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  • Asiana Club Members may apply to upgrade to a higher class seat by redeeming miles when boarding flights of Star Alliance partners. Asiana Club Members may also transfer miles to their family members and apply for an upgrade to a higher class seat for a family member boarding a Star Alliance Partner flight.

Application for Upgrade

  • Apply through the website three days before departure, after purchasing your flight tickets
    Application for an upgrade award can only be made after the ticket purchase. A passenger can apply for an upgrade at least 3 days before the date of departure at the Asiana Airlines website. No upgrade application or waiting application will be accepted at the airport on the date of departure.
  • May only redeem Upgrade Awards for the highest class
    Additional reservations, ticket issuance and documentation are not required for an upgrade. Please visit the check-in counter of the upgraded class and present your ID card at the point of check-in. Upgrading to a higher class seat is allowed, but upgrading to two classes higher (e.g. Economy Class to First Class) is not allowed. (If a flight only has Economy Class and First Class, upgrading from Economy Class to First Class is allowed while miles can be redeemed on the basis of a class higher than the class of the flight ticket purchased.)
  • When redeeming Upgrade Awards, awards may be redeemed for up to four people at a time
    Applications for Upgrade Award for up to four seats may be made using one reservation number, and no partial application for Upgrade Award of a reservation is allowed. If you intend to partially upgrade seats of a reservation, please apply for a separation of the reservation at the point of seat upgrade by contacting the airline you are using.
  • May redeem Upgrade Awards for each boarding region
    A passenger may apply for an upgrade award depending on the section of boarding.e.g.) If a passenger intends to get an upgrade for all sections of the itinerary of Seoul - Tokyo - Chicago, for example, the passenger shall apply for the upgrade by section (e.g. Seoul - Tokyo and Tokyo - Chicago).
  • Use airport services according to the upgraded seat class
    The airport services (check-in counters, lounges and free baggage allowances) for the upgraded seat class are available, and boarding miles are earned based on the class of ticket issuance.
    ※ As for connecting flights, please check for the respective baggage allowance if the flight is not operated by Asiana Airlines.

Cancellation / Change of Upgrade Application

  • When application for an upgrade is complete, the reservation for the original class is automatically cancelled.
  • The requested upgrade is not allowed if you change the name of the passenger, flight name, date, section or airlines. If you intend to change any of the above items, please request a cancellation by contacting the airlines. (The flight name may be changed at the airport on the date of departure without cancellation if the name of the passenger, the airline and the section are not changed. )
  • To cancel the upgrade application and change the itinerary, please contact the airline. If you cancel the upgrade, the reservation for the section is cancelled. You will need to make a new reservation for the itinerary.e.g.) When a passenger intends to cancel the upgrade of the flight to Tokyo (ANA 117 dated January 1) and use the original class : Contact ANA, request cancellation of the upgrade and make a reservation for a ticket in the original class dated January 1
    e.g.) When a passenger intends to use the upgraded class and change the date of boarding to January 2 : Contact ANA, cancel the upgrade reservation dated January 1 and make a new reservation for an Economy Class ticket dated January 2 -> Re-Apply for Upgrade at the Website of Asiana Airlines on January 2
  • If notifying cancellation of the upgrade before departure or unless boarding the flight, the miles are automatically returned.

Mileage Redemption Table for Upgrade Awards

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

Northeast Asia Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
Northeast Asia Northeast Asia 15,000 20,000
Southeast Asia 20,000 25,000
Southwest Asia 23,000 28,000
South Pacific 30,000 38,000
North America 38,000 46,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 38,000 46,000
South America 1 40,000 48,000
South America 2 45,000 53,000
Europe 38,000 46,000
Middle East 38,000 46,000
Africa 40,000 48,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

Southeast Asia Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
Southeast Asia Northeast Asia 20,000 25,000
Southeast Asia 15,000 20,000
Southwest Asia 23,000 28,000
South Pacific 28,000 43,000
North America 40,000 48,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 40,000 48,000
South America 1 45,000 53,000
South America 2 50,000 58,000
Europe 35,000 43,000
Middle East 35,000 43,000
Africa 38,000 46,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

Southwest Asia Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
Southwest Asia Northeast Asia 23,000 28,000
Southeast Asia 23,000 28,000
Southwest Asia 15,000 20,000
South Pacific 38,000 46,000
North America 40,000 48,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 40,000 48,000
South America 1 50,000 58,000
South America 2 55,000 63,000
Europe 28,000 33,000
Middle East 23,000 28,000
Africa 25,000 30,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

South Pacific Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
South Pacific Northeast Asia 30,000 38,000
Southeast Asia 28,000 43,000
Southwest Asia 38,000 46,000
South Pacific 15,000 20,000
North America 40,000 48,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 40,000 48,000
South America 1 45,000 53,000
South America 2 50,000 58,000
Europe 50,000 58,000
Middle East 50,000 58,000
Africa 40,000 48,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

