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

Asiana Airlines

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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 Club 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:

Asiana CardBenefits & Info
Asiana Visa Signature® card
  • 30,000 bonus points
  • 3X points on Asiana Airlines ticket purchases, 2X points on gas and groceries
  • $100 annual rebate for Asiana Airlines ticket purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 2 U.S. Asiana lounge passes
  • 10,000 mile annual bonus
  • Annual Fee: $99
Asiana Visa® Business card
  • 10,000 bonus points
  • 2X points on Asiana Airlines ticket purchases
  • Earn two annual $100 statement rebates on the ticket purchase of U.S. departure Asiana Airlines operated flights when using the Asiana Visa Business card.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 2 U.S. Asiana lounge passes
  • 10,000 mile annual bonus
  • Annual Fee: $80 per company

2. Marriott Credit Cards

You can earn Marriott points and transfer those to Asiana at a transfer rate of 3:1. Plus, for every 60,000 Marriott points that you transfer, you’ll receive an extra 5,000 Asiana miles bonus.

Recommended Marriott Cards

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card - For a limited time only, earn 125,000 Bonus Points and 1 Free Night Award (value up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Get automatic silver elite status each account anniversary year; and a free night award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary. Plus, earn up to 17x total Bovoy points per $1 when using your Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card at at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels, and 2x Bonvoy points per $1 on all other purchases. Annual Fee is $95.
Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card - For a limited time only, earn 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Earn up to 14x total Bonvoy points per $1 when using your Marriott Bonvoy Bold card at over 7,000 participating in Marriott Bonvoy hotels, earn 2X on other travel purchases, then 1x on all other purchases. A solid card for Marriott loyalists looking for a no-annual-fee card offering Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status.
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card - Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

Earn 6x per $1 at hotels participants in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program plus 3x at U.S. restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines. Annual Fee is $450. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card - For a limited time, earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points & 2 bonus Free Night Awards after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months. Each bonus Free Night Award has a redemption level up to 50K points. Certain hotels have resort fees. Offer ends 11/3/2021.

This is a solid card for business owners who will get complimentary Marriott Bonvoy silver elite status. Annual fee is $125. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business Card, click here.

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.

Hot Tip: Using Asiana Club miles for premiums cabins is easier than you might think. Check out our guide to the best ways to book Asiana first class with points and miles.

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.

The information regarding Asiana Visa Signature® card, and Asiana Visa® Business card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

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Frequently asked questions

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.

Michael McHugh

About Michael McHugh

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Michael took his first international trip in 2013 with friends to the Bahamas. Although he didn't travel much in his younger years, on that trip, he caught the travel bug and has been hooked ever since. Michael first caught wind of the points and miles game in 2014 while at a bar in Washington, DC where the conversation amongst friends was quickly derailed because of an alert on a friend's phone about a mistake fare.  That's where the love affair with points and miles began.

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  1. Christian June 23, 2018

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


    • 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. Burmisoutdoor June 26, 2018

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


  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?


  4. I think Asiana has the most generous rule to become a Star Alliance Gold Member. Even just their own Asiana Club Gold members receive two free Asiana Business Lounge coupons in Korea. 40,000 miles during two years period shouldn’t be too hard. Almost all Star Alliance Airlines require mileage collect activities during one year period. And almost all of them required 50,000 miles become Star Alliance Gold Member Tier. With Asiana, Just need to be extremely careful with the cabin class from other Star Alliance airlines because some of them are 0% mileage accumulation (really cheap ticket)!


  5. How can you earn status miles with Asiana (to hit the 40K within 2 years) to get the gold status other than flying with them and star alliance? Are there other cards, tricks that help you gather status miles?


    • Hi Red,

      In order to earn Gold status, you’ll need to earn 20,000 miles in a 24-month period or have boarded 30 Asiana Airlines flights. We actually have a full post on the Asiana loyalty program, check it out here: https://upgradedpoints.com/airline-loyalty-programs/asiana-airlines-asiana-club/


      • Hey Jarrod, thanks for your reply. What I did actually mean is the Star Alliance gold status, which in this case is the Asiana Diamond status. I think it requires you to fly the 40K status miles in 24 months. Is there any other way to reach this amount of status miles without flying? I guess all credit cards will only count for regular miles (not status miles) right?


        • Hi Red,

          That is correct. The only way to qualify is through flying. Miles earned through credit cards will not count towards status requirements.


          • Wrong. Up to 10k miles earned by credit card spending count toward Diamond status (5k to Gold). Considering it only takes 30k miles for requalifying for Diamond, you only need to fly 20k miles in two years provided you earn 10k miles by credit card.
            Asiana Club is by far the easies option for Star Gold status, even much easier than the famous Aegean!

          • Hi Jake,

            I appreciate you pointing that out. I hadn’t realized that the annual bonus miles you receive from the Asiana card count as well.

            Thanks for reading!

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