Chart of What Airlines You Can Fly with Ultimate Rewards Points (Partners Included)

The blog Free Frequent Flyer miles noted last week that Korean Airlines does not charge a fuel surcharge when you use their points to redeem on Alaska Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines. This is noteworthy because Korean only requires 20k/40k for a domestic coach/first class roundtrip on Alaska (stopover permitted); and they only require 30k/60k for a roundtrip to Hawaii from the mainland (inter-island flights, though, are charged separately at 10k roundtrip). (FFM says to redeem you should call 800-438-5000, and then prompts 2, 4, and 0).

Why do I mention this? Because Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred into Korean Airlines, one of their partners I tend to forget about. But for those Alaska and Hawaiian awards, they can be a good deal.

Since I had forgotten about those partners, I thought it would be helpful if I compiled the full list of airlines you can fly on using Ultimate Rewards — in other words, all of the partners of the partners.

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STAR ALLIANCE AIRLINES: Adria, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair, Ethiopian, LOT, Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, Swiss, TAP Portugal, Thai, Turkish Airlines, United, US Airways

ONEWORLD AIRLINES: Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Mexicana, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, S7

SKYTEAM AIRLINES: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines


  1. Nice post. EVA Air is also a partner of United’s.

  2. Great post!

  3. Ethiopian is also available through *A

  4. Do you know if Korean charges fuel surcharges for flights on Delta? I am looking at lower-48 redemptions on Delta, if that matters.

    • @Anne: My understanding is that there are not fuel surcharges for Korean redemptions on DL metal within the US. I could be wrong, but that’s what I’ve been told…

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