What’s better than earning points on a hotel stay? Earning bonus Qantas Points on top as well! In an Asia-Pacific first, Qantas and hotel chain Accor now boast a reciprocal points partnership. Eligible members of both programs can simultaneously earn both Qantas Points and Accor Live Limitless (ALL) points on Accor hotel bookings and Qantas flight bookings.

The deal applies for Accor hotel stays across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as across Qantas’ own domestic and international flights. Excited to know more? We’ve got all the details here.

Customers are at the heart of this joint venture and the combined strength of Accor and Qantas will bring significant extended benefits.

Simon McGrath, Accor Pacific CEO

Earning Qantas Points with Accor stays

First up, Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be richly rewarded when staying at Accor properties. In addition to the usual hotel points you’d pocket, you’ll also earn three Qantas Points for every AU$1. That’s simply an astounding bonus when there’s no requirement to fly Qantas before or after your stay.

For example, stay at the Raffles Singapore for $2,624, and earn around:

As a reminder, 8,000 Qantas Points is enough for an Economy reward flight on short routes such as Sydney-Melbourne. Not a bad haul for two nights!

From that stay at Raffles, you’d also have enough ALL points to take €120 (AU$186) off your next stay, since ALL points can be redeemed at a fixed rate of 2,000 points = €40.

ALL Reward points and Qantas Points are earned on eligible properties when booking directly through the property, Accor website, or when directly booked with a traditional travel agency. Unfortunately, bookings through resellers and third-party travel agencies (such as Expedia or Booking.com) don’t qualify.

Novotel Melbourne Central Deluxe King Room
For your stay to count, be sure to book your hotel through the official channels. Pictured: Novotel Melbourne Central

The participating Asia-Pacific countries are Australia, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR), Fiji, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Phew, that’s quite a list!

Earning Accor Points with Qantas flights

Whenever you book a paid Qantas flight with your Accor account linked, you might pocket some extra points as well. But you’ll need to be an elite status member with either Qantas (Platinum and higher) or ALL (Gold and higher).

  • ALL Gold: Earn 1 ALL Reward point per AU$10 spent on Qantas flights.
  • ALL Platinum + Diamond: Earn 2 ALL Reward points per AU$10 spent on Qantas flights.
  • Qantas Platinum + Platinum One: Earn 2 ALL Reward points per AU$10 spent on Qantas flights.

Eligible flights are ones operated by Qantas with a QF flight code, so codeshares are excluded.

Remember that Accor Live Limitless Reward points – including those earned on Qantas flights – can be transferred to more than 30 other airline frequent flyer programs. You could send them back to Qantas to top-up your account, or even to Velocity Frequent Flyer (how’s that for irony!)

You can convert 2,000 ALL Reward points to 2,000 Qantas Points, even without linking your accounts.

A guide to Qantas Points transfer promotions from bank rewards programs
Fly on Qantas and earn up to two ALL Reward points per AU$10 spent on the flight.

Fast track to Accor Live Limitless Silver status

Do you hold Points Club, Points Club Plus membership, or Qantas Gold status and higher? Then you’re eligible for a quick shortcut to Accor Live Limitless Silver status with just one or two hotel stays.

  • Link your Qantas and Accor accounts.
  • Complete one eligible hotel stay (for Points Club Plus, Qantas Gold or higher), or
  • Complete two eligible hotel stays, each two nights or more (for Points Club members).
  • Earn ALL Silver status for the rest of the calendar year and the next calendar year.

Since we’re at the tail-end of 2021 already, we suggest you hold off on the status fast track until early 2022. Then you’ll be able to enjoy ALL Silver status until the end of 2023. Note that Silver status is complimentary with Accor Plus membership.

Accor Live Limitless Silver Accor ALL Silver benefits

In addition to Classic benefits (members rates and free WiFi), you get:

  • Priority welcome
  • Late check-out
  • Welcome drink
  • Earn 31 ALL Reards points per €10 spent at most properties
Silver doesn’t get you too much, but at least you can skip the check-in lines.

Complimentary Qantas Wine Premium membership

Here’s an offer for Accor members – if you hold ALL Gold status or higher, you’ll be eligible for a Qantas Wine Premium membership (if you don’t already have one).

Simply link your Accor and Qantas membership accounts. Your complimentary wine membership will be loaded within 14 days of linking accounts. As long as you remain at ALL Gold status or higher, you’ll enjoy the Qantas Wine membership indefinitely.

Hold ALL Diamond status – and love wine? Then don’t miss your free Qantas Wine Premium membership.

That’s easy! Simply head to the Qantas-Accor partner link page and follow the steps to link. You’ll need to log in to both accounts during the process.

  1. Log in to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account on this page
  2. Accept the T&Cs
  3. Join or log in to Accor Live Limitless
  4. You’ll get a tick and a message saying your accounts are linked

Summing up

The new partnership between Qantas and Accor is delivering real benefits to members. In many ways, it’s a perfect match as hotels and airlines are so intrinsically linked in the travel world. We particularly like how rewarding it is for Qantas Frequent Flyer members to collect three points per dollar spent on hotel stays.

Accor Live Limitless members don’t miss out either, with up to two points awarded per AU$10 spent on Qantas flights. Each program also has a reciprocal partner offer, though none are particularly flash. Accor Silver status gives you a few nice touches, while Qantas Wine Premium membership is useful for those who enjoy buying wine (and collecting even more bonus points).

As for other hotel/airline pairings, American Airlines and Hyatt’s partnership is quite similar. Elite members can earn bonus points or miles on both hotel and flight bookings. Emirates and Marriott have a similar arrangement under a program called ‘Your World Rewards’ – though once again, it’s only for elite members of both programs.

Closer to home, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Shangri-La partner up in the Infinite Journeys program, which provides two-way points redemptions, accelerated membership status and more.

Meanwhile, United Premier Gold members and higher gain complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status. That partnership also gives a 10% boost when transferring Marriott Bonvoy points to MileagePlus miles. In time, it would be great to see Accor and Qantas deepen the reciprocal benefits for high-tier members.

Qantas and Accor unlock reciprocal points partnership was last modified: November 17th, 2021 by Brandon Loo