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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 #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 they’re telling me there’s 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 they’re telling me there’s 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

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1120 on: November 25, 2019, 11:46:25 AM »
Hi just tried sending an sms to Qantas and received this response: "Thanks for your message, check back for a response when you're ready...."

Huh? I'm ready!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1121 on: November 25, 2019, 01:42:32 PM »
Hi just tried sending an sms to Qantas and received this response: "Thanks for your message, check back for a response when you're ready...."

Huh? I'm ready!


They responded back about 45 minutes later. 

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1122 on: November 27, 2019, 08:59:20 PM »
It looks like from what I found online (and also in the wiki) that Qantas only charges applicable taxes for infants added to points bookings.  I was just wondering if anyone has actually done this for an award booking on El AL.  Do you book it like normal on the website and then call Qantas (or El Al) to add in the infant?

I'm trying to help my SIL book tickets so TIA!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1123 on: November 27, 2019, 09:04:23 PM »
It looks like from what I found online (and also in the wiki) that Qantas only charges applicable taxes for infants added to points bookings.  I was just wondering if anyone has actually done this for an award booking on El AL.  Do you book it like normal on the website and then call Qantas (or El Al) to add in the infant?

I'm trying to help my SIL book tickets so TIA!

Did this three times (in both Economy and Business) worked out perfectly.
You need to search for 1 adult + 1 infant when you search for an award booking.
(BOS-TLV Economy)
(BOS-TLV Business)
(TLV-YYZ Business)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1124 on: November 27, 2019, 09:20:04 PM »
Did this three times (in both Economy and Business) worked out perfectly.
You need to search for 1 adult + 1 infant when you search for an award booking.
(BOS-TLV Economy)
(BOS-TLV Business)
(TLV-YYZ Business)

Amazing, thank you!  I see it now clearly online.  Wow, what a better system than most airlines AND they don't charge you either a percentage of the points or money fare, another great feature of these Qantas bookings!

As an aside, I'm helping relatives in LA and the LAX-TLV flight seems to have 2 J seats available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.