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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.

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.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1320 on: April 16, 2021, 12:43:35 AM »
can take a few weeks, call 7 am australian time and they can redeposit it manually within 24 hours...
Call who? Standard CS?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1321 on: April 16, 2021, 11:01:23 AM »
standard customer service. if you call when night time there, they will take note of it, but not guaranteed, if you call 7am and further [5pm est, dont call to much later the hold times get much longer during the daytime there], they normally talk to department who do it instantly and within 24 hours you get it back. best to cancel yourself online and just say you need points asap [or the might hit you with service charge]

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1322 on: April 19, 2021, 02:45:57 PM »
how is the availability for Economy flights?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1323 on: April 19, 2021, 03:26:26 PM »
generally daytime flights only, monday - wednsday

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1324 on: April 19, 2021, 04:13:43 PM »
generally daytime flights only, monday - wednsday

okay better than back in the late Fall 2020 award economy seats were very scarce
can you now easily check availability on Qantas website or still better to go to EL AL website to check?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1325 on: April 19, 2021, 06:40:01 PM »
I just realized that I lost 720k Qantas points. When there was big bonus to transfer from Amex a while back, I took advantage thinking that I'd be able to use on Elal often, I never used them and now I logged in to see they expired 12/31/2020
I saw the trick from here on how to add car rental points, not sure I am eligible for that.
If I was, would it still work?
If not, is there any hope?
Thanks in advance

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1326 on: April 19, 2021, 07:55:15 PM »
I just realized that I lost 720k Qantas points. When there was big bonus to transfer from Amex a while back, I took advantage thinking that I'd be able to use on Elal often, I never used them and now I logged in to see they expired 12/31/2020
I saw the trick from here on how to add car rental points, not sure I am eligible for that.
If I was, would it still work?
If not, is there any hope?
Thanks in advance
You can try to call them to get them reinstated. Back in December they were emailing links to extend the miles by 6 months. If you can extend them, book and cancel an award for free by February 22 to get another 18 months.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1327 on: April 19, 2021, 09:30:21 PM »
is there a way to check online when points are set to expire?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1328 on: April 19, 2021, 09:31:42 PM »
is there a way to check online when points are set to expire?
No easy way to check... (if I missed it, pls enlighten me).  I think itís simply 18 months from the last point of activity...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1329 on: April 19, 2021, 10:05:39 PM »
No easy way to check... (if I missed it, pls enlighten me).  I think itís simply 18 months from the last point of activity...
+1.
I had a hard time figuring out if a canceled award extends the points. Needed to call in to confirm that.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1330 on: April 20, 2021, 10:56:46 AM »
Thank you, I'm trying now.

Any idea if ElAl still partners with Qantas for reward tickets? or any good option of transferring Qantas to an airline that flies direct to Israel

You can try to call them to get them reinstated. Back in December they were emailing links to extend the miles by 6 months. If you can extend them, book and cancel an award for free by February 22 to get another 18 months.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1331 on: April 20, 2021, 04:48:36 PM »


Thank you, I'm trying now.

Any idea if ElAl still partners with Qantas for reward tickets? or any good option of transferring Qantas to an airline that flies direct to Israel

I just booked an elal ticket with my qantas points today


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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1332 on: April 21, 2021, 02:30:22 AM »
This might not be the right thread, but close enough.

I booked an Emirates Flight with Qantas Classic awards for my wife and myself. Upon booking I entered my wifes 'married' last name, soon to realize that her passport is still on her 'maiden' name. After a week of calling and waiting on hold for hours I finally got to speak to a Qantas rep which told me that that it is impossible to change the name on existing bookings, the only option would be to cancel and rebook, that would put availability in jeopardy with bigger chances on loosing those seats. Emirates didn't want to even talk to me because it's not their ticket at all. At this point do I have any other options besides changing the passport?
Would they let us on to the flight with the passport, Picture ID, and marriage license?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1333 on: April 25, 2021, 10:42:17 AM »

I just booked an elal ticket with my qantas points today

Cool. Can you tell me how many points you used and for what type of seat?

Thanks

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1334 on: April 25, 2021, 11:21:56 AM »
Cool. Can you tell me how many points you used and for what type of seat?

Thanks
I think it was 37000 points for a one way economy ticket nyc-tlv

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1335 on: April 26, 2021, 02:08:57 PM »
Can anyone help? I see that a particular flight that I have has availability on El Al, but only for 1, when I put in 2 it disappears.  Can it be that they only offer one at a time and if I purchases 1 another will open up?  Should I risk it? I can always get refunded but it takes many weeks to get poins back and I will lose out on other opportunities.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1336 on: April 26, 2021, 03:05:59 PM »
Can anyone help? I see that a particular flight that I have has availability on El Al, but only for 1, when I put in 2 it disappears.  Can it be that they only offer one at a time and if I purchases 1 another will open up?  Should I risk it? I can always get refunded but it takes many weeks to get poins back and I will lose out on other opportunities.
If theres only one, it means only 1 seat is currently available, they will show more then one if available

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1337 on: April 26, 2021, 04:04:32 PM »
Does that change over time and as they get closer they add seats, or if at this point they don't have they won't add more as it gets closer?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1338 on: April 26, 2021, 04:06:33 PM »
Does that change over time and as they get closer they add seats, or if at this point they don't have they won't add more as it gets closer?
it definitely can change, but there is no known pattern as to how it changes

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1339 on: April 26, 2021, 04:18:47 PM »
TY. Much appreciated