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Basic Mileage and Required Miles for a 1-sector (One-Way) Itinerary

One-Way (1-Sector)
Mileage
(Basic Sector Mileage)

Economy Class to Business Class
(1-sector)

Business Class to First Class
(1-sector)

0-2,000 12,000 20,000
2,001 to 2,500 18,000 30,000
2,501 to 3,000 22,000 35,000
3,001 to 3,500 24,000 40,000
3,501 to 4,000 26,000 45,000
4,001 to 4,500 28,000 45,000
4,501 to 5,000 30,000 50,000
5,001 to 5,500 32,000 50,000
5,501 to 7,000 34,000 50,000
7,001 to 9,000 36,000 55,000
9,001 to 10,000 38,000 55,000
Over 10,001 40,000 60,000

Example of Required Mileage Confirmation When Using Miles to Upgrade

Example: Upgrading from Business Class to First Class

  • "SQ" refers to Singapore Airlines.

(Example) The required mileage to upgrade from Business Class to First Class on a SQ itinerary from Tokyo to Singapore (itinerary distance for outbound journey: 3,312 miles) is 40,000 miles (1 sector).

Example: Upgrading from Economy Class to Business Class

  • "LH" refers to Lufthansa.

(Example) The required mileage to upgrade from Economy Class to Business Class on an LH itinerary from Tokyo to Frankfurt (itinerary distance for outbound journey: 5,928 miles) and Frankfurt to London (itinerary distance for outbound journey: 396 miles) is 46,000 miles (2 sectors; 34,000 miles + 12,000 miles).

Basic Mileage and Required Points for a One-Way (1-sector) Itinerary

One-Way (1-Sector)
Mileage
(Basic Sector Mileage)

Economy Class to Business Class
(1-sector)

Business Class to First Class
(1-sector)

1 to 1,000 4 8
1,001 to 2,000 6 12
2,001 to 4,000 8 16
Over 4,001 10 20