Frequent Flyer programs per airline - Star Alliance members

FLIGHTSFROM PUBLISHED: 2019-10-31

Aegan Airlines - Miles+Bonus

Aegan Airlines is Greece's largest airline with more than 150 destinations within Europe and the Middle East. The airline is a part of Star Alliance and also have a code-share agreement with Olympic Air. Aegan Airlines frequent flyer program is called Miles+Bonus.

Miles+Bonus

The Miles+Bonus program consist of three tiers; blue, silver and gold. By simply flying with Aegan or Olympic Air you earn tier and award miles, which you can later redeem for flight tickets. It is also possible to purchase tier miles in order to reach the next tier.

As a blue member you don't get a lot of travel benefits, but as soon as you become a silver member (which require that you fly with Aegan or Olympic at least twice and earn 12,000 Tier Miles or collect a total of 24,000 Tier Miles), you can enjoy a lot of perks. This includes 10% extra award miles, seat upgrades, lounge access and the possibility to open a 'Together account' and earn miles with up to five other people.

To reach the gold tier you need to fly at least four times with the airlines and earn 24,000 Tier Miles or collect a total of 48,000 Tier Miles within a year. Once you've become a gold member you can enjoy benefits like Star Alliance Gold status, 20% extra award miles, seat upgrades, lounge access, priority security screening and special baggage allowance.

Air Canada - Aeroplan

Air Canada can get you to more than 220 destinations across six different continents. This does not only make it Canada's largest airline, but also one of the 20 largest airlines in the world. Air Canada is one of the founding members of Star Alliance and as a loyal member you can earn rewards in their frequent flyer program Aeroplan.

Aeroplan

The Aeroplan program consist of three status tiers; silver, black and diamond. To qualify for each tier you need to earn Aeroplan miles, which you do by flying with either Air Canada or one of its partner airlines. It is possible to earn up to 200% of the actual miles you travel. To reach silver status you need 25,000 miles, for black 50,000 miles and for diamond 100,000 miles. It's also possible to earn miles by purchases made at aircanada.com.

Each tier comes with specific travel benefits and the higher the tier, the more benefits you can enjoy. When you've reached silver you can enjoy up to 2 status bonus miles per dollar spent, room upgrades and breakfast at Fairmont Hotel & Resorts as well as up to 20% fewer miles required when you redeem a Market Fare Flight Reward. Once you've reached diamond you need up to 35% fewer miles to redeem a Market Fare Flights Reward, you get up to 4 status bonus miles for every dollar you spend and you'll also get 250 Aeroplan miles for every stay at Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. As a diamond member you can also enjoy room upgrades, breakfast and hotel credit at Fairmont as well as priority access to the Aeroplan Contact Centre.

Air Canada's most loyal customers can qualify for Altitude status, which mean even more benefits and perks. To reach Altitude status you need to earn Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM) or Altitude Qualifying Segments (AQS) and Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD). You earn these on eligible flights operated by Air Canada or any of its alliance partners. The Altitude status is divided into several tiers; Prestige 25K, Elite 35K, Elite 50K, Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K. Benefits you can enjoy once reaching Altitude status is seat upgrades, priority reservation and access to lounges among other things.


Air China - PhoenixMiles

Air China is one of the largest airlines in People's Republic of China. The airline operate routes to more than 200 destinations within Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Air China is a part of Star Alliance and has a frequent flyer program called PhoenixMiles. 

PhoenixMiles

If you're loyal Air China customer joining PhoenixMiles is a good idea. The frequent flyer program is divided into three tiers; Silver, Gold and Platinum. To qualify for each tier you need to fly with Air China or its airline partners. To reach silver you need to fly at least 40,000 kilometers (km) or 30 separate flights (segments), for gold you need 80,000 km or 50 segments and for platinum 160,000 km or 90 segments. 

