S7 Priority - S7 Airlines

S7 Priority
S7 Airlines, also flying under the name of Siberian Airlines offer you an international and domestic service. This airline is a member of the “OneWorld Alliance” and offers regularly scheduled flights between 106-destinations. They include Russia, Asia, as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, and the Middle East.

As a Frequent Flyer across Russia or to and from the CIS, you are invited to become a valued Member of the S7 Airlines’ frequent flyer program. Your S7 Priority Awards membership entitles you to a variety of benefits, which include you benefitting from preferentially priced domestic award flights. In addition, you are offered the advantage of airline travel with members of the OneWorld Alliance.
  • Pros
  • Good number of partner airlines
  • Low rates on short haul flights
  • Promo rates
  • 500 welcome miles ❷
  • Cons
  • No stopovers allowed
  • One ways cost more than 50%
  • Partners cannot be booked online
  • Partners impose fuel surcharge
  • Fees & Charges
  • Change fee ❶
  • Expiration: Miles expire 24 months since last activity.
  • For some programs, an activity is any accrual of miles, crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles. For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.
  • ❶ Only changes to date and time are eligible on award flights longer than one zone
  • ❷ You will get 500 welcome miles after your first flight with S7 Airlines

Transfer Partners

Carlson points
10 : 1
30 days
The ratio is the number of flexible reward points it would take to transfer to S7 Priority.
Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Airlines and Fuel Surcharge

This table will show you the partner airlines can be booked online and those which impose fuel surcharge.

S7 Airlines S7 Airlines
American Airlines American Airlines
British Airways British Airways
Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific
Finnair Finnair
Iberia Iberia
Japan Airlines Japan Airlines
LAN Argentina LAN Argentina
LATAM Brasil LATAM Brasil
Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Airlines
Qantas Qantas
Qatar Airways Qatar Airways
Royal Jordanian Royal Jordanian
SriLankan Airlines SriLankan Airlines

Program Review

With its hubs located at Domodedovo International and Tolmachevo Airports, your S7 Priority offers an easy to manage a regional-based program. It is based on a convenient two-award charts system: 

  1. S7 flights
  2. OneWorld partnership flights

Both options offer excellent redemption options. Although fuel surcharges are added by the airline on various routes for their own and partnership flights, they are generally kept to the minimum.

S7 Priority Membership Tier Benefits

Upon joining the S7 Priority Awards program you will be granted a Classic basic membership, with the potential of upgrading to three Elite status levels, each of which includes the benefits of the previous level.


  • Status and Bonus earning miles with S7 partners
  • Exchange miles accumulated for Reward Flights
  • Accumulate status miles to advance to upper Tiers

Elite Status Levels

Silver (OneWorld Ruby)

  • Earn 25-percent plus Bonus Miles with S7 airline partners
  • Prioritized check-in and wait list
  • No charge seat assignment - Member and two companions
  • Preferential rewards available up to 200% of the Optimum fare

Gold (OneWorld Sapphire)

  • Earn 50-percent Bonus Miles with S7 airline partners
  • Excess baggage allowance (one-piece or 23kg
  • Priority aircraft boarding
  • Access to Business Class Lounge for member and one companion

Platinum (OneWorld Emerald)

  • Earn 75-percent plus flights with S7 airline partners 
  • Extra 32kg baggage allowance 
  • Confirmed paid reservation guaranteed for 48-hours pre-departure
  • OneWorld First Class lounge access
  • Security Fast-track 

NB: S7 Airlines in respect of their S7 Priority Awards program do not offer co-branded credit cards for USA residents.

Elite Status Miles or Segment Targets

In comparison with various other frequent flyer programs, the number of miles needed to advance your S7 Priority tier Status is favorable.

  • Silver - 20,000 miles or 20-segments
  • Gold  - 50,000 miles or 50-segments
  • Platinum - 75,000 miles or 75-segments

Balancing the Benefits

With any Award program, it is a question of determining how you can best benefit from what it offers. Your S7 Priority Awards give you reasonable opportunities and also offer some significant benefits with their redemption options. You can also credit them with financial advantages when traveling with a baby of up to two years of age for only 10% miles cost of the original ticket. Other benefits include:

  • You are granted a full refund related to  cancellation for any medical emergency
  • For a flight change, you will be charged a nominal fee of about $25

Some of the other conditions in effect are:

  • A cash ticket must be purchased before you can book award flight and redeem accumulated miles
  • Various award tickets can be above 50-percent of the cost for round-trip tickets with stopovers not included.
  • Your accumulated Miles expire after 24-months
  • Applied fuel surcharges on S7 and some partners flights
  • Permitted changes to Award flights only relate to date and time and for award flights longer than one zone
  • Refunds are not available for Miles and fuel surcharges related to a cancellation

For S7 Priority members, your best destination could be the Domestic awards in Russia and in respect of flights within the CIS. They offer you preferred benefits starting with a 15,000 miles roundtrip. The S7 Priority program divides Russia into four regions; listing Moscow in “Russia 1.” 

Redeeming Your S7 Priority Miles

As you accumulate your Awards Miles you become eligible for some highly desirable redemption options. An example of their quality is seen with:

  • A Business Class flight to take you on round-trip anywhere in the USA with the exception of Hawaii, and Canada for only 40,000 miles. This is 10,000 miles less than as offered by any of the premier American airlines.
  • If you decide on a redemption miles flight within Europe, the cost is 15,000-miles flying economy and 25,000-miles for Business Class. (Due to the geography of that region by S7 Airlines, you are able to fly a distance between Istanbul and Reykjavik for the same rate)
  • A redeemed miles round-trip flight between North America and Europe will cost you 50,000-miles flying economy class. However, there is a preferred option by flying Business Class for only 75,000 miles.
  • A further preferred Miles Redemption offer is a Business Class flight between North and South America. The round-trip awards offer a cost of only 90,000 miles.

Your S7 Priority Awards Perspective

As with any Awards program, there are different perspectives that can attract different frequent flyers. A general one associated with the S7 Priority program could be viewed as the Optimum rate, which is capacity oriented. In this connection, it could be preferred to Priority fares, which to all intents and purposes, are about three times the cost!

By selecting the Optimum rate option, have the opportunity of choosing between the best available redemption programs listed within S7 Priority Awards program, This may be counteracted to a certain extent by flights between North America and Africa,  South Pacific or India seeming slightly cost-heavy with a 100,000-miles roundtrip.

Upgrades and Priority Advantages

Your accumulated Award Miles can be utilized to upgrade cash tickets from economy to business class, although it is relatively costly. By example; if you take a one-way upgrade from economy to business class the cost of that ticket will be 50-percent of the price in miles compared to purchasing it at the standard rate. Adding to this is the fact of it costing you 100-percent of the price in miles if you buy a ticket at a discounted rate.

When you look objectively at the benefits gained from S7 Priority awards membership they offer you a means of improving your flying experience. When flying their routes they offer you those extra advantages and benefits that can turn an otherwise routine flight into something special. In addition, you have the satisfaction of some excellent future Flight Miles returns.