Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards® or 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs.
That means you can use your Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card points to fly on just about any major airline in the world via mile transfer and partner redemption. Korean Airlines was a welcome addition to Ultimate Rewards in 2011, offering SkyTeam airline access, but it’s remained a mystery as to whether the mile transfers would be instant, like they are for United, Continental, Southwest, and British Airways.
Well, we tried it for ourselves…and the answer is YES.
Just did a test 1,000 point mile transfer from a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Ultimate Rewards account, and the points posted immediately to a brand new Korean Airlines SKYPASS account. As an FYI though — sometimes Korean merges your first and middle name as your first name in their records. So if you try the transfer and it gives you an error for an invalid account, try putting both your first and middle names in the ‘first name’ field of the mile transfer.
Korean Airlines miles are intriguing because there are no fees for cancelling or changing an award ticket before departure. They let you fly on any SkyTeam carrier (includes Delta, Air France, KLM, Alitalia, and more) as well as their non-SkyTeam partners including Alaska Airilnes, Hawaiian Airlines, and Emirates with some interesting reward values like:
All in this looks pretty promising for Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card credit card holders, especially with the no change fees part of the deal. Here are links to Korean Airlines with more details on their program:
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