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On Friday Chase Ultimate Rewards dropped Korean Air from their transfer partner list on some parts of their website. This would be somewhat worrisome, but not alarming by itself as it is always possible there are technical issues that needed to be updated with Korean Air point transfers, just as there have been in the past. . However, instead of an error message or update on the website, Korean Air was just gone as an option.
When calling in to Chase many were being told about a memo indicating that the relationship with Korean Air had ended. That would be a pretty bad thing, especially if it happened without notice.
“Chase is not currently processing point transfers to the Korean Air SKYPASS program. We will update the Ultimate Rewards Web site when the functionality returns.“
The bolding is mine, and it is the most important part in my view. It doesn’t say if the functionality returns, it says when the functionality returns. It’s a temporary bummer that transfers to Korean Air are not functional right now, but a temporary glitch is infinitely better than if they were gone for good.
I’ll update if I hear anything additional about when transfer functionality will return.
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