Capital One recently improved the transfer ratio to 1 to 1 for almost all of their transfer partners, making Capital One competitive with American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards.
Capital One Transfer Partners
Capital One miles can be transferred to 14 airline mileage programs with every transfer at a 1 to 1 ratio except for EVA.
|Airline||Transfer Ratio||Transfer Time|
|Accor Live Limitless (ALL)||2 to 1||24 to 48 Hours|
|AeroMexico||1 to 1||Instant|
|Air Canada (Aeroplan)||1 to 1||Instant|
|Air France (Flying Blue)||1 to 1||Instant|
|Avianca (LifeMiles)||1 to 1||Instant|
|British Airways||1 to 1||Instant|
|Cathay Pacific (Asia Miles)||1 to 1||3 to 5 days|
|Choice||1 to 1||Instant|
|Emirates||1 to 1||Instant|
|Etihad||1 to 1||24 hours|
|EVA||2 to 1.5||24-48 hours|
|Finnair||1 to 1||Instant|
|Qantas||1 to 1||24-48 hours|
|Singapore (KrisFlyer)||1 to 1||24-48 hours|
|TAP Portugal||1 to 1||Instant|
|Turkish||1 to 1||24 to 48 Hours|
|Wyndham||1 to 1||Instant|
My favorite transfer options would be:
- Avianca LifeMiles (1 to 1) – Great option for avoiding fuel surcharges on flights to Europe or complex routings.
- Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (1 to 1)- Good option for booking OneWorld awards (American, Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines).
- Etihad Guest (1 to 1)- Etihad has several sweet spots on their partner award chart including flights on American Airlines, ANA, and Asiana Airlines.