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Everyone loves free miles, right? Between now and February 15th, you can earn 3,000 free miles by joining Ethiopian Airlines’ loyalty program, ShebaMiles! You can get to the direct offer here.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Members shall insert complete and valid profile information during enrollment.
  • In case duplicate membership accounts of members are discovered, the latest duplicate membership accounts created during this Promotion will be immediately cancelled and disqualified.
  • The enrollment promotional bonus miles will be granted to eligible members in up to two weeks from the enrollment date.
  • All existing ShebaMiles Member Enrollment Terms and Conditions shall apply.

What can you do with 3,000 miles?

Arguably, not a ton. I priced out some one way award redemptions out of Addis Ababa (ABB), Ethiopian’s base, and things are a little more expensive than that. Addis Ababa to Nairobi is 15,000 miles oneway in economy:

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And Addis Ababa to Dubai is 22,500 miles oneway in economy.

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Conclusion

ShebaMiles expire after 3 years of inactivity, and no US-based flexible points program (Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, American Express Membership Rewards, or SPG Starpoints) can be transferred to Ethiopian ShebaMiles. In the end, I would recommend that you stay away from this promotion, but it’s good to know that Ethiopian has a rewards program, should you need to utilize it in the future.

Anyone going to take advantage of this offer? Let us know below!

Header image courtesy of Adrian Pingstone.

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