Capital One miles are transferable to a number of airline partners. As of 4/20, some airlines and both hotel programs will offer 1:1 transfer ratios (see this post for more detail) Some of the other airline partners transfer at a ratio of 2 to 1.5 (1,000 Capital One miles transfers to 750 airline miles), but some transfer 2 to 1 (1,000 Capital One miles to 500 airline miles). Capital One plans to add more transfers partners on an ongoing basis.
Below you’ll find a complete list of Capital One transfer partners as well as quick tips for best uses.
Don’t transfer yet: Don’t transfer until high value awards are available and you are ready to book them. Transfers are one-way only.
Your Capital One miles may be more valuable as-is: If you find cheap airfare, it’s likely that it would cost you fewer Capital One Miles to use them in the traditional way (e.g. pay for the flight with your Capital One card and then “erase” the statement charges using miles at a value of one cent per mile).
Transfer in small chunks: Unlike most other transferable points programs which require transferring in 1,000 point increments, Capital One allows transferring as few as 100 Capital One Miles at a time.
How to transfer: See “How to transfer Capital One miles to partners,” for a step by step guide.
Current Transfer Bonuses
If Capital One is running any transfer bonuses, details will appear here:
|Transfer Bonus Details||End Date Sortable|
Capital One Transfer Partners: Hotels
|Rewards Program||Best Uses||Capital One Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
|Accor Live Limitless||Use to pay hotel bill with value of 2 Euro cents per point. In some cases (such as hotel to airline transfer bonuses) it may make sense to convert Accor points to the following airline miles at a 1 to 1 ratio: Finnair, Iberia, Qantas, or Virgin Australia||1000 to 500 (Unknown)|
|Choice||Choice Privileges points seem to be randomly valuable within the US, but dependably valuable internationally in expensive locations such as Scandinavia and Japan||1 to 1 Not Yet Available (Unknown)|
|Wyndham||Wyndham often allows booking multi-room suites for the same price as a standard room. It's sometimes possible to get great value from points in that way. Additionally, you can book vacation rentals for only 15K points per room per night.||1 to 1 (Instant)|
*Note that Choice Privileges is scheduled to join the program as a 1 to 1 partner in late 2021.
Capital One Transfer Partners: Airlines
|Rewards Program||Best Uses||Capital One Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
|AeroMexico ClubPremier||AeroMexico is a SkyTeam partner. Club Premier points can be used to book flights on AeroMexico, SkyTeam alliance members (such as Delta or Korean Air), or on select partner airlines. Unfortunately many have reported that awards are extremely difficult to book through AeroMexico so we do not recommend transferring points to this program. If you want to fly AeroMexico, look to transfer points to another SkyTeam partner (such as Air France) and then book AeroMexico with that program.||1 to 1 (Instant)|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||Redeem for Star Alliance flights and/or flights with Air Canada partners (such as Etihad). No fuel surcharges; $39 CAD award booking fee; 5,000 points to add stopover on one-way award. See: Air Canada Aeroplan: Everything you need to know.||1 to 1 (Instant)|
|Air France KLM Flying Blue||Monthly Air France Promo Awards often represent very good value. Air France miles can be used to book Sky Team awards, including Delta awards.||1 to 1 (Instant)|
|Avianca LifeMiles||Avianca LifeMiles can be great for Star Alliance awards. They offer reasonable award prices and no fuel surcharges on awards. They also offer shorthaul awards within the US (for flying United, for example) for as few as 7,500 miles one-way. Best of all, their mixed-cabin pricing can lead to fantastic first-class award prices. See this post for details.||1 to 1 (Instant)|
|British Airways Avios||While flights on British Airways itself often incur outrageously high fuel surcharges, many BA partners charge low or no fuel surcharges. Excellent value can be had in redeeming BA points for short distance flights. It's possible to move points (Avios) between Iberia, British Airways, and Aer Lingus. See also: Complete guide to Avios - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus.||1 to 1 (Unknown)|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||Cathay Pacific has a decent distance based award chart, but they no longer allow stopovers longer than 24 hours. Cathay Pacific Asia Miles can be a good option for booking American Airlines flights with a distance based award chart, especially if other OneWorld Alliance miles aren't available. For long distance flights, it is possible to reduce the cost of first class by adding on a business class flight. See this post for details.||1 to 1 (4 to 5 days)|
|Emirates Skywards||The best use of Emirates miles is to fly Emirates itself. See: Emirates Sweet Spot Awards - First class from 30K miles round trip.||1 to 1 (Instant)|
|Etihad Guest||Etihad has a very competitive award chart for American Airlines flights, among others. For example, they charge only 50,000 miles one-way for business class flights from North America to Europe. Partner awards must be booked over the phone.||1 to 1 (Instant)|
|EVA Air Infinity MileageLands||If you want to fly one of the best business class products in the sky, the best way to snag EVA flights is with their own miles since they release more award space to their own members. One-way business class flights from the US to Taipei cost 75K to 80K miles. Fuel surcharges are very low on these routes.||1000 to 750 (~1 day)|
|Finnair Plus+||Award prices are quite high compared to competing programs. Interestingly, miles can be exchanged for tier points (towards elite status).||1 to 1 (Instant)|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||Best use is probably for flights on El Al with no fuel surcharges. Also useful for short AA flights. Qantas offers distance based award charts similar to Cathay Pacific. Both are OneWorld Alliance members. I recommend comparing award prices across both programs before transferring to either. Qantas offers round the world business class awards for only 280,000 points (but with many restrictions)||1 to 1 (~1 day)|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||Use to book Singapore Airlines First Class awards (generally reserved for their own members), Alaska Airlines economy awards, or for Star Alliance awards (including United Airlines).||1 to 1 (~7 hours)|
|TAP Air Portugal||1 to 1 (Unknown)|
|Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles||Miles & Smiles offers a number of awesome sweet-spot awards including 7.5K one-way anywhere within the US, even to Hawaii. Many awards cannot be booked online but can be booked via email. See: Turkish Miles & Smiles Complete Guide and Turkish business class sweet spots from the US.||1 to 1 (Instant)|
Capital One Transfer Partners: Indirect
In some cases it is possible to transfer to an airline or hotel program in order to then transfer from that program to another program. I’ll leave it to the reader to decide whether or not it is a good idea to transfer in these ways (hint: these transfers usually represent poor value, but there are exceptions).
|Rewards Program||Capital One Indirect Transfer|
|Aer Lingus Avios||1 to 1 via British Airways|
|Iberia Avios||1 to 1 via British Airways|
|Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer||8K to 4K via Accor|
- Amex Transfer Partners
- Chase Transfer Partners
- Citi Transfer Partners
- Marriott Transfer Partners
- Transfer Partner Master List