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As of 8 PM ET on August 27, transfers from Ultimate Rewards to Korean are back.
The transfers were also temporarily unavailable from November 2014 until January 2015. In that instance, Chase communicated that the problem was temporary and Korean signaled transfers would return in January, which they eventually did.
I’ve reached out to Chase to see if we can get a timeline on just how temporary this problem will be. I will update this post if I hear back.
Normally Chase points transfer instantly 1:1 to Korean miles. In the absence of Chase transferability, your only transfer option to get Korean miles is the new SPG/Korean partnership. SPG points transfer 1:1 to Korean miles, and every 20,000 Starpoints transferred triggers a 5,000 Korean mile bonus. Because of this partnership, I’ve written a few posts recently about Korean miles:
- SPG Starpoints Now Transfer to Korean SkyPass Miles: Korean Redemption Rules
- Where to Search Korean First Class and How Available Is It?
- Sweetspots with Korean SkyPass Miles #1: First Class Korean Air Flights as Cheap as 45,000 Miles
Earn 50,000 bonus points (worth $800 in American Airlines flights) after spending $3,000 in the first three months on the Citi Prestige® Card. Plus get an additional $500 in free airfare on any airline in the first 12 months plus free airport lounge access worldwide for only a $450 annual fee. Why I got the card.