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Air France & KLM And Accor Announce Enhanced New Loyalty Program Cooperation

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From June 20th, 2019, Flying Blue members and Le Club AccorHotels members will enjoy Miles+Points. Customers who choose to travel with Air France KLM and Accor Group can accumulate both points and miles with this new program offering.

Miles + Points

Accor Group and Air France KLM Group have upgraded their existing partnerships to bring a double-dipping reward program to the global loyal customer base.

Each time a customer takes a flight from Air France or KLM (including code sharing) or stays at a hotel owned by Accor, they will also accumulate the Flying Blue miles and Le Club AccorHotels reward points.

With Miles+Points you’ll have the opportunity to double earn Flying Blue Miles and Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points simultaneously with each eligible flight taken or participating hotel stay:

When you fly you earn Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points in addition to your usual Flying Blue Miles (2 euros spent on a flight or paid options related to the flight = 1 Rewards point).

When you stay at a Le Club AccorHotels hotel you earn Flying Blue Miles in addition to your usual Rewards points (1 euro spent at Le club AccorHotels = up to 1 Flying Blue Mile).

What’s also new is that you can now convert both your Rewards points into Flying Blue Miles and your Flying Blue Miles into Rewards points, whenever you want. The choice is yours to make the most out of all your earned Miles+Points!

Joining is simple. You have to be a member of both loyalty programmes, then you link both of your accounts and after you’re all set to start double earning Miles+Points and converting them.

Once you’re enrolled and have taken your first flight or stayed in a participating hotel, our way of saying welcome and thank you is by giving you:

Up to 10 XP and 2 Status Nights

A 6-month free subscription to a digital travel library by Youboox

Terms & conditions:

  • Available on eligible flights marketed and operated Air France or KLM and participating Le Club AccorHotels.
  • Flying Blue Miles earned depends on hotel (see Terms and Conditions)
  • Flying Blue Miles to Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points conversion is in groups of 4,000 (4,000 Flying Blue Miles converts into 1,000 Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points).
  • Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points to Flying Blue Miles conversion is in groups of 2,000 Rewards points. (2,000 Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points converts into 1,000 Flying Blue Miles.
  • Upon enrollment the conversion of Flying Blue Miles into Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points is available on your Flying Blue account dashboard. After the launch of Miles + Points, Le Club AccorHotels members who have opted for automatic conversion of their Rewards points to Flying Blue Miles will no longer be able to do so as this option will be disabled
  • 5 XP and 1 Status Night after your first eligible flight and 5 XP and 1 Status Night after your first night stay at eligible Le Club AccorHotels.
  • Within 3 months of your first flight or hotel stay you will receive a gift voucher by email.

This new enhanced partnership will bring more mileage and point accumulation and redemption opportunities to customers, bringing more rewards to Air France KLM and Accor Group members at different stages of travel.

Mr. Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France KLM Group, said: “Our goal is to meet and exceed customer expectations. Bringing more Flying Blue mileage accumulation and redemption to customers is a key driving force for the promotion of the points + mileage plan. We are proud to work with our partner Accor Group to implement this incentive program to bring more benefits to our mutual customers. We will continue to enrich every journey of our passengers with the goal of making Flying Blue an industry leading passenger loyalty program.”

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor Group, said: “Air France KLM and Accor Group strengthen their partnership and give back to our loyal members. This time the two major groups strong alliances of the global tourism industry will redefine the industry rules of the customer loyalty program. Accor Group’s customer loyalty program is gradually turning into a concern for the guest lifestyle, and their future. ALL – Accor Live Limitless brand will achieve full-service hotel services. The strategy extends beyond the scope of hotel services to the daily life of members. This important partnership will leverage the international network of the two groups to drive this commitment.”

Albert K. Field Albert is my name, and travel the world is my game. I began my passion for travel at a very young age, I started this website as a strong means to further explore the world of frequent flyers programs (FFP). The relationship between customers and service providers in the aviation and hospitality industry always seems to be in opposition, however, since the introduction of United Airlines’ Frequent Flyers Programm since 1972*. This has significantly eased the middle spectrum between 2 parties. While the aim of airlines is still to generate more revenue; but for us,as consumers, are also given the opportunity to participate in the bargaining and exploiting from service providers. Living in a world of globalization where big data becomes vital for simulating successful economical activities, most of us will have to travel to other locations whether willingly or unwillingly, while you hearing all this fascinating stories about others, In fact, you too, can blend into the trend. It may not sound like how media illustrates, but indeed there are possibilities for us to have more spontaneous travel without getting held back by financial situation. My website consists of reviews of airline premium cabin products,airport lounges and stay reports of 5-star hotels and their executive lounges across the globe. In addition to all of that, I care the most about their frequent flyers program and loyalty program, which also includes banking partners. Plus, I spontaneously put up reviews and news update regarding premium water brands and restaurants. The purpose of this website is to share all of this information with my audience as well as inviting you to be part of my journey.

