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 benefits 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 you 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. 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.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 Croatia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines in booking class C.
In Premium Economy Class from Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Lufthansa 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.
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
Frequent Travellers, Senators or HON Circle Members –