WOW! Capital One Points Now Transfer At 1:1 Ratio To Nearly All Airlines! Plus, 50% Bonus On Transfers To Etihad

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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.

And now they’re improving the transfer ratio to nearly all airlines to 1:1. As cards like Capital One Venture and Capital One Spark Miles card offer 2 miles per dollar spent, that’s an effective 2 miles per dollar spent everywhere!

There are other ways to earn 2 miles per dollar elsewhere, but there are caveats.

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

Another nice benefit is that transfer 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.

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

  • Aeromexico (1:1, SkyTeam)
  • Air Canada Aeroplan (1:1, Star Alliance)
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue (1:1, SkyTeam)
  • Avianca LifeMiles (1:1, Star Alliance)
  • 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)
  • Accor Hotels (2:1)
  • Choice Hotels (1:1)
  • Wyndham Hotels (1:1)

It’s also worth noting that 2 transfer options are ending this month:

  • Alitalia (2:1.5, SkyTeam. This transfer option ends 10/14)
  • JetBlue (2:1.5, No alliance. This transfer option ends 10/14)

Plus, transfers to Etihad this month will have a 50% bonus, for an effective 1:1.5 transfer ratio! That’s like earning 3 Etihad points per dollar spent! You can read more about the Etihad program and the bonus for transfers from Marriott here.

The 1:1 transfer partners are great news as you earn 2 miles per dollar spent. Avianca Lifemiles is a great option to have a 1:1 ratio for their cheap United flights. Qantas is a great 1:1 option as they can book El Al award tickets. Air Canada is also a strong Star Alliance program, now with 1:1 transfers.

Turkish Airlines is now 1:1 and is a fantastic transfer option as they can book dirt cheap Star Alliance and United tickets. Currently only Citi transfers to Turkish. Domestic awards on United, including to Hawaii, cost just 7.5K miles in coach or 12.5K miles in business class! Tickets to Israel cost just 32K miles in coach or 47K miles in business class!

Here is the Turkish Airlines award chart for one-way Star Alliance travel from North America:

Between the US and:EconomyBusinessFirst
US, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and USVI7.5K12.5KN/A
North America10K15KN/A
Middle East32K47K68.5K
Central and North Africa 30K49K73K
Central Asia 34K52.5K77K
Southern Africa and Far East45K67.5K100K
South America and Oceania52.5K75K115K

Capital One airport lounges will also launch later this year with its first lounge in Dallas/DFW this summer and lounges in Denver and Washington/IAD to open next year. It’s unclear what lounge entry requirements will entail.

Lounges will feature local beers, craft cocktails, exercise rooms, nursing rooms, kids rooms, soundproof relaxation rooms, secure lockers, cycling rooms, prayer rooms, and shower suites!

Will you open a Capital One Venture Card or Capital One Spark Miles card to take advantage of these offers?

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16.6 k for AA F transcon am I doing it right ? (Via EY) miles are amazing!!
This puts cap 1 as the top tier spending card for every day people not looking to have a ton of cards yet maximizing earnings. All they need is a premium travel card…


Has Turkish gotten any better in the last few years. For a long while they never had any domestic point tickets available

tal k

The one airline i need is not listed. How can i get Delta points with this card?


Hey Dan – do Cap One points transfer instantly or is there a delay?


Are there any worthwhile SUB on any Capital One cards currently?


Is there a way to Book American Airlines fights from capital one points?


I’m sure others have noticed and probably posted elsewhere, but I don’t see Israel listed on the Etihad Guest AA award chart: Presume they would consider it Middle East, since it’s squeezed inside Egypt/Jordan/Syria/Lebanon, all of which are listed.


Glad to see Cap1 is listening to feedback from their surveys. They have come a long way.

Now a premium card for the win…


where do i see the 50 % transfer bonus. on capital 1 page doesnt mention anything ?


What capital one cards can i transfer point from?

Moshe Rabin

Dan, when you posted about the 50%bonus earlier in the week, it says:Transfers from AMEX, Barclays, *Capital One,* and Citi to Etihad will not receive a bonus.

Chaim F

I have Chase cards. Is Capital 1 better?


And generally there have been are no issues with Turkish airlines or a layover there?