Our types of miles at a glance
With Miles & More you can earn award miles on flights, travel, reading newspapers, shopping and much more. You can redeem these miles later for flights or to make your dreams come true. There are also other types of miles that enable you to achieve and renew your frequent flyer status or enjoy additional amenities on your travels.
All you need to know about award miles
You will earn award miles with us on flights, rental cars, hotel stays, shopping and much more with our many partners and 40 airlines. You can redeem these miles for flight awards and a large selection of beautiful things and experiences. We often abbreviate award miles using the mileage symbol -M-.
What are our award miles?
Award miles are a bonus for your flights with Miles & More airline partners. You can also earn them on other activities from daily life, such as car rentals, hotel stays or shopping. This pays off for you. Simply quote your service card number when booking, checking in or when paying for goods with our partners, and your award miles will be credited to your mileage account.
Fulfil your wishes with award miles
You can redeem the award miles you have earned from just 3,000 miles. Don’t have enough miles yet? No problem. Use your award miles and pay the rest with cash to fulfil a wish. Our combined payment method is called Cash & Miles and you can use it to settle part of the costs with award miles on Star Alliance, Eurowings or Eurowings Discover flights booked on lufthansa.com or on purchases from Lufthansa WorldShop.
Exchanging award miles for status miles
You need status miles to achieve or renew a frequent flyer status. Under certain circumstances, you can exchange your accrued award miles for status miles. For example, with a Miles & More Credit Card.1 Or use your select benefits for the exchange. You will receive these as soon as you reach a specific mileage threshold, depending on your status.
How long are my award miles valid for?
Award miles are valid for 36 months and always expire at the end of the quarter. For example, if you earned one mile on 1 February 2022, it would expire on 31 March 2025. Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle Members are not affected by mileage expiry and their miles do not expire while their status remains valid. Unlimited mileage validity is also available to holders of a Miles & More Credit Card, depending on the country and type of card.
Protect your miles from expiry
Award miles expire after 36 months. You can pay a fee and extend the validity of those award miles that are about to expire for a further 36 months by using Extend Miles. Mileage validity is also extended by 36 months when you give your award miles to another member via Transfer Miles. Members with frequent flyer status generally enjoy unlimited mileage protection.
All you need to know about status miles
You will receive status miles after a flight. They are essential for achieving or renewing Frequent Traveller or Senator frequent flyer status.
Which airlines offer status miles?
Status miles can be earned with almost all our airline partners: Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Eurowings Discover and Lufthansa Private Jet. Also with Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and Luxair, as well as all Star Alliance partners. You can find detailed information on the partner page of the airline concerned.
Achieving a frequent flyer status with status miles
You earn status miles to achieve a frequent flyer status. You cannot redeem them for awards. You will become a Frequent Traveller when you earn at least 35,000 status miles per calendar year. This status is valid for two years. Alternatively, you can also achieve Frequent Traveller status with the 2022 Silver Promotion. You will become a Senator when you earn at least 100,000 status miles per calendar year. This status is valid for two years.
All you need to know about HON Circle miles
You can only earn HON Circle miles in Business Class and First Class on flights with specific airline partners. You require HON Circle miles to achieve or renew HON Circle status.
What are HON Circle miles used for?
You can earn HON Circle miles in Business Class and First Class on flights operated by the following airlines: Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines, Edelweiss Air (on selected LX codeshare flights), Eurowings Discover, as well as Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and Luxair. You can also earn HON Circle miles with the BIZclass fare from Eurowings.
Becoming an HON Circle Member
You earn HON Circle miles to become a HON Circle Member. You require at least 600,000 HON Circle miles in two consecutive calendar years to achieve or maintain HON Circle status.
How long are HON Circle miles valid for?
HON Circle miles are always earned over two calendar years.
All you need to know about select miles
Frequent Travellers and Senators who continue to fly frequently after achieving their status are rewarded based on select miles. They can choose additional benefits – select benefits – when they reach a certain number of select miles. As the mileage balance increases, so does the range of select benefits. These include, for example, lounge vouchers, Gift Cards with price reductions or eVouchers for upgrades.
What are select miles used for?
Frequent Travellers and Senators also earn one select mile for every status mile they earn on any flight with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Eurowings Discover and Lufthansa Private Jet, as well as Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines and Luxair and on some LX codeshare flights operated by Edelweiss.
When will I receive select benefits?
You can choose your first select benefit as a Frequent Traveller when you have earned 50,000 select miles. For example, lounge vouchers for a travelling companion or Gift Cards with price reductions.
Senators receive their first select benefit when they reach 125,000 select miles. These include eVouchers for upgrades or a Frequent Traveller partner card, for example.
HON Circle Members can choose their first select benefit when they reach 650,000 HON Circle miles. For example, eVouchers for upgrades or an additional Senator partner card.
How long are select miles valid for?
Select miles earned by Frequent Travellers and Senators are calculated over one calendar year. The mileage account balance is reset to zero at the start of every year.
Please note that you must choose your select benefits within three months of their becoming available so they do not expire unused. You can find more information about this in Status Management, as soon as select benefits are available to you.
Mileage exchange via the Miles & More Credit Card is available in the following countries: Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the USA, Spain and Mexico