Chase Transfers to Korean Air are Back Online!

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This morning I noted that Chase transfers to Korean Air SkyPass were showing temporarily unavailable.

You can transfer Chase points from the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Sapphire Reserve Card, and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card to a variety of airline and hotel loyalty programs.

  • Airlines: United, Korean Air, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Southwest Airlines, Air France KLM
  • Hotels: Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton

Korean Air SkyPass is one of my favorite programs. They have great partners, many of their award prices are reasonable, they allow generous award holds and their change fees are super low. And they have the best first class award availability of any airline.

I was concerned that transfers could be offline awhile as they were two years ago. Korean Air is generous with award holds, but I heard from readers who planned to travel in the next several days.

I reached out to Chase, who let me know that “The temporary technical issue with Korean Air has been resolved. Any point transfer attempts during that time have been resubmitted.”

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Comments

  1. Do you know of any way I can book a Skypass award for my brother-in-law and his fiancee with UR points?

    (don’t care whether it’s not allowed in theory, so long as it’s allowed in practice)

  2. Steve: Authorized users on your Chase account can transfer miles in their name to other programs in their name. There is a fee to add him as an authorized user to your account, but may be worth it for what you need to do. Add him as an AU, and then have him open a Skypass account if he doesn’t already have one, and you can then transfer miles to the account, and they will transfer instantly.

    I think you can get the Chase card sent to you, so you wouldn’t even have to give it to him when you add him as an AU if you are worried about someone accessing your credit line.

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