Each tier includes travel benefits and rewards and the higher status you have, the more perks you get. When reaching silver you can enjoy 25% bonus miles on all flights, priority reservation, priority standby, business class check-in, extra baggage allowance and longe access. Once you're a gold member you get 30% bonus miles, priority award tickets and upgrades, access to business class lounge and Star Alliance lounges as well as priority boarding and baggage handling. At the top tier platinum it gets even better; 50% bonus miles on flights, first class lounge and Star Alliance lounge access and first class check-in.

Air India - Flying Returns

Air India is one of the major airlines in India and the airline that offer the most international routes in the country. You can get to almost 100 destinations across the world with Air India, which has been a part of Star Alliance since 2014. The airline's frequent flyer program is called Flying Returns.

Flying Returns

Air India's frequent flyer program Flying Returns was the first of its kind in the entire country. Once you join the program you are eligible for benefits and perks not available to the average traveler. You can accumulate Flying Returns points by purchasing flight tickets and you can earn up to 300% of the actual miles flown based on sector (domestic/international) and booking class. The points you accumulate can be redeemed for reward flights among other things.

Air India's most loyal customers can qualify for one of the program's three elite status tiers, or clubs as the airline calls it. There's the Silver Edge Club, the Golder Edge Club and the Maharajah Club. To qualify for Silver Edge Club you need to earn 25,000 status points within one year, for the Golder Edge Club 50,000 status points and for the Maharajah Club 75,000 status points. Each tier comes with a number of enjoyable travel perks and some of them are priority boarding, up to 30% bonus points on flights, extra baggage allowance, seat upgrades, lounge access and priority check-in.

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Travel within New Zealand and to countries like Australia, the Pacific Islands, China, Japan, Singapore, North America and the United Kingdom with Star Alliance-partner Air New Zealand. If you're a frequent flyer with Air New Zealand you can join the airline's loyalty program Airpoints.

Airpoints

If you want to get free flights with Air New Zealand, joining Airpoints is where you should start. It's free to join and you can start accumulating points right away. You earn points by purchasing flight tickets with Air New Zealand and airline partners, as well as by making purchases with other retail and travel partners. When you've accumulated enough points you can redeem them for a free flight or other luxurious rewards.

Almost every time you travel with Air New Zealand or an Star Alliance partner you also earn Status Points. If you accumulate enough status points within one calendar year you achieve either silver, gold or elite status. Every tier comes with travel benefits and other perks such as lounge access, seat upgrades, extra baggage allowance, priority check-in and vouchers. To reach silver status you need to accumulate 450 status points, to reach gold you need 900 status points and for elite you have to earn 1,500 status points. 

ANA - ANA Mileage Club

ANA, or All Nippon Airways, is one of the largest airlines in Japan. The airline offer both domestic and international routes, and almost a total of 100 destinations around the world. ANA is a part of Star Alliance and has a frequent flyer program called ANA Mileage Club.

ANA Mileage Club

Earn miles by either flying or shopping and redeem your earned miles for nice rewards with the ANA Mileage Club. There are several ways to earn miles. You can for example travel with ANA or one of its airline partners, shop online at a retail partner, book a hotel room or rent a car. All of these things will make your stack of miles grow.

The most loyal customers have a chance of achieving elite status. There are three tiers of elite status; Bronze, Platinum and Diamond. Each tier comes with different benefits and to qualify you need to earn Premium Points, which are based on number of miles flown during one year. To reach Bronze status you need to earn 30,000 Premium Points, for Platinum you need 50,000 points and for Diamond 100,000 Premium Points. Once you've reached elite status you can enjoy benefits like lounge access, concierge service, seat upgrades, priority check-in and flight bonus miles.

Asiana Airlines - Asiana Club

Asiana Airlines is one of the major airlines in South Korea. The airline has its headquarters in Seoul and operates routes to more than 60 destinations in over 20 countries. Asiana Airlines has been a part of Star Alliance since 2003 and has a frequent flyer program called Asiana Club.

