8 Best Ways to Earn Lots of Asiana Airlines Asiana Club Miles

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Asiana Airlines is one of South Korea’s 2 major airlines along with Korean Air.

As a member of the Star Alliance, Asiana offers the ability to earn airline miles with a transferable point program and co-branded credit cards.

In this post, we’ll walk through how you can maximize earning Asiana miles.

Sign Up For an Asiana Airlines Asiana Club Account

Asiana Airlines requires you to sign up for a frequent flyer account to use miles or transfer points from a credit card program into a frequent flyer program. The process is straightforward and only requires you to sign up for a new account.

Hot Tip: It’s important to keep track of your username, password, and account number, as you’ll need this information to log in to your account.

Earn Asiana Club Miles with Credit Cards

Asiana Airlines provides several ways to earn miles from sign-up bonuses and spending on credit cards affiliated with the airline.

The airline has 2 co-branded credit cards.

1. Bank of America Credit Cards

Asiana currently offers 2 Bank of America co-branded credit cards. While not the quickest way to earn miles due to the lackluster 30,000-point sign-up bonus, both the personal and business credit cards provide an additional avenue for adding miles to your Asiana account.

The Asiana Visa Signature card is the personal credit card. You’ll receive the following benefits with this credit card:

  • 30,000 Asiana miles after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months
  • 3 miles per $1 spent on Asiana airline tickets
  • 2 miles per $1 spent on gas and groceries
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • $100 annual rebate toward the purchase of an Asiana airlines ticket
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 2 certificates for an Asiana lounge only in the U.S.
  • 10,000 bonus mile certificate when you pay your annual fee
  • $99 annual fee

If you have your own business, you may qualify for the Asiana Visa Business card. If you’re approved, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • 10,000 Asiana miles after your first purchase
  • 2 miles per $1 spent on Asiana airline ticket purchases
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • (2) $100 annual rebate towards the purchase of a U.S.-departing Asiana airlines ticket
  • $80 annual fee

2. Marriott Credit Cards

Earning Asiana Club Miles Through Travel

In addition to earning miles from credit card spend, Asiana Airlines offers ways to earn miles through travel. From airlines to hotels and car rental companies, Asiana makes it easy to earn miles with its partners.

3. Airfare and Airlines Purchases

Asiana Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance. When flying Asiana or any airline in the Star Alliance, you have the opportunity to earn Asiana miles.

Simply use your Asiana Airlines account number on your airline ticket reservation no matter which Star Alliance airline you’re booking, and you will be credited with Asiana miles after completing your flight.

For example, if you put your Asiana Airlines account number on your United Airlines flight, you will receive Asiana Airlines miles.

Star Alliance Partners

Asiana also partners with non-Star Alliance airlines including China Southern, Etihad, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and SriLankan Airlines.

Asiana Other Partner Airlines
Air AstanaAir Busan
Air MacauAir Seoul
China SouthernEtihad Airways
Hong Kong AirlinesQantas
Qatar AirwaysS7 Airlines
Shandong AirlinesShenzhen Airlines
SriLankana Airlines

It’s important to read through the mileage accumulation for each partner airline if you plan to credit a partner airline flight to Asiana.

Each airline has different accumulation rates, so make sure you understand the terms before crediting your flight.

4. Finance Partners

Asiana has a number of credit card and bank partners associated with its program. Bank of America is the sole credit card partner for U.S. residents, while a number of other partners are available if you’re based outside the U.S.

Mileage is accumulated based on the dollars or local currency that you spend with each of the financial partners.

Asiana Financial Partners

5. Car Rental Partners

Asiana partners with 5 car rental companies, 3 of which are based in the U.S. U.S. residents can use Hertz, Alamo, and National.

LOTTE is only available for rentals in Korea, while rentalcars.com excludes car rentals in the U.S. and Canada.

Asiana Car Rental Partners

6. Hotel Partnerships

Asiana Airlines offers discounts and the ability to earn miles with its hotel partners.

