[Ends Today!] Capital One Adding New Transfer Partner, Transfer Bonuses To 3 Airlines, And New Flight Refund Option!

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Update, 3/31: Today is the final day to transfer to Lifemiles, Aeromexico or Wyndham with a transfer bonus!

Update, 3/30: Capital One miles can now be transferred to Virgin.

Capital One shocked the mileage world when they announced that their points would be transferable into real airline miles. But best of all, they remain focused on improving their program and adding new partners while other programs remain mostly stagnant.

A nice thing about Capital One is that you earn rewards and signup bonus points as soon as spending posts to your account without having to wait for your statement to close.

Another nice benefit is that transfers over 1,000 miles can be made in 100 mile increments instead of 1,000 mile increments from most bank programs, so you don’t need to orphan miles in an airline program when making a redemption.

Plus, with a Capital One card earning 2 miles per dollar you can always erase travel related purchases from your bill, at a value of 2% back, or you can transfer into airline miles and hotel points.

And now, Capital One announced that:

  • They will be adding Virgin Red as a travel partner at a 1:1 ratio in the coming weeks.
  • You can transfer points to Aeromexico with a 20% bonus, for a 1:1.2 ratio through 3/31.
  • You can transfer points to Avianca Lifemiles with a 20% bonus, for a 1:1.2 ratio through 3/31.
    • You can redeem Avianca Lifemiles for flights on United from 6.5K miles each way, or just 5.4K Capital One points with the transfer bonus. Read more here.
  • You can transfer points to Wyndham with a 20% bonus, for a 1:1.2 ratio through 3/31.
    • Wyndham hotels can either cost 7.5K, 15K, or 30K Wyndham points per night. There are several options in Israel for 15K points, though you may need to call to book with points.
    • A better value than Wyndham hotels can be Vacasa home rentals, which cost 15K Wyndham points per bedroom per night, or 12.5K Capital One miles with this bonus. You can email triprewards.fulfillment@wyndham.com or call 506-646-2943 to book that with Wyndham points. You can then transfer points instantly from Capital One to Wyndham to book a vacation rental.
  • Capital One Travel will add the ability to refund flights for any reason in the coming weeks. They say that for a small upfront fee, customers will be able to cancel flights booked on Capital One Travel for any reason, up to 24 hours before their first scheduled departure and receive most of their ticket cost back. Canceling only takes a few clicks, with no questions asked.
    • Capital One says that, “The small fee for the option to cancel a flight is dynamically priced based on a number of factors, including how far in advance the flight is booked, the flight route, and the date of departure, but it will represent a fraction of traditional airline cancellation fees. The exact price for the option to cancel a flight for any reason will be clearly stated during the booking process on Capital One Travel. Customers should expect to receive somewhere between 70-90% of their ticket price back. The amount of the refund will be made transparent to customers prior to purchase.”
    • Capital One also confirmed to me that, as with all purchases through the Capital One Travel portal, this fee will qualify for reimbursement with the $300 annual travel credit on the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card X Rewards Credit Card.
    • We’ll have to wait and see what the details are for this option, such as the exact cost and how it will work with basic economy, to see if it will make sense to pay the fee.

Here is the full lineup of Capital One’s transfer partners with their transfer ratios:

  • Aeromexico (1:1, SkyTeam, +20% bonus through 3/31)
  • Air Canada Aeroplan (1:1, Star Alliance)
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue (1:1, SkyTeam)
  • Avianca LifeMiles (1:1, Star Alliance, +20% bonus through 3/31)
  • British Airways Avios (1:1, OneWorld)
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (1:1, OneWorld)
  • EVA (2:1.5, Star Alliance)
  • Etihad (1:1, No alliance)
  • Emirates (1:1, No alliance)
  • Finnair (1:1, OneWorld)
  • Qantas (1:1, OneWorld)
  • Singapore (1:1, Star Alliance)
  • TAP Air Portugal (1:1, Star Alliance)
  • Turkish Airlines (1:1, Star Alliance)
  • Virgin Red/Virgin Atlantic (1:1, No alliance)
  • Accor Hotels (2:1)
  • Choice Hotels (1:1)
  • Wyndham Hotels (1:1, +20% bonus through 3/31)

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15 Comments On "[Ends Today!] Capital One Adding New Transfer Partner, Transfer Bonuses To 3 Airlines, And New Flight Refund Option!"

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In a world of confusing an constantly changing cancellation policies, this is a great move by Cap1 for non savvy not frequent fliers


like all “small” fees watch this tick up every year (e.g. Amazon Prime, Netflix); take advantage of first year than it no longer pays


Thank you, Dan! Wondering why the Ramada Jerusalem has 0 days available on their calendar on the Wyndham website (searching with or without points) for the next 6 months. Is the rate still 15k points, but needs to be booked via phone?

Curious Jorge

I want to get the capital spark cash plus, from what I understand it gets Cashback, and if I get any of the other 3 I can convert it to miles, is there a card with no annual fee where the points can be converted to miles?

The One Who Does Not Know How to Ask a Question

This is especially meaningful for travel booked thru CapitalOne’s portal. An often overlooked fact is that any purchase made thru the credit card portals (Chase included) is considered a purchase THRU A TRAVEL AGENT, and with any issues/changes/cancelations the airlines will tell you to go talk to the portal… So it’s very important to have a way to cancel that does not require coordination between the portal “travel agent” and the airline.


1.Can Etihad miles be used for AA flights? (I’m pretty sure they used to)

2. The capital one traveling portal seems to be a little poor,
Last week I searched for flights NYC to Mia, it had only a couple of flights from United and spirit…


I transfered Capital One points a few weeks ago and that caused my account to be locked “for suspicious acitvity” which was the worst suspected fraud annoyance I’ve ever dealt with. Not only could I not use my card, I couldn’t even log into my account, which was worse because I use Capital One for my bank account, so I couldn’t log into my bank account to view my balance etc. Took around 5 days and calling twice to get the hold removed. Not sure if anyone else has had this experience, just wanted to share.


It might be worth mentioning that the Aeromexico bonus can be a little misleading. Aeromexico calls their miles kilometers, and value them roughly in the same ratio of kilometers to miles. That’s way the transfer ratio on amex is always 1 to 1.6 (even without a bonus)


Capital one also has a feature for $23 you can lock a price for 5 days and they will cover the price increase up to $1000. I saved $900 last week on a Tlv-Jfk flight using this feature

shalom abramson

Capital one doesn’t cover car rental insurance at Israel


as far as the $300 travel credit, I booked a rental car and needed to cancel, I still kept the travel credit even after refund.
for the in lakewood, a charge to LSTA qualified for the first year $200 vaca credit.