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Generally overlooked by US flyers, Korean Air's SKYPASS is an excellent option for those looking to fly to/from Asia.

  • Excellent award avalibility on Korean Air-operated flights
  • Very reasonable award prices across both economy and premium classes
  • Peak season prices differ substantially from off-peak prices
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Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Flexible Transfer Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express
Chase 1:1 Instant
Starwood Preferred Guest 1:1 3-5 days

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to SKYPASS.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.


Airline Type Pricing Type

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A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide

Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.

Airline Online Phone Surcharges Alliance
Aeroflot (SU) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Aerolineas Argentinas (AR) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Aeromexico (AM) No Yes NONE SkyTeam
Air Europa (UX) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Air France (AF) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Alaska Airlines (AS) No Yes NONE
Alitalia (AZ) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
China Airlines (CI) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
China Eastern Airlines (MU) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
China Southern Airlines (CZ) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Czech Airlines (OK) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Delta (DL) No Yes 0–$ SkyTeam
Emirates (EK) No Yes $–$$$
Etihad Airways (EY) No Yes $–$$$
Garuda Indonesia (GA) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Hawaiian Airlines (HA) No Yes $–$$$
Jet Airways (9W) No Yes $–$$$
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Kenya Airways (KQ) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Korean Air (KE) Yes Yes $ SkyTeam
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Tarom (RO) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Vietnam Airlines (VN) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam
Xiamen Airlines (MF) No Yes $–$$$ SkyTeam

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 120 months since acquisition.

Key Airlines and Resources

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Primary Airlines Code City Name
Korean Air (KE) ICN Seoul Incheon Intl
GMP Seoul Gimpo


How To Redeem Korean Air SkyPass Miles
One Mile at a Time
A Beginner's Guide to Korean Air Miles
US Credit Card Guide

Elite Status


Tiers (3) Miles Flights
Morning Calm Club 50000 40
Morning Calm Premium Club 500000
Million Miler Club 1000000

Elite Benefits

Benefit Morning Calm Club Morning Calm Premium Club Million Miler Club

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