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You can transfer AMEX Or Citi points to Qantas at a 1:1 ratio, Barclays points at a 1.4:1 ratio, Capital One points at a 2:1.5 ratio, or Marriott points to Qantas at a 60K:25K ratio.

Qantas doesnít charge fuel surcharges for El Al flights.
Infants are free (besides taxes). They also get a regular checked baggage allowance of 23 kg.

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Flights are bookable from NYC, BOS, MIA, and LAX.

SMS is the easiest way to contact Qantas. The number is 1-478-772-6827. This can be used for airports that are unavailable online.

NYC-TLV is 37.8k points each way in Y, 63k in premium economy and 78k in J.
On 9/18/19 premium economy will be going up to 70.8k and J will be going up to 90k (each way).
Cancellation fee is 6k points.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1020 on: October 27, 2019, 06:42:50 PM »
NT: Iím new to Quantas. I searched the thread and couldnít find the answer to my question. I found outbound EWR to TOV on the date I need in November on Elal classic reward (37,800 points). How long does it take for MR transfers to Quantas? I donít want to lose this availability (or the United option currently available for the return)
A quick reply with personal experience will be greatly appreciated!
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/mileage-expiration-guide-for-38-loyalty-programs-how-to-keep-your-points-from-expiring-and-how-to-bring-them-back-to-life-after-theyve-expired/
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1022 on: October 27, 2019, 06:56:25 PM »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1023 on: October 29, 2019, 12:42:29 PM »
Elal emails Itinerary 2 days before flight, u can change seats then. I had a full flight and almost all business seats were open to choose from
I did not get email for flights tomorrow but Elal told me Qantas can book seats without any charges. They were able to do so, but don't know how far out they can do it.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1024 on: October 29, 2019, 05:11:15 PM »
I did not get email for flights tomorrow but Elal told me Qantas can book seats without any charges. They were able to do so, but don't know how far out they can do it.

So you can call or SMS Qantas to select seats on Elal flights?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1025 on: October 29, 2019, 05:31:48 PM »
So you can call or SMS Qantas to select seats on Elal flights?
I tried that, didn't work. IME only through elal

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1026 on: October 29, 2019, 09:01:31 PM »
So you can call or SMS Qantas to select seats on Elal flights?
Yes, as per Elal's NY office today. But my flight is tomorrow, maybe that's why they were able to get the seats. Elal wanted to charge me $20.00 per passenger, and the CS rep told me that Qantas should be able to do it for free.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1027 on: October 29, 2019, 10:41:54 PM »
Yes, as per Elal's NY office today. But my flight is tomorrow, maybe that's why they were able to get the seats. Elal wanted to charge me $20.00 per passenger, and the CS rep told me that Qantas should be able to do it for free.
If your flight is tomorrow then do online check-in

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1028 on: October 30, 2019, 01:00:48 AM »
Yes, as per Elal's NY office today. But my flight is tomorrow, maybe that's why they were able to get the seats. Elal wanted to charge me $20.00 per passenger, and the CS rep told me that Qantas should be able to do it for free.
Had that a while ago, HUCA is the way to go.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1029 on: October 30, 2019, 08:43:51 AM »
Had that a while ago, HUCA is the way to go.
If your flight is tomorrow then do online check-in
Easier to message Qantas than HUCA and I wanted to get seats before online check-in opened up. Thanks for the DP's, though.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1030 on: November 03, 2019, 07:54:34 AM »
Does ELAL's availability tool some time show flights as available, but not actually available when trying to book with Qantas? Several dates I am looking at show available with elal's tool but do not show up on Qantas or expert flyer

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1031 on: November 03, 2019, 07:56:35 AM »
Does ELAL's availability tool some time show flights as available, but not actually available when trying to book with Qantas? Several dates I am looking at show available with elal's tool but do not show up on Qantas or expert flyer
Yes, they don't share anymore the same availability.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1032 on: November 03, 2019, 07:58:20 AM »
Yes, they don't share anymore the same availability.

So whats the best way to search for availability? just day by day on Qantas?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1033 on: November 03, 2019, 07:59:39 AM »
So whats the best way to search for availability? just day by day on Qantas?
Yes, or EF.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1034 on: November 03, 2019, 08:23:03 AM »
Does ELAL's availability tool some time show flights as available, but not actually available when trying to book with Qantas? Several dates I am looking at show available with elal's tool but do not show up on Qantas or expert flyer
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1035 on: November 03, 2019, 08:26:20 AM »
Yes, or EF.
I've seen ElAL not matching Qantas, even though some say the scrape.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1037 on: November 03, 2019, 09:40:14 AM »
They stopped responding to me. Shocking, I know.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1038 on: November 03, 2019, 09:40:54 AM »
They stopped responding to me. Shocking I know.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1039 on: November 03, 2019, 09:57:48 AM »
Looks like the only thing available from TLV-JFK is some Tuesday's or Weds 1:30PM or 4:45PM. No other days or flights