Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Transfer to Korean Air Returns January 2015!

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There’s good news for folks looking to travel to Hawaii.

Via Milecards, you will again be able to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air in January 2015.

I’ve written before about how you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air.  But for the last couple of months, Korean Air has been missing from the Chase website.

However, according to Korean Air, in January 2015, you’ll be able to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points again!

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Transfer To Korean Air Returns January 2015

Korean Air Returns as Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Transfer Partner January 2015

This is welcome news because you can fly to Hawaii for less using Korean Air miles.

Korean Air

Link:   Korean Air SkyTeam North America award chart 

When Korean Air returns as a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air on a 1:1 ratio.

You can use Korean Air miles to fly round-trip on Delta Airlines to Hawaii for 25,000 Korean Air miles in coach and 45,000 Korean Air miles in Business Class!

Other airlines charge between 35,000 to 45,000 miles for a round-trip coach ticket and up to 80,000 miles for a round-trip Business Class ticket!

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Transfer To Korean Air Returns January 2015

25,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Transferred to Korean Air Can Get You a Round-Trip Coach Ticket to Hawaii

However, you have to be able to find low-level Delta Airlines award seats which can be difficult.

Note:  You can NOT book Korean Air award tickets online. You have to call Korean Air at 800-438-5000 or 213-484-1900.

So you should NOT transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air, UNLESS award seats are available.  That’s because your points can’t be transferred back.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to partner airlines such as Korean Air when you have 1 of the following Chase cards: Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or the Ink Bold.

Bottom Line

In January you’ll be able to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air again.

You can transfer 25,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air and fly round-trip coach on Delta Airlines to Hawaii.  And a Business Class ticket would only cost 45,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

Delta Airlines award space can be hard to find so you should NOT transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air UNLESS award space is available.

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11 responses to “Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Transfer to Korean Air Returns January 2015!

  1. Hi Darius,

    I have a Chase Sapphire card but it is not a Preferred Sapphire. Do they accept a regular Sapphire card when transferring ultimate rewards points to partner airliners?

    Thanks,
    Tsui

  2. Korean Air also partners with Hawaiian Airlines which has much better availability. Is there a reason you didn’t mention booking on Hawaiian metal using Skypass? Yes, it is 30k RT in Y or 60k RT in F, but Hawaiian generally has tons of availability.

  3. My wife and I are both coming up on first year anniversary with this card, in January. I got the 15k offer via mail and email, but she only got an offer for 5k via mail and email. Both require the $500/month in Jan, Feb, Mar.
    -Will try to get her offered matched to mine.

  4. I am going to Cancun in February and would love to take a few Sandra Brown novels with me to read.

  5. I want to read the whole little house on the prairie series again nod to my childhood days. Plan on doing this during my 7 day Feb. cruise, paid for with chase ultimate reward points!

  6. Can you search for the award flights on the Korean air website and then call or do you have to call them to search for specific flights?

  7. Great site!

  8. Been following your blog. Love, love, love–and thank you from my family. Last time, we flew to Whistler for free. Hope to pull off Hawaii with this. We’re a family of six!

  9. Hi Darius,

    Do you know when this will happen? When I log onto my CHASE UR site, Korean Air is still not listed as a transfer partner.
    Thanks
    Robert

  10. The Korean Air transfer option has returned on the Ulitmate Rewards website.