North America Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
North America Northeast Asia 38,000 46,000
Southeast Asia 40,000 48,000
Southwest Asia 40,000 48,000
South Pacific 40,000 48,000
North America 15,000 20,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 18,000 23,000
South America 1 20,000 25,000
South America 2 25,000 30,000
Europe 25,000 30,000
Middle East 25,000 30,000
Africa 38,000 46,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

Mexico, Hawaii, Central America Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America Northeast Asia 38,000 46,000
Southeast Asia 40,000 48,000
Southwest Asia 40,000 48,000
South Pacific 40,000 48,000
North America 18,000 23,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 15,000 20,000
South America 1 20,000 25,000
South America 2 23,000 28,000
Europe 25,000 30,000
Middle East 25,000 30,000
Africa 45,000 53,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

Europe Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
Europe Northeast Asia 38,000 46,000
Southeast Asia 35,000 43,000
Southwest Asia 28,000 33,000
South Pacific 50,000 58,000
North America 25,000 30,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 25,000 30,000
South America 1 30,000 35,000
South America 2 40,000 48,000
Europe 15,000 20,000
Middle East 18,000 23,000
Africa 25,000 30,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

South America 1 Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
South America 1 Northeast Asia 40,000 48,000
Southeast Asia 45,000 53,000
Southwest Asia 50,000 58,000
South Pacific 45,000 53,000
North America 20,000 25,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 20,000 25,000
South America 1 15,000 20,000
South America 2 15,000 20,000
Europe 30,000 35,000
Middle East 30,000 35,000
Africa 40,000 48,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

South America 2 Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
South America 2 Northeast Asia 45,000 53,000
Southeast Asia 50,000 58,000
Southwest Asia 55,000 63,000
South Pacific 50,000 58,000
North America 25,000 30,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 23,000 28,000
South America 1 15,000 20,000
South America 2 15,000 20,000
Europe 40,000 48,000
Middle East 40,000 48,000
Africa 45,000 53,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

Middle East Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
Middle East Northeast Asia 38,000 46,000
Southeast Asia 35,000 43,000
Southwest Asia 23,000 28,000
South Pacific 50,000 58,000
North America 25,000 30,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 25,000 30,000
South America 1 30,000 35,000
South America 2 40,000 48,000
Europe 18,000 23,000
Middle East 15,000 20,000
Africa 18,000 23,000

(Miles / Based on the One Way Trip)

Africa Flight Awards Mileage Redemption Table

Origin Destination Economy Business Business First
Africa Northeast Asia 40,000 48,000
Southeast Asia 38,000 46,000
Southwest Asia 25,000 30,000
South Pacific 40,000 48,000
North America 38,000 46,000
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America 45,000 53,000
South America 1 40,000 48,000
South America 2 45,000 53,000
Europe 25,000 30,000
Middle East 18,000 23,000
Africa 15,000 20,000

Area Category at the Mileage Deduction Table

  • You may use miles to upgrade your seat to the designated class. Please use this service after checking that seats may be upgraded for your flight and class.

Flights with Upgrade Available

  • new Lufthansa LH
    LUFTHANSA
    (Within Korea)
    02-6022-4228
  • new Swiss Airlines LX
    SWISS AIRLINES
    (Within Korea)
    02-2019-0190
  • ANA Airlines(ANA) NH
    ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
    (Within Korea)
    02-2096-5500
  • Air New Zealand NZ
    AIR NEW ZEALAND
    (Within Korea)
    02-737-4025
  • Austrian Airlines OS
    AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
    (Within Korea)
    02-3788-0140
  • Singapore Air SQ
    SINGAPORE AIRLINES
    (Within Korea)
    02-6465-0357
  • Thai Air TG
    THAI AIRWAYS
    (Within Korea)
    02-3707-0011
  • United Airlines UA
    UNITED AIRLINES
    (Within Korea)
    02-751-0300
  • Aegean Airlines A3
    AEGEAN AIRLINES
  • Air Canada AC
    AIR CANADA
  • Air India AI
    AIR INDIA
  • Avianca AV
    AVIANCA AIRLINES
  • EVA Air BR
    EVA AIR
  • Air China CA
    AIR CHINA
  • Copa Airlines CM
    COPA AIRLINES
  • Polish Airlines LO
    POLISH AIRLINES
    (Within Korea)
    02-3788-0270
  • Ethiopian Airlines ET
    ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
  • Egypt Air MS
    EGYPT AIR
  • Turkish Airlines TK
    TURKISH AIRLINES
  • Croatia Airlines OU
    CROATIA AIRLINES
  • Scandinavian Airlines SK
    SAS AIRLINES
  • TAP Portugal TP
    TAP PORTUGAL
  • South African Airways SA
    SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS
  • Brussels Airlines SN
    BRUSSELS AIRLINES
  • Shenzhen Airlines SN
    SHENZHEN AIRLINES
  • Regular Flights Operated by the Above Airlines (Not Applicable to Codeshare Flights)
  • Contact information is only provided if the Star Alliance airline has a branch within Korea.

