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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 doesn’t charge fuel surcharges for El Al flights.
Infants are free (besides taxes). They also get a regular checked baggage allowance of 23 kg.

QF runs regular transfer bonus promos. Be sure to transfer 500 points into your account and opt in for emails to get targeted.

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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 #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.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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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

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1040 on: November 03, 2019, 10:26:33 AM »
Other days from other cities.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1041 on: November 03, 2019, 10:28:17 AM »
Other days from other cities.

Meaning a hidden city?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1042 on: November 03, 2019, 11:21:56 AM »
Ive checked the entire summer. TLV-NYC is only available Tuesday and Weds on LY7 and LY11

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1043 on: November 03, 2019, 04:57:40 PM »
They stopped responding to me. Shocking, I know.

Why not publicly call them out on it.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1044 on: November 03, 2019, 07:15:54 PM »
Why not publicly call them out on it.
Ummm. He did.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1045 on: November 03, 2019, 08:44:08 PM »
Other days from other cities.

Clarification?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1046 on: November 04, 2019, 05:37:56 PM »
Ive checked the entire summer. TLV-NYC is only available Tuesday and Weds on LY7 and LY11

I booked LY26, 9PM overnight flight from Newark for a Sunday next June in J, although I realized after booking that it's their old 777 flight without updated business class.  I also booked a return on a LY7 on a Thursday to JFK, in July, with the new J product.

Are they blocking or could it be that with the many millions of points transferred over to Qantas with all the AMEX and Cap One bonuses, that seats got snapped up.  Have you checked the calendar for the days that have just opened up on the calendar?  Are those also only showing two flights and only Tuesday and Wednesdays.  I'm not trying to be obnoxious but I'm just asking because maybe the second they open, they flights are getting snapped up (or I could also be naive)? :)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1047 on: November 04, 2019, 06:00:57 PM »
I booked LY26, 9PM overnight flight from Newark for a Sunday next June in J, although I realized after booking that it's their old 777 flight without updated business class.  I also booked a return on a LY7 on a Thursday to JFK, in July, with the new J product.

Are they blocking or could it be that with the many millions of points transferred over to Qantas with all the AMEX and Cap One bonuses, that seats got snapped up.  Have you checked the calendar for the days that have just opened up on the calendar?  Are those also only showing two flights and only Tuesday and Wednesdays.  I'm not trying to be obnoxious but I'm just asking because maybe the second they open, they flights are getting snapped up (or I could also be naive)? :)

When did you book those flights? ELAL shows availabilty for other days, but when I go to Qantas and expertflyer, the only days that are available are Tues and Weds for TLV-JFK. According to @Dan they are being blocked.
HE mentioned something about other cities, but still waiting on @Dan's clarification

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1048 on: November 04, 2019, 06:02:23 PM »
Other days from other cities.
YYZ-TLV, etc.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1049 on: November 04, 2019, 06:08:58 PM »
YYZ-TLV, etc.

Correct. Though that doesnt help someone who needs TLV-JFK