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All frequent flyer statuses compared

A man and woman at the airport checking something on a tablet – All frequent flyer status levels 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, Luxair, SWISS and the 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, 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 flights in Business and First Class operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair and SWISS as well as for flights that fall within the scope of the BIZclass fare offer at 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. There is a defined maximum limit of HON Circle Points taken into account 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. When calculating the miles based on the airfare (fare-based system), the bonus is 25% on flights with Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, Eurowings, Luxair and other Miles & More airline partners, or 50% on flights with Air Canada, Air Dolomiti, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and United Airlines. When calculating the miles according to the flight distance and booking class (booking class system), the bonus is always 25% on flights with Air Canada, Air Dolomiti, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, Eurowings, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair, SWISS and United. The Travel Calculator allows you to calculate the expected miles per 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 upon achieving status plus at every status renewal4 Four eVouchers upon achieving status plus at 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 before departure in the highest booking class in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class6a Up to 24 hours before departure in the highest booking class in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class6b
Increased flight award availability     Best availability of flight awards for HON members with three travelling companions up to 14 days before departure, if seats are still available in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class (for flights operated by LH, OS, LX, SN and LO)
Companion Award  
Seat reservation   Complimentary advance seat reservation7 Complimentary advance seat reservation7
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As a Senator, you will receive two upgrade vouchers upon qualification or renewal. As an HON Circle Member, you will receive four upgrade vouchers, which are credited electronically. The eVouchers are valid for 24 months and can be used to upgrade to a higher travel class. The eVouchers can be redeemed online, via the Miles & More Service Centre or at the airport. Please note that upgrades from certain booking classes of Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class are not possible.

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

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a) In Business Class on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS in booking class J. On Croatia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines in booking class C.
In Premium Economy Class on Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa, the booking guarantee can be used in class G.
In Economy Class on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS in booking class Y. 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 Business Class on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS in booking class J. On Croatia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines in booking class C.
In Premium Economy Class on Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa, the booking guarantee can be used in class G.
In Economy Class on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS in booking class Y. 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 Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS in all booking classes (except for “Economy Light” fares on short-haul flights).

Benefits during travel

  FREQUENT TRAVELLER
SENATOR
HON CIRCLE MEMBER
Card      
Lounge access
Business Lounges8 Senator und Star Gold Lounges9 Lufthansa First Class, SWISS First und 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, 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 your travel class (Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS)
Limousine and transfer service
   
Personal service
    Lufthansa intercontinental branches in Frankfurt and worldwide
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Frequent Travellers travelling in Economy Class on a scheduled flight operated by a Star Alliance airline or Eurowings on SMART, BEST or BIZclass fares 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 in Economy Class on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa 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, SWISS or codeshare partners, a flight on the Eurowings SMART, BEST or BIZclass fares 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. In Lufthansa lounges, you can also be accompanied by your children under 18 years. For access to the Senator Lounges and Business Lounges, the accompanying guest(s) must travel on the same flight, and they must enter and leave the lounge together with the person who invited them. Senators do not have lounge access with a boarding pass for a domestic or international short or medium-haul flight with the BASIC fare from Eurowings.

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

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On scheduled flights operated by Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, Eurowings, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, 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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On scheduled flights operated by Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS, the following applies: 2 bags up to 23 kg (Economy), 2 bags up to 23 kg (Premium Economy), 2 bags up to 32 kg (Business) or 3 bags up to 32 kg (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, Lufthansa 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 bags up to 23 kg (Light&Relax und Flex&Fast, short-haul flights and Economy Class, Premium Economy, long-haul flights to/from the USA and Tel Aviv), 3 bags up to 23 kg (Economy Class, long-haul flights to/from Africa), 2 bags up to 32 kg (Bizz&Class, short-haul flights and Business Class, long-haul flights). The following applies on flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines: 1 bag up to 23 kg (LOT Economy Saver Class and LOT Economy Flex Plus Class, short-haul flights), 1 bag up to 23 kg (LOT Economy Saver Class, long-haul flights), 2 bags up to 23 kg (LOT Economy Flex Plus Class, long-haul flights), 2 bags up to 23 kg (LOT Economy Class, short and long-haul flights), 2 bags up to 23 kg (LOT Premium Economy Class, long-haul flights), 1 bag up to 23 kg (LOT Business Flex Plus Class, short-haul flights), 2 bags up to 32 kg (LOT Business Class, short-haul flights) and 3 bags up to 32kg (LOT Business Class, long-haul flights). On flights operated by Luxair, the following applies: 1 additional bag up to 23 kg or 1 piece of golf equipment (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 or SWISS, or with Check&Go with 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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On scheduled flights operated by Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines, Discover Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair and SWISS, the following applies: 2 bags up to 23 kg (Economy), 3 bags up to 23 kg (Premium Economy), 3 bags up to 32 kg (Business), 4 bags up to 32 kg (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, Lufthansa 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 bags up to 23 kg and 1 additional bag up to 20 kg (Economy Class), 2 bags up to 32 kg and 1 additional bag up to 20kg (Business Class). The following applies on flights operated by Brussels Airlines: 0 bags (Check&Go, short-haul flights), 2 bags up to 23 kg (Light&Relax und Flex&Fast, short-haul flights and Economy Class, Premium Economy, long-haul flights to/from the USA and Tel Aviv), 3 bags up to 23 kg (Economy Class, long-haul flights to/from Africa), 3 bags up to 32 kg (Bizz&Class, short-haul flights and Business Class, long-haul flights). The following applies on flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines: 1 bag up to 23 kg (LOT Economy Saver Class and LOT Economy Flex Plus Class, short-haul flights), 1 bag up to 23 kg (LOT Economy Saver Class, long-haul flights), 2 bags up to 23 kg (LOT Economy Flex Plus Class, long-haul flights), 2 bags up to 23 kg (LOT Economy Class, short and long-haul flights), 3 bags up to 23 kg (LOT Premium Economy Class, long-haul flights), 1 bag up to 23 kg (LOT Business Flex Plus Class, short-haul flights), 3 bags up to 32 kg (LOT Business Class, short-haul flights) and 4 bags up to 32kg (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.

19

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 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 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
   
*

You will find your exclusive service hotline once you log into our website or in the Miles & More app under “Help and Contact”.