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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.
Dates OIDH

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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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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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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1110 on: November 19, 2019, 05:27:16 PM »
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...  ;))
They open closer in, so checking the entire calendar one day doesn't help. And no, I don't feel the need to search now to back my claim, when odds are I won't even find now
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1111 on: November 23, 2019, 08:51:54 PM »
Dates OIDH
Wed Jan 1 is available on QF

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1112 on: November 24, 2019, 12:29:01 AM »
I see j availability on elal but not showing on QF. Only option is via sms?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1113 on: November 24, 2019, 03:09:55 AM »
I see j availability on elal but not showing on QF. Only option is via sms?
Don't think SMS would help.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1114 on: November 24, 2019, 10:09:31 AM »
I see j availability on elal but not showing on QF. Only option is via sms?
Don't think SMS would help.
You are right. I see availability on ELALs website for J in Feb, but according to QF via SMS theyíre telling me thereís no availability. what does this mean?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1115 on: November 24, 2019, 10:25:53 AM »
You are right. I see availability on ELALs website for J in Feb, but according to QF via SMS theyíre telling me thereís no availability. what does this mean?
That you didn't read DDMS?
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 #1116 on: November 24, 2019, 11:19:37 AM »
That you didn't read DDMS?
+1, that post somehow slipped by me.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1117 on: November 24, 2019, 11:26:11 AM »
That you didn't read DDMS?
+1, that post somehow slipped by me.
So my only chance to fly LY with QF points is on Select  Mon or Tue with LY 28?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1118 on: November 24, 2019, 11:46:54 AM »
So my only chance to fly LY with QF points is on Select  Mon or Tue with LY 28?
I have seen other days of the week available

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1119 on: November 24, 2019, 03:49:49 PM »
Hi,

What happens if one does not show up for a qantas elal flight? Any next steps to get a credit for future flight minus a fee?

Thanks