In this post, we show you Capital One’s airline and hotel transfer partners, how to transfer Capital One miles to these partners and much more.
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Earning Capital One Miles
Capital One has cards that earn miles and cards that earn cash rewards. At Upgraded Points, we love travel and focus on earning miles
Recommended Miles-Earning Capital One Cards (Personal)
|Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card - This card is packed with lots of benefits and perks. Earn 100,000 bonus miles when you spend $20,000 on purchases in the first 12 months from account opening, or still earn 50,000 mile sign up bonus once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening. We recommend this as a no-brainer card if you even semi-regularly stay at hotels.|
|Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card - This is an excellent card for those looking to earn 1.25x miles per $1 on every purchase. With a 20,000 mile sign up bonus (worth $200 toward travel) after spending $500 within the first 3 months and no annual fee, it's a strong choice.|
Recommended Miles-Earning Capital One Cards (Business)
|Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business - This no annual fee card earns unlimited 1.5x miles per dollar on every purchase and has a 20,000 mile sign up bonus [worth $200 in travel] after meeting the minimum spend of $3,000 within the first 3 months. Save on interest with 0% intro APR on purchases for 9 months; 13.99% - 23.99% variable APR after that.|
|Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business - This card earns unlimited 2x miles per dollar on every purchase, everywhere, and has a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles [worth $500 in travel] after spending $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn 5x miles on hotel and rental card bookings through Capital OneSM using a Spark Miles card. Annual Feel: $0 intro for the first year, $95 after that.|
Capital One Airline and Hotel Transfer Partners
Capital One currently has 16 airline transfer partners and 2 hotel transfer partners (Choice Privileges will be added as a 19th partner later in 2021).
Partners transfer at a 2:1.5, 2:1, or 1:1 transfer ratio.
|Capital One Transfer Partner||Min Transfer||Transfer Ratio (Cap One > Airline/Hotel)||Transfer Time|
|Accor Live Limitless||1,000||2:1||Up to 36 hours|
|Aeromexico Club Premier||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||1,000||2:1.5||Almost Instant|
|Alitalia MilleMiglia||1,000||2:1.5||Almost Instant|
|Avianca LifeMiles||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|British Airways Avios||1,000||2:1.5||Almost Instant|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||1,000||2:1.5||Up to 36 hours|
|Emirates Skywards||1,000||2:1||Almost Instant|
|Etihad Guest||1,000||1:1||Up to 36 hours|
|EVA Infinity MileageLands||1,000||2:1.5||Up to 36 hours|
|Finnair Plus||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|Flying Blue AIR FRANCE KLM||1,000||2:1.5||Almost Instant|
|JetBlue TrueBlue||1,000||2:1.5||Almost Instant|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||1,000||1:1||Up to 36 hours|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||1,000||2:1||Up to 36 hours|
|TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go||1,000||1:1||Almost Instant|
|Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles||1,000||2:1.5||Up to 24 hours|
How To Transfer Capital One Miles
Once you have some Ultimate Rewards points and are ready to transfer them to a partner to book your next big vacation, here are the simple steps to make the transfer process easy.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Navigate to the Capital One website and log into your account.
Step 2: Click Transfer Miles on the right side of your screen. Type in your Frequent Flyer Number.
Step 3: Type in the Amount of Miles to Transfer. Click Complete Transfer.
Step 4: Receive the confirmation. You can download the confirmation code for your records.
Other Ways To Use Your Miles
Other Capital One options like redeeming miles for cash statement credits or gift cards are not as good a value as travel. You’ll only get 0.5 cents per mile, or even less for merchandise.
When your eligible card is linked to PayPal, you can checkout with PayPal and redeem your miles at a rate of 125 miles to $1. We’d recommend this only if you can’t use your miles for travel or as a statement credit.
Combining Capital One Miles From Different Accounts
Combining Capital One miles from your different Capital One accounts is a simple process. The key is you need to have a miles-earning Capital One card like CapOne Venture card and CapOne Spark Miles card.
Cards like the Capital One® Savor® Rewards card and Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business do not earn miles and so cannot be combined.
Redeeming Capital One Miles
With all these new airline and hotel transfer partners, there are great new opportunities to redeem Capital One miles.
See our Best Ways to Use Capital One Miles (for Max Value) for inspiration!
Capital One has made a big splash joining the ranks of transferable miles credit cards. If you are new to Capital One or already have a stash of Capital One Miles, you now have many more options to travel the world in style.