Redeem Korean Air SkyPass Miles Online for Partner Awards (But Not Emirates)

Redeem Korean Air SkyPass Miles Online for Partner Awards (But Not Emirates)

 

Korean Air SkyPass Miles Can Book Partner Awards Online; prior to late December 2016 only Korean Air flight awards could be booked online. While SkyTeam is my least favorite alliance, and I personally would rather redeem Korean Air SkyPass miles for Korean Air (also bookable online) or Emirates flights (which cannot be booked online), it's good to be able to book SkyTeam partners online.

How to Search Korean Air SkyPass Partner Award Availability Online

1. Go to the Korean Air SkyPass Award Search page and log into your SkyPass account.

2. Be sure to select SkyPass for your award search, then enter in the origin, destination, dates and class of service. Most SkyPass partners do not offer first class (more on this below).

3. After the search runs, select your preferred flights.

4. Scroll down the page and click the “Calculate” button to see the SkyPass miles and taxes/fees required.

How to Book Korean Air SkyPass Awards on Partners Online

 

Example 1: Air France Business Class New York JFK to Paris CDG for 80K Miles

Air France Business Class Award with SkyPass Miles

Air France Business Class Roundtrip to Europe for 80K SkyPass Miles

 

Example 2: Aeroflot Business Class LAX to Moscow SVO for 80K Miles

Aeroflot Business Class LAX to Moscow SVO for 80K SkyPass Miles

Aeroflot Business Class LAX to SVO Roundtrip for 80K SkyPass Miles

 

Example 3: Aeroflot Business Class New York JFK to Moscow SVO, Return Delta Business Class Milan MXP to New York JFK for 80K Miles

Here's an example of an open jaw, which is allowed and in this case actually reduced the taxes.

SkyPass Open Jaw Award in Aeroflot Business Class and Delta Business Class

Korean Air SkyPass Open Jaw Award Business Class to Europe for 80K Miles

 

FAQ

Which Airlines Are in SkyTeam?

These airlines are members of SkyTeam:

  • Aeroflot
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • AeroMexico
  • AirEuropa
  • Air France / KLM
  • Alitalia
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern
  • Czech Airlines
  • Delta
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Kenya Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Saudia
  • Tarom
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • XiamenAir

SkyTeam Airlines

 

How Long Does It Take to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Korean Air SkyPass?

Transfers are typically instant.

 

Can I Book One Way Awards?

No–all SkyPass awards on partner airlines must be booked roundtrip. You can only book one way awards on Korean Air.

 

Which SkyTeam First Class Awards Can I Book with SkyPass Miles?

Korean SkyPass can book China Eastern First Class, China Southern First Class and Saudia First Class. If you can book China Eastern First Class on the 777-300ER, that would be a great redemption. 

 

Can I Book an Open Jaw Award Online?

Yes; use the Multi-City search option.

 

How Much Are SkyTeam Business Class Awards?

Examples of SkyTeam roundtrip business class awards from the U.S. are:

  • U.S. to Europe: 80,000 miles 
  • U.S. to China (Asia 2): 155,000 miles
  • U.S. to Argentina (Latin America): 110,000 miles
  • U.S. to Bali (Indonesia, Asia 2): 155,000 miles
  • U.S. to North America (U.S. including Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USVI): 45,000 miles
 
 
Do the Above Rates Apply to Emirates Awards Too?
 
No, Korean Air has a separate Emirates Award Chart. For example:
  • New York JFK to Milan MXP roundtrip is 125,000 miles for Emirates Business Class and 170,000 miles for Emirates First Class
  • U.S. to Dubai roundtrip is 140,000 miles for Emirates Business Class and 210,000 miles for Emirates First Class
You'll still need to call Korean SkyPass to book Emirates awards.

Have you used Korean Air SkyPass miles to book SkyTeam partner awards?

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