Korean Air has been one of my favorite uses of Chase points.
- First class awards have been so darned easy to get.
- There are real sweet spots in their Skyteam award chart
- They offer cheap awards to Hawaii
Although they are of course very Korean and their processes for redeeming awards are unique.
Korean Air’s Skypass website lists Chase Ultimate Rewards as a partner and indicates transfers will be back this month.
※ Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfer is temporarily unavailable. It is planned to re-open during Jan, 2015.
When I flagged that last month, I said I didn’t take the date as definitive.
Since I have readers asking for an update almost every day, I reached out to Chase. They simply indicated that there’s no news at this time.
While I’d rather have a date certain, and I’d feel like a return was imminent if I got a different answer, I at least appreciate that the status remains an indication that Chase sees Korean returning as a partner (what they’ve indicated previously). And I like that Korean hasn’t felt the need to update their website further.
I don’t know when transfers will return, though I do believe they will based on indications from both sides. Fortunately Korean will hold awards without points in an account up until days before departure.
Update: Sorry for the setting that had comments turned off!