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- 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.
I woke up this morning to Chase transfers to Korean Air SkyPass being unavailable:
Back in November 2014 the ability to transfer Chase points to Korean was suspended. Chase let us know that this would come back. Korean Air said transfers would return in January 2015 and indeed they came back on January 25, 2015.
So transfers were offline for two whole months. Transfers were down much more briefly in August 2015 again.
I’ve reached out to Chase to see whether this is a brief technical issue, or an ongoing relationship issue that might take longer to resolve.
Here are 17 tips and tricks for Korean Air’s frequent flyer program. Korean Air is generous with award holds: partner awards can generally be held 5 days, and awards on Korean Air itself can usually be held for a month or more when making an advance booking.
Korean just added online booking of SkyTeam partner awards but if you want an award hold you’ll need to call.
Update: Korean Air transfers are back online — and in a mere matter of hours.