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Earn More Miles, New Award Charts

Earn More Miles, New Award Charts

Commencing 01 October 2019, a number of changes will be introduced that can reward you with more miles and provide more Award flexibility with THAI and Star Alliance partners.

 

• Earning Miles

The new earning structure provides more miles in many classes of service, depending on the paid fare.

Actual miles flown plus class of service miles will continue to be Qualifying Miles that determine Royal Orchid Plus tier status.


Class of Service
Booking Class

Current

Mileage Accrual

New

Mileage Accrual

Effective from

01 October 2019 Onwards

Royal First Class F
150%
250%

A, P
150%
200%
Royal Silk Class C, D
125%
150%

J, Z
125%
125%
Premium Economy U
110%
110%
Economy Y, B
100%
110%

M, H, Q 100%
100%

T, K, S 75%
75%

G
50%
50%
  V, W 25% 25%
L 0 No miles

Ineligible Booking

Classes

O , I , X , E , N , R 0 No miles
  • * Award travel generally in O / I / X / E /  booking classes and travel industry discounted tickets, generally in ID or AD, are not eligible for mileage accrual.

- All members continue to earn 500 minimum miles on all THAI operated flights.

- For THAI Smile flights, Platinum and Gold members earn 500 minimum miles.

- For THAI Smile flights, Silver and Basic members earn 200 minimum miles .

 

New Tier Status Bonus Miles*

Having and aspiring to Platinum, Gold and Silver status will be even more rewarding with new Tier Status Bonus Miles earned on international flights operated by THAI and TG 4 digit flight numbers operated by THAI Smile (WE).  

Tier Status Bonus Miles

Additional

Percentage of Flown Miles

( Effective from 01 October 2019 Onwards)

Platinum 20%
Gold 10%
Silver 5%

* Tier Status Bonus Miles are not Qualifying Miles that determine membership status within the Royal Orchid Plus program.

Tier Status Bonus Miles are earned according to the tier status with each flown qualifying flight.  These additional miles are calculated on top of actual miles flown and any applicable class of service bonus miles.  As an example one way travel between Bangkok and London with actual miles of 5,928 would earn the following tier status bonus miles.

 

Platinum

(20% Tier Status Bonus Miles)

Earned  Miles

( Effective from 01 October 2019 Onwards)

Royal First Class

(Ex : Travel in booking class F)

• 14,820 miles

(earn miles 250% calculated from actual miles including class of service miles)

• 2,964 tier status bonus miles

• 17,784 total earned miles

 

Gold

(10% Tier Status Bonus Miles )

Earned Miles

( Effective from 01 October 2019 Onwards)

Royal Silk Class

(Ex : Travel in booking class C)

• 8,892 miles

(earn miles 150% calculated from actual miles including class of service miles)

• 889 tier status bonus miles

• 9,781 total  earned miles

Silver

(5% Tier Status Bonus Miles)

Earned Miles

( Effective from 01 October 2019 Onwards)

Economy Class

(Ex: Travel in booking class Y)

• 6,521 miles

(earn miles 110% calculated from actual miles including class of service miles)

• 326 tier status bonus miles

• 6,847 total earned miles

 

• Redeeming Miles

Mileage requirements have remained the same for many years and in certain zones there are increases in all Award Charts. With the ability to earn more class of service bonus miles and tier bonus miles, this will help to offset Award increases for many members.

Changes to mileage accrual and redemption have been designed to continue rewarding and recognizing members, and to align with other leading frequent flyer programs.

New Award Charts have been simplified and formatted in geographic zones for ease of use. Mileage requirements are for one way travel, for roundtrip travel simply double the stated miles.

New Award Charts are effective for all bookings from 01 October 2019.

Current Award Charts and mileage requirements remain available for redemption until 30 September 2019. Award bookings and ticketing can be made online when possible or with THAI reservations worldwide within 30 September 2019 using the current mileage requirements.

The following is a short summary of Award changes.


THAI Air Awards

THAI Air Awards consists of 2 Award Charts.


International and Domestic Awards

This Award Chart is used for point to point travel from/to Bangkok for domestic and international travel with THAI and THAI Smile.
The new zone based chart states mileage requirements for one way travel, for roundtrip travel double the stated miles are required.
Mixing of class of service is permitted with mileage requirements applied according the class of service redeemed on each sector. View new Award Chart click here.

 

Between Thailand Domestic and International Destinations (connecting in Bangkok)
This Award Chart is used for international Award travel with THAI or THAI Smile to depart from or arrive to any domestic destination with a connection in Bangkok.
(For example, international outbound travel from Thailand (Phuket-Bangkok-London), or international inbound travel (Tokyo-Bangkok-Chiang Mai).
Stopovers in Bangkok are not permitted, travel must continue to the final destination on the first available flight
Mixing of class of service is permitted. However, the mileage for the highest class of service in each direction will be applied.
View new Award Chart click here.

Beyond Bangkok THAI and Star Alliance Awards
This Award Chart is used for multi-sector international travel with THAI and THAI Smile, and for travel across the Star Alliance network with THAI and Star Alliance partners, or solely with Star Alliance partners.
The chart consists of 12 geographic zones. To determine destinations in each zone, please refer to the Star Alliance geographic key link.
Mileage requirements are for one way travel, for roundtrip travel double the stated miles are required.
Mixing of class of service is permitted. However,
the mileage for the highest class of service in each direction will be applied. View new Award Chart click here.

 

THAI Upgrade Awards

The New THAI Upgrade Award Chart is in geographic zones that align with the THAI Air Award Chart. The booking class of the original purchased ticket determines the number of miles required for a one way upgrade.

View new Award Chart
click here.


Star Alliance Upgrade Awards

The Star Alliance Upgrade Award Chart covers the entire Star Alliance network. View new Award Chart click here.

 

THAI Max Express

Beginning 01 April 2019,THAI Max Express is a new option to purchase a paid ticket using only miles for roundtrip travel in Royal First Class or Royal Silk Class. THAI Max Express can be used only for travel departing from Bangkok to all THAI destinations in Europe, Australia, Japan and South Korea.


For more information call the Thailand Contact Center in Bangkok 02 356 1111 or click here.