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HON Circle - these are your privileges

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 LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa Group and Miles & More airline partners but also with Star Alliance.

This is how to renew your status

To renew your status, you need a minimum of 600,000 HON Circle miles in two consecutive calendar years.


You can view your current progress in status management.

Your most important privileges as a HON Circle Member

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.


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Exclusive limousine and transfer service

As a HON Circle Member, you will get to the aircraft and back to the terminal in style with the exclusive limousine and transfer service.

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Senator partner card

Upon request, we will give your spouse or partner Senator status, as long as you are a HON Circle Member.

Six upgrade vouchers

When you are designated a HON Circle Member, as well as when your status is renewed, you will receive six eVouchers on each occasion, with which you can fly one class higher.

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HON Circle Member on board an aircraft – HON Circle: these are your privileges

Additional benefits for you as a HON Circle Member

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

With some airline partners, you will receive 25% more status and HON Circle miles, as well as up to 50% more award miles, with the Executive Bonus.

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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. This does not apply for upgrades and award flights.

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.*


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

This privilege is called a Companion Award and applies to persons for whom you book flights awards at the same time as your own.


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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.*


In Business Class on flights operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS in booking class J.

With 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 selected Miles & More airline partners and in certain travel classes with additional golf bags.

Mileage advance

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

Also enjoy status privileges on all flights operated by Star Alliance airlines.


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Status Stars

The longer you have frequent flyer status, the more stars you receive. As a Status Stars member, you receive exclusive offers to top events including VIP experience packages.

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HON Circle Service

We provide 24-hour service in selected markets. You can find the exact service opening hours at Help and Contact.

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