Capital One Airline and Hotel Transfer Partners Guide

Capital One recently announced four new transfer partners and an improvement of transfer ratios for several partners.

This post will cover everything you need to know about transferring Capital One miles to airline and hotel programs, including the ratio, transfer time, and our favorite options. 

Airline Mileage Transfers

Capital One miles can be transferred to 16 airline mileage programs, but the transfer ratios vary.

Seven airline mileage programs transfer at a one Capital One mile to one airline mile ratio, but the remaining programs transfer at lower rates.

For example, JetBlue transfers at a 2 Capital One miles to 1 JetBlue point ratio.

Capital One is also adding British Airways and Turkish Airlines as transfer partners later in 2021. 

Airline Transfer Ratio Transfer Time
AEROMEXICO LOGO AeroMexico 1 to 1 Instant
Air Canada Air Canada (Aeroplan) 2 to 1.5 Instant
Air France Air France (Flying Blue) 2 to 1.5 Instant
Alitalia logo Alitalia 2 to 1.5 Instant
Avianca Avianca (LifeMiles) 1 to 1 Instant
British Airways British Airways (future) 2 to 1.5 Unknown
Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific (Asia Miles) 1 to 1 3 to 5 days
Emirates logo Emirates 2 to 1 Instant
Etihad Etihad 1 to 1 24 hours
EVA Air EVA 2 to 1.5 24-48 hours
Finnair logo Finnair 1 to 1 Instant
JetBlue JetBlue 2 to 1 Instant
Qantas Logo Qantas 1 to 1 24-48 hours
Singapore Airlines Singapore (KrisFlyer) 2 to 1 24-48 hours
TAP Portugal Tap Portugal 1 to 1 Unknown
Turkish Airlines logo Turkish (future) 2 to 1.5 Unknown

My favorite transfer options would be:

  1. Avianca LifeMiles (1 to 1) – Great option for avoiding fuel surcharges on flights to Europe or complex routings.
  2. Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (1 to 1)- Good option for booking OneWorld awards (American, Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines).
  3. Etihad Guest (1 to 1)- Etihad has several sweet spots on their partner award chart including flights on American Airlines, ANA, and Asiana Airlines.

Hotel Points Transfers

Capital One miles can be transferred to three hotel points programs, but you will likely get better value by transferring to airline programs.

Hotel Transfer Ratio Transfer Time
Accor Hotel Logo Accor Live Limitless 2 to 1 24 to 48 hours
Choice Logo Choice Privileges 1 to 1 Unknown
Wyndham Logo Wyndham Rewards 1 to 1 Instant

How to Earn Capital One Miles

There are four options to earn Capital One miles: