As I’ve mentioned many times before, Korean Air SkyPass is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs. They’re transfer partners with Chase Ultimate Rewards, which is an easy points currency to rack up. The main reason I love them so much is because Korean Air probably releases more transpacific first class saver award space than any other airline.
For those of you not familiar with Korean Air SkyPass, here are some posts that might be helpful:
- How To Redeem Korean Air SkyPass Miles
- Booking Korean Air SkyPass Awards Online
- Redeem Miles For Korean Air First Class
- Korean Air SkyPass Award Ticket Holds
Last week I wrote about how Korean Air SkyPass improved their online search tool, making it easier to search award space even if you don’t have miles with them.
Some readers pointed out that unfortunately the “link” between Chase Ultimate Rewards and Korean Air SkyPass was down. That was rather frustrating, given that there was literally no way to transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air, even through the call center. At the time they didn’t have an ETA on when the “link” would be fixed.
I received over a dozen comments and emails about this, and promised I’d post an update when the link is back up. Well, it looks like the issue has finally been fixed, and Chase Ultimate Rewards points are once again instantly transferable to Korean Air SkyPass.
While I don’t have an immediate need to transfer points, I’m already planning my next SkyTeam first class redemption using SkyPass miles. I would like to fly China Southern’s 777-300ER between New York and Guangzhou in first class in one direction (I’m curious how it compares to my interesting experience in their A380 first class), and then China Eastern’s 777-300ER between Shanghai and New York in first class in the other direction.
Does anyone else have plans to redeem Korean Air miles in the near future?