30% Bonus Transferring Capital One Miles To Virgin

Capital One transfers to Virgin miles will receive a 30% bonus during the month of March. This applies to transfers for Venture X, Venture, VentureOne, Venture X Business and Spark Miles cardholders.

Sadly this comes just after the 30% discount for booking Virgin Airlines travel, so isn’t stackable.

However Chase, Capital One, Citibank, American Express and Bilt points all transfer to Virgin so it’s easy to use this bonus and then top off from other accounts if you need to. This offer overlaps a similar 30% bonus on Citi transfers to Virgin which runs through March 18.

Capital One miles now transfer 1:1 to:

  • Star Alliance: Air Canada Aeroplan, Singapore Airlines Krisflyer, Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles, Avianca LifeMiles, TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go
  • oneworld: British Airways Executive Club, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, Finnair Plus, Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • SkyTeam: Air France KLM Flying Blue, Aeromexico Club Premier
  • Non-alliance: Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest, Virgin Red
  • Hotels: Wyndham Rewards, Choice Privileges

Capital One miles also transfer at 2-to-1.5 into EVA Air Infinity MileageLands. And they transfer 2-to-1 into ALL Accor Live Limitless.

Normally my preference for best transfer partners includes Aeroplan (for most Star Alliance); Turkish (huge value but annoying to deal with); Singapore (for Singapore’s own flights); Cathay Pacific (for lower surcharges on BA awards); Air France KLM (as the only decent loyalty program in SkyTeam, and decent availability on Air France).

However there are some great opportunities with the Virgin program, including redeeming for travel in business class on Delta for a fraction of the miles that Delta SkyMiles charges, plus:

Bear in mind also that Virgin Atlantic gives elite status miles for award trips on their own flights. However Virgin’s status isn’t worth much by U.S. standards, and since you’re paying exorbitant fuel surcharges their awards are like a paid ticket anyway. It’s a way to fly business class for the price of non-discounted coach and still earn qualifying miles…

You can spend points with Air France and KLM as well, but fuel surcharges make this not a great deal much of the time, although it can be nice for intra-European travel.

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  1. “However Virgin’s status isn’t worth much by U.S. standards”

    Won’t this calculation change somewhat once VS joins SkyTeam? (Which is tomorrow, right?)

  2. I have yet to try Virgin, but need to find RT tickets from Seattle to Geneva, Switzerland for summer. Do you think its points and how do I find potential seats for flights? Thanks 🙂

  3. Did a transfer today (3/6/2023) from C1 to Virgin Red. It took a couple of hours to post as it was showing as pending on the C1 site. However, bonus Virgin points didn’t post. Called C1 customer service and the first rep had absolutely no clue about mileage bonus transfers – she thought it was about balance transfers between the credit cards. Hung up and called again – similar story – but at least this rep was willing to ask her co-worker if he/she “heard anything” and how to deal with this. That co-worker suggested to wait a day and call back. Quick google search showed that there was a similar hiccup back in October when C1 had the same bonus offer with Virgin….

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