If you’ve taken advantage of one of the many Accor Platinum status sign up offers that crop up, you may have reason to want to merge your old (non-Platinum status) account with the newly minted account in order to transfer some points or completed stays over to your new account.
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I was in this situation for my own account with several thousand points in after the recent ‘Discovery Tour’ promotion, having earn 2,000 points for myself and a few family members. Each of these balances is worth 5,000 Avios when transferring via Iberia Plus, which is enough for a one-way Sydney-Melbourne flight on Qantas, for example. However I’d need a Platinum account to be able to transfer them out.
Platinum LeClub accounts are useful beyond elite recognition in hotels, as they also allow transfers out to partner programs below the 4,000 point threshold in place for lower status accounts, meaning I could get these points out to an airline frequent flyer account more easily if I were Platinum. So, it’s worth doing.
First up, log in to your Accor account with your Platinum details. I use awardwallet.com to make this easy to keep track of.
Next, head to the contact us page which is buried a few links deep – to save you having to find it, it’s here. Select the dropdown choice ‘combine your various cards’.
Next, feel free to copy and paste this message to ask your accounts to be merged –
I have an existing account – number ##### – which is a lower status. It contains some points I wish to transfer. Could you move the points over to this account and close the old account for me?
Obviously replace the ##### in the above with the account number of your old, non Platinum account.
Within a couple of days you’ll receive confirmation by email, and you’ll be good to start using the points in the Platinum account to transfer them out to partner schemes, if you wish.