Overall, korean air has an excellent award program the redemption rates are reasonable and you can book a stopover on a one-way award, meaning that you can visit two destinations on one ticket also, korean air is a transfer partner with chase ultimate rewards and the starwood preferred guest programs. Korean air has long been one of my most recommended options for award seats to asia the combination of great award seat availability in all classes, fair award ticket pricing and the ease of transferring chase ultimate rewards points to its skypass program has always made it a winner. Korean air - excellence in flight korean air is a leading international airline, headquartered in seoul, flying to 126 destinations in 45 countries with a fleet of 155 modern airplanes and more than 15,000 professional employees, korean air provides customers with the ultimate in safety, convenience and comfort. @rewardflying pointed out that korean air has eliminated the ability to put award tickets on hold, with or without points in your account this applies to awards for korean air travel (which could generally be held a month, and used to be able to be held nearly indefinitely) as well as to partner awards (which could be held ~ 5 days. Canada apply for an alaska airlines canadian credit card this indicates a link to an external site that may not follow the same award travel on korean air.
Awarded advertising of the year by the korean advertising society awarded for the 22nd consumer's choice advertising award by korea advertisers association received a certificate for no 1 customer satisfaction (ncsi) in international flights from the korea productivity center. In addition to the mileage redemption amounts indicated below, award tickets require payment of government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges from $15 (for korean domestic travel) or from $37 (for international travel. Award region details korea domestic: korean air domestic destinations japan: korean air destinations china / northeast asia: korean air destinations (including hong kong), irukutsk, taipei, ulaanbaatar, vladivostok. Booking award flights with partner airlines on korean air skypass is a bit of a painful process here's why: first, to book an award flight with a partner airline you must call in to book.
Korean air often makes 2-4 first class award seats available in advance, and on top of that they fly to more us destinations than any other asian carrier, and also have an excellent first class product. Korean air skypass membership reward program korean air facebook (open in new window) korean air twitter (open in new window. Korean air skypass has eliminated the possibility to hold award tickets, both online and on the phone for example, back in the day when you'd visit korean air's website, you'd be given the option to pay now or pay later when you find an award flight.
Korean air has some pretty generous award space, especially in premium cabins a paid expertflyer subscription provides the easiest and fastest way to search for award space, but you can also search for it online using the korean air website. Korean air's skypass program is one of the most overlooked options for award travel see how it can get you great value for flights to hawaii, family travel and more. There are plenty of reasons to love the korean air skypass rewards program, and the main one as far as we're concerned is the number of sweet spots within the korean air skypass award charts to understand the skypass award program and potential sweet spots, there are a few things you should first know.
A couple of months ago i redeemed 160,000 korean air skypass miles for a first class award ticket to asia on korean air and china southern as part of that trip i outlined how to redeem korean air skypass miles. Korean air's skypass program is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the world of miles and points korea's national airline connects key hubs in the united states and europe with many destinations throughout china, japan and southeast asia, and, unlike most other programs which have. Mileage award is only available for korean air operated flight with korean air flight numbers (code share flight operated by other airline may be restricted) all award tickets are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and fees. Korean air skypass will now let you book both korean air and skyteam award flights online prior to this change, you'd have to go through a lengthy telephone process to ticket partner awards prior to this change, you'd have to go through a lengthy telephone process to ticket partner awards. Among award travel enthusiasts, korean air's skypass frequent flyer program has a reputation for two things: offering some fantastic deals on its award chart and being difficult to book award tickets.
Korean air does not offer a one-way award level one-way korean air award bookings are charged the same number of miles as round-trip travel korean air flights, when used one-way in combination with alaska airlines or another partner airline to create a round-trip itinerary (routing restrictions apply), will be charged half the applicable korean air round-trip miles. Korean air is one of two major south korean airlines and is part of the skyteam alliance, which also includes members like delta, air france, klm, and others unless you travel to korea often you. Korean skypass has separate award charts for skyteam partners (delta), alaska airlines and hawaiian airlines as a result, you can only book awards on one partner for flights within the continental us and to hawaii. An award tickets can be issued through our website or one of our local branch offices conditions of award ticket mileage award is only available for korean air operated flight with korean air flight numbers.
Korean air skypass has made some functional improvements to their website, which make it easier to search and book korean air award flights. Ticket award and upgrade award are not applicable to the segment between americas and guam via korea in case of a travel itinerary that includes both international and korea domestic flights, mileage is deducted for both the international and domestic flights according to the mileage redemption chart. Excess baggage award is available on a korean air flight only (the flight must be operated by korean air and the ticket must have been issued with a korean air flight number) maximum 2 pieces of excess baggage per person can be checked by redeeming miles.