It’s been great having a fourth credit card program with transferable points. Even better is that they seem to be regularly offering transfer bonuses.
Capital One Flying Blue 20% Transfer Bonus in November
Air France is a Capital One transfer partner and while the normal transfer rate will be 750 Flying Blue miles for every 100 Capital One miles, for the month of November it will be 900 Flying Blue miles for every 1000 Capital One miles transferred. They did this same bonus in June, so it’s great to see it again.
Considering that the Venture from Capital One and Spark Miles for Business from Capital One both earn at the rate of 2 Capital One miles per dollar spent and the Venture even earns 10x miles on spend at hotels.com, this is not a bad deal at all!
Air France uses variable award pricing so it’s not always a deal, but, for example, I described in this post about Delta raising award prices to London on Virgin Atlantic that Flying Blue miles remain a good way to book Delta-metal flights to London.
Keep in mind there is also currently a 25% bonus to Air France Flying Blue from American Express Membership Rewards, so you have the opportunity to ship points over from multiple programs for an award, both with a nice bonus.
This is also a great way to take advantage of the monthly Flying Blue Promo Awards… see my next post on how to use this deal best for that this month.
What are your thoughts?
You can find credit cards that best match your spending habits and bonus categories at Your Best Credit Cards.
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