Asiana Club

Asiana Airlines frequent flyer program Asiana Club consists of five status tiers. When you first join you become a silver member, which is the first tier. To qualify for one of the other levels (Gold, Diamond, Diamond Plus and Platinum) you need to accumulate miles with Asiana Airlines or an airline partner. For example; to reach Gold you need to accrue 20,000 miles and make 30 flights with Asiana Airlines, and to reach Diamond Plus you need 100,000 miles and 100 flights with the airline. Once you've flown 1,000,000 miles and has made 1,000 flights with Asiana Airlines you will achieve Platinum status for life.

As a silver member you earn miles which can be redeemed for flights and seat upgrades, but there's no other travel benefits. Once you become a gold member or higher, you can enjoy a lot more benefits. These include priority check-in, lounge access, free additional baggage allowance and priority boarding.

Austrian Airlines - Miles & More

Austria's largest carrier Austrian Airlines operates routes to about 130 destinations around the globe. The airline is a part of the Lufthansa Group and is also a member of Star Alliance. The Lufthansa Group has its own frequent flyer program, Miles & More, which is used by all the Lufthansa Group airlines.

Miles & More

As a member of the Miles & More program you can earn miles with Austrian Airlines and the rest of the Lufthansa Group airlines as well as with every single Star Alliance airline. You also earn miles at chosen hotels and car rental companies and when shopping at specific retailers. Redeem your accumulated miles for rewards like free flights or service class upgrades.

When flying with Austrian or any of its airline partners you also earn so called status miles. Once you've earned a specific amount of status miles you will achieve frequent flyer status, which will give you even more travel benefits. There are three tiers of frequent flyer status; Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle. As a status member you can enjoy travel perks like priority check-in, lounge access, bonus miles on all flights, upgrade vouchers and additional baggage allowance. 

Avianca - LifeMiles

Travel to more than 100 and destinations and over 25 countries with Avianca. The airline operates routes all over South, Central and North America as well as to Europe. The airline is a part of Star Alliance and offer their most loyal customers a chance to earn miles in their frequent flyer program LifeMiles.

LifeMiles

It is totally free to join Avianca's frequent flyer program LifeMiles. As a general member you can earn and redeem miles for rewards like free flights and seat upgrades. Within the program there's three elite status tiers; Silver, Gold and Diamond. To qualify for one of the elite status tiers you need to fly a set number of miles and flights within one calendar year. Once you've achieved silver, gold or diamond status you can enjoy benefits such as upgrades, lounge access, bonus miles on your flights and priority baggage handling. 

Brussels Airline - Miles & More

Brussels Airline is Belgium's largest carrier. The airline is headquartered in Brussels and offer flights to more than 120 destinations in Europe, North America and Africa. The airline is a member of the Lufthansa Group and has been a part of Star Alliance since 2009.

Miles & More

As a member of the Miles & More program you can earn miles with Brussels Airlines and the rest of the Lufthansa Group airlines as well as with every single Star Alliance airline. You also earn miles at chosen hotels and car rental companies and when shopping at specific retailers. Redeem your accumulated miles for rewards like free flights or service class upgrades.

When flying with Brussels Airlines or any of its airline partners you also earn so called status miles. Once you've earned a specific amount of status miles you will achieve frequent flyer status, which will give you even more travel benefits. There are three tiers of frequent flyer status; Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle. As a status member you can enjoy travel perks like priority check-in, lounge access, bonus miles on all flights, upgrade vouchers and additional baggage allowance.

Copa Airlines - ConnectMiles

Copa Airlines is the national airline of Panama. The carrier, which was founded in 1947, operate routes to more than 80 destinations and is one of the leading airlines in America. Copa Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and their frequent flyer program is called ConnectMiles.

ConnectMiles

As a member of ConnectMiles you can earn and redeem miles with Copa Airlines or any of its airline or commercial partners. You can for example redeem miles for rewards such as free flight tickets and seat upgrades. If you want to earn miles faster and get travel benefits like priority check-in and lounge access you should aim for elite status. ConnectMiles has four tiers of elite status for their most loyal customers; Silver, Gold, Platinum and Presidental.

As an elite status member you get up to double the amount of miles everytime you fly, priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage handling, additional baggage allowance, access to both Copa Airlines lounges and Star Alliance lounges as well as upgrade certificates. 

