The Asiana Club rewards program from Asiana Airlines provides its members who fly with this airline and their partners the opportunity to earn points/miles that can be redeemed for a number of things, including award flights, cabin upgrades, hotel bookings, and even car rentals. In order to earn miles with this program, you can fly on Asiana or one of its partners, transfer points from Starwood’s Preferred Guest, or earn miles using the Asiana Airlines Amex card. While it’s true that the Asiana Club only has one award fare, it does have peak and off-peak redemptions. High season tickets are notable more expensive, increasing the cost by 50 percent. This airline’s rewards program doesn’t have the laxest routing rules concerning stopovers and such, it is definitely still worth looking into for those who fly with this airline and/or its partners fairly often. There are also numerous Elite levels that members can work their way up through in order to enjoy more perks and benefits.

General Information

Star Alliance™
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Pros

  • Miles expire in 60 months
  • Family mile sharing and pooling
  • Good number of partner airlines
  • Great rates between US and Europe ❶
  • Excess baggage can be paid with miles

Cons

  • Stopovers are not free
  • High rates on peak season ❸
  • No miles plus cash awards
  • Only one 1 : 1 transfer partner
  • Partners are not bookable online ❹
  • Most airlines impose fuel surcharge

Fees & Charges

  • Change award fee
    $0
  • Cancellation fee ❷
    $30

Additional Information

Expiration: Miles expire 60 months since last activity.
For some programs, an activity is any accrual of miles, crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles. For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.
❶ Great redemption rates available between the U.S. and Europe, Korea, Latin America
❷ Cancellation fees are low, only $30 or 3,000 miles
❸ Award tickets cost 50 percent more during peak season
❹ Star Alliance partners, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways are not bookable online

Transfer Partners

1,000
Starwood points
1 : 1
+5,000 BONUS
1,000
miles
16 days
1,000
Starwood points
1 : 1
+5,000 BONUS
1,000
miles
16 days
1,000
Hyatt points
2.5 : 1
400
miles
56 days
1,000
Hyatt points
2.5 : 1
400
miles
56 days
1,000
Marriott points
4 : 1
250
miles
42 days
1,000
Marriott points
4 : 1
250
miles
42 days
1,000
BW points
5 : 1
200
miles
7 days
1,000
BW points
5 : 1
200
miles
7 days
1,000
IHG points
5 : 1
200
miles
42 days
1,000
IHG points
5 : 1
200
miles
42 days
1,000
Carlson points
10 : 1
100
miles
42 days
1,000
Carlson points
10 : 1
100
miles
42 days

The ratio is the number of flexible reward points it would take to transfer to Asiana Club.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Airlines And Fuel Surcharge

This table will show you the partner airlines can be booked online and those which impose fuel surcharge.

Airline
Online
Booking
Fuel
Surcharge
Alliance
Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines
Star Alliance™
Adria Airways Adria Airways
Star Alliance™
Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines
Star Alliance™
Air Canada Air Canada
Star Alliance™
Air China Air China
Star Alliance™
Air India Air India
Star Alliance™
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand
Star Alliance™
ANA ANA
Star Alliance™
Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines
Star Alliance™
Avianca Avianca
Star Alliance™
Brussels Airlines Brussels Airlines
Star Alliance™
Copa Airlines Copa Airlines
Star Alliance™
Croatia Airlines Croatia Airlines
Star Alliance™
EgyptAir EgyptAir
Star Alliance™
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines
Star Alliance™
Airline
Online
Booking
Fuel
Surcharge
Alliance
Etihad Airways Etihad Airways
No alliance
EVA Air EVA Air
Star Alliance™
LOT Polish Airlines LOT Polish Airlines
Star Alliance™
Lufthansa Lufthansa
Star Alliance™
Qatar Airways Qatar Airways
oneworld®
Scandinavian Airlines Scandinavian Airlines
Star Alliance™
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen Airlines
Star Alliance™
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines
Star Alliance™
South African Airways South African Airways
Star Alliance™
SWISS SWISS
Star Alliance™
TAP Portugal TAP Portugal
Star Alliance™
Thai Airways Thai Airways
Star Alliance™
Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines
Star Alliance™
United Airlines United Airlines
Star Alliance™

Program Review

Asiana Airlines, formerly known as Seoul Airlines, is one of South Korea’s two major airlines, along with Korean Air. Asiana has headquarters in Asiana Town building in Seoul. The airline has its domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport and its international hub at Incheon International Airport, which is just 43 miles from central Seoul. As a member of the Star Alliance, Asiana Airlines operates 14 domestic and 90 international passenger routes, and 27 cargo routes throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania.
As of December 2014, the company employs 10,183 people. The majority of Asiana’s pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based in Seoul. Asiana Airlines is the largest shareholder in Air Busan, a low-cost regional carrier joint venture with Busan Metropolitan City. This airline also holds complete share of Air Seoul, a subsidiary and its own low-cast carrier.


Asiana Club Program

The Asiana Club is definitely worth looking into for anyone who flies with Asiana Airlines or their partners, and for a number of reasons. You will find that this particular loyalty program allows its members to earn points through paid flights, partner flights, credit card spending, and even travel partners. This means that it will be considerably easy for you to earn points as a member of this program. There are also a number of different rewards that you can get when redeeming points, including award flights, car rentals, and hotel bookings when you travel.


