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Alitalia MilleMiglia Elite Status: How to Get it and What’s in it For You

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The Alitalia MilleMiglia‘s elite program is a very good way to maximize your flight benefits if you’re interested in flying on SkyTeam partner airlines.

In addition to the SkyTeam elite benefits, Alitalia has reciprocal elite benefits with Etihad and its partner airlines, so you’re really getting the best of both worlds. Alitalia is also a transfer partner of both Amex Membership Rewards and SPG programs.

Earning Status

The Alitalia MilleMiglia elite program has three elite levels: Ulisse Club, Freccia Alata Club and Freccia Alata Plus Club.

Alitalia MilleMiglia Qualification Requirements

Qualification requirements are as follows.

  • Ulisse Club: 20,000 miles or 30 flights
  • Freccia Alata Club: 50,000 miles or 60 flights
  • Freccia Alata Plus Club: 80,000 miles or 90 flights


  • Ulisse Club: Up to two upgrades to Medium-Haul business
  • Freccia Alata Club and above: Up to four upgrades to economy premium or Medium Haul business

Elite Bonus Miles

  • Ulisse Club: 25% bonus miles
  • Freccia Alata Club: 50% bonus miles
  • Freccia Alata Plus Club: 100% bonus miles
Extra miles and exclusive services come with status

Fee Waivers

  • Excess Baggage:
    • Ulisse Club and above: 1 extra bag 50 lbs.
    • Ulisse Club and above: Free transportation and priority baggage claim for sports equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Free Extra Comfort seats booking at web check-in

Airport Services

Ulisse Club and above:

  • Waitlist priority
  • Priority check-in at Business Class counter
  • Priority boarding

Freccia Alata Club and Freccia Alata Plus Club:

  • Access to priority security lanes
  • Guaranteed booking up to 24 hours before departure (full fare international long haul)
  • Welcome Service (discounts)
  • Dedicated post-flight assistance service

Freccia Alata Plus Club:

  • Priority security gates

Complimentary Lounge Access

  • Ulisse Club: 30 euro access to Alitalia Lounges with free admission for one guest
  • Freccia Alata Club: Access to the Alitalia and SkyTeam Lounges worldwide
  • Freccia Alata Plus Club: access with guests to Alitalia Lounges and SkyTeam lounges worldwide and to Etihad Airways partner lounges.
Comfort and a range of services at Alitalia airport lounges

Notable Additional Rewards for Freccia Alata Plus Club Members

  • Ulisse Club and above: Rollovers – you can transfer the qualifying miles that exceed the number of miles required for status to the following year.
  • Freccia Alata Plus Club: Freccia Alata Club status for a friend or family member.

SkyTeam Status

  • Ulisse Club – Elite
  • Freccia Alata Club and Freccia Alata Plus Club – Elite Plus

SkyTeam Elite Benefits

There benefits for SkyTeam Elite and ElitePlus members may differ from benefits afforded to the Alitalia elite members. For more information, please see this SkyTeam Benefits Page.

Etihad Airlines Partners Elite Benefits

In addition to Alitalia, the Etihad Airlines Partners includes seven airlines: Etihad, Etihad Regional, airberlin, Niki, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Jet Airlines. They have the following common elite benefits.

  • Ulisse Club:
  • Excess Baggage: 22 lb or 1 bag
  • Exclusive Mile Bonus: 25%
  • Excess Baggage: 22 lb or 1 bag
  • Freccia Alata Club and Freccia Alata Plus Club:
  • Excess Baggage: 33 lb or 1 bag (44 lb for Freccia Alata Plus Club)
  • Exclusive Mile Bonus: 50% (100% for Freccia Alata Plus Club)
  • Priority check-in
  • Priority boarding
  • Lounge access at select airports

Other Ways to Earn Status

  • None

Status Match/Status Challenge

Alitalia is known to offer status-matching promos (the latest ended on Jan 31, 2016). Instead of waiting for the next promo, you could send them an email request with the copy of your current elite card from another airline. There have been numerous reports approving status-matching from different airline programs.

Earning Elite Miles on Partner Airlines

You can earn elite qualifying miles on SkyTeam and Etihad partner airlines, but not other partner airlines. Please see this link and click on each airline for more information.


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