You Can Now Transfer Capital One Miles to 6 More Airlines at a 1:1 Ratio You Can Now Transfer Capital One Miles to 6 More Airlines at a 1:1 Ratio

You Can Now Transfer Capital One Miles to 6 More Airlines at a 1:1 Ratio

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Great news Capital One cardholders: you can now transfer miles to six more airline mileage programs at a 1:1 ratio. Unlike what we saw earlier this year, these are not new transfer partners but improved ratios for existing partners. This change is a big improvement in redemption options that make Capital One miles even more valuable going forward.

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The Bad News

Earlier this week, we covered the bad news that Capital One cardholders will lose the ability to transfer miles to JetBlue TrueBlue as of October 24, 2021.

Capital One Improves Transfer Ratios

Now the good news: Capital One is improving its miles transfer ratios on six programs. In April 2021, Capital One improved transfer ratios for 7 of its transfer partners. Now, Capital One is improving the transfer ratios on 6 more programs. The newly-improved transfer partners are:

  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Air France / KLM Flying Blue
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Emirates Skywards
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles

For 4 of these airlines, points previously transferred at a 2:1.5 ratio. The transfer ratio was even worst for Emirates Skywards and Singapore KrisFlyer: 2:1. Now, points transfer to all 6 of these airlines at a 1:1 ratio — stretching your Capital One miles further than before.

What DOESN'T Transfer 1:1 with Capital One Miles Now?

With these improvements, the vast majority of Capital One transfers are at 1:1 ratios. This puts Capital One on par with other points & miles currencies. This leaves two — at least of those partners remaining beyond October 24, 2021 — transfers at sub-par ratios:

  • EVA Infinity MileageLands (2:1.5)
  • Accor Live Limitless (2:1)

For a full list of partners and transfer rates, you can read more about it here. See more about Capital One transfer times here.

You Can Now Transfer Capital One Miles to More Programs at 1:1 Ratio

Updated Capital One Airline Transfer Partner Ratios

Capital One miles now transfer to 15 airlines. And, after all of the improvements this year, transfers to 13 of these airlines are at a 1:1 ratio. Just remember that you won't be able to transfer to JetBlue TrueBlue after October 24, 2021.

Transfer PartnerTransfer RatioNotes
Aeromexico Club Premier1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in April 2021
Air Canada Aeroplan1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in October 2021
Air France/KLM Flying Blue1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in October 2021
Avianca LifeMiles1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in April 2021
British Airways (Executive Club)1,000 : 1,000Added as a partner in April 2021. Transfer rate improved in October 2021.
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in April 2021
Emirates Skywards1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in October 2021
Etihad Guest1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in April 2021
Finnair Plus1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in April 2021
Qantas Frequent Flyer1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in April 2021
Singapore KrisFlyer1,000 : 1,000Transfer rate improved in October 2021
TAP Air Portugal (Miles&Go)1,000 : 1,000Added as a partner in April 2021
Turkish Airlines (Miles&Smiles)1,000 : 1,000Added as a partner in April 2021. Transfer rate improved in October 2021.
Virgin Red1,000 : 1,000Added as a partner in April 2022
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands1,000 : 750

You still transfer your miles on Capital One's website, as you did before. The only thing that has changed is how many miles you'll get from transfers.

Eligible Capital One Cards

Capital One issues four miles-earning credit cards — which now transfer to 17 travel loyalty program partners. These cards include:

Both the Capital One Venture and Spark Miles earn 2X miles on every purchase. Spark Miles Select earns 1.5X miles per dollar spent on all purchases, and Capital One VentureOne earns Earn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options. Earn unlimited 1.25X miles on every purchase, every day.

Bottom Line

For most of us, transfers at a 1:1 ratio are a minimum expectation. And now, you can transfer Capital One miles to 6 additional programs at these optimal rates. This leaves only two programs with lesser transfer rates. Maybe we'll get lucky and see those change soon, also.

Are you excited about these? Does it change your opinion of Capital One miles?

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  • Charles Coleman says:

    If you have Capital One reward points and want to take a flight one of the many airlines the points can transfer to, then this is a great deal!

  • For a long time I used the cap one venture with plastiq to cover my mortgage until for some reason cap one shut this down. Only reason I would get this card again

  • Is there any way to transfer aeroplan points to aadvantage

  • This is certainly a welcome change. Its just that they need a major US airline to be a transfer partner for.

  • Accor was the only thing going for them. Otherwise, I view Amex and Chase better. With the possibility that AA might join with Citi makes me look into Citi now. If Citi doesn’t then I would not get another card with them.

  • Does it mean $1 = 1 mile for most airlines?

    • That’s a little tricky to answer without more info. Most cards earn one mile per dollar on purchases that don’t have a bonus category. Those cards often have higher rates for select categories (like dining or groceries). But CapOne takes a different approach with the Venture card and Spark miles cards by awarding 2 miles / $1 on everything. You won’t earn 3 or 4x on select categories, but you will get a great earning rate on everything without the hassle

  • Wow! Getting 1:1 and essentially earning 2 miles per dollar on all spend is amazing!

  • Really nice to see. I haven’t actually tried transferring yet, but this definitely expands our options. I’m hoping that even though Delta isn’t on the list that KLM points will work there.