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[Expired] Transfer Capital One Miles to Etihad Guest With up to a 40% Bonus

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Right now, you can take advantage of a rare opportunity to earn a bonus when transferring Capital One miles to Etihad’s Guest program.

Let’s take a look at all the details of this latest transfer bonus, which is valid through March 31, 2024.

Transfer Bonus From Capital One Miles to Etihad Guest

Through March 31, 2024, you can transfer miles from Capital One to Etihad Guest and receive up to a 40% bonus.

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Etihad’s First Class Apartment on the airline’s Airbus A380. Image Credit: Juan Ruiz

Typically, the transfer ratio is 1:1, which means you’ll get 1,000 Etihad Guest miles for transferring 1,000 Capital One miles.

However, depending on the number of miles transferred, you can get a 20% to 40% transfer bonus for a limited time. This means that for every 1,000 Capital One miles transferred, you may potentially earn 1,400 Etihad Guest miles.

These are the bonus transfer rates:

  • Transfer 1,000 to 10,000 miles and receive 20% bonus miles
  • Transfer 10,001 to 50,000 miles and receive 30% bonus miles
  • Transfer 50,001 miles or more and receive 40% bonus miles

Bonus miles will be credited to accounts by April 22, 2024. This results in a more affordable way to book an award flight using the Etihad Guest program.

Is It Worth It?

While it’s always nice to see a new transfer bonus, Etihad’s recent program changes have made it harder to redeem miles for good value.

However, there is still some value to be had when using your Etihad Guest miles to book a premium cabin flight on one of their flights.

Check out the distance-based award chart for redeeming Etihad’s flights:

Distance (in miles)EconomyBusinessFirst
0 to 5005,00015,00030,000
501 to 1,00010,00020,00040,000
1,001 to 1,50013,00030,00055,000
1,501 to 2,00015,00035,00080,000
2,001 to 2,50020,00045,00090,000
3,001 to 4,00030,00070,000120,000
4,001 to 5,00037,00075,000135,000
5,001 to 6,00045,00095,000140,000

For instance, a one-way Etihad business class flight from Chicago (ORD) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) covers 7,276 miles and costs 120,000 miles. By using the current transfer bonus, it would be possible to book this award for only 86,000 Etihad Guest miles with the 40% transfer bonus.

Etihad ORD AUH Transfer Bonus Screenshot Award
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When Etihad devalued its partner flights, it also announced it would lower the prices of some of its own awards starting this June. This means that redeeming Etihad Guest miles for flights on the airline itself will now be a more appealing option.

Hot Tip:

Etihad offers a miles calculator that you can use to see how many miles you need for an award redemption. 

Final Thoughts

You can get a bonus of up to 40% when you move miles from Capital One to Etihad Guest right now. Even though the program has undergone some pretty significant changes lately, you can still book premium seats on Etihad flights at a decent rate, and this transfer bonus makes it even sweeter.

However, make sure to transfer Capital One miles to Etihad Guest before March 31, 2024, to receive the additional bonus miles.

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Juan has extensive experience in writing and editing content related to credit cards, loyalty programs, and travel. He has been honing his expertise in this field for over a decade. His work has been featured in various prestigious publications, such as USA Today, CNN Underscored, Forbes and The Points Guy. Juan is the visionary behind JetBetter, a premier award booking concierge service.


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