CEO Blog

15 July 2019

Written by Ravindra Bhagwanani on . Posted in Archives


The relationship between the two French travel giants Air France KLM and Accor has not always been smooth over the last few years – but that page now seems to have been turned for good. While especially US Frequent Flyer Programs pioneered the concept of a close cooperation with one major hotel program, these cooperations usually fail to win big traction, mostly because they are limited to elite members and offer only limited mutual status recognition and benefits. However, what Air France KLM and Accor have now introduced has simply nothing do to with all that: All members of Flying Blue now earn 10 bonus miles per 10 EUR spent at Accor hotels (2-5 miles at lower brands) while Le Club Accorhotels (the program will soon be rebranded into ALL) members earn 5 bonus points per 10 EUR spent with Air France or KLM. Members need to link their account once (through either of the two programs). The same accrual rules as in the partner program apply, meaning for instance that bookings from third channels are excluded for Flying Blue accrual with Accor or that only flights operated by Air France, KLM or HOP! are eligible for Le Club Accorhotels accrual.