Reminder: Chase Ultimate Rewards No Longer Transfer to Korean Air Starting August 25

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Reminder:  Chase Ultimate Rewards No Longer Transfer to Korean Air Starting August 25

Joseph HostetlerReminder:  Chase Ultimate Rewards No Longer Transfer to Korean Air Starting August 25Million Mile Secrets Team

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Remember!  At the end of this week, you’ll no longer be able to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air.

There are lots of sweet spots with Korean Air miles, one of the best being their super cheap award prices to Hawaii.  They’re personally one of my favorite Chase transfer partners, so it’s pretty devastating to see them go.  If you plan to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air, do it within the next couple days!

I Transferred 25,000 Points to Korean Air Last Year for a Round-Trip to Maui From Cincinnati to See Those Black Sand Beaches of Lore

Chase and Korean Air Parting Ways

As of August 25, 2018, Chase Ultimate Rewards points will no longer transfer to Korean Air.  If you have an award in mind, transfer your points before August 24, 2018.  That’s 2 days from today to decide if transferring your Chase points to Korean Air is worth it.

Keep in mind, you can only book award tickets for yourself and immediate family members.  I wouldn’t transfer now unless you have a specific use for them, as prices can increase any time.

Some of the best Korean Air awards include:

  • 80,000 Korean Air miles one-way to China, Japan, South Korea, and Northeast Asia in Korean Air First Class
  • 80,000 Korean Air miles to Europe in Business Class round-trip with partner airlines
  • 25,000 Korean Air miles for round-trip coach award seats to Hawaii on Delta
  • 30,000 Korean Air miles for round-trip coach award seats to Hawaii on Alaska Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines

Here’s everything you need to know before the Chase partnership with Korean Air ends.

Fortunately, there are still lots of ways to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  But if you want to build a stockpile of Korean Air miles, your best bet is a card like the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card.  You can transfer Marriott points to Korean Air at a ratio of 3:1.  And when you transfer in increments of 60,000 points, you’ll get a bonus 5,000 miles (in other words, 60,000 Marriott points = 25,000 Korean Air miles).

Let us know what you decide to do!

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Thanks for the reminder last week! I transferred 70K URPoints from Chase to KA last friday (and at the same time, called KA and put my award tix on hold) and they were in the KA account by monday for ticketing. I did find it interesting that I used my Delta points to get a 3rd tix on the same exact flight for $25. KA was $145 each tix. Still, I’m happy with 3 OW SFO to ICN non-stop for $315 total!