A LoyaltyLobby reader asked us what can be done with an Accor ALL account and points of a family member who has passed away.
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Here’s the question from the reader:
My father died at the beginning of the month. He had an Accor all account with silver status and around 280 EUR of points.
I read regurarly your blog and you seem to know well the Accor program.
I would like to know:
1. Can my mother Ask for the transfer of his account to her name as they always traveled together with the account with the name of my father. She doesn’t have an account.
2. In case it is not possible can she Make a réservation with his account in ordre to finish the 280 EUR value points? The issue could be at check in…
Loyalty programs have variable rules on how miles and points can or cannot be used when someone dies.
Some allow points to be divided or transferred to other accounts, while others basically expire them. I was not sure what Accor’s policy was, so I was in touch with them. They belong to the latter group that doesn’t allow them to be transferred or divided, but they eventually expire.
Like with other programs with similar rules, there is no way for them to know that the person is no longer with us. You can use the points by logging in to the account and putting the second person’s name on the message to the hotel field.
Even with the programs that allow transferring the points or miles from the deceased’s account, the documentation required can be burdensome. As a result, it is often easier to use the miles or points and then either close the account or leave it as it is.