Notable hotel partners in its program include Marriott, IHG, Hilton, and Hyatt. For example, if you’re a Hyatt member, you’ll earn 500 Asiana miles per stay.

You’ll need to link your hotel loyalty program account with your Asiana Airlines account and provide the hotel front desk with your Asiana account information to earn miles.

Asiana Hotel Partners

7. Duty Free

If you find yourself in Japan, Asiana offers mileage when buying items inside of the airport. ANA Duty Free Shops in the Narita, Haneda, and Kansai airports provide you with a way to earn miles on your spend.

8. Other Asiana Partners

Asiana members receives discounts and special benefits when utilizing the airlines other partners. The airline’s other partners include a cruise company, a ballet company, and 2 additional hotels, among others.

Final Thoughts

While Asiana does not provide a substantial number of ways to earn miles like American Airlines does, targeting your spending on the right credit cards and flying Asiana or partner airlines will help.

The program offers additional ways to earn miles including spending with its hotel partners, car rental partners, and other partners.

Bottom Line: Whether you’re eyeing that business class flight to Europe or first class flight to Korea, Asiana is a program that you’ll want to keep in mind.

FAQ

What are Asiana Airlines miles?

Asiana miles are earned by flying Asiana Airlines, flying partner airlines, spend on Asiana Airlines credit cards, or transferring points into airline miles from hotel partners.

Can Asiana Airlines Asiana Club miles be transferred?

No. Once the airline miles are in your Asiana account, the miles can’t be transferred.

Are Asiana Airlines Asiana Club miles refundable?

Yes. Domestic award flights within Korea may be refunded for 500 Asiana miles. Miles used for international flights may be refunded for 3,000 miles.

Which credit cards earn Asiana Airlines miles?

You can earn miles on the Asiana Airlines personal and business credit card.

How many Asiana Club miles do I need to get to Asia?

You can fly from the U.S. to Korea on Asiana airlines or a partner airline in economy for 35,000-40,000 miles one-way.

When do American Airlines AAdvantage miles expire?

For Magic Miles, Silver, and Gold Members, miles expire the last day (December 31) of the 10th year from the date you flew or earned the miles.

For Diamond or Higher Members, miles expire the last day (December 31) of the 12th year from the date you flew or earned the miles.

What is the Asiana Airlines phone number?

Asiana reservations can be reached at 800-227-4262.

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8 comments

  1. Christian · June 23, 2018 · Reply

    A nice post, and more detailed than many. As a holder of an Asiana card from BOA, can I be approved for another?

    • Michael McHugh · June 25, 2018 · Reply

      Hi Christian

      The short is answer is yes.

      BOA has a 2/3/4 rule that is important to know. The rule is that you’ll only be approved for 2 cards per rolling 2 months, 3 cards per rolling 12 months, and 4 cards per rolling 24 months.

      Based on what I’ve read, there is not limit to the amount of credit cards you can have with BOA but I’d recommend researching to confirm.

  2. Amazing post. Traveling while earning money seems like a good way to go. I would love to read more from the blog.

    • Michael McHugh · June 26, 2018 · Reply

      Hi Burmisoutdoor

      Please let us know what topics you’d like to see covered in the future.

  3. Asiana ff program has an early promotion feature, such effectively makes getting their diamond (star alliance gold) 60k miles and > 24 months venture.

    Anyway to avoid this early promotion?

    • Michael McHugh · August 16, 2018 · Reply

      Hi Credit

      I’m not sure I’m following the question. Please explain.

      • See the example here:
        https://flyasiana.com/C/US/EN/contents/elite-membership-eligibility-period

        The criteria is reset once you get gold unless you jump directly to diamond without getting early promoted to gold.

        I.e if you will fully 45k miles in next 24 months better to get diamond directly than gold end then diamond. Correct?

        • Michael McHugh · August 26, 2018 · Reply

          Yea I would focus on earning diamond directly based on reading the requirements and eligibility on the Asiana website. I’m not the expert here so I’d recommend finding a second opinion just in case.

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