Aegean Offering 6,000 Miles To New Members

Aegean Offering 6,000 Miles To New Members

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It’s rare to see a frequent flyer program offer a significant bonus just for registering, so this is pretty noteworthy. That’s especially true when you consider that this is potentially enough miles for a one-way award.

Aegean Miles+Bonus new member bonus

Greek Star Alliance airline Aegean is offering a bonus of 6,000 award miles to new program members:

  • This is valid for new registrations through 11:59PM Greek time on November 29, 2021
  • The 6,000 miles you get will be award miles, and you’ll also receive 1,000 elite miles
  • The miles will automatically post upon completion of registration; note that when a similar promotion was offered last year, 1,000 bonus miles posted immediately, and then the additional bonus miles posted a few weeks later, so I can’t make any guarantees when it comes to timing

As far as Aegean Miles+Bonus mileage expiration goes, the miles technically don’t expire, but the program does cancel your account if you don’t credit at least one paid Aegean program to the program every 60 months. So at a minimum your miles will be valid for five years, which is a solid expiration policy.

Earn 6,000 bonus Aegean miles with this bonus

Why there’s value in Aegean’s frequent flyer program

Aegean is a Star Alliance airline, and on the surface you may be thinking that it seems like a random program to credit miles to, since many people don’t fly Aegean with any frequency. However:

  • The program has some of the most reasonable thresholds for earning Star Alliance Gold status, so it’s a great program to credit miles to even if you don’t fly with Aegean often
  • The program has excellent Star Alliance award redemption rates, which could come in handy

Here’s a look at Aegean’s award chart, for some context:

Aegean Miles+Bonus award chart

In addition to Star Alliance redemption rates, 6,000 miles is more than enough for a one-way economy class award within Greece, so just signing up for the program can get you a free one-way flight.

Score an Aegean award flight with the sign-up bonus alone

Bottom line

Aegean is offering 6,000 bonus miles for any new member who signs up for the program. There’s no need to complete any qualifying activity, so this is a great deal, if you ask me. 6,000 miles is enough for a one-way ticket within Greece, or will get you on your way to your first Star Alliance award.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this Aegean Miles+Bonus sign-up bonus?

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  1. Ken L Guest

    Did that and the 6K miles are in the account immediately. But got an email from ffprevention, supposedly from the airline. It requests:
    In this context, we would like to proceed in the authentication of your M+B account details. Therefore, we kindly ask you to forward us the below, as an attachment, by replying to this email:

    Photo of your national ID
    Photo of any utility bill which validate the shipping address under...

    Did that and the 6K miles are in the account immediately. But got an email from ffprevention, supposedly from the airline. It requests:
    In this context, we would like to proceed in the authentication of your M+B account details. Therefore, we kindly ask you to forward us the below, as an attachment, by replying to this email:

    Photo of your national ID
    Photo of any utility bill which validate the shipping address under your M+B profile

    Anyone got the same - is this real or scam

  2. Steve Guest

    Can you pool points between family members?

    1. platy Guest

      @ Steve

      My understanding its that you can transfer to another member for a EUR15 fee (receiving up to 50,000 miles (per year)).

      However, you can only make this transfer if you have activity in your account (e.g. accrued Aegean miles on an Aegean or Star* flight) - so you can't simply sign up a coterie of friends and family and transfer multiples of 6,000 miles to yourself.

      Hopefully, somebody can prove this wrong!

    2. platy Guest

      PS. The "together account" may be a way around this, but requires Silver or Gold status (see comment from @ FirstClassEndre below).

  3. tom Guest

    Lucky, Can you clarify?
    Do you need to fly 1 paid Aegean flight every 5yrs or just credit a partner flight to keep the account alive?

  4. VitaliU Guest

    6,000 miles added instantly after registration. Thank you, Lucky!

    1. Timo Gold

      Same here. And I was just about to book flights to Thessaloniki last night but fell asleep. Glad I saw this before doing so.

  5. FirstClassEndre Guest

    Fun fact: you can add up to five friends/family members/spouses to your frequent Traveller (silver or above) account and these 6k miles will travel into the „together account“.
    Not sure though if you can keep the miles in the together account once you remove the person.

    1. Tracy S Guest

      The owner of the Together account keeps the miles if they remove someone from it. Source: personal experience.

      In theory you could line up a bunch of friends to make new accounts, add people to gain the miles, remove them & add others to gain their miles, and so forth. I would expect them to be watching for things like that.

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VitaliU Guest

6,000 miles added instantly after registration. Thank you, Lucky!

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Tracy S Guest

The owner of the Together account keeps the miles if they remove someone from it. Source: personal experience. In theory you could line up a bunch of friends to make new accounts, add people to gain the miles, remove them & add others to gain their miles, and so forth. I would expect them to be watching for things like that.

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Ken L Guest

Did that and the 6K miles are in the account immediately. But got an email from ffprevention, supposedly from the airline. It requests: In this context, we would like to proceed in the authentication of your M+B account details. Therefore, we kindly ask you to forward us the below, as an attachment, by replying to this email: Photo of your national ID Photo of any utility bill which validate the shipping address under your M+B profile Anyone got the same - is this real or scam

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