You Can Now Transfer Miles With Capital One Venture

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Starting in December, Capital One Venture cardholders will have a new way to use their miles by transferring them to one of a dozen other airline loyalty programs. Since there are often great ways to gain “outsized” value for with various airline award charts, this represents a huge upgrade for those looking to take special long-haul vacations in the premium cabin. VentureOne, Spark Miles, and Spark Miles Select cardholders are also eligible for this valuable new perk.

Partners to Transfer Miles with Capital One

The list of airline partners does not include any American programs – yet. Capital One says that it plans to add more participating transfer partners in the future. At the moment, the current partners include:

  • Aeromexico
  • Aeroplan (Air Canada)
  • Alitalia
  • Avianca
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Etihad Airways
  • EVA Air
  • Finnair
  • Flying Blue (Air France and KLM)
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways

What does it mean for cardholders?

This puts it in line with the other major credit card award programs that offer lucrative points redemption options. Examples of this include the Citi ThankYou, American Express Membership Rewards, and Chase Ultimate Rewards programs. Points that you can use as money for booking travel but also transfer to other programs are the best. They offer flexibility.

Venture or Spark members already earned miles at a ratio of two miles per dollar spent. These miles could be redeemed for any travel-related expense without any blackout dates. Now, they are eligible to transfer to these airline programs at a rate of 2 miles to 1.5 in the partner program. If you choose to redeem your miles as a way of directly purchasing airfare through Capital One, you can still redeem them with no blackout dates on all travel-related purchases.

Considerations Before You Transfer Miles with Capital One

Before transferring to an airline partner, see if you are better off directly purchasing airfare using your miles through Capital One. Although, if you are booking travel in the premium cabin, it can be beneficial to transfer your miles to a partner. Be sure that there is award availability for the flights you want in the transfer partner’s program before redeeming. Otherwise, you will be stuck with a bunch of miles in a foreign program that you may not be able to use.

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Ramsey Qubein

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Ramsey Qubein
Ramsey Qubein is a freelance travel journalist and correspondent for Northstar Travel Media covering the hotel and airline industry from every corner of the globe. He has traveled to 144 countries (many more than two dozen times) and lived in both Madrid and Paris. His work has appeared in numerous consumer and industry publications including Travel+Leisure, Premier Traveler, Islands, Business Traveller, Singapore Airlines' Silver Kris, and US Airways magazines. He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and completed a Master’s Degree thesis researching various aspects of marketing/branding in the travel industry. Ramsey is highly recognized as an expert in travel loyalty programs, business travel and the luxury travel segment. He flies nearly 350,000 miles per year and estimates he has circumnavigated the globe more than 80 times. He is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio programs and contributor to USA Today, Fox News, BBC, Frommers, and AirfareWatchdog. Ramsey enjoys participating on travel panels or roundtables and is frequently quoted on travel-related subjects. Interested editors are welcome to him for any freelance writing needs related to business travel, aviation, or the hotel industry.

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