Topic Wiki

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/final-days-transfer-amex-points-el-al-mileage-deal-decade-everything-need-know-booking-el-al-awards-qantas/

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.
« Last edited by Dan on July 01, 2019, 09:46:55 PM »

Author Topic: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread  (Read 121401 times)

Offline BarryLincoln

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 1082
  • Total likes: 52
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Programs: SPG Platinum, National Executive, Hertz Five Star
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1275 on: October 08, 2020, 04:23:55 PM »
You called Qantas? Did there have to be the award space or you could choose any date elal had flights?

Thanks

I picked a date with award availability...

Offline mrprez27

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 541
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Nassau County
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1276 on: October 08, 2020, 04:54:56 PM »
Thanks

Offline mrprez27

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 541
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Nassau County
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1277 on: October 08, 2020, 08:40:24 PM »
Whats the chance Elal would convert this into an elal ticket on one of the many flights not released to qantas?

Offline mrprez27

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 541
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Nassau County
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1278 on: October 20, 2020, 03:48:15 PM »
Can someone kindly explain why ELAL cant issue a qantas booked ticket? Is it a 'can't' or a 'wont' whats in the background on this?


Offline VLK

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2016
  • Posts: 173
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1279 on: October 21, 2020, 11:04:44 AM »
Anyone else having issues booking AA Award thru qantas? Any workaround?

Offline GLUSHTYGOONKY

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 8
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1280 on: October 26, 2020, 12:02:57 PM »
Why isnt elal award space for jfk route showing up on Qantas ? ? Also any way to get a canceled flight booked thru qf to get rebooked to a flight thats not showing the space on qf

Online yochai

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 589
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Jacksonville, FL
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1281 on: October 26, 2020, 12:40:04 PM »
Why isnt elal award space for jfk route showing up on Qantas ? ? Also any way to get a canceled flight booked thru qf to get rebooked to a flight thats not showing the space on qf
Are you using a mobile device?

Offline yandmk

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1708
  • Total likes: 122
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 28
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1282 on: October 26, 2020, 02:38:35 PM »
Why isnt elal award space for jfk route showing up on Qantas ? ? Also any way to get a canceled flight booked thru qf to get rebooked to a flight thats not showing the space on qf
These days they're only operating LY 1 and LY 8 which have been blocked from QF for ages

Offline davidd75

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 2270
  • Total likes: 22
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: new jersey
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1283 on: November 02, 2020, 10:41:02 AM »
anyway to check nonstop EY NYC-TLV awards availability on the Qantas site

Offline davidd75

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 2270
  • Total likes: 22
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: new jersey
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1284 on: November 03, 2020, 03:17:00 PM »
how many points must it say for one-way economy award ticket on the EL AL site will make it available on the Qantas for booking?

I am seeing a range between 4000-6000

Offline davidd75

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 2270
  • Total likes: 22
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: new jersey
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1285 on: November 03, 2020, 10:37:10 PM »
how many points must it say for one-way economy award ticket on the EL AL site will make it available on the Qantas for booking?

I am seeing a range between 4000-6000

anybody?

Offline davidd75

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 2270
  • Total likes: 22
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: new jersey
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1286 on: November 03, 2020, 11:00:11 PM »
because searching nonstop awards from EWR to TLV on a random week in Jan 11-14 yielded 0 results!

How stingy is El AL with these awards on Qantas?

Offline yandmk

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1708
  • Total likes: 122
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 28
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1287 on: November 04, 2020, 05:43:33 AM »
because searching nonstop awards from EWR to TLV on a random week in Jan 11-14 yielded 0 results!

How stingy is El AL with these awards on Qantas?
I just checked in GDS. Every single LY flight has at least two award seats available in Economy.
They won't show up on Qantas though. LY blocked QF from booking flights 2, 26, 8.
To book through QF, you'd need flight 28, 4, or 12, which isn't for sale in January. (I believe even those are only available certain days of the week via QF)

Offline davidd75

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 2270
  • Total likes: 22
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: new jersey
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1288 on: November 04, 2020, 11:04:15 AM »
I just checked in GDS. Every single LY flight has at least two award seats available in Economy.
They won't show up on Qantas though. LY blocked QF from booking flights 2, 26, 8.
To book through QF, you'd need flight 28, 4, or 12, which isn't for sale in January. (I believe even those are only available certain days of the week via QF)

wow so what's the point of booking LY metal using QF points if availability so scarce.  what a waste time and to top it all off Jan is one of the most dead month for this route >:(

Online mochjas

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 8253
  • Total likes: 640
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 94
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium Elite, AA EX PLAT, Jetblue Mosaic, Qatar Gold, United Silver
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1289 on: November 04, 2020, 02:10:25 PM »
wow so what's the point of booking LY metal using QF points if availability so scarce.  what a waste time and to top it all off Jan is one of the most dead month for this route >:(
The point is that if it is available it is better to use QF