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I recently flew Korean Air in Business Class and was quite impressed. As a result of the flying experience, I wanted to learn more about their program. What I found was interesting. I shared how you can fly on Air France to French Polynesia in Business Class by using only 90,000 Korean Air SkyPass Miles. But there is more to this program than that. In this post we’ll share how you can get to French Polynesia in First Class from Hawaii using Korean Air SkyPass miles for only 60,000 miles per person.
We demonstrated how you can redeem 90,000 Korean Air SkyPass miles for a Business Class award ticket to French Polynesia. That award proved hard to price out due to the difficulty I had getting the Korean Air agent to find the Air France availability even though the award space existed. We also illustrated how you can redeem 150,000 Delta SkyMiles for a Business Class award ticket to French Polynesia on Air France.
Using Korean Air SkyPass Miles
- Book a Business Class Award To French Polynesia for 90,000 From U.S.
- Book a First Class Award To French Polynesia for 60,000 From Hawaii
- Book a Business Class Award To Europe for only 80,000 From U.S.
With the method I’ll demonstrate in this post, you can book a First Class award on Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu to Tahiti (Largest Island In French Polynesia) for only 60,000 Korean Air SkyPass miles.
So as you can see, Korean Air has some good deals within their award chart. They are a transfer partner of the Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) program where you can quickly get UR points by signing up for credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Bold. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card credit card is currently offering a 40,000 UR point signup bonus (Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card), the Chase Ink Bold credit card (Ink Bold Application Link) is currently offering a 50,000 sign up bonus, and the Chase Ink Plus Business card is offering 50,000 signup bonus once a spending threshold is met (Ink Plus Business Card Application Link.)
Award partners including Hawaiian Airlines has an attractive chart. Get to
Step 1: Find Availability On Hawaiian Airlines
The easiest way to search for Hawaiian Airlines availability between Honolulu and Papeete, French Polynesia is to use Expert Flyer. Keep in mind that Hawaiian Airlines operates this flight 1x weekly with an outbound Saturday flight and a return Sunday flight. The flight is operated by a Hawaiian Airlines 767 aircraft.
Step 2: Call Korean Air To Confirm Availability
You can call Korean Air to confirm availability by calling their SkyPass service center at 1-800-438-5000.
Step 3: Transfer Miles From Chase To Korean Air
You can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points to SKYPASS miles at a 1:1 ratio. The miles will be deposited within 3-5 business days after the request for redemption is made.
Step 4: Call Korean To Reserve Award Ticket
Confirm your miles have transferred into your Korean SkyPass account then call Korean Air to book your award ticket to Tahiti in First Class on Hawaiian Air for only 60,000 miles.
You must book SkyTeam awards by calling the SkyPass service center at 1-800-438-5000 from Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM PST. The award can be issued only at Korean Air ticketing office and is not available at the airport. Ticketing is permitted when all segments hold confirmed seats.
Korean Air has a great product and has great award availability compared to other SkyTeam partners. They also have some great options in their award chart if you look close enough.
- Delta & Air France Business Class Award Ticket Fees To French Polynesia
- Coach Award Ticket To French Polynesia After 6 Car Rentals
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