Earning Miles from Purchasing Miles
Miles can be purchased in order to top up your account balance to reach your
desired award request. Mile sales are in block of thousands, the minimum possible
one time purchase being 1,000 miles and the maximum 20,000 miles per one calendar
year. You need to have at least one flight activity credited in your account to
be able to purchase miles.
Each block of 1,000 miles costs USD25.00, however, the cost may vary from season
to season. Thus, you may want to be on the lookout for the best season or day. Mile
prices can be changed by the ShebaMiles office anytime. A service fee of USD 5.00
or equivalent in local currency has to be paid in addition to the purchased mile
Purchased miles will be credited as Bonus Miles to the member’s account and are
neither for Tier qualification nor can they be exchanged back for cash.
All unredeemed purchased miles will be subject to expiry as per the mileage expiry
rules of the program.
Mile Registration Period
Mile purchase should be completed directly with Ethiopian Airlines Ticket offices.
Purchased Miles reflect in the membership account on the 3rd day from
the date of purchase. Confirm mile registration on the Internet, at an Ethiopian
Airlines Customer Service Office or through an account statement.
Eligibility for Accrual
- Members are eligible for purchase of Mile
- Mile could be purchased and stored in Members Account for future use.
- Purchased Miles are bonus Miles.
Purchased Miles are not Status Miles.
Accrual rates vary from season to season. Thus, members should check for the
latest accrual rates.