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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 #1460 on: July 17, 2022, 03:13:09 PM »
Booked Family with Qantas points on elal  and elal canceled the flight. Can I get compensation and from who? Tia

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1461 on: July 17, 2022, 10:10:00 PM »
Booked Family with Qantas points on elal  and elal canceled the flight. Can I get compensation and from who? Tia

LY did not rebook you on another flight?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1462 on: July 24, 2022, 10:56:47 PM »
Just spoke to Qantas they claim itís not their flight so contact elalÖ cat and mouse.
As i know for $ you can always ask for an upgrade by elal. I just booked a reward elal flight thru Capital One and as soon as i got an elal booking reference- i was able to bid for an upgrade on elal.com

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1463 on: July 25, 2022, 02:27:16 AM »
As i know for $ you can always ask for an upgrade by elal. I just booked a reward elal flight thru Capital One and as soon as i got an elal booking reference- i was able to bid for an upgrade on elal.com
They claim they canít modify any part of the booking.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1464 on: July 25, 2022, 06:29:49 AM »
As i know for $ you can always ask for an upgrade by elal. I just booked a reward elal flight thru Capital One and as soon as i got an elal booking reference- i was able to bid for an upgrade on elal.com

That isn't a booking using frequent flyer points.  But in general, if you book cash or with Matmid points, it typically allows you to place an upgrade bid.  Don't think that happens using QF points.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1465 on: August 03, 2022, 11:51:55 PM »
When searching jfk tlv  it wouldn't display  how much taxes I would need to pay to book the award if I don't have enough points in my account for the booking . Is there any workaround to see how much taxes and fees will be charged ? (Not for elal flights,for other partners)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1466 on: August 04, 2022, 10:50:38 PM »
When searching jfk tlv  it wouldn't display  how much taxes I would need to pay to book the award if I don't have enough points in my account for the booking . Is there any workaround to see how much taxes and fees will be charged ? (Not for elal flights,for other partners)

Can anybody help please?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1467 on: August 04, 2022, 11:31:27 PM »
Can anybody help please?
You need to have the points to check AFAIK.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1468 on: August 04, 2022, 11:51:18 PM »
You need to have the points to check AFAIK.
No work around ?

When tlv jfk it does how on the UK site how much taxes and fees will be .

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1469 on: August 05, 2022, 12:30:44 AM »
You need to have the points to check AFAIK.
Reason I'm asking, I see availability on Qantas for Emirates from nyc-to Dubai in business and from Dubai to tlv for approximately 170k . Just not sure how much taxes would be added. Wouldn't want to transfer before I know how much I'll need to spend out of pocket. Or is there a better way to book this award with an other partner?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1470 on: August 09, 2022, 06:50:53 PM »
Reason I'm asking, I see availability on Qantas for Emirates from nyc-to Dubai in business and from Dubai to tlv for approximately 170k . Just not sure how much taxes would be added. Wouldn't want to transfer before I know how much I'll need to spend out of pocket. Or is there a better way to book this award with an other partner?


This should give you an idea  ;D

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1471 on: August 10, 2022, 12:16:00 PM »
No work around ?

When tlv jfk it does how on the UK site how much taxes and fees will be .
Thatís the work around. Use the UK site. Itís a bit annoying, but search as a round trip originating in Israel, pick a random flight, and then you can see price (in pounds) for the return, which would be JFK-TLV.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1472 on: August 10, 2022, 12:23:40 PM »
Thatís the work around. Use the UK site. Itís a bit annoying, but search as a round trip originating in Israel, pick a random flight, and then you can see price (in pounds) for the return, which would be JFK-TLV.

Aha. Would it be the same amount if the trip originates from the US ?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1473 on: August 11, 2022, 03:00:25 PM »
Aha. Would it be the same amount if the trip originates from the US ?
As far as I know, the pricing is by segment, and there is no price difference whether a round trip originates in Israel or America (obviously the Israel segment will be more expensive due to increased taxes).

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1474 on: August 11, 2022, 03:19:42 PM »
As far as I know, the pricing is by segment, and there is no price difference whether a round trip originates in Israel or America (obviously the Israel segment will be more expensive due to increased taxes).
YQ definitely varies greatly based on origin, direction, ow, rt, etc.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1475 on: August 11, 2022, 03:28:51 PM »
YQ definitely varies greatly based on origin, direction, ow, rt, etc.
But is there a Virgin type difference between a round trip originating in Israel vs originating in America, or will adding the segments give you a round trip price?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1476 on: August 11, 2022, 03:49:43 PM »
But is there a Virgin type difference between a round trip originating in Israel vs originating in America, or will adding the segments give you a round trip price?
To elaborate (someone correct me if Iím wrong):
If I hypothetically wanted to fly October 1-October 5 JFK-TLV, I would search TLV-JFK September 25-October 1, pick any random inbound flight, write down the price for the JFK-TLV flight (for the sake of simplicity letís say 40000 points and $40), then search a one way TLV-JFK on October 5 (40000 points and $60), I could then add the two and know my final price is 80000 points and $100? Or does the YQ not work like that?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1477 on: August 16, 2022, 02:52:58 PM »
how can i see nonstop flts on el-al business class  in quantas  from either EWR/JFK only shows connecting flts thru lhr though el-al has availability in X class?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1478 on: September 15, 2022, 12:27:32 PM »
how can i see nonstop flts on el-al business class  in quantas  from either EWR/JFK only shows connecting flts thru lhr though el-al has availability in X class?
Elal doesnt give over all their available award seats to Qantas, they block certain seats

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1479 on: September 16, 2022, 01:52:57 AM »
Has anyone else had trouble managing booking on El Al?
I have the correct pnr, confirmed by el Al but it won't let me log in to manage. WhatsApp chat also confirmed it.

I have e-ticket numbers for all the pax on both reservations and qantas took my points and charged the fees, so I don't think it's one of those stories where they never ticketed.