An important feature of the Accor Live Limitless program is the ability to convert Rewards points into frequent flyer points.

The feature is useful for those who stay at Accor properties infrequently and may have a preference to use their points to top-up their preferred frequent flyer account.

All your favourite frequent flyer programs are included, such as:

The basics of converting Accor Rewards points

For most programs, 2 Accor Rewards points are equal to 1 frequent flyer mile or point (we will use ‘miles’ in this article where possible to better differentiate them from Accor Rewards points).

The minimum transfer for most programs is 4,000 Rewards points to 2,000 frequent flyer miles.

There are some exceptions, with Qantas and Velocity being the two most applicable to Australians where points are converted more favourably—1 Rewards point equals 1 Qantas or Velocity Frequent Flyer point. A minimum transfer of 2,000 Rewards points applies for Qantas while it is 4,000 Reward points for Velocity.

Participating airlines with Accor Live Limitless

You can convert your Accor Rewards points into miles with 32 different airlines.

The ones most relevant to point hacking Australians are listed in this table (click the links for the guides to each program):

Frequent Flyer Program Accor Rewards Points to
Airline Miles/Points
Qantas Frequent Flyer 1 to 1
Virgin Australia Velocity 1 to 1
Singapore Airlines Krisflyer 2 to 1
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles2 to 1
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan 2 to 1
United Mileage Plus 2 to 1
Avianca LifeMiles 2 to 1
British Airways Executive Club (Avios) 2 to 1
Emirates Skywards 2 to 1
Etihad Guest 2 to 1

Here are the rest of the participating programs, which are all 2:1 unless otherwise noted:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aeroflot Bonus
  • AeroMexico Club Premier
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Air China Phoenix Miles (2:1.6)
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue
  • Azul – TudoAzul
  • Delta SkyMiles
  • Finnair Plus (2:2)
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Iberia Plus (2:2)
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • Korean Air Skypass
  • LATAM
  • Oman Air Sindbad (4:0.75)
  • Qatar Privilege Club
  • Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • THAI Airways
  • Turkish Airlines

Steps for converting Accor Rewards points into miles

Just follow these steps to convert your Accor Rewards points into your preferred frequent flyer miles.

  1. Visit the Accor airline partner page.
  2. Click on the name of the frequent flyer program you would like to convert points to
  3. Scroll down, and click on the button that says, ‘Convert your Rewards points’.
  4. You’ll be prompted to login if you haven’t already.
  5. You can then choose the number of Rewards points that you want to convert

Note that it can take up to 6 weeks for the conversion to take place, so make sure you leave plenty of time if you’re planning to use this method as a top-up for award travel. All transfer requests are irreversible.

Example Accor Rewards conversion screen

Earning airline miles directly instead of Accor Rewards Points

It is actually possible to earn airlines miles directly from an eligible stay, rather than Rewards Points. You do this by setting up an automatic conversion, rather than a manual sweep, as is shown in the steps above.

However, in most cases, it is advantageous to earn Rewards Points and later convert them to airline miles – the earn rate is exactly the same, and there are often bonuses on Accor Rewards points that you won’t be eligible for if you opt for automatic earn of miles instead.

The only time we recommend you consider an automatic conversion is if you know your stay is a one-off, and you don’t think you’ll ever earn at least the minimum 2,000 or 4,000 points needed for a conversion.

Otherwise your Accor Live Limitless account functions as an excellent flexible points programme, where you can either use for frequent flyer miles as above, or for a discount off future stays at a fixed rate.

Frequently asked questions

What is Accor Live Limitless?

Accor Live Limitless is the name of the Accor group hotel loyalty program. It is the program you must join to receive stay benefits and earn points that can be used on future stays or converted into frequent flyer miles.

Is Accor Live Limitless free?

Yes, it is free to join. If you are not a member already, you can join by signing up at the form located here.

How do I claim my Accor Rewards points?

If you find that you’re missing Accor Rewards points from your most recent stay or from a partner, follow these steps:

1. Go to “Your Support space” on all.accor.com
2. Click “Log in” at the top-right of the page and enter your email address or your Accor card number and your password
3. Select “ALL” as the topic for your request
4. Select one of these reasons: “Report missing points after a stay” or “Report missing partner points”.
5. Provide the requested details and click on “Send your request”.

You have up to 6 months from the date of your stay, transaction, or purchase to claim missing Accor Rewards points.

Can you transfer Accor Rewards points to another account?


No, you cannot transfer your points to another account. However, if you’ve found yourself with more than one Accor account, you can combine these accounts. Just follow these steps:

1. Go to “Your Support space” on all.accor.com
2. Click “Log in” at the top-right of the page and enter your email address or your Accor card number and your password
3. Select “ALL” as the topic for your request
4. Select this reason “Ask to combine your various cards”
5. Specify the numbers of the cards to be combined in the “Comments” box, and specify the card you would prefer to keep as well as the email address linked to it
6. Click on “Send your request”.

Summing up

As with any good hotel rewards program, the ability to convert points into frequent flyer miles is an excellent feature, providing flexibility with how you choose to redeem your hard-earned points.

In the table of major airline frequent flyer programs earlier in this article, click each link to see the benefits of each frequent flyer program and their various sweet spots to see if any could suit your future travel plans.

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How to transfer Accor Rewards points to airline partners was last modified: September 23rd, 2020 by Daniel Kinnoch
How to transfer Accor Rewards points to airline partners was last modified: September 23rd, 2020 by Daniel Kinnoch