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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.

Search availability on elal.com
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 #1050 on: November 04, 2019, 06:10:54 PM »
Correct. Though that doesnt help someone who needs TLV-JFK
Book a cheap ticket from YYZ-NYC.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1051 on: November 04, 2019, 06:11:59 PM »
Book a cheap ticket from YYZ-NYC.
You'd have to check-in luggage too. Not very convenient.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1052 on: November 04, 2019, 06:15:00 PM »
Book a cheap ticket from YYZ-NYC.

I am only seeing Tuesday availability on that route YYZ-NYC

Not sure how @Denverite was able to book Thursday and Sunday flights. Maybe it was before they started blocking

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1053 on: November 04, 2019, 06:22:12 PM »
You'd have to check-in luggage too. Not very convenient.
LY doesn't interline bags?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1054 on: November 04, 2019, 06:23:15 PM »
LY doesn't interline bags?
Sure when it's on the same PNR. Why would they if it's 2 separate tickets?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1055 on: November 04, 2019, 06:24:13 PM »
Sure when it's on the same PNR. Why would they if it's 2 separate tickets?
Many airlines will do that.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1056 on: November 04, 2019, 06:34:03 PM »
LY doesn't interline bags?
They do. If you're doing a layover you can book from NYC on QF too.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1057 on: November 04, 2019, 07:14:31 PM »
They do. If you're doing a layover you can book from NYC on QF too.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1058 on: November 04, 2019, 07:19:37 PM »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1059 on: November 04, 2019, 07:19:58 PM »
YYZ-TLV, etc.

Any other cities you recommend looking into? Such a shame that ELAL shows availability on Sundays, but its blocked for Qantas

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1060 on: November 04, 2019, 07:20:01 PM »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1061 on: November 04, 2019, 07:20:30 PM »
Any other cities you recommend looking into? Such a shame that ELAL shows availability on Sundays, but its blocked for Qantas
Anywhere they fly.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1063 on: November 04, 2019, 07:21:41 PM »
Anywhere they fly.

You going to re-establish your communication with ELAL and find out why they are blocking Qantas and if they have any plans to unblock?

Maybe just like they made an award tool just for you, they will do this for you as well ;)
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1064 on: November 04, 2019, 07:32:59 PM »
They have no comment. Full stop.
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