Korean Air is still antiquated when it comes to transferring miles. It does not allow for free transfer of miles, even if the traveller is not the one paying for the flight. In addition, the only time that miles are transferrable is if a family member transfers the full amount needed for an award flight--but even to do that government issued proof of relation is required (family registers are easily available in Korea but not so elsewhere). Seems like Korean Air would rather save giving out a few miles than reward customer loyalty.
I want to let potential Korean Air customers know that the company cancels your whole reservation in case of no-show for any leg of the trip. Then, if you try to use any other part of your ticket, they tell you - at the airport counter! - That your whole reservation has been cancelled (used and unused part) and you have to buy another set of tickets.
That is - no changing-date fine, charge, nothing - you essentially buy the same tickets again.
I sent a complaint to their customer service dept and received a reply saying that it is Korean Air policy, which is stated on the tickets. Well, might be, but in case of e-tickets you obviously see nothing.
My unawareness of the fact and Korean Air failure to inform of it cost me USD5, 095. No compensation offered.