Capital One has announced a 25% transfer bonus to TAP Portugal. The promotion is valid for transfers through July 31, 2022. Through this promotion, cardholders will receive a 25% bonus when transferring Capital One miles to TAP Portugal Miles&Go miles.

Key Terms

  • Transfer Capital One miles to TAP Portugal with a 25% bonus.
  • The promotion is valid for transfers through July 31, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT.
  • This transfer bonus is hardcoded. That means you will receive 1,250 TAP Miles&Go miles for every 1,000 Capital One miles you transfer.

One thing to keep in mind is that TAP is strict on account information matching. So, ensure the details on your Miles&Go account and your Capital one are exactly matched. Otherwise, your transfer may be delayed.

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Maximizing your TAP Portugal Miles&Go Miles

TAP Portugal has made several changes to its award chart over the last couple of years. But there are still ways you can find value. One-way awards from the US to European and North African destinations served by TAP will set you back from 29,000 miles plus taxes and fees in economy. With the promotion, this would require a transfer of 24k Capital One miles.

TAP Portugal mileage cost from North America in economy

Like most airlines, the value can be found by booking partner awards. Being a Star Alliance member, you can use Miles&Go miles to book awards across the network of airlines. And there is some value to be had on premium cabin long-haul one-way awards.

Awards from North America to Europe will set you back 80k miles one-way plus taxes and fees. With this TAP Portugal transfer bonus, that works out to 64k Capital One miles. Looking further afield, one-way business class awards from North America to Asia will set you back 115k miles plus taxes and fees. Taking the transfer bonus into account, that works out at 92k Capital One miles each way.

TAP Portugal mileage cost from North America in business class

TAP also has several other partnerships with various airlines like GOL and Azul. By far the standout is Emirates, and there is some value to be had booking Emirates business class awards — especially when you factor in that TAP does not pass on fuel surcharges.

Business-class one-way awards on Emirates from North America to Asia will set you back 115k miles plus taxes and fees. That works out to 92k Capital One miles with this TAP Portugal transfer bonus. Alternatively, there is some value to be had heading down under with one-way awards aboard Emirates, setting you back 130k Miles&Go miles — or 104k Capital One miles with the transfer bonus.

TAP Portugal mileage cost from North America to Asia in business class

Our Take

This is not the most generous promotion out there, and TAP Portugal is not the biggest airline program. However, there is still some value to be had. So, it’s worth looking at your upcoming travel plans. If you can make this promotion work with them, then the deal can make sense. If it doesn’t work, pass it up and look for other opportunities to maximize your Capital One miles.

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