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Swiss International Airlines (SWISS)

Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) is the national airline of Switzerland. From its hub in Zurich and international airports in Basel and Geneva, Swiss serves 70 destinations in 42 countries around the world including Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.

Codeshare: United Airlines® flight numbers UA 7669-7768 are operated by Swiss International Airlines (SWISS).

Destinations: From gateways in the United States and Switzerland to destinations in Europe and the Middle East.

Earning miles

Earn MileagePlus® miles on all qualifying SWISS Airlines flights, except as noted in the chart below. You’ll earn miles according to the booking class that you purchase.

The miles you earn on SWISS qualify toward MileagePlus Premier® status, with 50% bonus MileagePlus Premier qualifying miles for paid first, business or full-fare economy tickets.

To receive mileage credit, present your MileagePlus number when you make reservations and make sure that it appears on your boarding pass at check-in.

Website:  www.swiss.com

Mileage Accrual Chart

(Effective for flights on or after March 3, 2012)

Effective for flights on or after March 3, 2012
Eligible SWISS fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
First F, A 250% 150% 1.5
Business J, C, D, Z 175% 150% 1.5
Discount Business P 150% 150% 1.5
Full-Fare Economy Y, B 125% 150% 1.5
Economy Q, U, W, M, V, G, H, S, T, E 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and SWISS reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

*Premier members earn a minimum of 500 base miles on all eligible purchased fare classes

(Effective for flights prior to March 3, 2012)

Effective for flights prior to March 3, 2012
Eligible SWISS fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
First F, A 150% 150% 1.5
Business J, C, D, Z 125% 150% 1.5
Discount Business P 100% 150% 1.5
Full-Fare Economy Y, B 100% 150% 1.5
Economy Q, U, W, M, V, G, H, S, T, E 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines and SWISS reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

*Premier members earn a minimum of 500 base miles on all eligible purchased fare classes

Premier benefits

If you’re a MileagePlus Premier member, you’ll be recognized as a Premier member when flying SWISS.

Using miles

Star Alliance awards enable you to use your MileagePlus miles for award travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide, on any Star Alliance airline.

  • See our award chart to find out how many miles you'll need, depending on class of service and region of travel. The mileage amounts apply to all Star Alliance carriers, and any combination of carriers.
  • You can use miles to fly one-way or roundtrip.

You can book award travel on SWISS International Airlines through united.com. Please note: Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing and travel dates and MileagePlus status. Award tickets cannot be issued at the airport. Call 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) to reach the United Customer Contact Center within the U.S. or Canada, or view more contact and language options.

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