Capital One Transfer Partners

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Capital One “Miles” are transferable to many airline and hotel partners. Below you’ll find a complete list of Capital One transfer partners as well as quick tips for best uses.

Tips

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.

Your Capital One cash back can become Miles: If you have both a Capital One cash back card such as Savor or SavorOne, and a Miles card such as Venture X, Venture Rewards or Spark Miles, you can move your cash rewards to your Miles account to make those rewards transferable!

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 DetailsEnd Date Sortable

Capital One Transfer Partners: Hotels

Rewards ProgramBest UsesCapital One Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
Accor Live LimitlessUse 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 Australia1000 to 500 (Unknown)
ChoiceChoice Privileges points seem to be randomly valuable within the US, but dependably valuable internationally in expensive locations such as Scandinavia and Japan1 to 1 (Instant)
WyndhamWyndham 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. Bonus: award nights are not subject to resort fees. Additionally, you can book Vacasa vacation rentals for only 15K points per room per night. Wyndham Earner cards offer automatic 10% discount on award stays.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 ProgramBest UsesCapital One Transfer Ratio
(and transfer time)
Aer Lingus AviosAer Lingus shares the "Avios" currency with British Airways and Iberia. In most cases it is best to move points to one of those programs in order to book awards for less.  See also: Complete guide to Avios - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus.1 to 1 via BA (Unknown)
AeroMexico ClubPremierAeroMexico 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 AeroplanRedeem 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 BlueMonthly Air France Promo Awards often represent very good value. Air France miles can be used to book Sky Team awards, including Delta awards. Air France offers very good business class award pricing between the US and Europe & Israel.1 to 1 (Instant)
Avianca LifeMilesAvianca 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 AviosWhile 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, Aer Lingus, and Qatar. See also: Complete guide to Avios - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus.1 to 1 (Unknown)
Cathay Pacific Asia MilesCathay 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 SkywardsThe best use of Emirates miles has been to fly Emirates itself. Unfortunately fuel surcharges can be steep. See: Emirates Sweet Spot Awards - First class from 30K miles round trip. Another great use is to book JetBlue Mint flights. See: Book JetBlue Mint (including Mint Studio) with Emirates miles.1 to 1 (Instant)
Etihad GuestEtihad 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 MileageLandsIf 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)
Iberia AviosIberia offers very low award prices on their own flights. Round trip partner awards can offer good value under some circumstances as well. Fuel surcharges are often lower when booking with Iberia rather than British Airways. It's possible to move points (Avios) between Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Qatar.  See also: Complete guide to Avios - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus.1 to 1 via BA (Unknown)
Qantas Frequent FlyerBest 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)
Qatar Privilege Club AviosQatar has reasonable award prices for flying Qatar itself. Points are now transferable 1 to 1 to British Airways (and from there to Aer Lingus or Iberia)1 to 1 via BA (Unknown)
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyerUse 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 Portugal1 to 1 (Unknown)
Turkish Airlines Miles & SmilesMiles & 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 phone or email. See: Turkish Miles & Smiles Complete Guide and Turkish business class sweet spots from the US.1 to 1 (Instant)
Virgin Atlantic Flying ClubVirgin Atlantic offers a few great sweet spot awards including ANA first class between the US and Japan for as low as 55K points one-way; and US to Europe on Delta One business class for 50K points one-way. See: Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight).1 to 1 (Unknown)

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 ProgramCapital One Indirect Transfer
Hilton10K to 15K via Virgin Atlantic
IHG10K to 10K via Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer8K to 4K via Accor

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Do we know yet what the rules will be with respect to transfers to someone else’s frequent flier account? Authorized users or spouses/partners, etc.?

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Great news. I’m still sitting on ~ 900k on an old Spark Biz card and love the opportunity to transfer them to airlines.

Redeeming the Cap One miles on this card is annoying because for max value (.01) I need to hit $150, $350, or $600+ on the nose. It makes erasing any travel less than $600 (99% of my travel purchases) a potentially poor redemption.

Jags

Buy $10,000 refundable ticket. Use all of your miles to offset cost. Cancel flight.

Jay Moore

Thanks for that! I did something similar to get a 20k Amex MR bonus with a KLM refundable fare. Didn’t even think about applying it here. I guess Cap One will just cut a check. Any data points on this?

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I looked for KLM refundable fares. Couldn’t find any. They don’t have fully refundable fares. How did you book,

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I haven’t looked, but I’d expect that some business/first class (not sure KLM flies first) must be fully refundable, no?

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Yes, I have refunded a full flex economy fare and they state it in the fare conditions. “Full refund allowed for cancellation after ticket issued and before departure.”

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AVS

December 2019 or 2018 ?

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I believe that should be 2018.