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Chase announced that the last day to transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air’s SkyPass program would be Friday, August 24 and that effective today Saturday, August 25 Korean would no longer be a Chase transfer partner.
That notice is still on the Chase Ultimate Rewards website.
However Korean Air is also still listed as a transfer partner and the website is allowing me to begin the process of initiating transfers.
In case you missed the announced cutoff but still want to move Chase points you may have a brief window to still submit transfers. I couldn’t complete a transfer myself because I am within 24 hours of my last and final transfer (and Chase has only permitted one transfer every 24 hours to Korean for some time).
Korean Air Kosmo Suites
Here are some of the Korean Air opportunities.
- They offer great first class award space between the US and Seoul and a first class cabin on many of their intra-Asia routes and they fly to more US cities than any other Asian airline. They also offer first class redemption on SkyTeam partners Saudia and China Eastern.
- Business class between the US and Europe is 80,000 miles roundtrip on SkyTeam partners. SkyTeam awards between the US and the Mideast or Africa are 120,000 miles in business class. Business class between the US and South America is just 110,000 miles roundtrip.
- Hawaii first class roundtrips on Alaska, Delta, or Hawaiian are 60,000 miles. They partner with airlines outside of SkyTeam like Emirates and Etihad, too.
- Stopovers are permitted on one-way Korean Air tickets, change fees are just $27 at current exchange rates, and infant fares cost an extra 10% of miles redeemed, rather than 10% of a full fare ticket