All about booking with Capital One Travel

Planning the perfect getaway? Save yourself from seemingly endless online searches and choose a better way: Capital One Travel. Capital One Travel is an online booking platform that covers every step of your trip and is designed to help you plan, book and travel with confidence. 

This guide breaks down exactly how it works and what it offers.

Key takeaways

  • Capital One Travel is an online booking experience where eligible cardholders can book flights, hotels and rental cars.
  • Depending on your card, you can earn as much as 10X miles on hotels and rental cars and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
  • Booking through Capital One Travel gives you access to smarter tools like price prediction, price drop protection and more.
  • Venture X cardholders receive a $300 annual credit for bookings through Capital One Travel.
  • Eligible cardholders also receive an experience credit and premium benefits on every hotel booking from the Premier or Lifestyle collection.

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What is Capital One Travel? 

Capital One Travel is an online booking experience for Capital One rewards credit cardholders in partnership with Hopper. It launched in 2021 to make trip planning and travel enjoyable and hassle free for eligible Capital One cardholders.

Capital One Travel sorts through thousands of options to help you get Capital One’s best prices for flights, hotels and car rentals and confidently book your travel online.1 As a bonus, eligible cardholders can earn extra rewards when booking through Capital One Travel.

Capital One Travel booking screen.

Capital One Travel features and benefits

Cardholders can sign in to Capital One Travel to compare prices and book flights, hotels and rental cars. But that’s just the start. 

You’ll have access to unique tools and offers before and after you book, giving you a rewarding, flexible travel experience. Here’s a closer look at some of the benefits of Capital One Travel:

Cancel your flight for any reason

Need to make your travel booking more flexible? For a small fee when booking, you can add the option to cancel your flight for any reason.

This option gives you the ability to cancel your flight up to a set time within your scheduled departure. Capital One Travel will issue a refund—typically 70%-90% of the ticket price—to your original payment method. 

Sometimes, you’ll also have the option to choose an airline credit worth 100% of your original ticket cost instead of the refund. Airline credit availability depends on the airline’s policies. If you choose this option, Capital One Travel will still cover any related cancellation or rebooking fees.2

Freeze the price of a flight

Want a little extra time to decide on a flight but don’t want to stress about the price going up? For some flights offered through Capital One Travel, you can “freeze” the price for a specific period of time by paying a small fee. 

When you freeze the price of the flight, Capital One Travel will hold that price for you until the expiration date of your frozen price. That expiration date will be given to you before completing your purchase.

If the price of the flight increases after you freeze it (and before your frozen price expires), Capital One Travel will cover any fare increase up to your maximum refund limit. And if the price goes down, you’ll pay the current lower price.3

Earn bonus rewards

When you book that fabulous hotel room for the weekend or reserve a car rental for a scenic drive, you’re earning extra rewards you can put toward your next trip. 

Venture X and Venture X Business cardholders get 10X miles on hotels and rental cars and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel. 

And when booking through Capital One Travel with other eligible U.S.-issued Capital One cards, earn 5X miles or 5% cash back on hotels and car rentals, depending on the card:

Get price prediction and price watch alerts for flights

Looking for the best time to book flights? When you search for flights on Capital One Travel, you’ll see a recommendation to either book now or wait for a better price. Capital One Travel uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze billions of data points and predict how flight prices will fluctuate. 

To get started, you can set a price alert for the destination and dates you’re interested in flying. Capital One Travel will monitor prices 24/7 and let you know when it’s time to book. With help from our price predictions and alerts, you can save an average of 15% on flights.4

Capital One Travel screen advising the user to book their flight now.

Get free price drop protection for flights

Did you book a flight to visit loved ones based on Capital One Travel recommendations? If you booked at a recommended time, Capital One Travel will keep watching the price for 10 days. If it drops, you get up to $50 in travel credit for the difference.5

Get Capital One Travel's best prices, guaranteed

If you find a better price on the same flight, hotel or car rental, Capital One Travel will match it. Simply submit a request within 24 hours of booking with us, and Capital One Travel will give you a travel credit for the difference. For hotels, we also proactively adjust our prices to guarantee they match or beat other travel sites.6

Redeem rewards for travel

Have you been saving up your rewards? Apply them to any trip booked through Capital One Travel. Or use a combination of rewards and your card when booking. The choice is yours.

Stay in style

Elevate your stay with rooftop drinks, meals at signature restaurants, room service and other unique amenities when you book with the Premier Collection or Lifestyle Collection. The collections also include a $50 or $100 experience credit (depending on the collection) and other premium benefits like room upgrades, early check-in and late checkout when available—all to make it even easier to upgrade your next getaway.7

Capital One Travel FAQ

Check out these frequently asked questions about Capital One Travel.

If you have access through your card, you’ll see the option to start booking trips when you sign in and view your rewards. Through the site, you can pay for flights, hotels and car rentals with your Capital One card, your rewards or both. Don’t have an eligible Capital One card? You can compare options and benefits to get started.  

If you have any eligible Capital One credit card, you can use Capital One Travel to plan your next getaway. Travel rewards credit cards earn miles on hotels and car rentals when booking through Capital One Travel, and other eligible cards earn cash back. 

You can see if you’re pre-approved for an eligible card today—with no harm to your credit.

You may be able to transfer your Capital One miles to one of Capital One’s loyalty programs.

Some Capital One rewards credit cards may offer travel insurance. And some coverage may be available through your card’s network. You can check your card’s benefits and terms to determine if you qualify for travel coverage, lost luggage reimbursement or travel accident insurance.

Capital One Travel in a nutshell

Capital One Travel provides advanced booking tools, price guarantees and the ability to earn and redeem your rewards—all to help you travel smarter. All you need is a Capital One travel rewards credit card or any eligible Capital One card to use it. So if you’re jetting off to a new place soon, start planning your trip today with Capital One Travel.

Other ways to maximize your travel benefits

Who wouldn’t want to get the most out of their credit card? Here are some things to know about Capital One travel rewards credit cards: 

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