Would you like to know how many award miles you will get for your booking? Depending upon how you booked, there are two different ways that miles are calculated: either according to the fare or according to the distance flown and the booking class. With our interactive animation, you can find out quickly and easily which calculation method will be used for your booking.

Please note: It is possible that your award miles will be calculated in the old way, i.e. by flight distance and booking class. If so, they will be adjusted automatically after the last flight in your trip or as soon as possible to balance out the difference from the new way of calculating. This applies in particular to flights from Innsbruck to Frankfurt, Salzburg to Frankfurt and Graz to Frankfurt.


Award miles calculation according to fare

  • Award miles = fare x factor

Key points to note

  • Valid for flight bookings through a Lufthansa Group airline(1) booking channel
  • For bookings via a travel agent or online travel agent, it is the ticket number(2) that determines the award miles calculation
  • The fare in euros (ticket price + surcharges levied by the Miles & More partner airline) forms the basis of the calculation
  • The factor is dependent upon frequent flyer status and the operating airline(3)
  • Fares in a foreign currency are converted at the precise time of booking (OANDA currency converter)
  • Does not apply to the calculation of status, select and HON Circle miles


Award miles calculation according to distance flown and booking class

  • Award miles on European flights = flat rate according to booking class
  • Award miles on intercontinental flights = booking class x distance flown

Key points to note

  • Valid for flight bookings through booking channels belonging to airlines that are not part of the Lufthansa Group(1)
  • For bookings via a travel agent or online travel agent, it is the ticket number(2) that determines the award miles calculation


Any questions?

You can also find detailed information about how award miles are allocated in our FAQs.

(1) The Lufthansa Group airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines.

(2) For tickets beginning with the numbers 220 (Lufthansa), 724 (SWISS), 257 (Austrian Airlines), and 082 (Brussels Airlines) and that have been issued by Eurowings, award miles are calculated according to the fare. For tickets with numbers different from those specified above, award miles are calculated according to distance flown and booking class.

(3)If you are a Miles & More member, but not a Frequent Traveller, Senator or HON Circle Member, miles are always multiplied by a factor of 4. For members with frequent flyer status, the criterion is which airline operates the flight.
If the flight is operated by Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, United Airlines, Air Canada, LOT Polish Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Adria Airways or Air Dolomiti, the factor is 6; for Eurowings and Brussels Airlines and for all other Miles & More partner airlines, the factor is 5. You can find information on Miles & More partner airlines here.