Lufthansa is the national carrier for Germany and the largest carrier in Europe. With hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, Lufthansa flies to nearly 200 destinations across the globe.

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Please note: If you are flying to or from Berlin (TXL), Cologne (CGN), Dusseldorf (DUS), London (LHR) or Stuttgart (STR), Eurowings may be the operating airline of your flight. For more information on mileage accrual and Premier® benefits on Eurowings-operated flights, please see the Eurowings airline partner page.

MileagePlus members can earn award miles and Premier qualifying credits on eligible Lufthansa flights. 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. Also, MileagePlus members receive the following benefits on Lufthansa-operated flights:

Earning miles on Lufthansa flights

If your ticket was purchased directly from, by calling the United Customer Contact Center (including a United specialty desk, such as United Groups, United Meetings or the Premier Priority Desk), from a United representative at the airport, or through a United ticket office, you'll earn miles based on the fare1,2 and your MileagePlus status. Please reference the "Ticket number starts with 016" section below.3

Otherwise, you should reference the "Ticket number does not start with 016" section.4 You'll earn miles based on flight distance5 and the purchased fare class and/or fare class flown.6

If you don't know how your ticket was purchased, in most cases your ticket number can be found on your confirmation email or receipt.

  • Mileage accrual table for ticket numbers that start with "016" and were purchased from United
    MileagePlus statusAward miles earned (based on fare1,2)
    Member5 × fare
    Premier® Silver7 × fare
    Premier Gold8 × fare
    Premier Platinum9 × fare
    Premier 1K®11 × fare
  • Mileage accrual table for eligible Lufthansa fare classes
    Class of servicePurchased fare class6Award mile earnings
    (including fare class bonus)
    FirstF, A200%
    BusinessJ, C, D200%
    Discount BusinessZ150%
    Deep discount BusinessP100%
    Premium EconomyG, E150%
    Discount Premium EconomyN100%
    Full-fare EconomyY, B150%
    EconomyM, H, U100%
    Discount EconomyQ, V, W75%
    Deep discount EconomyS, T, L50%
    Deepest discount EconomyK25%
    No mileage creditI, O, R, X0%

Using miles

Visit to find out how many miles you'll need to fly one way or roundtrip, depending on class of service and region of travel, on any Star Alliance network airline. You can book award travel on Lufthansa through Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing, 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. and Canada, or view more contact and language options.
  • For flights flown on and after January 1, 2020

    Learn more about Premier qualification for travel on eligible partner airline flights.

    For flights flown through December 31, 2019

    Premier qualification2,7 is based on flight distance5, class of service and purchased fare class (excluding any fare class bonus).

    Please note: MileagePlus travel on partner airlines on tickets not issued by United (tickets not beginning with “016”) is ineligible for Premier qualifying dollars accrual.

    MileagePlus Premier qualification table for Lufthansa flights flown on or after January 1, 2020
    Class of servicePurchased fare classPremier qualifying miles8Premier qualifying segments
    Full-fare FirstF300%1.5
    Full-fare BusinessJ300%1.5
    Discount BusinessZ, C, D200%1.5
    Deep discount BusinessP150%1.5
    Premium EconomyG, E150%1.5
    Discount Premium EconomyN100%1
    Full-fare EconomyY, B150%1.5
    EconomyM, H, Q, V, U, W100%1
    Deep discount EconomyS, T, L100%1
    Deepest discount EconomyK100%0
    International Basic Economy950%0.5
    No Premier creditI, O, R, X0%0


  • The fare is the base fare of the ticket plus carrier-imposed surcharges, excluding any government-imposed taxes and surcharges. For tickets purchased in a currency other than U.S. dollars, we will convert the purchase to U.S. dollars using an industry standard exchange rate and then calculate the number of miles you will earn. Please note that the price displayed when purchasing a ticket on includes up to a 7.5% U.S. Federal Transportation Tax on the base amount of the fare on itineraries wholly within the United States. This tax also applies to certain itineraries between the United States and Canada or Mexico. You will not earn PQD or award miles for the full amount of the displayed price for these itineraries because the U.S. Federal Transportation tax is not eligible to earn PQD or miles. Fare classes A, B, C, D, E, G, H, J, K, L, M, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y and Z are eligible for accrual.
  • 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 miles and Premier qualifying credits earned.
  • Ticket number starts with "016" and was purchased from United on, through the United Customer Contact Center or at the airport, or from a travel agency or other travel website.
  • Ticket number does not start with "016" and was purchased from an airline other than United or from a travel agency or other travel website.
  • Flight distance is defined as the miles scheduled for a specific flight, as determined solely by United.
  • All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United and Lufthansa 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 miles and Premier qualifying credits earned. MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.
  • For more information on Premier qualification, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.
  • For Premier members who travel on eligible purchased fare classes on flights with a distance of less than 500 miles, 500 miles will be used as the flight distance for calculating the Premier qualifying miles earned, based on the percentages in the chart.
  • International Basic Economy tickets on Lufthansa will earn 50% Premier qualifying miles and 0.5 Premier qualifying segments. International Basic Economy tickets may be booked in various classes.