Transfer Capital One Miles to Flying Blue with a 20% Bonus

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Capital One has announced a 20% transfer bonus to Air France/KLM Flying Blue. The promotion is valid for transfers through November 30, 2019. Typically, Capital One miles transfer to Flying Blue at a ratio of 1,000:750, with a minimum transfer of 1,000 miles. This is the second time we have seen Capital One offer a transfer bonus to Flying Blue, the previous offer being a 20% bonus in June 2019.

Key Terms

  • The promotion is valid on transfers through November 30, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • Receive a 20% bonus when you transfer points to Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles.
  • Points transfer at a ratio of 1,000:900.
  • Transfers typically occur instantaneously.

Using Flying Blue Miles

Air France/KLM Flying Blue has some great sweet spots, especially if you are looking for international destinations. Good value can be had on awards, including:

  • Awards between the U.S. and Mexico from 14,500 miles.
  • Awards between the U.S. and North Africa from 21,500 in economy one way, and 53,000 in business class one way.

One of the best uses of Flying Blue miles is the monthly Promo Rewards promotion, which offers discounted awards across the globe. Highlights of the awards in November 2019 include:

  • 50% discount on awards on routes between Chicago and Europe in business class.
  • 50% discount on awards on routes between Vancouver and Europe in premium economy.
  • 25% discount on awards on routes between Houston and Europe in premium economy.

If you can take advantage of the 25-50% discount with the Promo Rewards offer, an extra 20% bonus on transfers from Capital One could be quite lucrative.

Our Take

Since the launch of its airline transfer partner program, Capital One has offered about a half dozen transfer bonuses. Like all points-transfer promotions, it is never worth moving points speculatively since you loose flexibility. However, if the promotion works with your travel plans, there is some excellent value to be found.

Transfer Capital One Miles to Flying Blue with a 20% Bonus
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Comments

  • im really going to have to ask Capital One why they wonā€™t approve me for one of their cards. Their points just keep on gaining usefulness.

  • This transfer opportunity could be quite lucrative due to the promo awards that the article mentions if the promo award destinations work for your travel plans.

  • Yet another Flying Blue transfer bonus… makes me wonder why they offer these so often.

  • Michael Skelly says:

    Thanks for the tip. I don’t have this card but now Thai know that this article is here I will be able to refer to it if I get a Capital one card.

  • Would be nice if they had a transfer bonus on another partner

  • Who doesn’t love transfer bonuses?! Stretch those miles!

  • Usman Shahid says:

    I have applied for Chase card and its superb

  • Capital One is starting to make inroads against Chase and Amex, however I wish they could at least tie up with one of the big 3 airlines.

    • While it would probably make things easier to be able to accrue miles directly with the major US carriers, being able to get good mileage deals with their alliance partners isn’t a bad alternative. In fact, I know people who argue that it’s *better* to use an alliance partner’s loyalty program to fly on AA/DA/UA metal than to do so through those carriers’ direct loyalty programs.

  • Steven William Van Meter says:

    I personally don’t move points in a speculative fashion. That has not worked out too well for me in the past, but this deal can help me with future plans.

  • Flying Blue seems to have transfer bonuses times to times for all cards except the Chase ones.
    Hopefully Chase will also have a Flying Blue transfer bonus at some point.

  • Certainly better than transferring them to United these days šŸ˜€

  • Capital One should introduce more bonus transfers. That would be great.

  • Not sure if I can get a Capital One card but I will look into it. I did not think I would fly with KLM that often but in the last year I have used them three times for long haul flights.

  • Excellent opportunity to make a transfer, also it would be nice to have back the Miles Machines, in 2017 I’ve eraned 1000 bonus miles.

  • Alicia Ferre says:

    Iā€™m glad to hear this! I always love having more transfer options. Thanks for keeping us up to date on these new bonus!

  • Who are active members of the Flying Blue program?

  • I’m a fan of Capital One credit cards. I am happy to see this bonus offer for Flying Blue. I hope they do more of these with other airlines as well.

  • Great bonus if you have an award in mind already that is available.

  • Dexter Ohama says:

    Looks like Capital One is stepping up now! Good job! I think I can use this to my advantage & com out ahead. Thank you for the heads up, I appreciate it!

  • AF/KLM often has these. I’m happy to see that it’s more than just Amex. I believe that Cap is maybe trying to compete with Amex and Chase. Trying to come up to a prem card consideration in the credit world. Nothing right now makes me want to get a Capitol One card. I am waiting to see if Citi ever convinces or agrees to AA terms to get them as a transfer partner. If a credit card could get AA then I’ll probably be pretty loyal to that company.

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