Croatia Airlines - Miles & More

Croatia's largest carrier Croatia Airlines operate routes to around 40 destinations across Europe, and even more so together with its Star Alliance airline partners. You can earn miles and redeem those for rewards through the Lufthansa Group's frequent flyer program Miles & More.

Miles & More

As a member of the Miles & More program you can earn miles with Croatia Airlines and the rest of the Lufthansa Group airlines as well as with every single Star Alliance airline. You also earn miles at chosen hotels and car rental companies and when shopping at specific retailers. Redeem your accumulated miles for rewards like free flights or service class upgrades.

When flying with Croatia Airlines or any of its airline partners you also earn so called status miles. Once you've earned a specific amount of status miles you will achieve frequent flyer status, which will give you even more travel benefits. There are three tiers of frequent flyer status; Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle. As a status member you can enjoy travel perks like priority check-in, lounge access, bonus miles on all flights, upgrade vouchers and additional baggage allowance.

EgyptAir - EgyptAir Plus

EgyptAir is the national carrier of Egypt and has its hub at Cairo International Airport. The airline is a member of Star Alliance and operate routes to more than 70 destinations. If you're a loyal EgyptAir customer you can join their frequent flyer program EgyptAir Plus.

EgyptAir Plus

The EgyptAir Plus frequent flyer program consist of four membership levels. When you first become a member you're on the Blue level. By earning miles with EgyptAir or any of its airline partners, you can then achieve Silver, Golden or Platinum membership. 

As soon as you reach silver or gold membership you can enjoy travel benefits not available to the general traveler. These include priority stand-by, priority check-in, mileage bonus on all flights operated by EgyptAir, extra bagage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access. As a Platinum member, which require 1,000,000 miles flown, you get even more luxurious benefits. 

Ethiopian Airlines - ShebaMiles

Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines operate routes to more than 120 destinations in around 80 different countries. The airline has its hub at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa and its own frequent flyer program called ShebaMiles.

ShebaMiles

Join Ethiopian Airlines loyalty program ShebaMiles for free and start earning miles right away. You earn miles everytime you fly with Ethiopian or any of its airline partners, but that's not the only way to accumulate miles. You can also get miles for hotel stays, car rentals, dining and shopping. The program offers four tiers of elite status, to which you qualify by earning Status Miles. The four elite status tiers are Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum. To achieve Blue status you need to accumulate 3,000 status miles within one year or fly two qualifying segments. For Platinum you need a lot more; 100,000 status miles or 80 segments.

Once you've achieved elite status you can enjoy travel benefits not available to the general traveler. The higher elite status you have, the more benefits and privileges you get. For example; as a Blue elite status member you can enjoy extra baggage allowance and as a Silver member you get extra bonus miles on all your flights, priority baggage handling and lounge access. Once you reach Gold status you can also enjoy advanced boarding and priority check-in and as a Platinum member you get all the above plus complimentary upgrades and personal assistance.

EVA Air - Infinity MileageLands

Star Alliance member EVA Air is the second largest airline in Taiwan. The airline is privately owned and offer routes to around 60 destinations around the world. Loyal customers can join the airline’s frequent flyer program Infinity MileageLands.

Infinity MileageLands

As a member of EVA Air’s frequent flyer program Infinity MileageLands you can earn and redeem miles for rewards. It’s also possible to earn miles to achieve a higher status and better privileges when traveling with the carrier. Rewards can include cabin class upgrades, priority boarding and even free flights.

The Infinity MileageLands program consist of four different levels; Green, Silver, Gold and Diamond. When you first apply you become a Green card member and to reach one of the other tiers you need to earn so called status miles. You earn status miles by traveling with EVA Air or one of its Star Alliance partners. For example, to achieve Silver status you need to fly 30,000 miles in total and take at least 4 international flights with EVA Air within one year. To become a Gold member you need 50,000 miles on qualifying international flights or you need to make 50 flights with EVA Air.

As a Silver, Gold or Diamond card member you get a lot of travel benefits. These could be priority baggage handling, lounge access, mileage bonuses, discount at EVA Sky Shop and extra baggage allowance.

