Avelo Airlines is a newer low-cost carrier that started up (or rebranded?) during the pandemic. I’ve seen their planes once or twice in an airport but haven’t paid much attention to them. Apparently, that’s where Capital One and I differ because, only available through the Avelo Airlines website, Capital One is offering a new welcome bonus on the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card that includes Avelo benefits and a statement credit for an Avelo purchase in the first year.
The Offer & Key Card Details
|Card Offer and Details
75K Miles + up to $200 in statement credits ⓘ Non-Affiliate
Earn 75,000 bonus miles after $4K spend in 3 months + up to $200 in statement credits when you make an Avelo purchase in your first year + priority boarding on Avelo flights for the first year. (Rates & Fees)$95 Annual Fee
Alternate Offer: Airport Kiosk offer of 80K miles after $4K spend in the first 3 months See this post for details.
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
FM Mini Review: This card earns 2 "miles" per dollar, which are worth exactly 1 cent each toward travel. This makes the return on spend similar to a 2% cash back card (though in this case you must redeem your miles to offset travel in order to get 1 cent per mile). One big advantage over cash back: Capital One allows transfering their "miles" to airline miles & hotel points. Click here for our complete card review
Earning rate: 2X miles everywhere ✦ 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked via Capital One Travel
Card Info: Visa Signature issued by CapOne. This card has no foreign currency conversion fees.
Noteworthy perks: Receive up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® ✦ Redeem miles for travel at value of 1 cent per mile ✦ Convert "miles" to airline miles & hotel points ✦ No foreign transaction fees
This offer is only different the the general public offer in that it includes priority boarding on Avelo and the statement credit when you make an Avelo purchase in the first year. In other words, there is no benefit for someone who doesn’t plan to fly Avelo.
At the same time, it doesn’t hurt to apply through this offer and we’ve replaced our best offer link with this one because if you want the Venture card you may as well open it under this offer just in case you end up buying an Avelo flight in your first year. If you do happen to live in a market served by Avelo and you fly them even occasionally, the priority boarding and statement credit could obviously be nice.
I’d rather have the Venture X card long-term since that card has better long-term value given the anniversary miles and statement credits toward Capital One Travel purchases, but I could imagine this deal being worth it for someone who could take advantage of the Avelo part of the offer.
H/T: Miles Earn and Burn