Capital One Travel continues to impress.
Price protection on flights, easy “no hassle” cancellations options and up to 10X points on bookings were a great start, but wider platform access and a new Turo partnership takes things this travel experience to exciting new heights.
Here’s all that’s changing with Capital One Travel, and details on this exciting new travel partnership which may make renting a car a delight, for a change!
Capital One Travel Expands Cardmember Access
First, a whole lot more Capital One credit card members now have access to Capital One Travel. This includes the cool, industry first features and protections being offered for booking flights.
Capital One’s revolutionary travel booking platform was previously only available to Venture, Venture X and Spark cardholders, but a new benefit expansion brings access to Savor, Quicksilver, Spark Cash, and Student cards as well. Nice one.
If you’ve got any of the above, it’s definitely worth giving the platform a spin. The price drop protection and well priced no hassle cancellation options completely transform confidence in the booking experience. And confidence is key, right?
Cardmembers who had been earning cash back through any of these expanded cards can convert their cash back at a 1:1 ratio toward travel with Capital One Travel. If you had $100 in cash back, it’s good for $100 towards a flight.
New Turo Partnership With Up To 10X Earning
So, what’s Turo? It’s a new twist on rental cars — a place that definitely needed a twist.
Turo has become the Airbnb or rental cars, allowing person to person sharing but with vital protections and user experience to make that less painful than it could be. Now, there are 10X reasons to give it a try.
Capital One Venture X cardholders can now earn 10X points when they use their card to book car rentals through Turo, via the Turo app or website. All Capital One Venture members will enjoy 5X earning. The partnership runs until at least May 16th, 2023.
75,000 Point Bonus On Capital One Venture
Capital One Venture lacks some of the wow factor travel perks of the Venture X, but it’s become one of the most compelling $95 annual fee travel cards in the market.
The perks outweigh the fee, and 2X earning on everything — plus these new 5X earning options — make it a very valuable card to hold. If you throw in the current limited time 75,000 point welcome bonus after just $4,000 in spending within 3 months, you’ve got an even better reason to get started.
If you plan to travel a lot this year, the Venture X really is worth considering, and also carries a 75,000 point early spending bonus. The premium card brings more than $400 in easy annual benefits, with a $395 annual fee.
If you use airport lounges or spend on airfare, hotels and car rentals, you can do much better with the return.
Capital One Continues To Add Value
It’s all go in the US premium credit card market right now. Is that a bad thing? No, it’s definitely not.
Amex, Citi, Chase and Capital One continue to flex their travel partnership muscles, and Brex is now coming along quickly, too.
But Capital One, with a nimble new booking platform seems to be performing better than most. New partners are regularly being added, and any partner with 10X earning is a reason to celebrate. More cardmembers having access to the good stuff is a major positive as well, with expanded access. Sometimes, more is more.
It’s a great time to add a Venture, or Venture X card to the portfolio. GSTP would argue either card offers one of the most rewarding flight booking opportunities of any travel platform in the world right now. That’s no easy feat.