Limousine and transfer service
   
Personal service
    Intercontinental branches of Lufthansa in Frankfurt and worldwide
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Frequent Travellers flying on a SMART, BEST or BIZclass ticket in Economy Class on a scheduled flight operated by a Star Alliance airline or Eurowings can enjoy their stay at the airport in one of the Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS Business lounges, as well as the lounges of Brussels Airlines. Access to the LOT Business Lounge is available for Frequent Travellers on scheduled Economy Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City or SWISS.

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For access to the Senator Lounge, your Senator card is required plus a boarding pass valid for the date and place of departure on a flight operated by Austrian Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, SWISS or code-share partners, a Eurowings SMART, BEST or BIZclass flight or a Star Alliance flight. For access to Star Alliance partners’ Star Gold lounges, your Senator card is required and a boarding pass valid for the date and place of departure on a Star Alliance flight. You can bring one guest with you free of charge. You can also be accompanied by children under the age of 18 in Lufthansa lounges. For access to the Senator and Business lounges, the accompanying guest(s) must travel on the same flight, and enter and leave the lounge with the person who invited them. Senators with a boarding pass for a domestic or international short- or medium-haul flight do not have access to the lounges with a Eurowings BASIC ticket.

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Access with an HON Circle Member card and a boarding pass valid for the date and place of departure for a flight operated by Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City or Star Alliance. In Vienna: access with an HON Circle Member card and a boarding pass valid for the date and place of departure for a scheduled flight booked via and operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, SWISS and LOT Polish Airlines. HON Circle Members with a boarding pass for a domestic or international short- or medium-haul flight do not have access to the lounges with a Eurowings BASIC ticket.

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On scheduled flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, Eurowings, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, Luxair and SWISS.

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Only available at selected airports. You will find further information here.

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Subject to availability.

Baggage benefits

  FREQUENT TRAVELLER
SENATOR
HON CIRCLE MEMBER
Card      
Expedited baggage handling
 
Total free baggage
Piece concept: 1 additional bag in Economy Class, a total of 2 bags in Premium Economy Class and Business Class, 3 bags in First Class14 Piece concept: 1 additional bag in Economy Class, a total of 2 bags in Premium Economy Class and Business Class, 3 bags in First Class14

Weight system: additional 20 kg15, 16

Piece concept: economy Class 2 bags or 3 bags on certain routes, 3 bags in Premium Economy Class and Business Class, 4 bags in First Class17, 18

Golf bags
One piece of golf equipment included free of charge in the free baggage allowance19 Transport free of charge of an additional golf bag15, 20 Transport free of charge of an additional golf bag15, 20
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The following applies on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS: 2 x 23 kg bags (Economy), 2 x 23 kg bags (Premium Economy), 2 x 32 kg bags (Business) or 3 x 32 kg bags (First). The additional free baggage or golf bag allowance is no longer available on the Light fare in Economy Class on European and intercontinental flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS. The additional free baggage or golf bag allowance is no longer available on the FlyEasy fare in Economy Class on scheduled flights operated by Croatia Airlines. The following applies on flights operated by Brussels Airlines: 0 bags (Check&Go, short-haul flights), 2 x 23 kg bags (Light&Relax and Flex&Fast, short-haul flights and Economy Class, Premium Economy, long-haul flights to/from the USA and Tel Aviv), 3 x 23 kg bags (Economy Class, long-haul flights to/from Africa), 2 x 32 kg bags (Bizz&Class, short-haul flights and Business Class, long-haul flights). The following applies on flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines: 1 x 23 kg bag (LOT Economy Saver Class and LOT Economy Flex Plus Class, short-haul flights), 1 x 23 kg bag (LOT Economy Saver Class, long-haul flights), 2 x 23 kg bags (LOT Economy Flex Plus Class, long-haul flights), 2 x 23 kg bags (LOT Economy Class, short- and long-haul flights), 2 x 23 kg bags (LOT Premium Economy Class, long-haul flights), 1 x 23 kg bag (LOT Business Flex Plus Class, short-haul flights), 2 x 32 kg bags (LOT Business Class, short-haul flights) and 3 x 32 kg bags (LOT Business Class, long-haul flights). The following applies on flights operated by Luxair: 1 additional bag up to 23 kg or 1 golf bag (Economy), 1 additional bag up to 32 kg or 1 golf bag (Business).

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The carriage of additional free baggage or a golf bag is not free of charge for HON Circle Members, Senators or Frequent Travellers. This includes Star Alliance Gold Members who are travelling on the Light fare on European or intercontinental Economy Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City or SWISS, or with Check&Go from Brussels Airlines or with myAustrian Holidays. A fee is payable for every item of checked baggage by all passengers who use the Light or Check&Go fare, irrespective of their status.

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Additional free baggage allowance on flights operated by Star Alliance airlines.

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The following applies on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City, Luxair and SWISS: 2 x 23 kg bags (Economy), 3 x 23 kg bags (Premium Economy), 3 x 32 kg bags (Business), 4 x 32 kg bags (First). The additional free baggage or golf bag allowance is no longer available on the Light fare in Economy Class on European and intercontinental flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS. The following applies on flights operated by Air Dolomiti: 1 additional bag in all travel classes. The following applies on flights operated by Avianca: 2 x 23 kg bags and 1 additional bag up to 20 kg (Economy Class), 2 x 32 kg bags and 1 additional bag up to 20 kg (Business Class). The following applies on flights operated by Brussels Airlines: 0 bags (Check&Go, short-haul flights), 2 x 23 kg bags (Light&Relax and Flex&Fast, short-haul flights and Economy Class, Premium Economy, long-haul flights to/from the USA and Tel Aviv), 3 x 23 kg bags (Economy Class, long-haul flights to/from Africa), 3 x 32 kg bags (Bizz&Class, short-haul flights and Business Class, long-haul flights). The following applies on flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines: 1 x 23 kg bag (LOT Economy Saver Class and LOT Economy Flex Plus Class, short-haul flights), 1 x 23 kg bag (LOT Economy Saver Class, long-haul flights), 2 x 23 kg bags (LOT Economy Flex Plus Class, long-haul flights), 2 x 23 kg bags (LOT Economy Class, short- and long-haul flights), 3 x 23 kg bags (LOT Premium Economy Class, long-haul flights), 1 x 23 kg bag (LOT Business Flex Plus Class, short-haul flights), 3 x 32 kg bags (LOT Business Class, short-haul flights) and 4 x 32 kg bags (LOT Business Class, long-haul flights).

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On flights operated by Star Alliance airlines at the maximum weight for the relevant travel class.

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Depending upon the airline partner concerned, special conditions/restrictions may apply.

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Weight allowance: charter flights are excluded from this provision. Item concept: in addition to all current free baggage allowances on all scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City and SWISS (with the exception of North Atlantic routes). The golf bag may not weigh more than 23 kg. The carriage of additional free baggage or a golf bag is not free of charge for HON Circle Members, Senators or Frequent Travellers. This includes Star Alliance Gold Members who are travelling on the Light fare on European or intercontinental Economy Class flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City or SWISS, or with Check&Go from Brussels Airlines. A fee is payable for every item of checked baggage by all passengers who use the Light or Check&Go fare, irrespective of their status.

Exclusive services

  FREQUENT TRAVELLER
SENATOR
HON CIRCLE MEMBER
Card      
Exclusive service hotline* We provide 24-hour service in selected markets. You can find the precise service operating hours at “Help and Contact”.
Senator partner card
   
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You will find your exclusive service hotline once you log into our website or in the Miles & More app under “Help and Contact”.