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Yes, Asiana Club miles do expire after either 10 or 12 years from the date they were earned. The exact expiration policy depends on your status level when the miles were earned. According to the Asiana Club mileage expiration page:
“Mileage expiration dates are determined according to your membership grade at the point of boarding or mileage accrual.”
Even better, Asiana is extending miles earned in 2010-2013 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These miles won't expire until at least December 31, 2023. More details below.
With such a generous expiration policy, it will be no surprise to learn that Asiana does not allow expired miles to be reinstated.
Extension of Asiana Mileage Expiration
Asiana Club has extended the expiration of miles earned between 2010 and 2013. Miles earned in 2010 and 2011 now won't expire until December 31, 2023. Meanwhile, miles earned in 2012 and 2013 will be valid through December 31, 2024.
Asiana notes that it processed these extensions on June 13, 2023. The new mileage expiration dates should be reflected in your Asiana Club account.
Elite Levels and Expiry Times
Currently, Asiana Club has five levels: Silver, Gold, Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Platinum. Plus, Asiana Club historically offered another level called Asiana Club.
Miles earned by members at the following levels are valid for 10 years from the accrual date:
- Asiana Club
If you held any of the following elite statuses when you earned miles Asiana Miles, your Asiana Club miles will expire after a period of 12 years:
- Diamond Plus
Boosting Your Asiana Club Mileage Balance
Asiana no longer offers any co-branded credit cards in the U.S. The airline's relationship with Bank of America ended in early 2022. In addition, Asiana is not a partner with any of the major credit card point currencies.
Fortunately, you do have one option to top off your Asiana Club account. You can transfer Marriot Bonvoy points to Asiana Airlines at a ratio of 3:1, with a minimum transfer of 3,000 points. Keep in mind if you go this route, then transferring 60,000 points is always the best option — since you receive a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points you transfer. That means transferring 60,000 points will yield 25,000 Asiana Club Miles.
Using Asiana Club Miles
While Asiana is not one of the biggest or most well-known airline programs, it still does offer some great value. The true strength of its awards comes from the fantastic award pricing it has for Star Alliance partners — especially for itineraries originating in the U.S. Excellent Asiana partner award sweet spots include:
- Business class from the US to Europe for 40,000 miles each way.
- First class from the US to Europe for 50,000 miles each way.
- Business class from the US to Hawaii, Central America, and Mexico for 55,000 miles round-trip.
- Business class from the US to South America 2 — including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Paraguay — for 70,000 miles round-trip.
Although not one of the biggest programs, Asiana Club is definitely worth a closer look — especially if you regularly fly across the Pacific to Asia. The airline has one of the most generous points expiration policies we have seen. Couple that with the ability to transfer Marriott Bonvoy points and plenty of sweet spots, and the program may be a diamond in the rough for the right person.
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