Asiana Airlines is one of the two leading Korean airlines and a member of the Star Alliance. Its domestic hub is located at Gimpo International Airport, while its international hub can be found at Incheon International Airport. The airline operates over 110 routes to Asia, North America, Europe and Oceania.
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Asiana Club is the carrier’s frequent flyer program. It provides members with easy opportunities to earn miles towards award flights, cabin upgrades, flight extras and more. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Asiana Club.
|Airline Alliance||Star Alliance|
|U.S. Destinations||Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle|
|U.S. Credit Cards||Asiana Airlines Visa Signature|
Asiana Visa Business
|Transfer Partners||Marriott Bonvoy|
|Redemption Options||Flights, upgrades, excess baggage, lounge use, unaccompanied child/youth services, traveling with pet, paid seat services|
Asiana Club Elite Status
When you join Asiana Club, you automatically become a Silver member. Above Silver are four status tiers: Gold, Diamond, Diamond Plus and Platinum. To move up a tier, you need to collect a certain amount of Asiana Club Miles or fly certain number of Asiana flights within the 24-month period from your enrollment date.
|Gold||20,000 miles / 30 Asiana flights|
|Diamond||40,000 miles / 50 Asiana flights|
|Diamond Plus||100,000 miles / 100 Asiana flights*|
|Platinum||1,000,000 miles / 1,000 Asiana flights*|
*Or 500,000 miles / 500 Asiana flights from date of enrollment.
**From date of enrollment.
Once you unlock a tier, you’ll have that status for the next 24 months, and you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
|Exclusive counter for elite members||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Additional baggage allowance (Asiana)||+ 9kg||+ 1 bag||+ 1 bag|
|Additional baggage allowance (Star Alliance)||–||1 bag||1 bag|
|Lounge tickets (domestic)||2||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Star Alliance Gold Business Lounge access||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mileage redemption for Peak Season||50% deduction||50% deduction||N/A|
|Miles expiration||10 years||12 years||12 years|
|Star Alliance elite status||Silver||Gold||Gold|
Platinum is a lifetime status with all the same benefits as Diamond Plus, except for an increased mileage bonus rate of 20%.
Asiana Airlines has a special loyalty program for kids under 12, called Magic Miles.
Earning Asiana Club Miles
Compared to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, Delta SkyMiles and other frequent flyer programs based in the United States, earning Asiana Club Miles doesn’t come as easily for Americans. That said, it’s got much more earning potential than Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and Turkish Airlines Miles & More. Let’s go over all the ways to earn Asiana Club Miles below.
The best way for U.S. residents to earn Asiana Club Miles is through co-branded credit cards, issued by Bank of America. Choose from the personal Asiana Visa Signature Card or the Asiana Visa Business Card.
|ASIANA PERSONAL||ASIANA BUSINESS|
|Welcome bonus||30,000 miles ($420 value)||10,000 miles ($140 value)|
|Travel credit||$100 on Asiana Airlines/yr||$200 on Asiana Airlines/yr|
|Ongoing rewards||3x miles on Asiana|
2x miles on gas & groceries
1x miles on everything else
|2x miles on Asiana|
1x miles on everything else
|Foreign transaction fees||None||3%|
|Airport lounge access||2 Asiana lounge invitations/yr||N/A|
Easily earn Asiana Club Miles by transferring from Marriott Bonvoy. Members can convert three Marriott Bonvoy points for one Asiana Club Mile, with a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points transferred.
|Personal Cards||Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card|
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card
|Business Cards||Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card|
Unfortunately, Asiana Club does not have any other transfer partners.
Earn Asiana Club Miles when you fly with Asiana Airlines and the following airline partners:
Other ways Americans can earn Asiana Club Miles include:
- Booking your hotel stay via Agoda, Booking.com or Expedia.
- Booking your hotel stay directly with partner hotels.
- Booking your rental car through Lotte, Rentalcars.com or Times.
- Booking travel experiences with KKday or Klook.
- Online shopping at Asiana Club Shopping.
There are more options to earn Asiana Club Miles, but they’re not relevant to those living in the United States.
Redeeming Asiana Club Miles
Asiana Club Miles are often used for award flights with Asiana and partner airlines. Click here, then Mileage Deduction Table, to determine the number of miles you need for a particular redemption.
You can also redeem for upgrades and fight extras, like lounge passes, extra baggage, paid seat services and more. Unlike most other frequent flyer programs, Asiana Club doesn’t offer merchandise or gift card redemptions.
Asiana Club Tips & Tricks
Best value awards. Asiana Club offers exceptional deals for off-peak awards between the United States and Korea on Asiana, and from the U.S. to Europe or Latin America on a Star Alliance partner.
|ASIANA CLUB||UNITED MILEAGEPLUS|
|U.S. to Korea in Business||125,000 miles||160,000 miles|
|U.S. to Korea in First||160,000 miles||240,000 miles|
|U.S. to Europe in Economy||50,000 miles||60,000 miles|
|U.S. to Europe in Business||80,000 miles||100,000 miles|
|U.S. to Europe in First||100,000 miles||125,000 miles|
|U.S. to Latin America in Business||40,000 miles||70,000 miles|
|U.S. to Latin America in First||55,000 miles||90,000 miles|
Worst value awards. We don’t recommend redeeming for premium cabins on flights to Australia and non-Korean Asian destinations. They’re priced much cheaper with other frequent flyer programs.
Routing rules. You’re allowed two stopovers (one in each direction) or a stopover and a single open-jaw on award tickets.
Peak season. Be forewarned, peak season award tickets cost 50% more than off-peak.
Fuel surcharges. Also FYI, Asiana Club adds fuel surcharges to award flights, but they’re not unreasonably high considering its superior product and services.
Asiana Club is a decent loyalty program with good earning potential and some of the best redemption rates for travel from the United States to Korea, Europe and Latin America. But if you’re looking to earn rewards towards travel to Australia or non-Korean Asian destinations, we recommend looking into Qantas Frequent Flyer or Korean Air SKYPASS instead.
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