UPDATE: Le Club AccorHotels Airline Partner Conversion Exceptions September 8, 2015

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Le Club Accorhotels has number of airline partners and you can convert to most at 2 points to 1 mile ratio.

Le CLub Accorhotels Partner Airline Earning Conversions Exceptions

Many airlines allow automatic conversion option after each stay without any minimum. Le Club AccorHotels has now updated the exception rules as of September 8, 2015.

You can access Le Club Accorhotels page for partners here.

READ MORE: Le Club AccorHotels Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

You can convert 4,000 Le Club Accorhotels to 2,000 miles with all other partners except the following 7:

  • For Finnair Plus (Finnair), the conversion rate is: 2,000 Le Club AccorHotels points = 2,000 Finnair Plus points
  • For Iberia Plus (Iberia), the conversion rate is: 3,000 Le Club AccorHotels points = 3,000 Avios
  • For Qantas Frequent Flyer (Qantas Airways), the conversion rate is: 2,000 Le Club AccorHotels points = 2,000 points.
  • For Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia), the conversion rate is: 4,000 Le Club AccorHotels points = 4,000 Velocity points (NEW).
  • For PhoenixMiles (Air China), the conversion rate is: 4,000 Le Club AccorHotels points = 3,200 miles.
  • For Flying Blue (Air France KLM), the conversion rate is: 2,000 points Le Club AccorHotels = 1,000 miles, with a maximum of 60,000 Le Club AccorHotels points convertible per year, per cardholder.
  • For Skymiles (Delta Airlines), the maximum amount of Le Club AccorHotels points convertible per year, per Le Club AccorHotels member, is 250,000,

Le Club AccorHotels introduced Virgin Australia Velocity as their new airline partner (read more here) and instead of 2 points to 1 mile their conversion rate is 1 to 1. You need, however, minimum of 4,000 points to get 4,000 Velocity miles.

You can get Le Club AccorHotels to convert to your points to airline miles automatically after each of your stay or when you have minimum of 2 points. There are FIVE exceptions to this:

  • For PhoenixMiles (Air China), automatic conversion takes place starting when the member earns 5 Le Club AccorHotels points.
  • For Finnair Plus (Finnair), automatic conversion takes place starting when the member earns 1 Le Club AccorHotels point.
  • For Qantas Frequent Flyer (Qantas Airways), automatic conversion takes place starting when the member earns 1 Le Club AccorHotels point.
  • For Miles & More (Lufthansa), automatic conversion takes place starting when the member earns 1,000 Le Club AccorHotels points.
  • Miles & More (Lufthansa) guarantees its members a minimum of 500 miles under certain conditions:

Minimum of 1 night stayed at Sofitel, Pullman, or MGallery per stay.

Minimum of 2 nights stayed at Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, or Adagio per stay.

Minimum of 4 nights stayed at ibis or ibis styles/all seasons per stay.

  • Automatic conversion without threshold is not available for Club Premier (Aeromexico) and Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia) (latter is NEW).

The automatic conversion wasn’t available for Qantas Frequent Flyer members but this has now been removed. The automatic conversion is not available for Virgin Australia Velocity members.

Conclusion

There is often confusion about converting Le Club AccorHotels points to miles with these exceptions and whether automatic conversions are allowed or not (some are but some are not).

It is good that the automatic transfer has now been enabled for Qantas Frequent Flyer program members and that the points to miles conversion rate is good with Virgin Australia Velocity.

I like the option of converting Le Club AccorHotels points to Iberia Plus (and you can later move them to BA if you want) at 1 to 1 ratio instead of the usual 2 to 1 with most partners.

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