Korean Air Upgrade Awards Redemption Chart

One-way award requires 50% of round-trip redemption mileage.

(Round trip, Mile)

Award Redemption details
Routes Season Economy to Prestige Prestige to First
Domestic within Korea Off 3,000 no content
Peak 4,000 no content
Korea to or from Japan / China / Northeast Asia Off 20,000 25,000
Peak 30,000 35,000
Korea to or from Southeast Asia Off 35,000 35,000
Peak 50,000 50,000
Korea to or from Southwest Asia Off 40,000 40,000
Peak 60,000 60,000
Korea to or from North America / Oceania / Europe / Middle East / Africa Off 80,000 80,000
Peak 120,000 120,000
Korea to or from South America Off 130,000 130,000
Peak 195,000 195,000
Japan to or from China / Northeast Asia Off 20,000 30,000
Peak 30,000 45,000
Japan to or from Southeast Asia Off 35,000 35,000
Peak 50,000 50,000
Japan to or from Southwest Asia Off 40,000 40,000
Peak 60,000 60,000
Japan to or from North America / Oceania / Europe / Middle East / Africa Off 80,000 80,000
Peak 120,000 120,000
Japan to or from South America Off 130,000 130,000
Peak 195,000 195,000
China / Northeast Asia to or from Southeast Asia Off 35,000 35,000
Peak 50,000 50,000
China / Northeast Asia to or from Southwest Asia Off 40,000 40,000
Peak 60,000 60,000
China / Northeast Asia to or from North America / Oceania / Europe / Middle East / Africa Off 80,000 80,000
Peak 120,000 120,000
China / Northeast Asia to or from South America Off 130,000 130,000
Peak 195,000 195,000
Southeast Asia to or from Southwest Asia Off 65,000 65,000
Peak 95,000 95,000
Southeast Asia to or from North America / Oceania / Europe / Middle East / Africa Off 100,000 95,000
Peak 150,000 140,000
Southeast Asia to or from South America Off 140,000 130,000
Peak 210,000 195,000
Southwest Asia to or from North America / Oceania / Europe / Middle East / Africa Off 105,000 95,000
Peak 155,000 140,000
Southwest Asia to or from South America Off 145,000 130,000
Peak 215,000 195,000
Oceania to or from North America / Europe / Middle East / Africa Off 135,000 125,000
Peak 200,000 185,000
North America to or from South America (reference 1) Off 75,000 80,000
Peak 110,000 120,000
Europe to or from Europe (reference 1) Off 25,000 30,000
Peak 37,500 45,000
Southwest Asia to or from Southwest Asia (reference 1) Off 25,000 30,000
Peak 37,500 45,000

(Reference 1) Upgrade Award is not applicable to an itinerary via Korea. Only applicable to direct flights.