Award Ticket

Korean Air Awards

An award tickets can be issued through our website or one of our local branch offices.

Conditions of Award Ticket

  • Mileage Award is only available for Korean Air operated flight with Korean Air flight numbers. (Code share flight operated by other airline may be restricted.)
  • All award tickets are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and fees.
  • Award ticket must be used as to the sequence. If not, unused ticket is not available for boarding.
  • One stopover is allowed for each outbound and inbound flight. Two stopovers are allowed during the entire round trip.

Award Tickets Issue Information

Service User Guide

  • One-way award requires 50% of round-trip redemption mileage.
  • Child award requires the same redemption mileage as an adult.
  • Infant award requires 10% of adult redemption mileage.
  • Ticket Award and Upgrade Award are not applicable to the segment between Americas and Guam via Korea.
  • In case of a travel itinerary that includes both international and Korea domestic flights, mileage is deducted for both the international and domestic flights according to the mileage redemption chart. 

Peak season Details

  • Peak season travel requires the redemption of more accrued miles than other seasons.
  • If seasonality is different for each one-way direction, seasonality will be applied separately.
  • For travel to and from Korea, seasonality is determined by each one-way flight segment based on date of boarding.
  • For travel via Korea, the first boarding date of the journey per each sector will determine the season.

Peak Season

Validity of Award Tickets

  • Award tickets are valid for 1 year from the issued date.
  • Award tickets are not extendable.

Change and Refund

  • In case of changes in an itinerary, changes may be restricted depending on the modified route and schedule, or additional mileage deductions, taxes, fuel surcharges or a reissue charge may be imposed.

    Charge for Change
    Charge for Change Details
    Korea Domestic International
    None KRW 30,000
    (CAD 30 departing from Canada, IDR 350,000 departing from Indonesia)
  • If a part of an award ticket is not used, miles for the unused portion can be reinstated after the used miles and refund fees are deducted.

    Charge for Refund
    Charge for Refund Details
    Category Korea Domestic International

    Within the Ticket Validity

    500 Miles

    3,000 Miles

    Out of the Ticket Validity

    3,000 Miles

    10,000 Miles

  • The no-show penalty for no-show passengers will be imposed separately from the reissue or refund fees. The same amount of the no-show penalty as it is in the case of a revenue ticket will be charged to a bonus award. Penalty can be various, depending on the currency of departure country. (No-Show Penalty Amount)
    However, in case of refund after no-show, its penalty will be charged by miles. (Long Route 12,000 miles / Medium Route 7,000 miles / Short Route 5,000 miles / Korea Domestic 500 miles)

View Bonus Award Seat Availability

SkyTeam Bonus

Redeem your miles on Award ticket with 20 SkyTeam Alliance carriers.

SkyTeam, Please refer to the below detailed explanation.
  • Aeroflot
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aero Mexico
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Saudia Airlines
  • TAROM Romanian Air Transport
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Xiamen Airlines
Skyteam Bonus Mileage Chart (Departure region)

SkyTeam Bonus Check Countries Of Traveling Region

SkyTeam Bonus Terms and Conditions

Please check Terms and Conditions before using SkyTeam Bonus.

SkyTeam Bonus Terms and Conditions View Details Open in new window 

Note : Airline Partners awards are subject to the change of schedule and miles required for flights according to their regulations. Please contact Korean Air service center for the detailed information.

Partner Airlines Bonus

Redeem your miles for award travel on other Korean Air partner airlines.

Change of Itinerary

Partial change in itinerary is eligible with fee applied as below (must re-issue the ticket at Korean Air ticketing office)

Fee (based on the request date of change)
  • Until July 31, 2017 : Free
  • After August 1, 2017 : KRW 30,000

Refund (Cancellation)

  • Refund is only eligible when ticket is completely unused, partially used ticket is ineligible for refund.
  • Refund is eligible with mileage deduction as refund fee (Different amount per validity status)

Until July 31, 2017

Refund Mileage Deduction Table

Applied date (date of request)

Mileage Deduction

Within the Ticket Validity


Out of the Ticket Validity

10,000 Mile

After August 1, 2017

Refund Mileage Deduction Table

Applied date (date of request)

Mileage Deduction

Within the Ticket Validity

3,000 Mile

Out of the Ticket Validity

10,000 Mile

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Gol Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jet Airways

Partner Airlines Award Terms & Conditions

  • Partner Airlines Award Terms & Conditions

    Coupons must be used in sequence of proper order, and ticketing is permitted when all segments hold confirmed seats. Reservation can be made in Korean Air ticketing office and Service Center, and award can be issued only at Korean Air ticketing office and not available at the airport.

  • Child and Infant

    No infant and child mileage discounts are applicable: The same miles with adults will be redeemed in case of seat occupation.

  • Validity

    Valid 1 year from the date of issue.
    Extension of validity is not permitted.

  • Eligible Itinerary

    The departure and arrival cities must be of the same country.
    Itinerary must be consisted of single Airline, and codeshare flights are not applicable. Only direct flights must be flown between origin and destination. Additional miles apply for additional segments. (Exception : Alaska Airlines, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes ) Partner Airlines Award is valid only for round-trip.

  • Family Plan Applicable

    You can endorse your miles or use Family Plan for Partner Airlines Award.

  • Open-jaw travel

    Open-jaw travel is applicable only once at the destination.

Note: Airline Partners awards are subject to the change of schedule and miles required for flights according to their regulations. Please contact Korean Air service center for the detailed information.