LOT Polish Airlines - Miles & More

LOT Polish Airlines is the largest airline in Poland, and one of the oldest carriers in the world. You can earn and redeem miles with LOT Polish Airlines in the frequent flyer program Miles & More, which is the largest loyalty program in Europe. You can fly to around 130 destinations with the airline.

Miles & More

As a member of the Miles & More program you can earn miles with LOT Polish Airlines and the rest of the Lufthansa Group airlines as well as with every single Star Alliance airline. You also earn miles at chosen hotels and car rental companies and when shopping at specific retailers. Redeem your accumulated miles for rewards like free flights or service class upgrades.

When flying with LOT or any of its airline partners you also earn so called status miles. Once you've earned a specific amount of status miles you will achieve frequent flyer status, which will give you even more travel benefits. There are three tiers of frequent flyer status; Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle. As a status member you can enjoy travel perks like priority check-in, lounge access, bonus miles on all flights, upgrade vouchers and additional baggage allowance. 

Lufthansa - Miles & More

German carrier Lufthansa is one of the world’s largest airlines. Lufthansa operate routes to more than 200 destinations across the world, connecting people to Europe, Asia and Africa as well as South, Central and North America. The airline is one of the founding airlines of Star Alliance.

Miles & More

As a member of the Miles & More program you can earn miles with Lufthansa and the rest of the Lufthansa Group airlines as well as with every single Star Alliance airline. You also earn miles at chosen hotels and car rental companies and when shopping at specific retailers. Redeem your accumulated miles for rewards like free flights or service class upgrades.

When flying with Lufthansa or any of its airline partners you also earn so called status miles. Once you've earned a specific amount of status miles you will achieve frequent flyer status, which will give you even more travel benefits. There are three tiers of frequent flyer status; Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle. As a status member you can enjoy travel perks like priority check-in, lounge access, bonus miles on all flights, upgrade vouchers and additional baggage allowance. 

Scandinavian Airlines - EuroBonus

Another founding member of Star Alliance is Scandinavian Airlines. The carrier operate routes to more than 190 destinations in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the United States. Loyal customers can earn and redeem points in the frequent flyer program EuroBonus.

EuroBonus

The EuroBonus program consist of four membership levels; Member, Silver, Gold and Diamond. As soon as you apply for membership you can start earning points and enjoy a buffet of travel perks. There’s two ways of achieving Silver, Gold and Diamond status in the EuroBonus program; either by making a set number of one-way flights with Scandinavian Airlines or by accumulating a predetermined number of points - and all this within one year.

For example; to reach Silver status you need to make at least ten one-way trips with Scandinavian Airlines, or earn 20,000 points with the carrier or any of its airline partners. To become a Gold member you need 45 one-way trips or 45,000 points and for Diamond 90 one-way flights and 90,000 points.

As a Silver member you can enjoy travel benefits such as priority check-in and an extra checked bag on all Scandinavian Airlines flights. When you become a Gold or Diamond member there’s even more; access to both Scandinavian Airlines lounges and Star Alliance lounges, free wifi, priority baggage handling and boarding and extra bonus points on all Scandinavian Airlines flights.

Shenzhen Airlines - PhoenixMiles

Chinese carrier Shenzhen Airlines operate routes to more than 70 destinations across the globe. The airline has been a member of Star Alliance since 2012 and offer loyal customers to earn and redeem miles in the frequent flyer program PhoenixMiles, also used by Air China.

PhoenixMiles

If you're loyal Shenzhen customer joining PhoenixMiles is a good idea. The frequent flyer program is divided into three tiers; Silver, Gold and Platinum. To qualify for each tier you need to fly with Shenzhen Airlines or its airline partners. To reach silver you need to fly at least 40,000 kilometers (km) or 30 separate flights (segments), for gold you need 80,000 km or 50 segments and for platinum 160,000 km or 90 segments.

