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In addition to the Flying Blue transfer bonus that we wrote about earlier, Capital One is also offering a 20% bonus when transferring Capital One Miles to British Airways Avios (and thus potentially to Aer Lingus, Iberia and Qatar as well). With the bonus, the transfer rate is 1 Mile – 1.2 Avios.
The recent addition of Qatar Airways to Avios has made the program even more interesting by adding a fourth airline into the mix. In some cases, it’s even improved pricing as BA recently lowered their award price on Qsuites to/from Doha to 70,000 Avios, meaning 58,400 C1 miles will get you there with this transfer bonus.
Keep an eye out for Aer Lingus as well (both on their site and via BA). We found a bunch of availability recently for July/August…worth seeing if something pops up in the near future that’s bookable with Avios.
To learn how to transfer Avios between the various programs, see Greg’s terrific post here.
- Transfer Capital One Miles to British Airways Avios during the month of August and get a 20% bonus (1 Mile – 1.2 Avios).
- Expires 8/31/22 to 11:59pm EDT
- Rewards can only be transferred to a Loyalty Program registered to the exact username on the Capital One account. If the account information doesn’t match, the transfer may be delayed.
- Business class to Europe from 34K one-way via Iberia. This is probably my favorite Avios redemption and have one booked this year already. Iberia charges as few as 34K miles off-peak for one-way in business class on its own flights from New York, Boston, Chicago, or DC to Madrid during off-peak season. The fuel surcharges are quite reasonable and they also run seasonal promotions (usually during the Winter) where the prices drop down even further.
- Business class South America from 22K one-way via British Airways. I've used this once and availability can be tricky to find. But when you can find it, BA has excellent pricing for shorter distance non-stop American Airlines award flights.
- Long Haul Business Class on Qatar Airways. After Qatar's addition to Avios, BA lowered many of their award prices on Qatar. It's now possible to travel between the United States and Doha in business for only 70,000 Avios with minimal surcharges.
Things to know
- Avios Purchases are processed by Points.com and DO NOT count as airfare.
- Avios can be easily transferred between Aer Lingus, Iberia and British Airways
- Avios expire after 36 months of no activity
- British Airways has near-extortionate fuel surcharges when flying on BA metal. It's best to keep Avios for use with partners or the Iberia Plus
Other Transfer Bonuses
|Transfer From||Transfer Bonus Details||End Date|
|Chase||Chase Ultimate Rewards: 50% Transfer Bonus To Marriott||2023/05/15|
|Citi||Citi ThankYou: 20% Transfer Bonus To Avianca LifeMiles||2023/03/31|
|Capital One||Capital One: 30% Transfer Bonus To Virgin Atlantic||2023/03/31|
Can you please elaborate/clarify ‘ Business class South America from 22K one-way via British Airways.’ ? I remember looking into this in the past but have forgotten. Is this B.A. metal from U.K or U.S.? Thanks.