How to transfer Capital One miles to partners

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As we reported earlier today, you can now transfer Capital One miles to airline partners. Capital One today launched the ability to transfer Capital One “miles” to airline partner programs. If you have an eligible card (the Capital One Venture Rewards, Capital One Spark Miles Business, Capital One VentureOne, or Capital One Spark Miles Business Select credit card), here’s how you transfer miles.

Step 1: Log into your credit card account

Log in to your account and click on your “Rewards Miles” balance.

Step 2: Scroll down and click “Use My Miles”

On the next page, scroll down to “Transfer Your Rewards” and click “Use My Miles”.

That will bring you to the page of transfer partners and ratios.

Step 3: Click on your chosen partner

From there, if you click on a partner, it will expand details and provide a link to “Enroll Now” if you are not yet a member of that rewards program.

Next click “transfer miles” to the right of the ratio (or alternatively click that from the beginning if you do not need to enroll in the program.

Step 4: Enter your loyalty account information

You’ll next need to enter your Membership Number twice. You can paste it in to the first field, but you’ll have to type it in the second time.

One notable point here: the terms state that the Loyalty Program must be registered to the exact username on the Capital One account. That might not be an issue in most cases, but I do wonder what will happen for folks who have a middle initial or name listed in one place and not the other. I imagine matching first and last names will be enough, but if you run into a delay don’t forget to check to make sure the names match.

Step 5: Choose the amount and complete the transfer

Finally, choose the number of miles you would like to transfer and click “Complete Transfer”. That’s it!

Bottom line

The transfer process from Capital One Venture or Spark miles to airline partners is very simple and only takes a couple of minutes. You do not need to permanently link/store your rewards account information (and in fact Capital One does not offer such an option). The terms state that the name of the primary account holder must match the name on the loyalty account. Assuming your does, it should be that simple — my first transfer to Avianca LifeMiles was instant — though see the terms with each partner as to expected transfer times.

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