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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #200 on: May 13, 2018, 09:53:25 AM »

does that mean I can't go on the pre-check line at Terminal 4?
Only if you have a boarding pass from a participating airline, and you gave that airline your KTN prior to your boarding pass being printed.
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: May 13, 2018, 01:19:23 PM »
Only if you have a boarding pass from a participating airline, and you gave that airline your KTN prior to your boarding pass being printed.
Thanks, I guess another negative of flying elal

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: May 14, 2018, 09:51:36 AM »
Will all flights from JFK in the beginning of October be with the dreamliner?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: May 14, 2018, 10:03:50 AM »
My parents are in need of a refundable fare from nyc to Israel. I looked at the basic economy fare (O) rules and it appears that El Al allows a refund before the first segment for a $250 cancellation fee. Can someone confirm that this is accurate? Is it an easy process to obtain  the refund?
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: May 14, 2018, 10:08:16 AM »
My parents are in need of a refundable fare from nyc to Israel. I looked at the basic economy fare (O) rules and it appears that El Al allows a refund before the first segment for a $250 cancellation fee. Can someone confirm that this is accurate? Is it an easy process to obtain  the refund?

Most likely, the fare is not refundable, but rather if you cancel before the deadline, you would receive credit towards a future flight (usually to be used within 1 year), less the fee. The only true refundable fares are the full Y class (maybe a couple more), that typically cost as much as (or more) than a business class flight.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #205 on: May 14, 2018, 10:12:40 AM »
Most likely, the fare is not refundable, but rather if you cancel before the deadline, you would receive credit towards a future flight (usually to be used within 1 year), less the fee. The only true refundable fares are the full Y class (maybe a couple more), that typically cost as much as (or more) than a business class flight.
Oooh where is that stated in the T&Cs?
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #206 on: May 14, 2018, 10:18:10 AM »
My parents are in need of a refundable fare from nyc to Israel. I looked at the basic economy fare (O) rules and it appears that El Al allows a refund before the first segment for a $250 cancellation fee. Can someone confirm that this is accurate? Is it an easy process to obtain  the refund?
It is refundable but elal will most likely add a $50 handling fee bringing your total to $300

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: May 14, 2018, 10:32:49 AM »
It is refundable but elal will most likely add a $50 handling fee bringing your total to $300
Per reservation, per person, or per segment?
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #208 on: May 14, 2018, 11:40:00 AM »
Per reservation, per person, or per segment?
Per person

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: May 14, 2018, 10:20:11 PM »
How much is typically the YQ on award ticket? NYC-TLV.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: May 14, 2018, 10:59:33 PM »
How much is typically the YQ on award ticket? NYC-TLV.
About $150 each way (there's no YQ if you book through Quantas).

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: May 15, 2018, 07:38:27 AM »
About $150 each way (there's no YQ if you book through Quantas).
Thanks.
With Quantas it won't be worth it for me, don't have TY points, only SPG not worth it versus paid ticket.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: May 15, 2018, 07:44:13 AM »
Thanks.
With Quantas it won't be worth it for me, don't have TY points, only SPG not worth it versus paid ticket.

For coach it doesnít really make a difference. Itís more for business where qantas makes much more sense

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: May 15, 2018, 10:15:12 AM »
For coach it doesnít really make a difference. Itís more for business where qantas makes much more sense
I see, thanks

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: May 22, 2018, 08:02:30 PM »
What are the business class seats on the 747 from jfk to tlv like? Worth the extra 36K points on Qantas?
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: May 22, 2018, 08:16:05 PM »
What are the business class seats on the 747 from jfk to tlv like? Worth the extra 36K points on Qantas?
Consider they usually retail for 3-5x economy
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: May 23, 2018, 07:53:09 AM »
If I book regular economy with points, can I upgrade afterwards to PE with points?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: May 23, 2018, 08:23:28 AM »
If I book regular economy with points, can I upgrade afterwards to PE with points?
No. Only certain fare classes can be upgraded and itís not the same fare class as a points ticket

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: May 23, 2018, 01:56:11 PM »
Does anyone know if/how it's possible to see current seat maps (economy) for an upcoming ELAL flight and change seats (before online check-in opens)? I know with United it's possible to open your reservations and see current seat availability and change whenever you want (on their website and app). was wondering if/how on ELal. Thanks!

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: May 23, 2018, 02:10:47 PM »
Does anyone know if/how it's possible to see current seat maps (economy) for an upcoming ELAL flight and change seats (before online check-in opens)? I know with United it's possible to open your reservations and see current seat availability and change whenever you want (on their website and app). was wondering if/how on ELal. Thanks!
Same as United. Go online and manage reservation