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Earn additional status miles in 2021

We would like to help our frequent flyers retain or qualify for their status during the coronavirus pandemic too. Therefore, for the first time, in 2021 only, we are now offering the following additional option for earning status miles:

Earn status miles with your Miles & More Credit Card

  • Frequent flyers with Frequent Traveller or Senator status can now earn additional status miles with their Miles & More Credit Card. This will be based on credit card statements within the promotional period from 1.1. to 31.12.2021. You can find information about the number of status miles that can be earned for each currency in the country summary.
  • Status miles earned in 2021 with a credit card will be taken into account for requalification as a Frequent Traveller and Senator and qualification as a Senator.
  • Every Frequent Traveller or Senator who is a holder of a Miles & More Credit Card will also receive a one-off credit of 5,000 status miles. If you don’t yet have a credit card, you will also receive a one-off credit of 5,000 status miles if you successfully apply for a new credit card. These status miles will be shown automatically in your Miles & More mileage account.
  • Each cardholder can earn a maximum of 30,000 status miles during the promotion.
  • Select miles will not be awarded for status miles earned with a Miles & More Credit Card.

This is how many status miles you will receive

Germany

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1 2 Credit cards issued by DKB


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Austria

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1 2 Austrian Miles & More Mastercard® for private customers Learn more
EUR 1 2 Austrian Miles & More World Business Mastercard® Learn more
EUR 1 2 Diners Club for private and corporate customers Learn more
EUR 1
2 Diners Club Vintage for private customers Learn more

Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
CHF 1  2 Credit cards issued by Swisscard AECS GmbH
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    Credit cards issued by Cornèrcard Learn more

Belgium

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1
2 Brussels Airlines Credit Cards Learn more

China

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
RMB 15
4
Credit cards issued by Hua Xia Bank

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France

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1
2
Credit cards issued by Advanzia Bank

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Greece

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1
2*
Credit cards issued by Piraeus Bank

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* With the exception of transactions that relate to the payment of taxes and duties to the Greek government; with these transactions, you earn 2 status miles for every 10 euros you spend.

United Kingdom

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
GBP 1
2
Credit cards issued by Cornercard UK on behalf of Affiniture Cards Ltd Learn more

India

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
INR 200
5
Credit cards issued by Axis Bank Learn more

Israel

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
ILS 29
14
Credit cards issued by CAL Learn more

Italy

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1
2
Credit cards issued by UniCredit Learn more

Japan

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
JPY 100
2
Credit cards issued by Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos Learn more

Croatia

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
HRK 5
1
Credit cards issued by PBZ Learn more
    Credit cards issued by Erste Card

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Luxembourg

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1
2
Credit cards issued by Spuerkeess
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Poland

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
PLN 5
2
Credit cards issued by mBank Learn more
    Credit cards issued by Diners Club Learn more

Portugal

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 5
10
Credit cards issued by Caixa Geral de Depósitos Learn more

Romania

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
RON 5
2
Credit cards issued by UniCredit Bank Learn more

Russia

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
RBL 60
1
Credit cards issued by Citibank Learn more
    Credit cards issued by Russian Standard Bank Learn more
    Debit cards issued by Russian Standard Bank Learn more
    Credit cards issued by Raiffeisenbank Learn more

Sweden

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
SEK 100
20
Credit cards issued by Resurs Bank Learn more

Spain

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1
2
Credit cards issued by CaixaBank Learn more

Czech Republic

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
CZK 100
8
Credit cards issued by UniCredit Bank Learn more

Hungary

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
HUF 300
2
Credit cards issued by MKB Bank

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USA

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
USD 1
2*


Credit cards issued by Barclays Learn more

* With the exception of the Miles & More Platinum Mastercard with which you will receive 1 status mile.

Cyprus

Currency Status miles that
are credited
Participating credit cards  
EUR 1
2*
Credit cards issued by AstroBank Public Company Limited Learn more

* Payments of taxes and fees to government bodies and payments of utility bills are excluded.

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Answers to your most important questions

As a credit card holder, when will I be credited my 5,000 status miles?

Your status miles will be credited in the next few weeks and will increase the status mile counter - just like the status miles you earn on a flight. Frequent Travellers and Senators who are holders of a Miles & More Credit Card will receive the so-called "credit card bonus for existing customers".

I am a Frequent Traveller/Senator and don’t yet have a credit card. When do I need to apply for a Miles & More Credit Card to ensure I receive the promotional bonus?

Since the process from application to issue of the credit card can take some time, the corresponding credit card application should be submitted as soon as possible in order to start benefitting as fast as possible.

Can all Miles & More Credit Card holders earn status miles?

No, only Frequent Travellers and Senators. They will earn status miles with all their Miles & More Credit Cards - up to 30,000 status miles per member or credit card holder.

How are the status miles on credit card transactions calculated?

