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Korean Air and same-sex couples
Hi Lucky (and fellow readers),
Seeking some advice or support re. the Korean Air Skypass program.
I have a number of miles available for use on Korean, which my partner and I would like to redeem to travel together.
I have submitted an application for a Skypass Family Plan, but have been rejected on the basis that we aren’t able to produce any government-supplied document verifying our relationship. Despite great progress elsewhere in the world, where we live in Australia does not recognise any same-sex relationship (no marriage, civil union, official de facto status, etc).
Korean Air have refused to accept statutory declaration or other proof of cohabitation or shared financial (bank) records.
Surely this must be an issue which has been dealt with previously by same-sex couples! Can anyone give any advice, or is it just easier to bang my head against a wall?
Thanks in advance.
Are you married in any other country and can produce a certificate? I feel like that could work though I havent had any personal experience with the program myself.
Are your miles already with KE Skypass or do you have the option to transfer them to individual accounts?
Ouch, I’m sorry 🙁
If it’s any consolation prize, Korean Air won’t accept anything but government documents for anyone. It’s not just spouses — they’re very unaccepting of any kind on non-traditional family. We have a lot of issues with children that don’t fit KE’s definitions.
The workaround is generally to create separate accounts for each individual, and move the miles to those accounts. If your miles are [I]already[/I] with Korean though, I’m not sure what could be done.
@JaDo77 Depending on your scruples, I’m sure you could find a way to submit a document that resembles something official.