How to Book Flights & Pay with Capital One Venture Rewards “Miles”

Good morning everyone, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post on How to Redeem Capital One Venture Rewards “Miles” for Travel Purchases.  In today’s post, I will show you how to book flights and pay with your Capital One Venture Rewards “miles.”  This process is very similar to booking paid tickets using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, Citi Thank You Points, and American Express Membership Rewards Points.  To get started, log into your Capital One account and click your “miles” balance.

Then click the blue Book a Trip button.

The Capital One travel portal has a pretty standard flight search engine.  Enter your flight search details and click the green Search Now button.

Prior to going through the above steps, I did a quick Google Flights search for Lihue (LIH) to Maui (OGG).  I found a $118 Hawaiian Airlines flight leaving on Saturday, April 7 at 12:31pm.

I then entered the Hawaiian Airlines flight details into the Capital One travel portal, then clicked the green Search Now button.

On the search results page, there are 52 possible results.  To find the exact flight that you want, click the white Filter By button.

You can now filter the search results by airline, flight number (very specific), number of stops, flight times, and booking class.  After that, click the blue Apply Filters button.

After adjusting the search filters, there are now 2 flight choices, with the top flight being the flight I want.  To continue with the booking process, click the green Select button.

You now have the a few payment options available.  You can pay with all Capital One Venture Rewards “miles”, pay with all cash, or pay with a combination of “miles” and cash.  I want 2 tickets and want to pay with only Capital One Venture Rewards “miles”, so the total price is 23,598 Capital One Venture Rewards “miles.”  To continue, click the green Add to Itinerary button.

If you do not want to add a hotel or car to your travel itinerary, click the green No Thanks, Go to my Itinerary button.  I just noticed that the 23,598 Capital One Venture Rewards “miles” were subtracted from my starting balance of 104,015 Capital One Venture Rewards “miles.”  Interesting…

Confirm all the details of your trip are correct and click the green Begin Checkout button.

Enter each passenger’s name, email address, gender, and date of birth.  Then enter your home address and phone number.  Lastly, check the box confirming all passenger information is correct and click the green Next button.

Confirm your flight details are correct, all your passenger details are correct, check the terms & conditions box, and click the green Complete Checkout button.

Congratulations, your flights have been booked with Capital One Venture Rewards “miles.”  You will have a TRIP ID (useful for Capital One), an Airline Reference Number (your airline confirmation number) and an Agency Reference Number (useful for the travel agency that powers the Capital One travel portal).

You will also receive a confirmation email with all the same details as the confirmation page.

Since our flight is on Hawaiian Airlines, I copied the Airline Reference Number from Capital One and entered that reservation number into Hawaiian Airlines’s website to view our reservation.  I then entered out Trusted Travel Numbers (TSA PreCheck numbers), our Hawaiian Airlines frequent flyer numbers, and picked our seats.

To view your Capital One redemptions, click the View Rewards Transactions link.

You can then see all Capital One Venture Rewards “miles” earning and redemption transactions.

If you have any questions about booking airline tickets with your Capital One Venture Rewards “miles,” please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

2 thoughts on “How to Book Flights & Pay with Capital One Venture Rewards “Miles”

    1. Grant Post author

      Unfortunately, no. You are basically buying a cash ticket and redeeming your Capital One Miles/Points to offset the purchase.


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