Earning Asiana Club Points

To properly leverage the Asiana Club program, you’ll want to take advantage of earning miles from paid flights, credit card spending, transfer partners, and more, to maximize your miles balance.
Paid Flights: Be sure to enter your Asiana Club number to earn mileage credit. Note that certain fare classes will earn you bonus miles, in addition to the bonuses you earn as a Silver, Gold, Diamond, Diamond Plus or Platinum member.
Partner Flights: Asiana Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance as well as partners with other airlines, which allows flyers the ability to earn Asiana Club miles for flights flown with these partners. The number of miles you earn from each partner varies, so it’s best to refer to Asiana's site to understand what mileage you stand to earn from your upcoming flight.
Credit Card Spending: Depending on your country of residence, you can also apply for a co-branded credit card that will allow you to earn miles for every day spend. For example, US citizens have are able to apply for a variety of personal and business cards, which are linked in the section below. For a list of all cards (per country), refer to Asiana's site. Asiana is also a transfer partner with SPG, which also has a couple of credit cards to choose from.
Travel Partners: Asiana Airlines has developed relationships with select travel partners that allow you to earn extra Asiana Club miles. For example, members can earn bonus points with stays at Marriott, Hyatt, Best Western, Starwood, and Hilton, just to name a few. Miles can also be earned by using Hertz, Alamo, National, and Lotte car rentals. Refer to their website for full details.


Redeeming Mileage Points

You will find that there are lots of different ways to redeem the points you accrue in the Asiana Club rewards program, including:
Free Flights: You can book Asiana award flights online by logging into your account, selecting the desired flight, and paying the necessary fees. Refer to Asiana’s published award chart to determine the number of miles needed to redeem for a flight.
Upgrades: Members can redeem Asiana Club miles for upgrades on Asiana Airlines. See site for more details.
Alliance Partner Awards: Asiana is a member of Star Alliance, which allows travelers to redeem miles for award flights on partner airlines, subject to availability. Refer to the Star Alliance strategy guide for further advice on how to search availability and book awards for each member airline, as well as Asiana's published award chart for Star Alliance redemption rates.
Non-Alliance Partner Awards: In addition to Asiana’s alliance with Star Alliance, the airline is also partners with the following carriers: Etihad, Qatar Airways, and Air Astana. Award availability for these partners can be searched directly on Asiana’s booking website, and mileage amounts can be determined by referring to their published partner award chart.


Routing Rules

Members of the Asiana Club rewards program are allowed two stopovers, one in each direction, or a a stopover and a single open-jaw. 


Benefits of Asiana Airlines’ Asiana Club Program

There are quite a few different benefits associated with the Asiana Club from Asiana Airlines, including the fact that they make it very easy for their members to earn and redeem points. Unlike so many other airline rewards programs, this one offers lots of different ways to accrue points. There are also plenty of different things that you can use your points for, so you won’t be limited at all in that regard.


Elite Levels

Asiana Club feature five tiers of status providing frequent flyers with additional benefits and privileges.
Silver: By joining Asiana Club, you automatically become a Silver member. Accrued miles can be used for bonus ticket purchases and seat upgrades. Points can also be accumulated though its non-flight partners including car rentals, hotels, and credit card companies.
Gold: To qualify for Gold status, you must accumulate 20,000 miles by flying with Asiana Airlines or Star Alliance member airlines, or fly 30 Asiana Airlines flights within 24 months from the base date. Additional benefits and privileges include perks such as priority check-in and baggage, additional baggage allowance.
Diamond: To qualify for Diamond status, you must accumulate 40,000 miles by flying with Asiana Airlines or Star Alliance member airlines, or fly 50 Asiana Airlines flights within 24 months from the base date. Additional benefits and privileges include a 10% mileage bonus, lounge access, a coupon which can be used for a 10,000 miles discount on flight awards or a 50% discount on award upgrades at flights operated by Asiana, and the ability to transfer miles between family members if the said parties are Diamond or higher members.
Diamond Plus: To qualify for Diamond Plus status, you must earn 100,000 miles by flying with Asiana Airlines or Star Alliance member airlines, or fly 100 Asiana Airlines flights within 24 months from the base date. Additional benefits and privileges include a 15% mileage bonus, exemption of high-peak season award increases, two discount coupons which can be used for a 10,000 miles discount on flight awards or a 50% discount on award upgrades at flights operated by Asiana.
Platinum: To qualify for Platinum status, you must accrue 1,000,000 miles by flying with Asiana Airlines or Star Alliance member airlines, or fly 1,000 Asiana Airlines flights within 24 months from the base date. Additional benefits and privileges include a 20% mileage bonus miles and a dedicated check-in counter


Booking Fees/Charges

There are some fees or charges that you might encounter when flying with Asiana, including a $75-$200 fee for economy and $300 for First Class and Business Class ticket changes.


Redeem on Upgrades

Members of the Asiana Club will be able to redeem the points they have accrued for upgrades on booked flights. There is a mileage deduction table as well as other useful information pertaining to redeeming on upgrades on the official Asiana Airlines website.