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EL AL
« on: October 24, 2008, 02:06:40 PM »
where is the best place to get miles for flying with ELAL??  transfer to American Airlines?? anywhere else??

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Elal airlines
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 11:37:18 AM »
I Traveled for sukkos to israel with elal airlines together with my family. I had reserved and confirmed seats but when arrived in airport they told me they changed my reserved seats and put me on the last and worst row in the flight. they gave me 2 options, either stay here in israel or take our assigned seats. anyone with experience what can do now? (except option of disputing cc charge :-*)

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 11:50:46 AM »
I Traveled for sukkos to israel with elal airlines together with my family. I had reserved and confirmed seats but when arrived in airport they told me they changed my reserved seats and put me on the last and worst row in the flight. they gave me 2 options, either stay here in israel or take our assigned seats. anyone with experience what can do now? (except option of disputing cc charge :-*)
Typical LY customer service.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 02:19:09 PM »
Typical LY customer service.
Actually it's probably a case of LY accommodating a preferred customers' seating request.
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2014, 03:55:58 PM »
on the cheshbon of another preferred customer who flies every year sukkos to israel :'(

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 02:36:04 PM »
If I flew on an ELAL flight, what frequent flier programs can I get credit for the flight on (besides for Matmid)?

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 09:18:15 PM »
I flew elal to New York for pesach it was really nice,we were on the 747 upstairs.
It was really nice to travel in business class direct (I booked them long ago with aa) it feels like a private jet up there.

We had very good service and half the cabin was empty.
I will write the truth, I flew already LH-F SQ-R and I enjoy business class better,they don't come every 2 seconds asking what you want,they overdue it in first class.

But let's not forget this was elal so something weird had to happen with them :o
I had an infant with me and half the cabin was empty so I sat across the aisle from my wife and the infant sat next to my wife,the manger came over to me and said I need to pay $800 for taking an extra seat in business class I thought he was joking but-no,he said people want to have an empty seat next to them so I asked what will it help if you put $800 in your pocket that people should be happy? I told him no one paid for two seats here.

The only way I was able to send him away was by showing him my boarding pass (I originally booked 2 seats one across the aisle from each other hoping next to one of them would stay empty),so I said I am sitting on my seat and my wife doesn't matter if the seat next to het is not empty and especially when it's her son.

But I would really like to fly them again, anyway to book besides matmid?
Is Aeromexico and qantas airlines partners with them? Can I book an award with them?

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 09:28:20 PM »
Is it 180 degree flat bed?
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 09:29:47 PM »
Is it 180 degree flat bed?

My plane was.
But interesting all other stuff on the plane was old for example the entertainment system.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 09:38:47 PM »



But I would really like to fly them again, anyway to book besides matmid?
Is Aeromexico and qantas airlines partners with them? Can I book an award with them?

You can now only book economy on ElAl with Qantas points, although you can now redeem awards from/to the US, previously they only allowed from/to Asia and Europe.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 09:43:38 PM »

You can now only book economy on ElAl with Qantas points, although you can now redeem awards from/to the US, previously they only allowed from/to Asia and Europe.
Interesting, what currency transfers to them?
And how much is it from NA-tlv?
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2015, 09:50:47 PM »
Interesting, what currency transfers to them?
And how much is it from NA-tlv?
I don't think any currency transfers to them.
42k one-way.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2015, 09:56:13 PM »
If I flew on an ELAL flight, what frequent flier programs can I get credit for the flight on (besides for Matmid)?

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2015, 09:59:07 PM »
I don't think any currency transfers to them.
42k one-way.
I think TYP do. Where did you take that info from that you can only book Y?
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2015, 10:05:37 PM »
I think TYP do. Where did you take that info from that you can only book Y?

Right about TYP.

From the Qantas website - https://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/partners/airline/el-al#using-points

For travel until 31 January 2015:

Classic Flight Reward bookings may be made only for flights between Israel and Asia, India, South Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

For travel from 1 February 2015:

You can only use your Qantas Points on El Al for a Classic Flight Reward in Economy class.

Classic Flight Reward bookings may be made only for selected flights between Israel and Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South Africa, and the United States of America.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2015, 10:09:50 AM »
Right about TYP.

From the Qantas website - https://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/partners/airline/el-al#using-points

For travel until 31 January 2015:

Classic Flight Reward bookings may be made only for flights between Israel and Asia, India, South Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

For travel from 1 February 2015:

You can only use your Qantas Points on El Al for a Classic Flight Reward in Economy class.

Classic Flight Reward bookings may be made only for selected flights between Israel and Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South Africa, and the United States of America.

Strange, my MIL booked TLV-HKG rt using QF points last month, for travel in business class in November. She had to call up as no seats available on QF website.

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2015, 10:32:11 AM »

But let's not forget this was elal so something weird had to happen with them :o
I had an infant with me and half the cabin was empty so I sat across the aisle from my wife and the infant sat next to my wife,the manger came over to me and said I need to pay $800 for taking an extra seat in business class I thought he was joking but-no,he said people want to have an empty seat next to them so I asked what will it help if you put $800 in your pocket that people should be happy? I told him no one paid for two seats here.

The only way I was able to send him away was by showing him my boarding pass (I originally booked 2 seats one across the aisle from each other hoping next to one of them would stay empty),so I said I am sitting on my seat and my wife doesn't matter if the seat next to het is not empty and especially when it's her son.

What a douche...

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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 12:24:49 PM »
Strange, my MIL booked TLV-HKG rt using QF points last month, for travel in business class in November. She had to call up as no seats available on QF website.
It just says classic flight reward, doesn't seem to indicate economy only:
https://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/flying/using-points-awards-upgrades
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2015, 12:26:05 PM »
Any idea on what QF charges in YQ on an ElAl award NYC-TLV-NYC?
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Re: Elal airlines
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2015, 12:43:08 PM »

Strange, my MIL booked TLV-HKG rt using QF points last month, for travel in business class in November. She had to call up as no seats available on QF website.
how much did she pay?

YQ?