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Chase will be losing Korean Air SkyPass as a points transfer partner after August 24. That’s unfortunate because Korean Air’s loyalty program is excellent, with many sweet spots such as first class awards on Korean, China Eastern, and Saudia; Europe business class roundtrips for 80,000 miles; and cheap Hawaii awards to name just a few.
Korean Air First Class
- It could explain why Chase was losing Korean Air as a partner
- There are apparently online ads about an American Express and Korean partnership (not specific to Membership Rewards)
- There was an unconfirmed screen shot floating around purporting to show Korean Air as a transfer partner on the American Express website, though I don’t believe I’ve seen anyone claim they could replicate
I reached out to American Express to see whether there was any truth to this hope. While noting that Korean Air is a Membership Rewards transfer partner for cardmembers in South Korea, an American Express spokesperson tells me unequivocably, “there are no plans or agreements for Korean Air to become a transfer partner for U.S. [Membership Rewards]-enrolled Card Members.”