Each tier includes travel benefits and rewards and the higher status you have, the more perks you get. When reaching silver you can enjoy 25% bonus miles on all flights, priority reservation, priority standby, business class check-in, extra baggage allowance and longe access. Once you're a gold member you get 30% bonus miles, priority award tickets and upgrades, access to business class lounge and Star Alliance lounges as well as priority boarding and baggage handling. At the top tier platinum it gets even better; 50% bonus miles on flights, first class lounge and Star Alliance lounge access and first class check-in.

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Fly all across the world with Singapore Airlines - the carrier can get you to more than 60 destinations in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the U.S. The Star Alliance member airline has its own frequent flyer program called KrisFlyer.

KrisFlyer

Want free cabin class upgrades and award flights with Singapore Airlines? Joining KrisFlyer is the way to start. As a member of the frequent flyer program you earn miles by both flying and shopping and once you’ve accumulated enough, you can redeem the miles for rewards such as the ones mentioned above.

If you travel a lot you will soon reach either Silver or Gold Elite Status - which means even more travel benefits and privileges. For every flight you take with Singapore Airlines or one of its airline partners, you earn so called Elite Miles (based on actual miles flown and booking class), which is needed to achieve one of the elite status tiers. You need to accumulate at least 25,000 Elite Miles to reach Silver and 50,000 to reach Gold. Once you’re there you can enjoy travel perks such as mileage bonus on all your flights, priority airport standby, check-in, baggage handling and boarding as well as lounge access.

South African Airways - SAA Voyager

South African Airways is the national carrier of South Africa and the largest airline in the country. SAA operate routes to destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and North America. The airlines is a member of Star Alliance and has a frequent flyer program called SAA Voyager.

SAA Voyager

Join South African Airways frequent flyer program Voyager and start earning miles! Accumulate miles by flying with the carrier or any of its airline partners and redeem for rewards such as free flights and seat upgrades.

The SAA Voyager program consist of five membership levels; Blue, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Lifetime Platinum. Each level comes with a number of travel benefits and privileges. As soon as you make three Base Miles transactions you become a Blue card member. To reach one of the other elite status tiers you need a bit more. To achieve Silver status you need to accumulate 30,000 tier miles within one year and for Gold you need 60,000 tier miles. To reach Platinum level you need to accumulate 120,000 tier miles in one year, or earn the required amount of tier miles for Gold status five years in a row. For Lifetime Platinum you have to achieve Platinum level for six consecutive years.

Once you reach one of these levels you are awarded with travel benefits and perks not available to the general traveler. These could be priority boarding, baggage handling, check-in and security screening, extra baggage allowance, lounge access and chauffeur transfer service.

SWISS - Miles & More

Swiss International Air Lines is the largest carrier in Switzerland and connects Zurich and Geneva to more than 100 destinations across the globe. The airline is a part of the Lufthansa Group as well as a Star Alliance member.

Miles & More

As a member of the Miles & More program you can earn miles with SWISS and the rest of the Lufthansa Group airlines as well as with every single Star Alliance airline. You also earn miles at chosen hotels and car rental companies and when shopping at specific retailers. Redeem your accumulated miles for rewards like free flights or service class upgrades.

When flying with SWISS or any of its airline partners you also earn so called status miles. Once you've earned a specific amount of status miles you will achieve frequent flyer status, which will give you even more travel benefits. There are three tiers of frequent flyer status; Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle. As a status member you can enjoy travel perks like priority check-in, lounge access, bonus miles on all flights, upgrade vouchers and additional baggage allowance. 

TAP Air Portugal - TAP Miles&Go

Fly to 70 destinations around the world with Portugal's largest carrier TAP Air Portugal. This Star Alliance member has its hub in Lisboa and offer their most loyal customers to join their frequent flyer program TAP Miles&Go.

TAP Miles&Go

With the TAP Miles&Go program you earn miles, enjoy luxurious travel benefits and get rewards. When you first join the program you achieve TAP Miles&Go status. To reach one of the other membership levels (TAP Miles&Go Silver or TAP Miles&Go Gold), where even more benefits are waiting, you need to accumulate status miles or make a certain amount of flights with TAP. To reach Silver you need to earn 30,000 status miles or make 25 flights with the airline within one year, and to reach Gold you need 70,000 status miles or 50 flights.

