As a HON Circle Member, you receive access to very special benefits for a minimum of two complete years. You will benefit not only with the Lufthansa Group and Miles & More airline partners but also with Star Alliance.
How to become a HON Circle Member
In order to become a HON Circle Member, you need a minimum of 600,000 HON Circle miles in two consecutive calendar years.
You can view your current progress in Status Management.
The most important privileges for HON Circle members
HON Circle status card and bag tag
When you are designated a HON Circle Member, you receive a black status card, which is valid for a minimum of two years, as well as a high-quality black bag tag.
First Class check-in
Check-in at the Frankfurt/Main First Class Terminal, First Class check-in or Premium check-in.
Access to the First Class Lounge and First Class Terminal
Relax in an exclusive setting and enjoy the comforts and conveniences of our Lufthansa First Class Lounge, SWISS First and Austrian HON Circle Lounges, as well as the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt/Main.
Exclusive limousine and transfer service
Senator partner card
Upon request, we will give your spouse or partner Senator status, as long as they are a HON Circle Member.
Six upgrade vouchers
Additional benefits for HON Circle Members
Higher free baggage allowance
With frequent flyer status, many airlines will allow you to fly with more baggage. For more details about baggage regulations, please see the information of the relevant airline.
Additional miles on every booking
Highest waiting list priority
Enjoy the highest stand-by and waiting list priority on fully-booked flights - always, when you fly with Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS.
Best flight award availability
Up to 14 days before departure, you and up to three companions enjoy the highest availability when booking flight awards, as long as the required number of seats are available for purchase in the service class of your choice (Economy or Business Class) on an Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS flight.¹
The three companions must be travelling together with you in the same service class.
Fly Smart flight award bookings are available from 14 days before departure. This means that guaranteed flight award availability does not apply to Fly Smart flight awards.
You receive 50% reduction on flight awards for your companion
Booking guarantee on already fully-booked flights up to 24 hours before departure
Book your Business Class flight in the booking class of the highest value up to 24 hours before departure and you will receive a booking on an already fully-booked flight in the travel class of your choice.²
In Business Class on flights operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS in booking class J.
With Adria Airways, Croatia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines in booking class C.
In Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Premium Economy Class, the booking guarantee can be used in class G. In Premium Economy Class, on flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines, the booking guarantee is valid in booking class P.
In Economy Class, in booking class Y.
Exception: there is no booking guarantee on myAustrian Holidays flights with flight numbers 2000 to 2999 and 9000 to 9999.
Free carriage of an additional golf bag
Travel with additional golf bags.
As a HON Circle Member, you can temporarily overdraw your Miles & More account by up to 100,000 award miles.
Unlimited validity of award miles
As long as you remain a status member, your miles do not expire - so that you can save them up for major destinations.
Star Alliance Gold Status
HON Circle Service
Can we help you? You will find further information about status level topics, here - including duration, renewal and privileges.
How long do I retain my status as a Frequent Traveller or Senator?
The Frequent Traveller and the Senator status are awarded for at least two years, each time until the end of February. If you have reached 35,000 status miles as a Frequent Traveller or 100,000 status miles as a Senator in one of the two calendar years before the expiry of your card, your status is extended for an additional two years automatically.
Can I transfer miles from one frequent flyer programme to another?
It is not possible to transfer your mileage credit to another frequent flyer programme retrospectively. The credit for your flights is always made to the mileage account quoted by you or your travel agency in the flight booking. Flights can also only be taken into account in one programme.
If you miss a mileage credit, you can apply for it at any time online.
What are status-relevant flights and how many flight segments do I need for a status with Miles & More?
As part of our Silver Promotion “Become a Frequent Traveller with 30 flights”, we offer you the opportunity of qualifying for Frequent Traveller Status with 30 flight segments, providing these flights are operated by Lufthansa, Eurowings, Adria Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Luxair or SWISS. You will find a counter showing your progress in your Miles & More account under “Status-relevant flights”.
You cannot achieve Senator or HON Circle status with a certain number of flight segments. Both status levels are only awarded if you have earned the required number of status or HON Circle miles.
How long do I retain my status as a HON Circle Member?
HON Circle status is awarded for at least two years, each time until the end of February. If you earn 600,000 HON Circle miles as a HON Circle member in the two calendar years before your status expires, your status will be extended by an additional two years.