When Do Korean Air SKYPASS Miles Expire?

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Korean Air SKYPASS miles expire 10 years after you earn them, and that’s it. You won’t be able to extend the validity of your miles or reinstate them if they expire.

But despite Korean Air’s strict expiration policy, it has one the longest mileage expiration among all frequent flyer programs, along with Asiana.

Korean Air Miles expire 10 years after you've earned them. It has one of the longest expiration policies among frequent flyer programs.
Korean Air Miles expire 10 years after you've earned them. It has one of the longest expiration policies among frequent flyer programs (Photo by: Miguel Angel Sanz).

Comparison of Mileage Expiration Policies

Below are the mileage expiration policies for the major airline points programs to see how Korean Air compares to the competition. 

Among all the programs, only Korean Air and Asiana have a 10-year mileage expiration.

Airline Expiration
AEROMEXICO LOGO AeroMexico Never
Aer Lingus Aer Lingus 36 Months after inactivity
Air Canada Air Canada (Aeroplan) 18 months after inactivity
Air France Air France (Flying Blue) 24 months after inactivity
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines 24 months after inactivity
American Airlines American Airlines 24 months after inactivity
ANA ANA 36 months
Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines 10 years
British Airways British Airways 36 months after inactivity
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines Never
Emirates logo Emirates 3 years
Etihad Etihad 24 months from inactivity
EVA Air EVA Air 36 months
Iberia logo Iberia 36 months after inactivity
Korean Air Korean Air 10 years
Lufthansa Lufthansa 36 months
Qantas Logo Qantas 18 months after inactivity
Qatar Airways logo Qatar Airways 36 months after inactivity
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines 36 months
Turkish Airlines logo Turkish Airlines 3 years
United Airlines logo United Airlines Never
Virgin Atlantic logo Virgin Atlantic Never

Bottomline

Korean Air has a fixed expiration policy but it makes up for it with an incredibly generous 10-year expiration validity.

It has the longest expiration policy among major airlines, along with Asiana.

Overall, Korean Air SKYPASS still remains as one of the top loyalty programs, even if Chase dropped it as a transfer partner.

You can score excellent redemption sweet spots for U.S. routes, including Hawaii.

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