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Qantas: Accor does loyalty link-up with Qantas

Qantas: Accor does loyalty link-up with Qantas

I wished they had announced this last week!

I could have doubled my points when booking for the new Sofitel Hotel in Adelaide. Maybe I should cancel and rebook?

From yesterday (17 November 2021) if you are a member of Qantas Frequent Flyer and ALL (Accor Live Limitless) loyalty programs, and you link them, then you can earn points on both for – wait for it – ‘eligible’ hotel bookings and Qantas flights

Points earns

On Qantas – if you book an Accor hotel through the Qantas site, then you get 3 Qantas Points per AU$ spent, and the same earn on – ‘eligible’ – transactions at that Accor hotel, including dining and room service, as well as ALL Rewards points

And, if you are Qantas Platinum or higher, or ALL gold or higher, you get 2 ALL Reward points per AU$10 spent on eligible Qantas flights, as well as your usual Qantas Frequent Flyer points.

Accor Brands

Accor, like all big hotel groups, has a mindblowing number of brands, including (in descending order of luxury):

  • SO/
  • Sofitel
  • MGallery
  • Art Series
  • Pullman
  • Swissôtel
  • Grand Mercure
  • Peppers
  • Swissotel
  • The Sebel
  • Mantra
  • Novotel
  • Mercure
  • Mövenpick,
  • Tribe
  • BreakFree
  • ibis
  • ibis Styles
  • ibis Budget.

Examples

Here are some examples of earns provided by Qantas – and given that Singapore is opening its vaccination travel bubble to Australia, timely – oh, and remember the higher your membership tier, then the higher your earn:

STAY / FLIGHTEARN ALL / EARN QANTAS
Stay 2 nights at Raffles Singapore in a Stateroom SuiteEarn 4,198 ALL – Accor Live Limitless points Earn 7,872 Qantas Points
Stay 2 nights at the Sofitel Sydney Darling HarbourEarn 1,168 ALL – Accor Live Limitless points Earn 2,190 Qantas Points
Stay 2 nights at the Sofitel Sydney Darling HarbourEarn 2,044 ALL – Accor Live Limitless points Earn 2,190 Qantas Points
Fly Business return with Qantas to Singapore from Sydney and stay 7 nights at Raffles Singapore in a Stateroom SuiteEarn 26,418 ALL – Accor Live Limitless Reward points, and Earn 55,834 Qantas Points
Fly Economy return with Qantas to Fiji and stay 5 nights at Sofitel Fiji in a Luxury Room with beach club accessEarn 8,468 ALL – Accor Live Limitless Reward points, and Earn 17,575 Qantas Points

Conversion

Qantas Frequent Flyers can already convert their ALL – Accor Live Limitless Reward points to Qantas Points at the rate of one ALL Reward point per one Qantas Point (in increments of 2000).

. . . and that’s not all – additional benefits

  • Qantas Frequent Flyer members with Gold status or above and Points Club or Points Club Plus members can fast-track their ALL membership from Classic to Silver when their accounts are linked, and they comple the required eligible hotel stays (note that plural)
  • Accor Plus members with ALL Gold status or greater get free Qantas Wine Premium membership including free delivery on orders within Australia plus you are able to earn 3 Qantas Points per dollar spent

The wine thing is not attractive to me, as I am almost a teetotaller, but my husband may be interested.

You can see all the details and the cross membership arrangements at qantas.com/accor or all.com

2PAXfly Takeout

Look, I know it sounds complex, but with diminishing benefits of nearly all loyalty programs, hotel, airline or whatever, you need to earn points where you can get them these days. Join, link, book, I say.

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