Capital One Spark Miles can be transferred to 18 travel partners. Depending on which partners you transfer to, this will typically give your Capital One Miles more value than redeeming them at their fixed rate of 1 cent each.
Spark transfer partners
*This list applies to both Venture miles and Spark miles since they share the same transfer partners and transfer rates.
Air Canada Aeroplan
Air Canada is a Star Alliance partner airline. This means you can use Aeroplan Points to book travel with partners like United Airlines and TAP Air Portugal.
The revamped Aeroplan program has lots of sweet spots that can offer great value. One of the best redemption options is travel between mainland U.S. and Canada in which round-trips in Economy will cost you 25,000 Aeroplan Points or less.
On top of that, Air Canada no longer charges any carrier-based fuel surcharges, so you'll be able to book with any Star Alliance airline and only pay the government taxes and fees.
Air France-KLM Flying Blue
Air France & KLM are SkyTeam partners meaning that you can use them to book travel with partners like Delta Air Lines, Aeromexico, and Korean Air.
The Flying Blue program is a direct transfer partner of all major credit card rewards programs. American Express Membership Rewards Points, Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, and Citi ThankYou Points can all be transferred to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio which makes it extremely easy to build miles for the program.
As for redemptions, it's a great option for getting from the U.S. to Europe. They publish monthly promotion awards on their website, so I recommend checking that before booking award travel with Flying Blue.
British Airways Executive Club
British Airways is a Oneworld alliance partner, so you'll be able to book award flights with partners such as American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.
The British Airways Avios program award chart is distance-based with the sweet spots being short-haul flights with British Airways and their partners.
If you frequently make short-haul domestic trips with American Airlines or Alaska, these trips can cost as low as 7,500 Avios when going through British Airways Executive Club.
If you're looking to use your Spark miles to fly in luxury, look no farther than the Singapore KrisFlyer program. You can get excellent value out of KrisFlyer Miles when booking their in-air suites or booking first/business class between their U.S. destinations and Asia/Europe.
Singapore is part of the Star Alliance meaning that you can book award travel across partners such as United Airlines, Air Canada, and TAP Air Portugal as well.
Choice Hotels is one of three hotel transfer partners for the Spark Rewards programs.
The best thing about Choice is their wide footprint with over 7,000 properties across 41 countries. They also have hotels in many cities in which other big-name brands are not present.
Hotel bookings with Choice start as low as 6,000 points and cap out around 35,000 points (with a few exceptions). While the value of Choice Points are generally low, you can score some solid redemption value in popular European cities.
Capital One miles conversion calculator
Use the conversion calculator to calculate the transfer of Spark miles to Capital One's airline and hotel travel partners.
How to earn Spark miles
Capital One Spark miles can be earned from welcome bonuses and spending across Capital One's two Spark Rewards credit cards. These cards offer between 1.5X and 2X miles per dollar spent.
Here's the Capital One credit cards you can use to earn Spark miles:
|Credit Card||Highlights||Annual Fee|
Best Business Card For Unlimited 2X Miles
|$0 the first year, then $95|
Capital One Spark Miles Select for Business Card
Best For 1.5X Miles At No Annual Fee
Are Capital One Miles transferable?
Yes. They can be transferred to 18 travel partners, mostly at a 1:1 ratio
Does Capital One Miles expire?
Capital One Miles do not expire as long as your card is opened and your account is in good standing.
Can you combine Capital One Miles?
If you have more than one mile-earning Capital One credit card, you can combine your rewards. You can also transfer miles to others who have a Capital One Miles-earning account.
Can you use Capital One Miles on any airline?
Yes. Capital One Miles can be redeemed at a fixed rate of 1 cent each towards travel booked with the card. This allows you to redeem your rewards for any kind of travel, including airfare.
What is the value of Capital One Miles?
Capital One Venture Miles and Spark Miles can be redeemed at a fixed rate of 1 cent each towards any kind of travel. They can also be transferred to partners for higher value.