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We’ve said before that Capital One Venture miles are the easiest miles to redeem. And now, there’s a new way to use them for Big Travel!
Previously, we’ve only been able to redeem Capital One Venture and Spark miles for 1 cent each toward travel purchases. But now, Capital One is giving folks the opportunity to transfer those miles to 14 airline programs! This new method is available if you have any of the following cards:
- Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
- Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card
- Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business
- Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business
The transfer ratio to airlines isn’t spectacular, but there’s still opportunity to receive a value of more than 1 cent per point, which was previously impossible.
Capital One Venture and Spark Transfer Partners Now Available
The list of airline transfer partners are:
- Aeromexico – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Air Canada – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Air France & KLM – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Alitalia – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Avianca – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Cathay Pacific – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Emirates – 2:1 transfer rate
- Etihad – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- EVA Air – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Finnair – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Hainan Airlines – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Qantas – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Qatar Airways – 2:1.5 transfer rate
- Singapore Airlines – 2:1 transfer rate
And Capital One says this is just the beginning. They’ll continue to add more transfer partners in the future.
You must transfer at least 1,000 Venture miles at a time. Above that, you can transfer in increments of 100 miles.
With these transfer ratios, you’re essentially earning 1.5 airline miles per $1 with a card like the Capital One Spark Miles Business card. Or you can receive 10 Venture miles per $1 you spend on hotel stays booked and paid for with your card through this Hotels.com link (through January 31, 2020). That’s the equivalent of up to 7.5 miles per $1.
And while many of these current partners aren’t super useful, there are a couple that offer decent value. For example, you can use 25,000 Avianca miles (33,400 Venture miles) to fly in United Airlines transcontinental Business Class. Or one-way from the West Coast to Hawaii in coach for 12,000 Singapore Airlines miles (24,000 Venture miles).
It’s worth noting that when you transfer your miles to an airline, you’ll then be subject to blackout dates. If you use your miles to erase purchased travel, you won’t have to worry about blackout dates.
We’ll have more guides and reviews to come, as well as info about how long it takes to transfer Venture miles to these programs. Be sure to let us know your experience with using your miles in this new way!
What do you think about the Capital One airline partners? Do you foresee yourself transferring your miles instead of redeeming them for travel purchases?
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