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NYC-TLV is 37.8k points each way in Y, 63k in premium economy and 78k in J.
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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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)

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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 >:(

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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

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1290 on: November 04, 2020, 02:43:30 PM »
The point is that if it is available it is better to use QF

key here is IF.  If no availability in Jan how does this bode for months more in demand.  EY really needs to get on aboard with other more successful award programs.

deals that are subject to availability and they don't make anything available are most of the time worthless

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1291 on: November 04, 2020, 03:13:04 PM »
key here is IF.  If no availability in Jan how does this bode for months more in demand.  EY really needs to get on aboard with other more successful award programs.

deals that are subject to availability and they don't make anything available are most of the time worthless
While you're at it, please tell Delta and United to release more saver space as well....

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1292 on: November 04, 2020, 03:54:46 PM »
While you're at it, please tell Delta and United to release more saver space as well....

huh? 

United is wide open in Jan and don't block their seats with ANA and Turkish and EY has 0 availability in Jan through QF

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1293 on: November 04, 2020, 05:30:59 PM »
huh? 

United is wide open in Jan and don't block their seats with ANA and Turkish and EY has 0 availability in Jan through QF
Probably because QF can't book EY They only book EK. Either way I am referring to J seats

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1294 on: November 04, 2020, 05:55:19 PM »
Probably because QF can't book EY They only book EK. Either way I am referring to J seats

oops I made an error meant LY not EY.
At the end of the day United is making this route NYC-TLV wide open for award availability with United miles or partner miles while LY is blocking awards for this route the whole month of Jan.  That's just bad business and crazy on LY part.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1295 on: November 04, 2020, 05:57:54 PM »
oops I made an error meant LY not EY.
At the end of the day United is making this route NYC-TLV wide open for award availability with United miles or partner miles while LY is blocking awards for this route the whole month of Jan.  That's just bad business and crazy on LY part.
United is wide open in J?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1296 on: November 05, 2020, 12:10:59 AM »
United is wide open in J?
Yes if you have the Explorer
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1297 on: November 05, 2020, 02:32:54 AM »
Yes if you have the Explorer
Explorer only gives expanded space in economy.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1298 on: November 05, 2020, 09:47:39 AM »
Explorer only gives expanded space in economy.
My bad.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1299 on: November 05, 2020, 10:26:51 AM »
United is wide open in J?

maybe not as open as economy but my point was mostly for economy and even in J more than 0!