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Air Miles and Alliances - Thai Airways

Air Miles and Alliances - Thai Airways

Flying with Thai Airways opens you up to the benefits of earning miles thanks to the Royal Orchid Plus programme. With this scheme, you can earn rewards whether you’re in the air, on the ground or just spending in your everyday life.

Thai and Star Alliance Airlines

As Thai Airways is part of the Star Alliance, passengers on both Thai Airways and Star Alliance affiliated flights, can earn themselves air miles on the Royal Orchid Plus programme.

The miles you earn are based upon the fare paid, class of service and the distance you’ve flown. On Thai Airways passengers can earn 100% of miles flown in Economy, 110% in Premium Economy, 125% in Royal Silk and 150% in First Class.

On a Star Alliance operated flight, passengers can earn 100% in Economy, 125% in Business and 150% in First Class.

Star Alliance Airlines are as follows:

  • Airways
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Avianca TACA
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Lot Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • SAS
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • TAM Airlines
  • TAP Portugal
  • THAI
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
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Codeshare flights

When flying on a Thai Airways or Star Alliance codeshare flight, you can earn your Royal Orchid Plus miles based upon the paid class of travel - subject to eligible booking codes of the airline flown.

There are also codeshare agreements with airlines that aren’t partners with the Royal Orchid Plus scheme.

Hotel partners

The Royal Orchid Plus programme has a number of hotel partners across the globe, which could earn you up to 750 miles. There are a number of hotel groups that are partners, which include, but aren’t exclusive to:

  • Centara Hotels & Resorts
  • Chatrium Hotels and Residence
  • Dusit International 
  • Global Hotel Alliance
  • Hilton Family Hotels
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Imperial Hotels & Resorts
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Langham Hospitality Group
  • Mandarin Oriental
  • Millennium Hotels and Resorts
  • Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Sukosol Hotels
  • Worldhotels


To earn miles through hotels, you’ll have to be a member of one of the following hotel loyalty schemes:

  • Accor - Le Club Accor hotels
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Hilton Family - Hilton HHonors
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts - Gold Passport
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts - Preferred Guest
  • Worldhotels

Car rental partners

With the Royal Orchid Plus scheme, you can also earn air miles whilst driving a car from a rental company.

The general rate for miles gained per rental are 250 to 500, however promotional offers can sometimes double these miles.

The airline currently works with these rental companies:

  • Avis
  • Budget

Credit card partners

Spending on a credit or charge card issued by a partner of the Royal Orchid Plus scheme will also help boost your air miles.

This is done by transferring points earned on your loyalty programme to your Royal Orchid Plus account.

Thai Airways’ credit card partners include:

  • Aeon
  • American Express
  • Bangkok Bank
  • Citibank
  • Diners Club
  • JCB
  • KBank
  • Krungsriayudhya
  • KTC
  • SCB
  • Sumitomo Mitsui
  • TMB
  • UOB

Communication partners

Uniquely the Royal Orchid Plus programme offers its users the ability to gain extra miles through the use of their mobile phone. If you use a mobile phone network that participates in the travelling connect scheme, all you have to do is register once and you could earn up to seven miles a minute whenever you use your phone abroad.

Participating networks include:

  • 3 Hutchison
  • Vodafone
  • Indosat
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Hutchison
  • Wataniya
  • Etisalat
  • KT
  • True Mov
  • Beeline
  • T-Mobile
  • Life
  • Turkcell
  • Djezzy
  • Zain
  • Mobinil
  • Mobily
  • Cable & Wireless
  • MTN
  • Telecel
  • Tigo


You can collect even more miles by registering up to three mobiles, free of charge.

Lifestyle and promotion partners

When you view a movie at Major Cineplex you can earn yourself M Gen Points, which you can now redeem and use for extra air miles on your Royal Orchid Plus account.