As of December 10th 2018, Capital One miles are transferable to a number of airline partners. Most miles 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.
Capital One Transfer Partners
|Rewards Program||Capital One Transfer Ratio||Best Uses|
|AeroMexico ClubPremier||1000 to 750||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. Award prices tend to be quite high, but if you transfer points to AeroMexico with a great multiple (such as from Membership Rewards 1 to 1.6), prices can be reasonable.|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||1000 to 750||Redeem for Star Alliance flights. Multiple stopovers allowed on international flights. Reasonable award prices to Europe for business and first class.|
|Air France KLM Flying Blue||1000 to 750||Monthly Air France Promo Awards often represent very good value. Air France miles can be used to book Sky Team awards, including Delta awards.|
|Alitalia MilleMiglia||1000 to 750||Alitalia is a member of the SkyTeam alliance. Unfortunately, fuel surcharges can be quite high, and partner awards cannot be booked online. Worse, after numerous devaluations, few sweetspots exist in this program.|
|Avianca LifeMiles||1000 to 750||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.|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||1000 to 750||Cathay Pacific has a fairly generous distance based award chart and allows multiple stopovers. Fuel surcharges can be very high on certain routes. 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.|
|Emirates Skywards||1000 to 500||Emirates has different award charts for each airline partner. Sometimes they allow one-way awards, sometimes they do not. In general, award prices are fairly high.|
|Etihad Guest||1000 to 750||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.|
|EVA Air Infinity MileageLands||1000 to 750||While there are some niche sweet spots with EVA's program, you'll usually do better transferring points to Singapore Airlines to book Star Alliance awards.|
|Finnair Plus+||1000 to 750||Award prices are quite high compared to competing programs. Interestingly, miles can be exchanged for tier points (towards elite status).|
|Hainan Airlines||1000 to 750||I’m not aware of any great uses for Hainan miles|
|JetBlue||1000 to 500||JetBlue points offer the most value when cheap ticket prices are available and when award taxes are high relative to the overall cost of the ticket (more details can be found here). The JetBlue Plus Card and the JetBlue Business Card offer a 10% rebate on awards, so you can get more value by holding one or both cards.|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||1000 to 750||Best use is probably for flights on El Al with no fuel surcharges. 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)|
|Qatar Privilege Club||1000 to 750||Given Qatar's award chart devaluation plus the addition of award booking fees in May 2018, I'm not aware of any particularly good uses for these miles.|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||1000 to 500||Use to book Singapore Airlines First Class awards (generally reserved for their own members) or for Star Alliance awards. Low change fees and no close-in booking fees make this a very good program for booking United Airlines flights.|
- Amex Transfer Partners
- Chase Transfer Partners
- Citi Transfer Partners
- Marriott & SPG Transfer Partners
- Transfer Partner Master List
Last updated on December 12th, 2018