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Earning Korean Air SKYPASS miles can be tough given that the program isn’t a transfer partner of any of the major transferable currencies, with the exception of the 3:1 rate through Marriott Bonvoy.
Due to that, adding one of the SKYPASS credit cards can be a great way to quickly boost your balance of Korean Air SKYPASS miles. Fortunately, U.S. Bank is now offering a limited-time increased welcome bonus on these offers. Here is everything you need to know.
SKYPASS Credit Card Welcome Bonuses
All 3 versions of SKYPASS credit card — the SKYPASS Select Visa Signature® Card, SKYPASS Visa Signature® Card, and SKYPASS Visa® Business Card — are offering a welcome bonus of 30,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in eligible purchases in 90 days, and a further 20,000 bonus miles after spending and additional $7,000 in eligible purchases in 6 months.
That is a total of $10,000 in purchases in 6 months in order to earn the full 50,000-mile welcome bonus. We value Korean Air SKYPASS miles at 1.6 cents per mile, making these welcome bonuses worth $800 each in our eyes.
Which SKYPASS Card Is Right for You?
Here is a comparison table to help you decide which SKYPASS card makes the most sense for you.
|SKYPASS Signature Card||SKYPASS Select Signature Card||SKYPASS Business Card|
|Bonus Miles at Renewal||2,000||10,000||2,000|
|Annual Discount Coupon for Korean Air Ticket||1 coupon for $50 off||1 coupon for $100 off||1 coupon for $50 off|
|2 Annual KAL Lounge Coupons||X||X||X|
|No Foreign Transaction Fees||X||X||X|
|2 Annual Korean Air Inflight Duty Free $25 Coupons||X|
|Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Credit||X|
|$200 Annual Travel Statement Credit||X|
Unless you’re a frequent Korean Air flyer, you’d probably be better off opting for the $95 annual fee SKYPASS Signature card, though the SKYPASS Select Signature card does have some solid benefits that can help offset its large annual fee, such as the $200 annual travel credit, 10,000 annual bonus miles, inflight duty free coupons, and more.
Hot Tip: Depending on your travel patterns, you might not be very familiar with the Korean Air SKYPASS program, so read through our guide on some of the best ways to earn and redeem SKYPASS miles for maximum value.
SKYPASS credit cards often fly under the radar, but they can provide solid value to those who regularly fly with the carrier. Given that, if you’re looking to boost your Korean Air SKYPASS balance, especially if you’re looking to fly Korean Air’s top-notch first class product, now would be a great time to add one of these cards to your wallet.
The information regarding the SKYPASS Select Visa Signature® Card, the SKYPASS Visa Signature® Card, and the SKYPASS Visa® Business Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
The information regarding the SKYPASS Select Visa Signature® Card, the SKYPASS Visa Signature® Card and the SKYPASS Visa® Business Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
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