There’s nothing like logging into a frequent traveler account to find that your loyalty perks have been extended for yet another year. Logging into my Accor Live Limitless (ALL) account this morning, I was thrilled to see Platinum for yet another year, in response to the global pandemic. Accor is not only extending status, but creating a nice advantage to entice people to complete stays in 2020 as well.
Accor has extended elite status for all members globally through December 31st, 2021. This is a welcomed move from the loyalty program which puts Accor among the more generous extension policies in place. Basically, it’s one less thing for members to worry about during challenging times. Your status will still be there, and you can actually enjoy it in the latter half of this year as well, so it’s better than usual, in an unusual way.
Rollover Status For 2021
If you do happen to be in a part of the world where travel is starting to reboot, there’s some good news on the Accor Hotels side. The ALL program will rollover any points and nights earned from July 2020-December 2020 and count them towards re-qualification for the following year, aka status for 2022. Again, all members status is automatically extended until the end of 2021 already, so this gives you a bonus window to earn higher status.
With Europe expected to reopen on June 15th, that gives members an extra half year to work toward a higher status, and at the very least, a full year next year to aim to at least make previous goals as well. Asia is already looking at travel corridors to bring back travel, so for many, it may be sooner than expected.
Points Won’t Expire In The Interim
Accor is pausing all points expiration until December 15th, 2020. In short, if you have points which were due to expire, you’ve got until December 15th to earn more and prolong their life. In addition, any unused suite upgrades will also be extended for another year, meaning you don’t need to burn them on something now, just to extract any value.
Great stuff, Accor ALL.