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Korean Air miles to Delta miles

Korean Air miles to Delta miles

  1. Andy the Teacher

    I have no doubt this may seem like an elementary question to most people but I am still kind of new to this.

    I have accumulated about 150,000 Korean Air SkyPass miles, but with a job change, I probably will not use Korean Air again in the foreseeable future. I am now working in Africa in a country served by Delta Airlines. I have already signed up with Delta’s Sky Miles program, but I obviously have not earned very many miles yet. Since both airlines are a member of Sky Team, I wanted to know if it was possible to use my Korean Air SkyPass miles to upgrade on a Delta flight. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to access an answer to this from Delta Airlines. In fact, from what I have seen, Delta seems to hold any information about using mileage pretty close to the vest. If it’s not possible, then that’s it. I would just like to know.

    Thank you for any information anyone can give about this.

  2. Gaurav

    hi [USER=2241]@Andy the Teacher[/USER]. usually you can only use the miles of the airline issuing your ticket. Sorry!

  3. Anonymous

    Hi [USER=2241]@Andy the Teacher[/USER] and welcome!

    [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] is right that the miles can’t be transferred, [I]but[/I] they can be used on any SkyTeam partner, including Delta. So rather than using the miles on upgraded tickets, you can arrange business class outright.

    Here’s the chart for Korean Air awards departing from Africa: [URL]https://www.koreanair.com/content/koreanair/global/en/skypass/flight-award.html#cta-large=/global/en/skypass/flight-award/award-ticket/skyteam-bonus-africa.html[/URL]

    If you have access to US financial products (or can tell us what countries you have residency in), we can suggest some options for building up those account balances.

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