Korean SKYPASS Miles Value

Calculate the average cash value of Korean Air SKYPASS Miles when used for award flight. Also covers using for upgrades, lounge access, and baggage.

Korean SKYPASS Miles are generally worth 1.5 cents each when used for award travel with Korean Airlines. Miles can also be used for award travel on Skyteam airlines, ticket upgrades, KAL lounge access, excess baggage, and even for a Round-The-World ticket.

SKYPASS Miles Value Calculator

Use the Korean SKYPASS Miles Value Calculator to calculate the average cash value of SKYPASS Miles based on redeeming for flights. Average values (denoted by '~') are based on how much The Point Calculator values that redemption after some research and number crunching. You can put any value in the field below.

Korean SKYPASS Miles Value Calculator

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Korean Award Flights
~1.5 cents on average

Award Flights

SKYPASS Miles can be used for award tickets on Korean Air operated flights with Korean Air flight numbers. When used for award tickets, Korean Air SKYPASS Miles are worth about 1.5 cents each on the low side. I was able to find several redemptions that were around 2.5 to 2.7 cents per SKYPASS mile without too much trouble. Award tickets purchased with SKYPASS Miles are still subject to applicable fuel surcharges, taxes, and fees. Only one stopover (layover) is allowed for each outbound and inbound flight. Two stopovers are allowed during the entire round trip. These award tickets are good for one year from date issued. Korean Air has their flight award chart on their website as well as what they define as peak season for the more expensive mile redemptions.

SkyTeam Redemptions

Korean Air SKYPASS Miles can be used on award tickets with SkyTeam Alliance Carriers. Redeeming miles for SkyTeam Award flights will save you some SKYPASS Miles with there SkyTeam Bonus rates. SKYPASS Miles can also be used to upgrade your ticket to Business Class on selected SkyTeam Airlines. Eligible Skyteam Airlines are:

Ticket Upgrades

Korean Air SKYPASS Miles can be used to upgrade tickets on Korean Air flights. Eligible tickets must be in Korean Domestic: Y, M or International: J, C, Y, B, M. You can not upgrade tickets that had a discount of 50% or more. Certain special fare tickets are also not eligible for upgrades. Upgrade prices from off-peak Economy to Prestige start at 3,000 for domestic Korean Air travel to 145,000 for long distance travel between Southwest Asia and South America. Korean Air posts there Upgrade Awards Redemption Chart on their website.

Round The World Ticket

SKYPASS Miles can be used to purchase Korean Air's Round The World Ticket. This is SKYPASS redemption program where you can enjoy round-the-world tour with SkyTeam Carriers. Travel must be via both Pacific and Atlantic oceans and must be in 1 continuous direction, eastbound or westbound.

Round The World Redemption
Economy 140,000 SKYPASS Miles
Business 220,000 SKYPASS Miles
Economy + Business 220,000 SKYPASS Miles

KAL Lounge Access

SKYPASS Miles can be redeemed to purchase KAL Lounge passes. International KAL Lounges cost 4,000 SKYPASS Miles and domestic KAL Lounges cost 2,000 SKYPASS Miles.

Domestic Lounges:

  • Busan
  • Daegu
  • Gwangju
  • Jeju
  • Seoul(Gimpo)

International Lounges:

  • Busan
  • Seoul(Gimpo/Incheon)
  • Fukuoka
  • Nagoya
  • Osaka
  • Tokyo(Narita)
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Honolulu

Hotel Stays

Korean SKYPASS Miles can be redeemed for free nights at four specific hotels. Listed below are the hotels and how much it costs to book one free night.

  • KAL Hotel - 15k to 20k Miles
  • Grand Hyatt Incheon - 23k to 29k Miles
  • Waikiki Resort Hotel (Hawaii) - 17k to 21k Miles
  • InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown (LA) - 32k Miles

While it's nice to be able to book hotels at these locations with SKYPASS Miles, you would probably get more value out of using each hotels own point currency such as Hyatt Points or IHG Points or booking cash and leave your SKYPASS Miles to award flight redemptions.

Rentals and Limos

Korean SKYPASS Miles can be redeemed for car rentals through Korean Air's 'Miles-To-Rent a car'. These car rentals are for travel in Jeju, Korea. You can book small cars starting for as little as 6,500 SKYPASS Miles. Middle, large, and luxury cars are available as well for 8,000 to 13,000 SKYPASS Miles.

Korean SKYPASS Miles can also be used to book Limousines between Incheon, Gimpo, and the downtown area of both airports. This costs a very low 1,000 to 2,000 SKYPASS Miles.

Excess Baggage

SKYPASS Miles can be redeemed for Excess Baggage awards. This redemption is only for Korean Air flights and a maximum 2 pieces of excess baggage per person can be checked by redeeming miles. Flights between Korea and North America / Oceania / Europe / Middle East / Africa costs 20,000 SKYPASS Miles per excess baggage (one-way).

Other Redemptions

SKYPASS Miles can be redeemed for a visit to the Jeju Folk Village Museum. Tickets range between 900 and 1,500 SKYPASS Miles. This can be booked through the Korean Air SKYPASS website.

Korean Air merchandise can also be purchased with SKYPASS Miles. This available through Korean Air's regional website (which is in Korean) and is only shippable to destinations in Korea.

SKYPASS members departing from Terminal 2 at Incheon Airport can use SKYPASS Miles for coatroom service. It will cost you 400 SKYPASS Miles per day for each coat.

Updated 2019-02-25 By Robert Flowers III

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