Based in Taiwan, EVA Air is a Star Alliance member that flies to o
ver 40 destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The SKYTRAX five-star airline flies to Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle in the United States.
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Infinity Mileagelands is EVA Air’s frequent flyer program. Transfer partners include Citi ThankYou® Rewards, Capital One® Rewards and Hilton Honors. In this guide, we’ll go over how to earn and burn EVA Air miles, so you can decide if it’s worth your loyalty.
|Flights, upgrades, merchandise, travel e-coupons, hotel vouchers, magazines, flight simulator experience
Infinity MileageLands Elite Status
When you register for an Infinity MileageLands account, you’ll automatically get Green status. From there, you can move up three status tiers: Silver, Gold and Diamond. To qualify for a higher status, you’ll need to earn a certain number of miles, go on a certain number of EVA Air flights, or a combination of both.
|30K miles + 4 EVA Air flights
|26 EVA Air flights
|50 EVA Air flights
|100 EVA Air flights
Once you unlock a tier, you’ll have that status for two years. Benefits include:
|Bonus miles for traveling EVA Air during your birth month
|Free seat selection
|Extra baggage allowance
|Priority baggage handling
|Electronic upgrade certificates
|EVA Air VIP lounge access
|Personalized baggage name tags
|Member reservation hotline
|10% discount at EVA/UNI SKY SHOP
|Exclusive discounts from the EVA SKY SHOP pre-order service
|Miles & Cash for the EVA SKY SHOP
|Change/Refund fees waived on award tickets
Earning EVA Air Miles
Earn EVA Miles when you fly internationally with EVA Air/UNI Air, as well as with Star Alliance partners. The amount of miles earned for a particular flight depends on region and ticket type or booking class.
Airline partners include:
You can also earn EVA Air Miles by making travel-related purchases, such as:
Rack up on EVA Air Miles when you travel or shop with the Infinity MileageLands partners below:
- ANA Duty Free Shop
- Breeze Rewards
- The Economist
- Forbes Asia
- HAPPY GO
- JD Coin
- Laithwaites Direct Wines
Buying EVA Air Miles is also an option, in multiples of 1,000 and at $40 per 1,000 miles. However, we don’t recommend it unless you have a specific redemption you’re eyeing, and you don’t have enough miles. Otherwise, you’d be spending more than they’re worth.
Earning EVA Air Miles with Credit Cards
|CITI THANKYOU REWARDS
|CAPITAL ONE REWARDS
|Personal credit cards
|Citi Prestige® Credit Card
Citi Premier® Card
|Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card
You can also transfer Hilton Honors Points to your Infinity MileageLands account at a 1,000:100 ratio.
Redeeming EVA Air Miles
EVA Air Miles expire after three years, without notice and regardless of activity. This is an exceptionally harsh policy compared to most other frequent flyer programs which extend the expiration simply by earning or burning miles.
Use your EVA Air Miles for flights with EVA Air/UNI Air and Star Alliance partners, starting from 6,750 miles. If you don’t have enough mileage, you can opt for Miles & Cash.
EVA has a zone-based chart, and routing rules are pretty standard:
- Two stopovers are allowed on a roundtrip award ticket.
- The turnaround point and stopover cities cannot be in the same country as the origin or destination.
- Stopovers are not allowed on a one-way ticket.
- One open jaw segment is allowed, but it must be at the origin, destination or turnaround point.
- Open jaws between regions are not allowed.
- If the award ticket contains more than one zone, the zone with the higher mileage requirement will apply.
- A six-segment maximum is allowed on an award ticket, but there is no MPM restriction.
Or maybe you want to enjoy a more comfortable flight with a cabin class upgrade from 6,000 EVA Air Miles.
Redeem your EVA Air Miles for:
- EVA Sky Shop purchases
- Travel e-coupons and hotel vouchers
- Merchandise, including travel, management, design and magazine subscriptions
- EVA Flight simulator experience
Infinity MileageLands Best Redemptions
Star Alliance Round-the-World. These massive, multi-stop itineraries provides an extremely valuable way to use your EVA Air Miles – only 180,000 miles for economy, 325,000 miles for business, and 480,000 miles for first class.
Star Alliance within North Asia. This region covers thousands of miles and includes:
- Russian Far East
- South Korea
- Marshall Islands
Combine that with EVA’s generous stopover policy, and you can visit three destinations for only 30,000 miles in economy or 50,000 miles in business.
Star Alliance to Hawaii and Central America. Fly roundtrip to Hawaii and two Caribbean islands in business class for 80,000 miles.
Star Alliance within Europe. For 30,000 miles in economy or 55,000 miles in business class, you can see a few different cities in Europe.
If you live in Taiwan, and you’re a fan of Star Alliance, then it makes sense to join EVA Air Infinity MileageLands. If not, then there are other Star Alliance loyalty programs – like Air Canada Aeroplan – that offer better ways to earn rewards and better ways to redeem them.