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For a limited time, US Bank has increased the sign-up bonus on the Korean Air SkyPass cards (personal and business).
You’ll now earn up to 30,000 Korean Air miles after meeting minimum spending requirements. This offer ends on June 30, 2015.
Normally, the sign-up bonus on these cards is only 15,000 Korean Air miles. So this is double the usual offer!
Emily and I don’t receive a commission for these offers but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!
These cards aren’t right for everyone! I’ll explain.
What’s the Deal?
Link: US Bank Korean Air SkyPass Visa (Personal)
Link: US Bank Korean Air SkyPass Visa (Business)
You’ll earn 15,000 Korean Air miles after your 1st purchase with the US Bank Korean Air SkyPass Visa (Personal) and US Bank Korean Air SkyPass Visa (Business).
And you’ll earn another 15,000 Korean Air miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months.
Plus, with either card, you’ll get:
- 2 Korean Air miles per $1 you spend on Korean Air
- 1 Korean Air mile per $1 you spend on everything else
- 2 Korean Air VIP Lounge passes (valid only when you fly Korean Air) each cardmember year after payment of the annual fee
- 2,000 bonus Korean Air miles when you renew your card
- No foreign transaction fees
What Can You Do With Korean Air Miles?
Link: Korean Air Award Chart
For example, it costs 25,000 Korean Air miles for a round-trip coach ticket within North America on Delta. That includes from the Mainland US to Hawaii!
But Delta award seats are often hard to find.
If you want more Korean Air miles, remember that Korean Air is a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner.
So you could get the sign-up bonus from the US Bank Korean Air SkyPass card, then transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards if you want more miles for an award ticket.
This Isn’t the Right Card for Everyone
Even though the sign-up bonus is double the usual amount, this isn’t a good card for many folks.
If you don’t qualify for the Visa Signature version of the personal card, US Bank may approve you for a lesser version of the card with a lower sign-up bonus! And they’re picky about approving applications if you have a lot of recent credit inquiries on your credit report.
Korean Air partner award tickets aren’t easy to book, and you can only book round-trip tickets. This card doesn’t come with spending category bonuses or many perks, so I definitely wouldn’t keep it past the 1st year.
Folks who really want Korean Air miles could consider signing-up for higher bonuses on the Chase Sapphire Preferred (40,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points) or the Chase Ink Plus (60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for a limited time). Then transferring the bonus points to Korean Air at a 1:1 ratio.
But if you already have a lot of cards from other banks, or are saving up for a Korean Air award ticket, this could be a good card for you!
The sign-up bonus on the US Bank Korean Air SkyPass Visa (Personal) and US Bank Korean Air SkyPass Visa (Business) cards has been increased to 30,000 Korean Air miles after meeting minimum spending requirements.
This is double the usual 15,000 mile sign-up bonus. But it’s not the right card for everyone!
These aren’t our links, but Emily and I will always tell you about the best offers, even when they don’t earn us a commission.
What’s your favorite way to use Korean Air miles?