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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).
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1360 on: August 13, 2021, 09:21:53 AM »
not sure why I am not finding much nonstop availability from nyc-tlv? still being blocked?
which award el-al flights should show up on Qantas(how many el-al points)?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1361 on: August 13, 2021, 10:30:11 AM »
very frustrating are people finding nonstop economy availability from NYC to TLV?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1362 on: August 13, 2021, 11:18:17 AM »
very frustrating are people finding nonstop economy availability from NYC to TLV?
yes

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1363 on: August 13, 2021, 11:22:06 AM »
not sure why I am not finding much nonstop availability from nyc-tlv? still being blocked?
which award el-al flights should show up on Qantas(how many el-al points)?
Most flights are still blocked. It's very limited flights that do show. However, AA can also be booked now via QF and they have pretty generous availability. There is YQ, but the mileage requirement is less which makes up for some of that.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1364 on: August 13, 2021, 11:53:29 AM »
yes

how many ewr-tlv flights NONSTOP ECONOMY in Oct ?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1365 on: August 13, 2021, 11:57:57 AM »
Most flights are still blocked. It's very limited flights that do show. However, AA can also be booked now via QF and they have pretty generous availability. There is YQ, but the mileage requirement is less which makes up for some of that.

yes I noticed that but as you pointed out YQ still too high IMO to make it worthwhile (approx over $325 each way!).  Gosh, sometimes you can find paid flights for approx $700 to $800 roundtrip with no points!

All these past posts about booking El AL flights with Qantas it seems are not really relevant for now until something changes etc.......

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1366 on: August 13, 2021, 12:25:42 PM »
yes I noticed that but as you pointed out YQ still too high IMO to make it worthwhile (approx over $325 each way!).  Gosh, sometimes you can find paid flights for approx $700 to $800 roundtrip with no points!

All these past posts about booking El AL flights with Qantas it seems are not really relevant for now until something changes etc.......
When flights are those prices it's not worth using points even without YQ.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1367 on: August 13, 2021, 03:32:11 PM »
When flights are those prices it's not worth using points even without YQ.

true but maybe more debatable as some like to use points over $

anyway my main point is I wish there was a way search Qantas awards availability on EL Al metal without going day by day search as checking with el-al does not translate to Qanats site
maybe we can get an updated main site post or someone can figure how to find Qantas site dates

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1368 on: August 14, 2021, 02:36:37 PM »
Unless you're looking for a very busy season, with a bit of flexibility it's not very hard to find availability in economy. Many dates have availability. The flights that are blocked from NYC are 02, 08, and 026. Other flight numbers generally show if they're available. From TLV the blocked flights are 01 and 027.
You may need to be flexible between JFK and EWR too

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1369 on: August 16, 2021, 12:13:20 PM »
Unless you're looking for a very busy season, with a bit of flexibility it's not very hard to find availability in economy. Many dates have availability. The flights that are blocked from NYC are 02, 08, and 026. Other flight numbers generally show if they're available. From TLV the blocked flights are 01 and 027.
You may need to be flexible between JFK and EWR too

maybe Im doing something wrong because when I searched sept 28 to Oct 6 did not see any nonstop el al flights nyc-tlv

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1370 on: August 16, 2021, 12:39:12 PM »
Those are very desired dates. Families returning to Israel after Sukkos, and students going to learn in Israel for the winter zman

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1371 on: August 16, 2021, 06:08:41 PM »
Those are very desired dates. Families returning to Israel after Sukkos, and students going to learn in Israel for the winter zman

what exactly do I need to see on el al website award flights (points wise) to make it possible to book on Qantas?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1372 on: September 02, 2021, 01:33:41 PM »
Is Qantas known to open availability for elal  as the  date of the flight comes closer? like for succos dates. How come their sold out of elal flights this year if no one can go?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1373 on: September 02, 2021, 09:04:15 PM »
probably will not open up. premium economy if anything sometimes opens up

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1374 on: September 09, 2021, 04:53:11 PM »
anybody know how to claim missing points for a  elal flight on qantas? ly code  does not come up

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1375 on: September 09, 2021, 08:31:05 PM »
its a hassle you need to email qantas and fill out form, you need boarding pass and ticket, sometimes some follow up emails, generally hardly worth the hassle. on a coach rt you get 5700 points

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1376 on: October 03, 2021, 08:32:20 PM »
anyone know if qantas is extending there points expiration past Dec 31? If not, all i need to do to extend is transfer 1000 points from Amex?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1377 on: October 03, 2021, 09:02:42 PM »
not sure about extension, but amex transfer should do the trick