Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Accor Live Limitless (ALL) have launched an extremely generous new partnership. I’ll run through the full details in a minute, but the key point is that Accor elite members can now get elite status with Qatar Airways for a year, just by matching and taking one flight.
Even better is the fact that Accor Diamond members can match all the way up to Qatar Airways top tier Platinum status! As Qatar Airways is a member of the Oneworld alliance, this equates to Oneworld Emerald (i.e same level as American AAdvantage Platinum Pro).
Accor Gold members can match to Qatar Silver status (Oneworld Ruby) and Accor Platinum members can match to Qatar Gold (Oneworld Sapphire – equivalent to AA Platinum).
What are the full benefits?
After linking membership accounts, Privilege Club and ALL members will earn up to 1 Avios for every €1 spent on eligible stays at participating Accor hotels, in addition to the usual ALL Reward points.
Similarly, Privilege Club and ALL members can additionally earn 1 ALL Reward point for every $2 spent on eligible Qatar Airways flights, alongside the usual Avios.
If you already have status with Qatar Airways:
“Privilege Club Gold members will be upgraded to Silver status from ALL, providing extra benefits such as complimentary welcome drinks, priority welcome, late check-out, and more.
Privilege Club Platinum members will be upgraded to Gold Status from ALL, after their first eligible international hotel stay with Accor, granting them guaranteed room availability, complimentary room upgrades, early check-in, late check-out, and more.”
If you already have status with ALL:
“Elite members of ALL who have flown on their first eligible Qatar Airways flight, after linking their account with Privilege Club, will benefit from complimentary tier upgrades with Privilege Club.
Gold members of ALL will be upgraded to Privilege Club Silver membership, granting them travel perks such as priority check-in, extra baggage allowance, lounge access, and more.
Platinum members of ALL will be upgraded to Privilege Club Gold membership, offering them priority check-in, extra baggage allowance, complimentary seat selection, lounge access, meet and greet service and much more.
Diamond members of ALL will be upgraded to Privilege Club Platinum membership, the highest tier in the programme, which will allow members to enjoy enhanced benefits of extra baggage allowance, complimentary seat selection, and lounge access, including access to Al Safwa First Lounge at Hamad International Airport when travelling in Business Class with Qatar Airways.”
How do I match?
The process is nice and simple – just click through to the page here and follow the prompts.
Accor ‘ALL’ doesn’t really get a lot of love from points/miles enthusiasts these days, but this new partnership has the potential to be a genuine game changer.
As a reminder, here are the requirements for earning elite status with ALL:
If you normally spend a lot on hotel stays (or are planning a honeymoon/expensive trip), it’s now worth seriously considering Accor. I should also point out that Accor allows status points to be earned from multiple rooms too, so if you travel with family, hitting the targets might be easier than you think…
If you are interested, move fast, as Craig over on InsideFlyer UK spotted in the terms that the number of fast tracks available each year is actually limited:
Would you be tempted to switch your hotel loyalty from say 60 nights a year with Hilton or Marriott, to 60 nights with Accor in order to get Oneworld Sapphire status via Qatar Privilege Club?