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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.

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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 #1065 on: November 04, 2019, 07:35:58 PM »
Anywhere they fly.
BOS is a convenient alternative to NYC. I found availability to BOS (red-eye) on a flight I needed to NYC. Adding BOS to NYC in domestic F was about $150.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1066 on: November 04, 2019, 08:55:51 PM »
Is LY now consistently enforcing the $20 services fee for QF tickets? Are there any other tickets subject to this fee?
Is it just LY USA or LY IL also?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1067 on: November 04, 2019, 09:33:55 PM »
LY doesn't interline bags?
Do you think LY will Interline my bags?
LY TLV-YYZ
AC YYZ-BOS (the next morning)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1068 on: November 04, 2019, 09:52:04 PM »
Is LY now consistently enforcing the $20 services fee for QF tickets? Are there any other tickets subject to this fee?
Is it just LY USA or LY IL also?
Based on many reports I've seen (on WhatsApp etc.), it seems to be just USA. USA CS department is known to be much more crappy than IL.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1069 on: November 04, 2019, 10:04:40 PM »
Whatsapp worked for me.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1070 on: November 05, 2019, 11:20:30 AM »
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

I also am not sure.  There were definitely posts on here then about blocking and stuff not showing on the website (this was when everyone was saying to try to get the booking you see on the El Al site by using Twitter to contact Qantas) so I remember being pleasantly surprised at seeing them and just booking right away.  I did book both of them right when the calendar opened up, so the late June 2020 booking was made in July and then I watched the calendar to book the mid-July return as soon as possible in early August.  I know it's nerdy but I put reminders in my calendar to check the day the schedules open up for different airlines.

I did just now check until the end of the calendar (currently open until Friday Oct. 23, 2020) and I guess they are blocking because they do have availability, but only on Tuesday & Wednesday, not the Thursday that they also just opened up.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1071 on: November 05, 2019, 06:59:20 PM »
I also am not sure.  There were definitely posts on here then about blocking and stuff not showing on the website (this was when everyone was saying to try to get the booking you see on the El Al site by using Twitter to contact Qantas) so I remember being pleasantly surprised at seeing them and just booking right away.  I did book both of them right when the calendar opened up, so the late June 2020 booking was made in July and then I watched the calendar to book the mid-July return as soon as possible in early August.  I know it's nerdy but I put reminders in my calendar to check the day the schedules open up for different airlines.

I did just now check until the end of the calendar (currently open until Friday Oct. 23, 2020) and I guess they are blocking because they do have availability, but only on Tuesday & Wednesday, not the Thursday that they also just opened up.
Back in July when you booked, they weren't blocking yet.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1072 on: November 05, 2019, 07:20:48 PM »
Back in July when you booked, they weren't blocking yet.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1073 on: November 05, 2019, 11:57:53 PM »
There was some report a while ago of elal bumping biz points pax to economy without compensation due to overbooking.
If that would happen, do you have any recourse?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1074 on: November 12, 2019, 01:50:00 PM »
LY made some changes to flight and QF is asking me to accept or reject. If I do nothing, would they possibly cancel it?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1075 on: November 12, 2019, 10:09:54 PM »
Booked 2 seats in Biz for a June 2020 flight.
Qantas won’t let me select seats and when I called elal they said only qantas can assign a seat “or” they can do it for a $20 fee. Anyone have any advice ?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1076 on: November 12, 2019, 10:13:56 PM »
Booked 2 seats in Biz for a June 2020 flight.
Qantas won’t let me select seats and when I called elal they said only qantas can assign a seat “or” they can do it for a $20 fee. Anyone have any advice ?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1077 on: November 13, 2019, 01:40:26 AM »
Booked 2 seats in Biz for a June 2020 flight.
Qantas won’t let me select seats and when I called elal they said only qantas can assign a seat “or” they can do it for a $20 fee. Anyone have any advice ?
call israel CS worked for me

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Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1078 on: November 13, 2019, 07:02:54 AM »
Booked 2 seats in Biz for a June 2020 flight.
Qantas won’t let me select seats and when I called elal they said only qantas can assign a seat “or” they can do it for a $20 fee. Anyone have any advice ?
Tried WhatsApp? had no issue 2 days ago.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1079 on: November 13, 2019, 10:09:28 AM »
Just called and Booked seats instantly without any fee