Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.
Capital One made news last month that virtually all of the Capital One Miles transfer partners would improve to a 1:1 rate. Now, you can get even more value out of your Capital One miles thanks to a 20% transfer bonus to the Flying Blue program.
Here are the details of the promotion and how you can get the most out of it.
Capital One Flying Blue Transfer Bonus
From November 1, 2021, to December 1, 2021, Capital One is offering a 20% transfer bonus when you transfer Capital One miles to the Air France/KLM Flying Blue program. This gives you a transfer rate of 1:1.2.
There is no registration required and no limit to the number of bonus miles you can receive for transferring.
Great Flying Blue Redemptions
Here are a few great ways to put your new balance of Flying Blue miles to good use:
Flying Blue Promo Awards
The Flying Blue program regularly runs promotions where award tickets are discounted anywhere from 20% to 50% off of the usual cost. So if you can coincide this with a transfer promotion, you can score yourself some massive savings!
Keep in mind that the Flying Blue promo awards can change from month to month. Here are the current promotions:
- 25% off Air France economy awards between Europe and Miami (MIA)
- 25% off Air France economy awards between Europe and Chicago (ORD)
- 25% off KLM business class awards between Europe and Miami (MIA)
- 25% off KLM economy awards between Europe and Montréal (YUL)
Flights From the East Coast to Paris or Amsterdam
Through the Flying Blue program, you can book flights between the East Coast of the U.S. and Paris (CDG) or Amsterdam (AMS) with Air France or KLM staring at just 22,000 miles one-way in economy or 57,500 miles one-way in business.
Though the taxes and fees will be on the higher side compared to other flight options, usually $68 in economy and $219 in business, this is still an excellent way to cross the pond while savings yourself quite a bit of cash.
Hot Tip: If you’re looking for more award booking suggestions, check out our guide to the best ways to redeem Flying Blue miles!
If you’re looking to book some travel for the future, taking advantage of a transfer bonus like this can be a great way to save yourself some miles, especially if you aren’t picky about when you travel or where you’ll go. Better yet, if you are able to combine the transfer bonus with the promo awards, you can easily book one-way tickets in economy for just 12,100 miles or business for just 35,000 miles!
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