You can use all major airlines with Capital One Venture. Venture cardholders earn 5 miles per $1 spent on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, and 2 miles per $1 on all other purchases including airfare booked with any airline, and they can also use Venture miles to pay for flights on any airline – by booking through Capital One, transferring miles to airline partners, or covering the cost of recent flights. In fact, Venture miles are redeemable for nearly any travel purchase made anywhere. There are no blackout dates and no limits, either.
How to Redeem Capital One Venture Miles for Any Airline Purchase
Click the “View Rewards” tab on your account page.
Choose “Book A Trip” to schedule new flights or select “Cover Travel Purchases” to get a statement credit for previous purchases. Alternatively, pick “Convert Rewards” to send miles to an airline loyalty program.
Capital One Venture miles will count for a different number of airline miles after you transfer them, depending on which airline you choose. For example, 2 Venture miles will count for 1.5 Air Canada miles, which is a transfer ratio of 2:1.5. Other airlines will accept miles transfers at a ratio of 2:1 or 1:1.
You need 100 Capital One miles for every dollar that a flight costs. Each mile is worth one cent when spent on travel. So, if your flight costs $200, you’ll need 20,000 miles. That’s a pretty standard rate for reward redemption.
Because not all flights are equal (in terms of distance, seating, time of year, etc.), their dollar cost varies a lot. So, credit card companies can’t charge the same number of points or miles for every flight. Instead, they use an exchange rate between their points or miles and the dollar cost of the flight. In this case, it’s 100 Capital One miles for $1 in airfare. And just to be clear, Capital One doesn’t offer any points cards. But miles work the same way.… read full answer
Capital One Venture gives you unlimited 5 miles per $1 spent on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, and 2 miles per $1 on all other purchases, with a 60,000 miles (you'll have to spend $3,000 in 3 months from account opening to get it) initial bonus and a $95 annual fee. Capital One VentureOne gives you unlimited 5 miles per $1 spent on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, and 1.25 miles per $1 on all other purchases on all purchases, with a 20,000 miles initial bonus (you need to spend $3,000 in 3 months from account opening to get it) and a $0 annual fee. So, you have to choose between a higher earning rate and fee or a lower earning rate and no fee.
If you do already have a Capital One miles card, you can redeem your miles by logging in to your Capital One online account. You can use your points to book travel (flights, hotels, cruises, etc.) or pay for travel expenses after the fact with Capital One’s “purchase eraser” tool. The number of Capital One miles needed to pay for a recent flight will be listed when you select “Redeem Travel Purchases.” You’ll be able to use your miles for any flight from the past 90 days.
You can easily redeem Capital One Venture miles through the Capital One website, mobile app or customer service phone line. What’s unique with this card, though, is that you can redeem miles either before or after you pay for your travel expenses. You can also redeem miles for gift cards and other non-travel rewards, but you’ll get half the value if you do that.… read full answer
Here’s how to redeem Capital One Venture miles online:
Choose your redemption method. The options are: “Redeem travel purchases,” “Book a trip,” “Get gift cards,” “Get an account credit,” “Get a check by mail,” and “Transfer Rewards.”
Follow the instructions for the option you’ve chosen.
So, Capital One Venture’s redemption process is one of its major perks. Plus, with 2 miles per $1 spent, along with a 60,000 miles initial bonus, miles build up fast. It’s also useful to note that you can redeem through the Capital One app, too. Just log in with the same user name and password, click “Redeem Rewards” at the bottom, and select one of the options.
Here are the options for redeeming Capital One Venture miles:
Redeem travel purchases: 1 cent per mile
Capital One shows you what travel expenses you’ve made in the past 90 days, and you can use your miles to “erase” some or all of the cost from your credit card statement.
Book a trip: 1 cent per mile
The Capital One travel booking tool is powered by Orbitz, so you should have access to most major airlines, hotels and rental car companies.
Get gift cards: 0.5 cent per mile
90 stores are represented, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowe’s, AMC and Best Buy. Gift cards for as little as $10 are available for many stores. But the denominations vary by store.
Get cash back: 0.5 cent per mile
You can get a deposit into your checking or savings account or receive a check by mail. You can also set up automatic cash redemption when you reach a certain number of miles.
Transfer miles: Value depends on the partner
If you have another Capital One Venture or other travel rewards credit card account, you may be able to transfer your rewards to it.
The most convenient part about redeeming Capital One Venture miles is that you don’t have to decide to use them before making a purchase. You can use the so-called purchase eraser to pay for any type of travel expense charged to your card in the last 90 days. Capital One isn’t stingy about what it considers travel, either. It includes everything from hotels, airlines and cruises to Airbnb and Uber. That flexibility, combined with Capital One Venture’s top-notch rewards value, makes it one of the best cards available to frequent travelers.
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