Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Korean Skypass miles are some of the best around for getting to Asia and beyond in First or Business Class, with lots of award space, and good mileage prices, even when you factor in fuel surcharges.
The Korean Skypass Visa Signature from U.S. Bank usually has a pretty boring introductory offer of 15,000 miles after you spend $2,000 within 90 days.
But from time to time U.S. Bank increases the offer, and it’s doing that again.
Until April 30, 2016 you can get up to 30,000 miles for a new SkyPass Visa Signature online: 15,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and 15,000 additional bonus miles after spending $2,000 in 90 days. The deal is available for both the personal and business versions of the card.
The Korean Skypass Visa Signature offers:
In addition, there’s a targeted deal in the mail that offers 40,000 miles for the personal Visa Signature, and up to 45,000 miles for the Business version of the card.
Unfortunately there’s no way to grab the targeted deal online without having a piece of mail in your hands.
You could go to skypassvisa.com/myoffer and enter your details, but it requires you to enter a unique offer code. And U.S. Bank’s pre-qualification tool doesn’t seem to display this offer, even if you got it in the mail.
But you can call 1-866-759-7777 and have the phone agent do a reverse lookup to see if your name and address are targeted for the offer.
Korean Skypass is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, so if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card this is a great companion to build on the points you already have.
Skypass miles are good for flying on Delta, Alaska, and Hawaiian Airlines.
The really big values are in First and Business Class on Korean’s own flights.
You can get to much of Asia for 125,000 miles in Business and 160,000 miles in First Class with very generous award availability that’s easy to search and book online.
Just beware that if your credit isn’t up to U.S. Bank’s standards, you may be approved for a Visa Classic card with a terrible 5,000 mile introductory bonus, so only apply if you have great credit.
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