The number of status miles that you receive is based on the award miles credited for purchases made with the respective Miles & More Credit Card during the promotional period. The amount is multiplied by a factor specific to the card. Award miles are calculated and credited in accordance with the contractual terms and conditions of the financial institution issuing the card. You will not receive any status miles for additional award miles (e.g. as part of extra miles promotions or transfer services) or for the Welcome Bonus of award miles.

Can I also earn status miles on transfers?

No, you will not receive any status miles for additional award miles from transfer services.

Can I also earn HON Circle miles with my credit card purchases?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to earn HON Circle miles. You can only earn award and status miles.

Can I also earn select miles with my purchases?

No, unfortunately that is not possible. The promotion only applies to status miles.

I have several credit cards in several countries. How do I earn status miles?

Status miles are earned in accordance with the purchases you make in the relevant currency. For purchases made with several Miles & More Credit Cards, the status miles from all statements will be added up accordingly. This means you can earn status miles on all your purchases with all your Miles & More Credit Cards, up to a maximum of 30,000 status miles per member or cardholder.

Why do I receive status miles on purchases (credit card transactions) made before the promotional period (1.1.-31.12.2021)?

The number of status miles earned is based on the award miles credited within the promotional period from 1.1. to 31.12.2021 on purchases made with the Miles & More Credit Card concerned. The purchases made during your credit card statement period are key. That’s why you may still be credited with miles in 2021 for purchases made in 2020 within your credit card statement period. This is because your purchases from December don’t appear on your credit card statement until January. These purchases are therefore also taken into account when calculating your status miles.

Why am I no longer receiving any status miles for purchases (credit card transactions) made at the end of 2021, even though I am still within the promotional period (1.1.-31.12.2021)?

The number of status miles earned is based on the award miles credited within the promotional period from 1.1. to 31.12.2021 on purchases made with the Miles & More Credit Card concerned. The purchases made during this period are key. If your statement period for your card ends in the middle of December, all purchases after this date will unfortunately no longer be taken into account for status miles. At the same time, you benefit from purchases made at the end of 2020, for which miles were credited to you in January 2021.

Can I earn unlimited status miles on my credit card transactions?


No, you can only earn up to a maximum of 30,000 status miles, including additional status mile credits (a credit card bonus for existing customers and a Welcome Bonus). Please read the relevant terms and conditions of participation for more information.

Terms and conditions of participation for earning status miles with Miles & More Credit Cards

Status miles on Miles & More Credit Card transactions

Holders of Miles & More Credit Cards* with Miles & More frequent flyer status (Frequent Travellers, Senators or HON Circle Members) will earn status miles on statements for their Miles & More Credit Card within the period from 1.1. to 31.12.2021. The number of status miles earned will be based on the number of award miles credited for purchases made with the respective Miles & More Credit Card within this period and multiplied by a factor specific to that card. Award miles are calculated and credited in accordance with the contractual terms and conditions of the financial institution issuing the card. Purchases that are clearly made with the sole purpose of acquiring award miles are not permitted. The status miles will be credited along with the award miles credited on purchases.
 
If credit card transactions are reversed (e.g. due to the cancellation of a purchase contract), the cardholder will not receive any award or status miles for these transactions; any award or status miles already credited will be deducted from the mileage account or offset against existing award and status miles in the account. If transactions are reversed, status miles used to retain or upgrade a Miles & More status will be claimed back, leading to the loss or downgrade of the Miles & More status.

* Earning miles via credit cards such as those issued by savings banks (Sparkassen), AirPlus and Porsche, as well as Miles & More conversions such as Membership Rewards and Payback, are excluded.

Status miles for Miles & More Credit Card holders

Holders of a Miles & More Credit Card* with Miles & More frequent flyer status (Frequent Travellers, Senators or HON Circle Members) will be credited a one-off bonus of 5,000 status miles (“credit card bonus for existing customers”) in the coming months. The status miles will be credited to your Miles & More account automatically.

Miles & More members with Miles & More frequent flyer status (Frequent Travellers, Senators or HON Circle Members) who successfully take out a new Miles & More Credit Card contract after January 2021 and have not received a credit card bonus for existing customers, will receive a one-off credit of 5,000 status miles (“Welcome Bonus of status miles”) together with the Welcome Bonus of award miles. It is not possible to receive a Welcome Bonus of status miles more than once (for example by taking out more than one Miles & More Credit Card contract). If the Miles & More Credit Card contract is cancelled with effect before 1.1.2022, Miles & More reserves the right to claim back the Welcome Bonus of status miles. In this case, status miles used to retain or upgrade a Miles & More status will be claimed back, which may lead to the loss or downgrade of the Miles & More status.

 

* Earning miles via credit cards such as those issued by savings banks (Sparkassen), AirPlus and Porsche, as well as Miles & More conversions such as Membership Rewards and Payback, are excluded.

Earning restrictions and miscellaneous

Every cardholder can earn a maximum of 30,000 status miles on their purchases and for being the holder of a Miles & More Credit Card. The additional credits (“credit card bonus for existing customers” and “Welcome Bonus of status miles”) are included in the maximum amount. In all other respects, the Miles & More terms and conditions of participation apply.