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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!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1300 on: November 05, 2020, 11:07:56 AM »
maybe not as open as economy but my point was mostly for economy and even in J more than 0!
So your point is that if one seat is available in J via QF you will be happy?

I dont get your point... United has more availability using their own miles, Delta doesnt release much, and how exactly does it benefit LY to release a ton of seats to QF? That doesnt help their program or even their airline,

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1301 on: November 05, 2020, 12:28:28 PM »
So your point is that if one seat is available in J via QF you will be happy?

I dont get your point... United has more availability using their own miles, Delta doesnt release much, and how exactly does it benefit LY to release a ton of seats to QF? That doesnt help their program or even their airline,

Let me clarify.  My point again is that for Economy award flights on this route(EWR-TLV) United has plenty availability both with their points and partner points and they don't block their availability on partner airlines whereas LY does blocks their awards on this route using QF points to the tune of 0 flights at least in Jan.    Don't you think LY is  continuing to turn off customers; preventing more seats booked on their flights for those wanting to use QF points; creating a bad name for themselves when compared to United etc............... If LY is participating with QF then at least make it doable!  Again 0 options in Jan on this route Economy is pathetic.  How much more do you want me to explain?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1302 on: November 05, 2020, 03:33:06 PM »
Let me clarify.  My point again is that for Economy award flights on this route(EWR-TLV) United has plenty availability both with their points and partner points and they don't block their availability on partner airlines whereas LY does blocks their awards on this route using QF points to the tune of 0 flights at least in Jan.    Don't you think LY is  continuing to turn off customers; preventing more seats booked on their flights for those wanting to use QF points; creating a bad name for themselves when compared to United etc............... If LY is participating with QF then at least make it doable!  Again 0 options in Jan on this route Economy is pathetic.  How much more do you want me to explain?
LY does not really care if you can book via QF and no I dont think their customers get turned off because they are blocking seats from going to QF, maybe DDF readers get upset, but not LY customers

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1303 on: November 05, 2020, 05:21:48 PM »
LY does not really care if you can book via QF and no I dont think their customers get turned off because they are blocking seats from going to QF, maybe DDF readers get upset, but not LY customers

maybe...but consider that LY would get paid by those using QF points so they may be leaving some seats open unnecessarily especially in these times when they are not expected to fill to capacity; also how does it look in general to anyone who uses points (DF readers or others) when LY on paper participate with QF but practically block a whole month?  I just don't see that as generating good-will business.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1304 on: November 06, 2020, 12:17:25 AM »
jan 5 tlv to nyc is available in  economy and premium economy