Ethiopian Airlines has decided to extend ShebaMiles tiers by an additional year through December 31, 2022, as many other airlines have already done.
The airline will also change tier qualification requirements for Silver and Gold tiers, partner flights will no longer count towards qualifying based on segments, and how segments on Ethiopian flights are counted will also change.
You can access Ethiopian Airlines here.
Note that you must have some activity by the end of 2021 to extend your miles, or otherwise, they expire per the current policy.
Here are the links to changes:
- Tier Qualification Revision
- Tier Qualification Based on Partner Flight Segment
- Tier Sector Count Based on Booking Class
Here’s the email that ShebaMiles sent:
Extending the member tiers by a year makes sense, as it is likely what most other airlines will end up doing, too, if they already haven’t.
Not sure if it makes much sense that partner segments won’t count towards tier qualification, partner miles do, or that even segments on Ethiopian won’t count fully unless in higher fare class?
I doubt that Ethiopian Airlines has too many elite members or that their program is exceptionally generous for higher-tier members to cull their numbers.