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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1095 on: November 18, 2019, 08:58:35 PM »
Link? Factually incorrect.
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/bad-el-als-blocking-business-class-award-space-partner-airlines/

Factually incorrect, besides that I booked for Mondays ex-NYC twice since space has been blocked....

Before you attack, maybe check for yourself...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1096 on: November 18, 2019, 09:03:01 PM »
Quote from DDMS "Newark to Tel Aviv flight 28 is only available with Qantas points on select Mondays and Tuesdays."

And some seasons LY operates an LY12 late Sunday nights (technically Monday) out of JFK (around 2am), which shows up on Qantas. I believe it's the only night flight ex-NYC that's not blocked from QF (I believe LY 8 and LY 26 are always blocked)

Was it showing up on Expertflyer as well?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1097 on: November 18, 2019, 09:05:37 PM »
Just checked every Monday in January has availability with Qantas...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1098 on: November 18, 2019, 09:10:42 PM »
Just checked every Monday in January has availability with Qantas...
And 4/5 Mondays in March (Mar 9 being the exception, possibly due to Purim)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1099 on: November 18, 2019, 10:08:40 PM »
Just checked every Monday in January has availability with Qantas...

I donít get your point. Didnít DDMS post say itís available on select mondays?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1100 on: November 18, 2019, 10:17:27 PM »
I donít get your point. Didnít DDMS post say itís available on select mondays?

So hevre does this mean they aren't blocking all seats that aren't on a Tuesday, Wednesday?

Quote from DDMS "Newark to Tel Aviv flight 28 is only available with Qantas points on select Mondays and Tuesdays."

Link? Factually incorrect.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1101 on: November 18, 2019, 10:24:15 PM »
And 4/5 Mondays in March (Mar 9 being the exception, possibly due to Purim)

Sorry I mixed up Mon-Tue with Tue- Wed.


I donít get your point. Didnít DDMS post say itís available on select mondays?

Most of these Mondayís werenít dates that Dan listed as showing any availability on either Matmid or Qantas and he bolded dates that had availability on both.  I could be wrong but it looks like they opened more seats to Qantas (although still on this LY28 flight) since he did that DDMS post. He would have said itís open on every Monday, not a few select ones, if that was the case at the time. Just a reminder also that if you do see seats on the LY26 evening flight to check what kind of airplane is flying because it may be the old angled flat business class.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1102 on: November 18, 2019, 10:41:47 PM »
Sorry I mixed up Mon-Tue with Tue- Wed.


Most of these Mondayís werenít dates that Dan listed as showing any availability on either Matmid or Qantas and he bolded dates that had availability on both.  I could be wrong but it looks like they opened more seats to Qantas (although still on this LY28 flight) since he did that DDMS post. He would have said itís open on every Monday, not a few select ones, if that was the case at the time. Just a reminder also that if you do see seats on the LY26 evening flight to check what kind of airplane is flying because it may be the old angled flat business class.

@Dan thoughts?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1103 on: November 19, 2019, 01:23:27 AM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/bad-el-als-blocking-business-class-award-space-partner-airlines/

Factually incorrect, besides that I booked for Mondays ex-NYC twice since space has been blocked....

Before you attack, maybe check for yourself...
Well, I meant the opposite, I've seen other days of the week.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1104 on: November 19, 2019, 01:33:29 AM »
Well, I meant the opposite, I've seen other days of the week.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1105 on: November 19, 2019, 01:35:04 AM »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1106 on: November 19, 2019, 09:51:41 AM »
Well, I meant the opposite, I've seen other days of the week.
With you sparing a few words, you added a couple of pages to this thread.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1107 on: November 19, 2019, 10:30:23 AM »
With you sparing a few words, you added a couple of pages to this thread.
That's how you become a top poster on DDF.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1108 on: November 19, 2019, 01:04:15 PM »
That's how you become a top poster on DDF.
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Shh, stop spreading our secrets.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1109 on: November 19, 2019, 05:00:02 PM »
No.
Not sure what that means. I'll take that to mean to you couldn't find any.
@Dan claims to have checked the entire schedule through June and didn't find a single flight besides on Monday and Tuesday, and there haven't been any other reports here for other days of the week on this route.
If you want to make a claim, please back that claim  :)
(Otherwise, you can always stick to the politics thread...  ;))
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