Twice as nice: The Qantas and Accor tie-up now offers gold frequent flyers a chance to ‘double-dip’ on more points-earning opportunities and reciprocal rewards.
As the result of a long-standing partnership, members of Qantas Frequent Flyer and ALL – Accor Live Limitless (ALL) can earn Qantas Points and Accor Live Limitless Reward points when flying on Qantas flights and staying with Accor.
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And, as part of the partnership’s expansion announced today, Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers now have the ability to ‘double dip’ on rewards when they link their membership accounts. This benefit was previously reserved for Platinum and Platinum One Qantas frequent flyers members.
In real terms, Gold and above members in each program who have linked their accounts will now earn 1 ALL – Accor Live Limitless Reward point per $2 spent when they book Qantas flights (previously 1 ALL Reward point per $5 spent) – on top of the Qantas Points they would normally earn on the booking.
Effectively, the partnership allows travellers to earn twice – on flights and nights.
Why Accor Live Limitless?
Accor Live Limitless is my personal ‘go to’ hotel program as it boasts hundreds of high-quality properties in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific (including Sofitel and the iconic Singapore Raffles).
The Accor x Qantas partnership is the first tie-up of its kind between a hospitality group and an airline in the Pacific region. This popular partnership first launched in 2021. Since that time, Qantas says that hundreds of thousands of members have linked their accounts, earning millions of Qantas and ALL Points.
How to link your Qantas and Accor accounts
To start earning with both programs, customers need to link their ALL and Qantas Frequent Flyer accounts. The process is very easy to complete. Simply:
- Log into your ALL – Accor Live Limitless account
- Follow the prompts from the ALL website to log into your Qantas Frequent Flyer account
- Visit this page on the Accor website to link your accounts
As soon as you link both loyalty programs, you can start earning Qantas Points and Reward points.
Accor x Qantas: Key benefits
Looking to better understand the ongoing benefits on offer? We’ve unpacked the key perks that Qantas and Accor members can use to earn points at every step of a travel journey.
Unlock a fast track to ALL Silver status
Under the Qantas and Accor tie-up, Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold members (and above) and Points Club Plus members will automatically reach ALL Silver status after the first eligible stay at an Accor property. Points Club members will reach ALL Silver status after two stays of two nights.
So what does Silver ALL status deliver?
Silver ALL members enjoy a welcome drink voucher for up to two guests. This typically covers a restricted selection of drinks (think selected wines or limited cocktails) for two. There’s also a late checkout (subject to availability). Depending on where you stay, we’d value these benefits at up to $50 per night or more.
Since ALL Silver membership is usually granted after a 10 nights stay in Accor hotels or 800 EUR spend on eligible expenses, the Qantas x Accor Live Limitless partnership represents an easy way to obtain a quick membership fast track and save some money you’d otherwise spend when you travel.
Tip: A fast track to ALL Silver status is also available with Accor Plus, Accor’s paid membership program that offers a free hotel night (worth up to $400 or more). Find out more about our exclusive TCM Accor Plus reader offer right here.
Earn 3 x Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible Accor stays
Qantas Frequent Flyer members who have linked their ALL- Accor Live Limitless accounts will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent on eligible hotel stays, goods and services (such as dining and room service) at participating Accor properties in the Asia-Pacific.
This earn rate remains the same, regardless of your ALL membership tier. The stay needs to be booked via an eligible Accor channel. ALL Reward points and Qantas Points will be credited to the member’s account within 14 days of completion of the hotel stay.
Score Qantas Premium Wine membership (value $99)
Once you have linked your accounts, Accor Plus members who are over 18, with Gold status and above and who reside in Australia will unlock a complimentary Qantas Wine Premium membership.
Premium membership unlocks complimentary delivery on Qantas Wine purchases within Australia and an earn rate of 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent.
Earn 2 x ALL Reward points with Qantas (Gold and above members)
Gold and above Accor ALL members and Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 2 Reward Points per $1 spent with eligible Qantas flight bookings (excluding taxes/carrier surcharges), in addition to the Qantas Points that would normally be earned.
To unlock this perk, you’ll need to hold Qantas Gold or above status with Qantas Frequent Flyer, or Gold or above membership with Accor ALL.
Convert ALL Reward points to Qantas Points
ALL Rewards points can be converted at a 1:1 ratio to Qantas Points. It’s worth noting that the ability to convert ALL points to Qantas is a standard redemption feature for the ALL program, and not dependent on linking your Qantas and Accor accounts.
But in real terms, is it worth sending your ALL Rewards points across to Qantas?
Generally speaking, no. Since ALL Reward points convert to many airlines at a 2:1 ratio, the conversion rate here isn’t terrible. However, we’d encourage you to bank your points with ALL unless you have a specific, high-value Qantas redemption in mind.
2,000 ALL points can be used for 40 Euros (around $66 AUD at the time of writing), and Accor is known to offer high-value ‘experience’ redemptions (such as corporate box seats for popular concerts) from time to time.
With more than 340 hotels in Australia, Accor Live Limitless is a go-to loyalty program for many local travellers, and the benefits are even sweeter for Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalists.
The Accor x Qantas partnership has allowed countless frequent travellers to ‘double-dip’ on points earning opportunities, as well as access a range of reciprocal benefits.
Have you linked your Accor and Qantas accounts yet?
FAQ – Accor x Qantas
Can I convert my ALL reward points into Qantas Points?
Yes, you can convert points as long as you are an Accor Live Limitless member and have a Qantas Frequent Flyer Account.
How do I get complimentary Qantas Wine Premium membership?
You must be an Accor Plus member who holds ALL Gold status (and above) without an existing Qantas Wine Premium membership. If this is you, your Qantas Wine Premium membership will be automatically activated 30 days after linking your ALL and Qantas accounts.
How do I fast track to Accor Silver status?
Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold members (and above) and Points Club Plus members will automatically reach ALL Silver status after the first eligible stay at an Accor property. Points Club members will reach ALL Silver status after two stays of two nights.
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