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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.

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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 #1230 on: March 06, 2020, 03:45:51 AM »
Does SMS help if the LY flight doesn't show up on Qantas?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1232 on: March 06, 2020, 10:54:08 AM »
I booked a El al ticket through Qantas. When I booked, I entered first, middle and last name. The El al booking only has the first and last name. Spoke to Qantas, and they said that they never give the middle name/initial to El Al. It is not needed. Called El al a couple times and got different answers whether or not the name need to match exactly how it is on passport. But neither of them can do anything about it now. I guess for future it is good to know to enter both names as first name so it will be given over to El Al. Read somewhere that some people did have issues with TSA when the middle initial was not on ticket, and many said that it's usually not a problem. Does anyone know of documentation that I could get from TSA website or IATA website saying that it is ok? just to play it safe

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1233 on: March 06, 2020, 11:45:28 AM »
I booked a El al ticket through Qantas. When I booked, I entered first, middle and last name. The El al booking only has the first and last name. Spoke to Qantas, and they said that they never give the middle name/initial to El Al. It is not needed. Called El al a couple times and got different answers whether or not the name need to match exactly how it is on passport. But neither of them can do anything about it now. I guess for future it is good to know to enter both names as first name so it will be given over to El Al. Read somewhere that some people did have issues with TSA when the middle initial was not on ticket, and many said that it's usually not a problem. Does anyone know of documentation that I could get from TSA website or IATA website saying that it is ok? just to play it safe
I never put in middle name which is on passport  never had problem

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1234 on: March 08, 2020, 02:50:35 PM »
I never put in middle name which is on passport  never had problem
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1235 on: March 13, 2020, 03:06:06 PM »
Need to cancel an LY flight booked through QF, but they not answering phone or text, and can't cancel online, any ideas for a way to reach them?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1236 on: March 15, 2020, 02:06:50 PM »
Texted today for flight on the 22nd. Put the points back with no fee. Flight had been cancelled by Elal and new flight was not acceptable to me.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1237 on: March 18, 2020, 11:33:34 PM »
Texted today for flight on the 22nd. Put the points back with no fee. Flight had been cancelled by Elal and new flight was not acceptable to me.

I tried SMS and auto reply was as follows:

"Welcome to Qantas, due to significant volumes of customer enquiries, this channel is temporarily unavailable.  Please call your local Qantas Office."

Hold times are estimated 2.5 to 3.5 hours.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1238 on: March 20, 2020, 05:34:25 PM »
Finally after super long hold time I got my bookings canceled and miles refunded with no penalty. I still see 1 active booking in my account, if it's still there after Shabbos I'll just have to call again  :(.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1239 on: March 22, 2020, 09:15:24 AM »
Texted today for flight on the 22nd. Put the points back with no fee. Flight had been cancelled by Elal and new flight was not acceptable to me.
Flight still not showing as cancelled in my Qantas account. Qantas SMS not working for me since Friday.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1240 on: March 22, 2020, 10:09:51 AM »
They sent an email that sms no longer available.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1241 on: April 19, 2020, 08:28:35 PM »
Anyone know what Qantas is now doing with LY award tickets where flights have been cancelled? Have a flight for this week that's been cancelled and online option only to cancel/voucher.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1242 on: April 19, 2020, 10:29:14 PM »
Anyone know what Qantas is now doing with LY award tickets where flights have been cancelled? Have a flight for this week that's been cancelled and online option only to cancel/voucher.

You are wanting there points back, right? I was able to get points back for a flight I cancelled even though it took off. Try emailing them and then wait a few weeks. They said it could take 21 business days for response, but it was faster.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1243 on: April 19, 2020, 10:38:17 PM »
You are wanting there points back, right? I was able to get points back for a flight I cancelled even though it took off. Try emailing them and then wait a few weeks. They said it could take 21 business days for response, but it was faster.

Anyway to get the points back to where they were transferred from?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1244 on: April 19, 2020, 10:40:05 PM »
Anyway to get the points back to where they were transferred from?
Meaning the credit card program? No