The higher the level, the better the benefits are. As a Silver status member you earn 25 percent more miles on all TAP flights, priority check-in and boarding as well as access to lounges. Once you become a Gold status member you can enjoy a 50 percent mileage bonus on all TAP flights, upgrades and extra baggage allowance.

Thai Airways - Royal Orchid Plus

Star Alliance founding member Thai Airways is the national carrier of Thailand. The airline operate routes to more than 70 destinations in Thailand, the Middle East, the Pacific, Asia and Europe. If you are a frequent flyer of Thai Airways you can join the airline's bonus program Royal Orchid Plus.

Royal Orchid Plus

Earn and redeem miles for free flights, class upgrades and other luxurious awards with the Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program. The program consist of four tiers; Basic, Silver, Gold and Platinum. When you first apply to the program you start on the Basic status level. To reach one of the other membership levels you need to accumulate Qualifying Miles, which are based on the actual miles you've flown and the fare class purchased.

As a Basic status member you can earn and redeem miles, but there's no other travel benefits you can enjoy. As soon as you reach Silver status however you are rewarded with perks such as additional checked baggage allowance, priority wait-listing and standby. The two top tier statuses Gold and Platinum come with even more; you can for example enjoy priority check-in and security screening, lounge access and priority boarding.

Turkish Airlines - Miles&Smiles

The flag carrier of Turkey - Turkish Airlines - operate routes to more than 300 destinations in 120 countries all over the world. The airline has its hub in Istanbul and is a member of Star Alliance. You can earn miles and redeem those for rewards with their frequent flyer program Miles&Smiles.

Miles&Smiles

Earn miles on every single Turkish Airlines and Star Alliance airline flight with the frequent flyer program Miles&Smiles. You can also earn miles while on the ground; at program partners like hotels and car rental companies. The Miles&Smiles program is divided into four membership levels. You start out at the Classic level and from there you work yourself up to Classic Plus, Elite and Elite Plus. To qualify for Classic Plus you need to accumulate 25,000 Status Miles within one year. If you want to go even higher and achieve Elite or Elite Plus status you need to earn 40,000 and 80,000 Status Miles respectively.

At the Basic level there are not a lot of travel benefits more than actually being able to earn and redeem miles. Once you achieve Classic Plus status you can enjoy perks like free entry to all Turkish Airlines lounges on domestic routes and extra baggage allowance. As an Elite or Elite Plus member you get lounge access for yourself and a friend on all routes, limitless free Wi-Fi on Turkish Airlines and Business class check-in.

United - MileagePlus

United is one of the major passenger carriers in the world. The american airline and Star Alliance member operate routes to more than 300 destinations and 50 countries around the world. United's frequent flyer program is called MileagePlus.

MileagePlus

Earn points while traveling, shopping, dining and enjoying other everyday activities as a MileagePlus member. United Airlines' frequent flyer program consist of one Basic membership level as well as four premier status levels; Premier Silver, Premier Gold, Premier Platinum and Premier 1K. You can qualify for each tier by making Premier Qualifying Flights and earning Premier Qualifying Points. To achieve Premier Silver Status you need to have made at least 12 Premier Qualifying Flights and earned 4,000 Premier Qualifying Points. You can also reach Silver status by earning 5,000 Premier Qualifying Points. The higher the level, the more points and flights you need.

Once you become a Premier status member you can enjoy a buffet of travel benefits and privileges. As a Premier Silver status member you are eligible for complimentary upgrades, extra baggage allowance and 7x miles on all flights. When you become a Gold member you get two extra checked bags for free, Star Alliance Gold status and 8x miles on all flights, and as a Platinum member you can enjoy two regional upgrades, and access to Economy Plus for you and eight travel companions. Once you're a Premier 1K member you earn 11x miles on all flights you take, you get priority boarding, free drinks and snacks onboard and six global premier upgrades.



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