Posted by William Charles on August 29, 2016
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Published on August 29th, 2016 | by William Charles

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Bank of America Asiana Credit Card Increased To 30,000 Miles After $3,000 (Now Visa Instead of AmEx)

The Offer

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  • Receive a sign up bonus of 30,000 Asiana miles after you spend $3,000 or more in purchases within 90 days of account opening on the Bank of America Asiana Airlines Visa Signature card.

asiana bonus

Card Details

Our Verdict

Previously this card was an American Express card (standard bonus was only 10,000 miles, but was increased occasionally). It recently changed to this Visa signature product and now comes with no foreign transaction fees.

Asiana is a Star Alliance member and you can view their award chart below for partner awards (this is for a round trip, one ways are half the price).

asiana bonus

This card would be enough for a round trip in the USA (and almost enough for Mexico/Hawaii, Central America & Latin America 1 after you meet the minimum spend requirement). Would also be enough for a one way flight to Europe. For flights with Asiana this is the award chart:

asiana bonus

If you’re thinking about applying for this card, make sure you read these things you should know about Bank of America credit cards. Also remember that they will combine multiple credit card inquiries made on the same day into a single inquiry.

Hat tip to reader Tom A



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sal
sal

does the plane crash come free with card? or do i have to hit minimum spend first?

John
John

Does asiana have a bad history?

ihg newbie
ihg newbie

i am not sure of OZ safety record relative to other airlines but it did have a couple of high profile accidents in recent years. one in 2013 in san francisco where 2 people died. and another one happened last year in horoshima, japan.

Maria
Maria

@sal
People died in that crash, moron. Here’s hoping that you’re on the next one.

Jack
Jack

Really high taxes, yq and fees on most of their routes

Bodiddely
Bodiddely

But they are Star Alliance and have a pretty generous award chart. 50k miles for a one-way first class ticket US-Europe is excellent – United for example would charge 110k (if not on UA metal). I find myself transferring SPG points to Asiana a lot.

Docomo
Docomo

Wonder how do YQ, fees and high taxes matter for redeeming award ticket. Can anyone confirm Asiana charge high taxes for award tickets? How about award tickets with other Star Alliance carriers?

Bodiddely
Bodiddely

Depends on the operating carrier – if they charge YQ Asiana will pass it along. I recently redeemed 50k Asiana miles to fly first class on Lufthansa US-Frankfurt and the surcharges/taxes etc were about $500, most of that being YQ charged by LH. For the return I flew business class on United (40k Asiana miles) and total charges were about $90.

Lantean
Lantean

well, their YQ is the same as KF or AP… but they charge way fewer miles

Buruch
Buruch

Stopover rules?

Maria
Maria

“Receive the following benefits annually:

10,000 bonus miles certificate
…”

This certificate allows a 10k mile discount on an Asiana metal redemption and not *Alliance? Or are they actually depositing 10k miles into your account every year?

Bodiddely
Bodiddely

It’s only valid on Asiana metal redemptions; they don’t just deposit miles into your account. You fax in the certificate when booking an OZ award flight and they discount the cost by 10k.

Kirk
Kirk

Nah.. I don’t trust Korean pilots.

Lantean
Lantean

So how many can we safely apply for at once? Would you recommend 4 per day? and then again 30 days later?

I read the link you posted but the rules change too fast. I remember people got shot down for applying for 5 Alaska cards per day… not sure what the deal will be with Asiana.

Jedi
Jedi

William, regarding the BA apps, you state “Bank of America:
Applying for up to three cards at once should result in only one hard pull
Can mix personal and business applications and it should only result in one pull”

But on Flyertalk, they state personal and business are separate pulls. Can you please clarify as this will be a nice card to add, but maybe a 3 card personal app round only.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1333519-alaska-airlines-card-offers-personal-business-now-30k.html

PedroNY
PedroNY

Yes, business and personal will give you 2 different pulls, they do not combine together.

happy churning,

PedroNY

Greg the Frequent Miler

PedroNY, I’m curious about this. For both my wife and I, business and personal DID combine. I last did this Oct 1 2015. I just checked my TransUnion and Experian reports (the two that were pulled) and each only has one inquiry for my Oct 1 applications.

Do you think something has changed since then? Or, does BOA pull from Equifax for some people and maybe Equifax doesn’t combine?

WR
WR

Do you get the lounge passes, 10k voucher and $100 rebate the first year (i.e. immediately), or only after the 1 year anniversary?

docomo
docomo

DP: My experience with BA is business and personal generates separate pulls but would love to hear others.

Also, is there a business version for this card?

2nd question: if I have just got a BA Alaska Visa, can I still get this, or I have to wait 30 days before next BA app? Thanks.

ihg newbie
ihg newbie

i think this card is superior to korean air skypass visa for the fact that one gets 10000 miles every year.

Rob
Rob

Unfortunately it isn’t quite that simple. I agree that this is a more compelling card offer, but the 10k mile certificates are only useful if you fly Asiana once a year.

ihg newbie
ihg newbie

i am kinda confused on this point. so, if i don’t use 10000 mile anniversary bonus within a year, do i lose it?
someone please clarify this.

mishyq
mishyq

is this 30K offer for Asiana Visa card has any expiration date? or is it going to be a fixed offer from now on?

just thinking about when to pull the trigger since i would like to combine the app for this with another BOA card

MAG
MAG

Anyone have experience with whether Asiana miles earned with the credit card count towards lifetime status miles?

Josh
Josh

Unfortunately, It doesn’t seem to count as I just checked my account.

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