Classes with Upgrade Available

Classes with Upgrade Available

Passenger Type Economy Business Class Business First Class
Classes with Same Terms Y, B C, D
※ D class is not eligible for Singapore Airlines and Swiss Airlines
Additional Classes with Upgrades Available by Airline Air New Zealand(NZ) : U, E, O
All Nippon Airways(NH) : E, G
SAS Scandinavian Airlines(SK) : S, T, P
Singapore Airlines(SQ) : S, T, P, L (Premium Economy)
Swiss Airlines(LX) : G, E (Premium Economy)
Air China(CA) : G
Shenzhen Airlines(ZH) : G, M, U
Ethiopian Airlines(ET) : G, S
United Airlines(UA) : A, O
* In the case of Singapore Airlines aircraft with premium economy seats, Y and B class seats cannot be upgraded.
All Nippon Airways(NH) : J, Z
Lufthansa(LH), Swiss Airlines(LX), United Airlines(UA), Air China(CA): J
Singapore Airlines(SQ) : J, Z, U
  • If only Economy Class and First Class are operated without Business Class, Y and B Classes may apply for an upgrade to First Class. (Mileage Redemption Criteria: The criteria for mileage redemption for upgrade from Economy Class to Business Class )
  • The upgrade service is available for tickets issued as regular-fare classes (Y, B, C and D Classes) and the available classes may be added by some airlines.
  • Star Alliance seat availability cannot be checked in advance. If there are no seats during the confirmation procedure when applying for Upgrade Awards through the website, you must board using the economy class ticket that you were issued.
  • Upgrades are not available for group discount tickets and AD / ID tickets.

Notes for Upgrade Award

  • When requesting a seat upgrade, the term of boarding, route, class and special requests may be restricted according to the seat conditions and the management conditions of the airlines.
    e.g.) Singapore Air does not allow upgrades to Business Class on some flights.
  • No upgrades are allowed on flights operated by non-Star Alliance airlines.
  • Upgrades on codeshare flights operated by Star Alliance partners will be available soon.
  • No upgrades are allowed on some flights operated as single-class flights.
  • Some airlines may restrict upgrades when a passenger is accompanied by an infant.

Additional Services

  • Special Requests (Special In-Flight Meals, Advance Seat Selection, Wheelchair and Unaccompanied Child Services)
    The service policy may vary depending on the airline. Please check by contacting the airline after completing the upgrade.
  • Trips with Pets
    Please contact the airline before requesting an upgrade to check your eligibility for the class as a passenger accompanied by a pet.

Air Passenger Duty / Air Passenger Solidarity Tax

  • Air Passenger Duty 1) and Air Passenger Solidarity Tax 2)  AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION FEE3) vary by class, and are applicable to upgrade awards. They are applied to tickets issued previously, and the price differences for your class are charged at the airport.
    • The connected services are available at point of departure of domestic flights only when a passenger has purchased the airport limousine ticket from Gimpo Airport to Incheon International Airport.
    • The connected services are available when domestic tickets are issued separately from international tickets, but the services may be restricted under some exceptional circumstances.
    • AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION FEE: For passengers departing from Hong Kong Airport

Area Category at the Mileage Deduction Table

Area Category at the Mileage Deduction Table

Region Departure city
Northeast Asia Taiwan, Macau, Mongolia, Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia Guam, Laos, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Brunei, Saipan, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thai, Palau Islands, Philippines
Southwest Asia Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghnistan, Uzbekistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan
South Pacific Nauru, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomon Islands, American Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Fiji Islands, Australia
North America US(exclude Hawaii), Canada
Mexico, Hawaii, Central America Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Grenada, Nicaragua, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, St.Lucia, St.Vincent, St.Kitts & Nevis, Suriname, Aruba, Haiti, Antigua, Antilles, El Salvador, Honduras, The US Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, French Guiana, Hawaii
South America 1 Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Peru
South America 2 Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay
Europe Georgia, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Romania, Luxembourg, , Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Moldova, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Armenia, Iceland, Ireland, Azerbaizan, Andorra, Albania, Algeria, Estonia, United Kingdom, Austria, Ukraine, Italy, Gibraltar, Czech, Croatia, Türkiye (Turkey), Tunisia, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary
Middle East Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, U.A.E., Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait
Africa Ghana, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Niger, Liberia, Lesotho, Rwanda, Libya, Reunion, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, Swaziland, Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cameroon, Kenya, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Tanzania, Togo