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Emirates Restores Passenger Services To 7 More Cities, Allow Transit Between 48 Cities

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Emirates Boeing 777-300er
According to a statement from the Dubai Tourism Board, from July 7, Dubai will allow foreign tourists to enter, and foreign residents holding a Dubai residence visa will be able to enter the country today.
Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July. This will add the total number of destinations that Emirates is offering to 48.

According to Emirates, from July 15, the Emirates A380 will return to the sky and fly to London Heathrow Airport and Paris. No airline in the world is as closely linked to the A380 as Emirates. Before the outbreak, Emirates operated 8 A380 flights daily on the Dubai-London Heathrow route alone.

Other airlines only operate a few A380s, but Emirates’ A380 fleet exceeds 100. In January of this year, Emirates was operating a total of 123 A380s.


Added DestinationDate Of Resumption
Khartoum
from 03 July
Amman
from 05 July
Osakafrom 07 July
Naritafrom 08 July
Athensfrom 15 July
Larnaca
from 15 July
Romefrom 15 July

Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from the above seven additional cities in the month of July.

Passengers can now transit from Emirates’ network of 48 destinations through Dubai airport following the announcement that the city will be open for business and leisure visitors from 07 July, with new air travel protocols that facilitate travel for UAE citizens, residents and tourists while safeguarding the health and safety of visitors and communities.

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Delta Air Lines Returns To Shanghai On June 25, First U.S. Airline Resume Flights To China

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Delta A350 Take Off In Toulouse
Delta Air Lines announced today that it will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong route on June 25, the route will have a stopover at Seoul Incheon Airport and the route is operated twice a week.
From July onwards, Delta Air Lines will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong and Detroit-Shanghai Pudong routes, which will also have a stopover at Incheon Airport and each route is to be operated once a week.
Since the suspension of Sino-US routes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in February this year, Delta Air Lines is the first American airline to resume Sino-US routes.
At present, several Chinese airlines have announced flight schedules to the United States for July, including Air China’s route between Beijing and Los Angeles, China Southern Airlines’ route between Guangzhou and Los Angeles, and China Eastern Airlines’ Shanghai-New York route etc.

Shanghai neon city
Shanghai neon city, Nanjing Road

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China at the end of January, Delta Air Lines announced on January 31 that it will suspend all scheduled passenger flights to China. The flight suspension was extended at the end of April and it has continued till this day. However, as China’s domestic pandemic situation is controlled, the market demand for flights from the United States to China has increased significantly. The situation coincided with the China Civil Aviation Administration’s targeted strict restrictions imposed on the Sino-US routes as an effort to cooperate with the overall national pandemic prevention strategy.


Delta Cargo Flights To Asia
Delta Cargo Flights To Asia, Image by James Jones

After several rounds of “confrontation” between the relevant departments of the two countries, the current weekly flight volume is set at the scale of four flights each week between China and the United States, and American airlines have finally been approved to reopen Chinese routes.

According to the press statement released by Delta Air Lines, the Shanghai-Seattle route will be operated by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and Delta Air Lines is committed to providing clean and safe travel services for passengers.


“We are excited to resume our services between the U.S. and China, as economic and social activities start to recover, with a mission to connect the world, Delta is committed to getting our customers to their destinations safely and confidently, especially at this critical time. We are implementing unprecedented health and safety measures and practices, so customers are assured of ease and safety at all points of their journey.”

Wong Hong, Delta’s President – Greater China and Singapore

Delta Air Lines schedule for June, July and beyond:
RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet
SEA-ICN-PVG28723:304:45June 25-26 A350
PVG-ICN-SEA2889:157:15June 27-28 A350

Passenger service (June 25 – 30)
RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet*
SEA-ICN-PVG28723:304:45ThursdaysA350
PVG-ICN-SEA2889:157:15SaturdaysA350

Passenger service (July 1 – Oct. 24)
*Note: Transitions to A330-900 starting August 1.

RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet
DTW-ICN-PVG28319:0000:15FridaysA350
PVG-ICN-DTW2844:458:20SundaysA350

Passenger service (July 1 – Oct. 24)

In addition to Delta Air Lines, another U.S. carrier, United Airlines, has also been approved to resume scheduled passenger flights in China, and it should soon announce its latest related flight plans.

On June 19, the US Department of Transportation rejected China’s application for further increase in the number of weekly flights and insisted on maintaining the current plan for 4 flights each.

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