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[Sponsored Report] Standard Chartered now offers more miles for your money

Oct 24,2018
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Standard Chartered’s Plus Mile Card offers attractive mileage rates. [STANDARD CHARTERED]
Standard Chartered’s Plus Mile Card has proved popular with travelers in the six months since it launched.

The new card offers attractive mileage rates, with Korean Air offering up to 3 miles for every 1,000 won ($0.88) spent and Asiana Airlines giving a maximum of 3.5 miles per 1,000 won.

The Korean Air version of the card is available using either the Visa or Union Pay payment system. Miles are accumulated at different speeds depending on how much users spend per month — users spending under 500,000 won a month will get 1 mile for every 1,000 won, while users spending over 500,000 won but under 2 million won will get 2 miles for every 1,000 won spent. Those spending more than 2 million won a month will get 3 miles for every 1,000 won spent.

The Asiana card is available as either a MasterCard or Union Pay card. Users spending under 500,000 won a month will get 1.3 miles for every 1,000 won, while users spending over 500,000 won but under 2 million won will get 2.5 miles for every 1,000 won spent. Users spending more than 2 million won a month will get 3.5 miles for every 1,000 won they spend.

It is possible to get a 70 percent discount on fees when exchanging foreign currencies including U.S. dollars, Japanese yen, euros and Chinese yuan. It also allows users access to airport lounges at Incheon International Airport, Gimpo International Airport and Gimhae International Airport for free up to three times a year. This must-have feature for regular travelers is available at 850 airport lounges worldwide via the Lounge-Key service.

A coupon for a Starbucks coffee will be given to new cardholders who spend 30,000 won with their Plus Mile Card by the end of October.
More information is available on the Standard Chartered Bank website (www.sc.co.kr) or through the customer service center (1588-1599).

BY KIM HA-EUN [kim.haeun@joongang.co.kr]