The Latest News for All ShebaMiles Members

ShebaMiles goes fully digital on membership cards November 17, 2022

As part of our continued commitment to protect the environment and move to a fully digital experience, Ethiopian will be phasing out the use of ShebaMiles physical cards by December 2022. Membership cards will be fully digital to provide you with a safer and convenient experience.

Your digital card is available on the ShebaMiles website and Ethiopian mobile app for Android™ and iPhone® which can be stored to your Apple Wallet or any Android Wallet Passes app or directly to your device’s gallery to easily access your membership number whenever you fly and use the services of our non-air partners.

You download your ShebaMiles digital membership card to enjoy all your membership privileges.

Important changes to ShebaMiles Award Chart August 15, 2022

Effective April 01, 2022, this change will be implemented to all bookings made with Ethiopian and partner airlines flights. These changes include;

  • Adjustment of award zones and award levels in the ShebaMiles Award Chart to ensure that flight awards remain sustainable yet competitive.
  • Adjustments to ShebaMiles one-way award chart on Ethiopian flights to make one-way awards more attractive.
  • Removal of stopover charges from all award tickets on Ethiopian Airlines flights.

    Importantly, with this change, while there will be an increase in the number of miles required to redeem for flights, you can also expect to enjoy a relaxed policy in the amount of miles you can buy to top up your balance in case your current balance is short of the required number of miles to book your next award.

Please use our flight award calculator and upgrade award calculator to find the new award chart.

Exclusion of Partner Airlines flights as Tier Qualifying Segment August 15, 2022

ShebaMiles members will continue to earn Status Miles while flying on our Star Alliance partner airlines.  However, such flights won’t be counted towards tier Qualifying Segment. ShebaMiles members will continue to get tier Qualifying Segment when flying on Ethiopian international flights.

Application of percentage on tier Qualifying Segment based on booking class. August 15, 2022

To recognize and reward members for the type of fare paid, tier Qualifying Segments count for economy class will be calculated based on the existing percentage multiplier for each booking class. This change will be in effect as of January 1, 2022. Refer to the table below for the current percentage multiplier by booking class.

Class of ServiceBooking ClassPercentage Multiplier



A member travelling from Lagos to Dubai via Addis Ababa in Economy Class, buying a ticket with “H” booking class will have an activity count as below:

Routing/Sector Lagos - Addis Ababa - Dubai
Booking Class/Fare Class Paid H
Applicable Booking Class Multiplier 50%
Number of segments for flight routing 2
Number of Tier Qualifying segments to be counted 1 (2 x 50% = 1)


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