Please note: SWISS International Airlines flight numbers LX 8000 – 8499 are operated by Edelweiss Air. For more information on mileage accrual and benefits on Edelweiss Air flights, please see the Edelweiss Air partner page.
MileagePlus members can earn award miles, Premier qualifying miles, Premier qualifying segments and Premier qualifying dollars on eligible SWISS 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 SWISS-operated flights:
Earning miles on SWISS flights
If your ticket was purchased directly from united.com, 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 fare, and your MileagePlus status. Please reference the "Ticket number starts with 016" section below.
Otherwise, you should reference the "Ticket number does not start with 016" section. You'll earn miles based on flight distance and the purchased fare class and/or fare class flown.
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.