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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 doesnít charge fuel surcharges for El Al flights.
Infants are free (besides taxes). They also get a regular checked baggage allowance of 23 kg.

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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 #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

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1305 on: November 06, 2020, 09:09:20 AM »
jan 5 tlv to nyc is available in  economy and premium economy

only one way?
but nothing nyc-tlv?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1306 on: November 15, 2020, 06:12:35 PM »
I know itís a bit off topic, but I have Qantas Points expiring next month. Can I book and cancel an award flight to have them extended? Whatís the current award cancellation policy?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1307 on: November 15, 2020, 09:02:27 PM »
I know itís a bit off topic, but I have Qantas Points expiring next month. Can I book and cancel an award flight to have them extended? Whatís the current award cancellation policy?

According to this you can transfer Amex points to extend the life, but not sure if its true

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/how-to-stop-qantas-points-expiring

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1308 on: November 16, 2020, 11:35:45 AM »
I know itís a bit off topic, but I have Qantas Points expiring next month. Can I book and cancel an award flight to have them extended? Whatís the current award cancellation policy?

Got the same email. I was surprised they didn't extend the expiration dates like every other airline did..

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1309 on: November 16, 2020, 12:19:16 PM »
Got the same email. I was surprised they didn't extend the expiration dates like every other airline did..
They offer free cancellations on award bookings through 1/31/21. I booked a random award from MEL to SYD and will cancel in January. That should extend them for another 18 months.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1310 on: January 01, 2021, 09:51:46 AM »
They offer free cancellations on award bookings through 1/31/21. I booked a random award from MEL to SYD and will cancel in January. That should extend them for another 18 months.
Update: worked.
You can book and cancel an award for free to extend your miles for 18 months.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1311 on: January 06, 2021, 07:15:26 PM »
How is 84k Qantas worth now?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1312 on: January 06, 2021, 07:50:12 PM »
Is anyone finding any J availability at all for the summer months on Qantas? seems totally wiped out

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1313 on: March 14, 2021, 05:31:38 PM »
in some other positive news [which really belongs on different thread]  elal seems to have released a bit more seats to qantas [pandemic probably a factor..] even some night flights, e,g tlv - jfk on june 22 and quite a few dates with business class seats

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1314 on: March 15, 2021, 09:11:53 PM »
Easiest and cheapest way to extend expiring Qantas points?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1315 on: March 15, 2021, 10:06:44 PM »
Easiest and cheapest way to extend expiring Qantas points?
Do they still offer free cancellations on awards?
I booked a random flight from MEL-SYD in January, cancelled for free a few days later and I got my points extended.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1316 on: March 16, 2021, 12:59:08 AM »
free cancellation extended till jan 31 2022 i believe

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1317 on: March 16, 2021, 10:34:25 AM »
Do they still offer free cancellations on awards?
I booked a random flight from MEL-SYD in January, cancelled for free a few days later and I got my points extended.
All points in account get extended, or just the flights worth?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1318 on: April 16, 2021, 12:35:59 AM »
How long does it generally take to have your miles redeposited after cancelling an award ticket?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1319 on: April 16, 2021, 12:42:45 AM »
can take a few weeks, call 7 am australian time and they can redeposit it manually within 24 hours...