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Earn Miles

Earn LifeMiles on all the flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines that are eligible for accumulation of miles; always give your LifeMiles frequent flyer number when you make a reservation on Ethiopian Airlines or during Check-In at the airport.

The miles you earn on Ethiopian Airlines flights qualify to your Elite status in LifeMiles. In this table you can see the miles you will earn and qualify according to the Cabin and Class of the ticket you purchase and if you travelled from September 01st, 2017. If you traveled before September 01st, 2017 know the amount of miles applicable for accrual.

Cabin
Applicable Classes1
% of miles to accumulate2
Minimum Miles3
Qualifying Miles for Elite Status4
Qualifying Flights/Segments for Elite Status5
Business Class C
200%
-
100%
1
D, J
150%
-
100%
1
Economy Class Y, G, S, B
100%
-
100%
1
M, K, L, V
50%
-
50%
1
H, U, Q, T
25%
-
25%
1

1. The rest of the classes offered by Ethiopian Airlines do not accumulate miles; Avianca and Ethiopian Airlines reserve the right to change the classes eligible for mileage accumulation at any time and without prior notice.
2. The percentage by which the real flown miles are multiplied by to calculate the total accumulated miles.
3. The minimum number of miles that will be accumulated.
4. The number of qualifying miles to upgrade or maintain the LifeMiles Elite status. It is calculated taking into account the real distance of flown miles multiplied by the percentage of qualifying miles corresponding to the purchased fare.
5. Qualifying Flights/Segments to upgrade or maintain the LifeMiles Elite status, it will be accumulated based on the purchased fare.


General accumulation terms and conditions

  • Flights that apply to earn miles with Ethiopian Airlines are flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines and marketed by Ethiopian Airlines, Avianca and/or by any other Star Alliance member airline.
  • Ethiopian Airlines reserves the right to change and/or exclude the routes, fares and/or flight that are available for accumulation of miles at any time and without prior notice.
  • Ethiopian Airlines has the final authority to validate the accumulation of miles and reserves the right to deny or revoke the accumulation of the same at the moment in which it is determined that the accumulation is not valid.
  • You can request your miles to be accumulated for flight in Ethiopian Airlines, up to 12 months after the flight; request your miles.
  • LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply; these are subject to changes without prior notice.
  • Learn more information here.

Enjoy your Miles

You can use your LifeMiles to redeem tickets or to obtain Business Class upgrades on flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines that apply.

Tickets redeemed with miles:

You can use your miles to redeem Round-trip, One-way or Multi-City tickets:

  • Find out how many miles you need to redeem a ticket in Ethiopian Airlines here.
  • Redeem your LifeMiles here for Ethiopian Airlines tickets.

If you have any doubts about your redemption, please contact our Call Center.


General terms and conditions for ticket redemptions

  • Flights that apply to redeem tickets in Ethiopian Airlines are flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines and marketed by Ethiopian Airlines, Avianca and/or by any other Star Alliance member airline.
  • Ethiopian Airlines reserves the right to change the routes and/or flights available for ticket redemption without prior notice.
  • LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply; these are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Redemption fees may apply according to the route and redemption channel. Charges do not apply for Diamond Elite Members
    • Redemption fee through LifeMiles.com is USD $25
    • Redemption fee in Avianca Information Centers and Call Center varies by route.

Business Class upgrades:

You can use your LifeMiles for upgrades on flight segments operated by Ethiopian Airlines.

  • Find out how many miles you need to request your upgrade on Ethiopian Airlines here.
  • Redeem your LifeMiles here for upgrades on Ethiopian Airlines.

General terms and conditions for Business Class upgrades

  • Only tickets bought on Ethiopian Airlines in the following classes apply for Business Class upgrade requests: B, S, G or Y.
  • You can request the upgrade here from the day your ticket is purchased and up to 24 hours before scheduled flight departure.
  • Flights that apply for upgrade redemption with Ethiopian Airlines are flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines.
  • Ethiopian Airlines reserves the right to change the routes and flights available to redeem Business Class upgrades without prior notice.
  • Business Class upgrades for LifeMiles members are only available through LifeMiles.com.  
  • Restrictions apply for Business Class upgrade redemption requests; for more information please see the Terms and Conditions of the Star Alliance Upgrade Awards.
  • LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply; these are subject to change without prior notice.

Earn Tip:

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