Award Ticket

Korean Air Awards

Award tickets can be issued through our website including mobile application or one of our local branch offices.

Conditions of Award Tickets

  • Mileage Awards are 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 carrier-imposed fees, taxes and fees.
  • Award tickets must be used as to the sequence. If not, unused ticket is not available for boarding.
  • Stopover en route is not permitted—only allowing transit within 24 hours between origin and destination. However, one stopover is permitted in each direction for journeys starting before 1 July, 2020.

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.

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, carrier-imposed fees 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.

    Refund fee for domestic flights
    Charge for Refund Details
    Within ticket expiration date After ticket expiration date
    500 Miles

    3,000 Miles

    Refund fee for international flights
    Refund fee for international flights details
    Before 91 days or more prior to departure date Within 90 days before departure date After ticket expiration date
    Free of Charge 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 19 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
  • 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 : Please be noted that awards availability is dependent on the operating carrier. Airline partners awards are also 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 the 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)
Refund Mileage Deduction Table

Before 91 days or longer prior to departure date

Within 90 days before departure

After ticket expiration date

Free of charge