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.
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.
As well as Award Miles, you’ll earn Status Miles & tier Qualifying Segments every time you fly with us and our Star Alliance partners. The number of Status Miles you earn will depend on the distance flown, airline booked and fare type.
Like Status Miles, Qualifying Segments count towards your upgrade to a higher membership tier. Your Qualifying Segments are calculated based on the airline booked and fare type.
While Award Miles can be redeemed for rewards, Status Miles and Qualifying Segments contribute towards your progress through the membership tiers. Unlike Award Miles, Status Miles can't be spent on rewards and they reset back to zero at the beginning of the program calendar year (Jan 1st).
Note: Ethiopian Airlines domestic flights and all partner flights do not count towards tier Qualifying Segments.
Status Miles and Qualifying Segments are valid for 12 months from the date they are earned, and our daily status review means that once you reach the required number of Status Miles or Qualifying Segments, you will be upgraded.
|Upgrade or Maintain||Sheba Miles Blue||Sheba Miles Silver||Sheba Miles Gold||Sheba Miles Platinum|
|Earn||3,000 Status Miles||25,000 Status Miles||50,000 Status Miles||100,000 Status Miles|
|Fly||2 Qualifying Segments||25 Qualifying Segments||50 Qualifying Segments||80 Qualifying Segments|