Earn Status Miles and Qualifying Segments

What are Status Miles and Qualifying Segments?

Status Miles are miles that are counted to achieve the different tier levels of the Program– Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The more Status Miles you earn in a given program calendar year, the higher your membership tier. Each Status Mile you earn is valid within the program calendar year it is earned. Status Miles are different to Award Miles in that they can only be earned in few ways. A tier Qualifying Segment is any Ethiopian Airlines flight excluding flights with award tickets. You will need to have earned the required amount of Status Miles or flown the minimum number of tier Qualifying Segments in a program calendar year (January 1st -December 31st) to upgrade to the next membership tier or maintain your existing membership tier.

ShebaMiles Tier Levels and Benefits

As you fly more with Ethiopian Airlines and our partner airlines, and advance to the next ShebaMiles membership tier, you will enjoy greater privileges in accordance with your membership tier, such as bonus miles, extra baggage, priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling, lounge access and much more.

There are four levels of ShebaMiles membership that determine the benefits you receive when you travel. When you first join the program, your default membership status is Welcome (entry level). From there, you can upgrade to Blue, Silver, Gold, and then Platinum.

Status Miles and Qualifying Segments help determine your ShebaMiles membership level. The more Status Miles or /and Qualifying Segments you have in a given calendar year, the higher your membership tier.

ShebaMiles Blue
ShebaMiles Blue

It is yours with 3,000 Status Miles or 2 Qualifying Segments.

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ShebaMiles Silver
ShebaMiles Silver

It is yours with 25,000 Status Miles or 25 Qualifying Segments.

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ShebaMiles Gold
ShebaMiles Gold

It is yours with 50,000 Status Miles or 50 Qualifying Segments.

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ShebaMiles Platinum
ShebaMiles Platinum

It is yours with 100,000 Status Miles or 80 Qualifying Segments. 

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Learn more about tier benefits

Every flight you take with us or our Star Alliance partners earns you Status Miles & Qualifying Segments which enables you to move through different membership tiers faster, unlocking more exclusive benefits with each new membership level that are designed around your travel needs.

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  • On signing up for the ShebaMiles programme, an individual will be enrolled as an ShebaMiles Welcome Member.
  • Achievement of any ShebaMiles Tier depends on accrual of Status Miles or Qualifying Segments within a program calendar year- January 1st to December 31st.  
  • Mileage credit from flights can happen instantly on the activity date (Flight date) or a later date post the completion of the actual flight activity. ‘Activity Date’ is the date when the ShebaMiles member performs the eligible activity and ‘Posting Date’ is the date on which the ShebaMiles miles for such activities are credited into the member’s account. Membership Tier is reviewed for Status Miles or Qualifying Segments accrued for eligible activities undertaken for Flight Dates only.
  • A Membership Card along with the welcome kit will be sent to ShebaMiles Platinum and Gold members within 4 weeks of qualification.
  • All Members can download a digital membership card on the Ethiopian website or mobile app.

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