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Old Oct 8, 18, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by 1353513636 View Post
What are the requirements for Skyteam elite plus on Korean Air?
lol....
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lazy much? :P


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Old Oct 9, 18, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by mikesaidyes View Post
To compare with KE...

Nothing similar for Gold level.....

KE is 30,000 miles on KE metal + 20,000 on partners/credit card to hit Morning Calm. Then two years you need to hit 20,000 on KE metal and 10,000 on partners/CC. So....Asiana Diamond?

The next level up is 500,000 miles on KE. So Diamond Plus?
LOL I just realised that KE has such requirements! So it means even if I fly say 100,000 miles this year I can still only be in Skyteam Elite Status if I choose KE as the FFP.... How crazy is this - the gap between 30,000 and 500,000....
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Old Oct 11, 18, 5:59 am
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Originally Posted by 1353513636 View Post
Is diamond becoming *S? I just can't see a way awarding *G for flying 10k miles a year is sustainable.
Nope, DIA is 40k or 30k plus 10k on the CC with requal at 30k of which 20k is flight miles.
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Old Oct 13, 18, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by AviationAddict View Post
LOL I just realised that KE has such requirements! So it means even if I fly say 100,000 miles this year I can still only be in Skyteam Elite Status if I choose KE as the FFP.... How crazy is this - the gap between 30,000 and 500,000....
Right but on KE the 30,000 is in a year whereas the 500,000 is lifetime.
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Old Oct 13, 18, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by rbAA View Post
Nope, DIA is 40k or 30k plus 10k on the CC with requal at 30k of which 20k is flight miles.
Exactly my point. One can re-qualify for diamond status by flying 10k miles each year and earning 5k miles each year from the CC which seems way too low for *G although I'd love for it to be true.
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Old Oct 13, 18, 8:16 pm
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OK, got, missed the "each year" as it's a 24 month status earning/requal period. Nice, but what bene's, besides the *A Gold benefits which is the reason I'm doing DIA on OZ, are worth doing it as I don't fly OZ?
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Old Oct 14, 18, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by 1353513636 View Post
Exactly my point. One can re-qualify for diamond status by flying 10k miles each year and earning 5k miles each year from the CC which seems way too low for *G although I'd love for it to be true.
It's not really *that* easy. If you're flying on discount economy fares, you can multiply that # by about 2.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by zeer0 View Post
It's not really *that* easy. If you're flying on discount economy fares, you can multiply that # by about 2.
Plus there are many fares especially on TG, that don't earn any miles, so you do need to watch carefully. My GF and I took UA over to OGG from SFO and it was 50% for her. My UA MP earnings weren't much more even as 1K. Looks like we'll just do an SQ PE BKK-SIN-LAX in March on their promo (US$1100) to complete our DIA status as we're at apx 26k each.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 11:43 pm
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This is a very interesting development. My wife has I believe 2 Asiana cards in Korea (NH and another one), and I have one in the US (the Bank of America Visa one).
Charging $10k for each of them in a year or 2 years would definitely not be a problem.
Flying 10k / year too as I guess we do one trip to Korea per year.

I do agree with others that this might dilute the value of Asiana Diamond, but it is to be seen.
Maybe they are trying to capture the US market, Chase Sapphire apparently stopped the miles transfer to Korean Air, and Koreans in the US loved the card, and the airline.
However, I don't think that would be enough to steer that many people from the US.

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Old Oct 15, 18, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by rbAA View Post
Plus there are many fares especially on TG, that don't earn any miles, so you do need to watch carefully. My GF and I took UA over to OGG from SFO and it was 50% for her. My UA MP earnings weren't much more even as 1K. Looks like we'll just do an SQ PE BKK-SIN-LAX in March on their promo (US$1100) to complete our DIA status as we're at apx 26k each.
While that's true TG is also pretty much the last *A airline to have reasonably priced Y fares that earn 100% mileage (Q bucket). OZ S fares are also reasonably priced too.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 4:22 pm
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I've been Diamond since 2011 and my renewal date is next April. I've currently got 30000 miles. Does this mean I don't need to earn any more to renew?
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Old Oct 16, 18, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by bevan7 View Post
I've been Diamond since 2011 and my renewal date is next April. I've currently got 30000 miles. Does this mean I don't need to earn any more to renew?
Yes. I'm at 35000 for this period, and it says on my profile I need "0" more miles to keep Diamond for the next period.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 4:29 pm
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Are any of the Korean-based cards available to foreigners or am I stuck with the Bank of America option?
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Old Dec 9, 18, 3:35 am
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If you're foreign and residing abroad (as it looks like you are), then I think you're stuck. If you reside in Korea and have a bank account, you may be able to get a Korean credit card.
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Old Dec 9, 18, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by OskiBear View Post
Are any of the Korean-based cards available to foreigners or am I stuck with the Bank of America option?
The BOFA card isn't bad. 30,000 miles is a decent sign up bonus, especially if you're redeeming for awards where OZ club is cheaper than others (ex. UA)
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