Some of the best perks of premium travel rewards credit cards go beyond the miles or points you earn with each purchase. Some cards open the doors to exclusive airport travel lounges and partner with global airlines to give you maximum flexibility for travel. Capital One, with its flagship Venture card, recently announced new Capital One lounges and improved transfer partner opportunities, packing even more value into its premier travel rewards card.
New Airport Lounge Offerings for Capital One Venture Cardholders
When I spend time in an airport, my favorite place is an exclusive travel lounge reserved for those with either a first-class plane ticket or a premium credit card to get in the door. Capital One recently announced the third in its growing network of airport lounges reserved for Capital One Venture card members. Capital One cardholders get discounted entry depending on the card they carry.
Denver International Airport
The big new announcement focuses on a Capital One Lounge at Denver International Airport, a nice addition for those who frequent the Mile High City. The 11,200 square foot space is underway on the mezzanine level in Concourse A and will include food and beverage options such as small bites, handcrafted beverages and grab-and-go options.
The future menu features healthy choices, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and a fully-stocked bar complete with local and regional beers and wines, as well as international favorites.
The lounge is designed for professionals looking for a quiet place to work, families wanting big tables to spread out and business travelers who want a quick shower on the way to a meeting.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
The announcement of a Capital One Lounge in Denver is in addition to an upcoming lounge opening at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, opening this fall.
The lounge will be located in Terminal D near Gate 22 and includes partnerships with area artists, breweries, coffee roasters and cocktail bars.
Capital One Lounge in Dallas International will also boast amenities like a cycling and yoga room, shower suite, relaxation rooms, secure lockers and working spaces.
Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
Capital One also has an airport a location at Dulles International Airport in the Washington, D.C. area scheduled to open mid-2022. However, details about the Washington, D.C. lounge have yet to be released.
Bonus Miles for Transfers to British Airways and Aeromexico
While you’re waiting for the doors to open at these three lounges, don’t forget about the valuable Venture Miles you earn with each purchase. Capital One supports a growing list of nearly two-dozen transfer partners, including British Airways and JetBlue.
For a limited time, you can transfer Venture Miles into airline rewards miles at an enhanced rate.
- Aeromexico: Until August 8, 2021, point transfers from Venture Miles to Aeromexico Club Premier get you a 20% bonus. For every one Mile you transfer from Capital One, you’ll get 1.2 frequent flyer miles at Aeromexico. That could have you saying hola to a fresh margarita and guacamole on a sandy Mexican beach for a fraction of the list cost.
- British Airways: British Airways miles usually transfer at a rate of 2:1.5, meaning you get 1.5 British Airways Avios for every two Capital One Miles. However, you can transfer at a 1:1 rate during August 2021, a 33% bonus over the typical BA transfer. In addition to flights to the U.K. and Spain using Avios, remember that British Airways is an alliance partner of American Airlines, making this a great opportunity for low-cost domestic reward flights as well.
Time to Reconsider Capital One Venture?
The Venture Card packs a lot of value in, with 2x Miles on all purchases, no foreign transaction fees, a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit and other valuable benefits. The card was already fairly compelling, even with a $95 annual fee. With new lounges on the horizon, it’s becoming an even better package for frequent travelers. If you’ve been holding off on the Venture card, this could be a good time to apply.