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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.

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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 #1480 on: September 16, 2022, 07:20:50 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.
its an elal IT bug that happens sometimes even on revenue bookings made by travel agencies

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1481 on: September 16, 2022, 09:59:35 AM »
its an elal IT bug that happens sometimes even on revenue bookings made by travel agencies
So to change seats food etc need to call?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1482 on: September 19, 2022, 01:48:55 PM »
how much should the taxes be r/t JFK to TLV.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1483 on: September 22, 2022, 12:56:01 PM »
they charged me $100.43 in taxes is this accurate?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1484 on: September 22, 2022, 01:30:06 PM »
they charged me $100.43 in taxes is this accurate?
.seems about right

US Passenger Facility Charge (XF)
$4.50
United States Security And Insurance Surcharge Departure Israeli Carriers (AP)
$4.00
United States Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fee (AY)
$5.60
US International Departure Tax (US)
$39.40
Israel Security And Insurance Surcharge Departure (AP)
$4.00
United States Immigration User Fee (XY)
$7.00
United States Customs User Fee (YC)
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1485 on: September 22, 2022, 01:31:42 PM »
its an elal IT bug that happens sometimes even on revenue bookings made by travel agencies

Update that I entered secure api info on qantas and now the ly bookings show up but I need to call to change meals or seats

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1486 on: September 27, 2022, 09:38:47 PM »
Does anyone know how come the drop down menu  has  no option to select el al airlines  when filling out missing airline credit form  to get retroactive flight credit for a flight already taken?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1487 on: September 28, 2022, 10:52:33 AM »
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?
Is there a way to search for non stop flights on Qantas (for a ELAL flight)?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1488 on: September 28, 2022, 11:59:54 AM »
Is there a way to search for non stop flights on Qantas (for a ELAL flight)?
looking in Nov and Dec for a flight from TLV > EWR, I only see 1PM flights. Anyone have luck booking a night flight with Qantas?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1489 on: September 28, 2022, 12:21:11 PM »
looking in Nov and Dec for a flight from TLV > EWR, I only see 1PM flights. Anyone have luck booking a night flight with Qantas?
I donít recall ever seeing LY night flights on Qantas to the U.S.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1490 on: September 28, 2022, 06:37:35 PM »
I booked a flight with Qantas for ELAL. Now how do I find that flight on ELAL's website?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1491 on: September 28, 2022, 06:38:17 PM »
I donít recall ever seeing LY night flights on Qantas to the U.S.
thank you

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1492 on: September 28, 2022, 09:06:39 PM »
I donít recall ever seeing LY night flights on Qantas to the U.S.
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Unless the US means NYCÖ

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1493 on: September 29, 2022, 12:46:00 AM »
I booked a flight with Qantas for ELAL. Now how do I find that flight on ELAL's website?
See my posts up thread, but in a nutshell:
The confirmation code that qantas gave is the same one for el Al, but it doesn't always work. If you have ticket numbers (starts with 018), you should be fine. If you don't see ticket numbers then take the booking code and look on the finnair manage my booking site and they are probably there. If not there call qantas.

Within qantas fill out the secure API data seems to make it show up on El Al, or it might just take a few weeks. You can't make changes online anymore from the el Al side you need to call them for seats meals etc

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1494 on: September 29, 2022, 07:11:26 AM »
See my posts up thread, but in a nutshell:
The confirmation code that qantas gave is the same one for el Al, but it doesn't always work. If you have ticket numbers (starts with 018), you should be fine. If you don't see ticket numbers then take the booking code and look on the finnair manage my booking site and they are probably there. If not there call qantas.

Within qantas fill out the secure API data seems to make it show up on El Al, or it might just take a few weeks. You can't make changes online anymore from the el Al side you need to call them for seats meals etc
will look up and try it. I may have tried too soon. I did use the confirmation and I did complete the API data, like I said, I hope I tried to soon.  Much appreciated!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1495 on: September 29, 2022, 02:40:01 PM »
Trying to book a night flight with QF, and it doesn't show up on their website.
I see there are some mentions above in the thread about this issue.

Does it mean that LY just doesn't release it to QF, or I may have luck by calling them?


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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1496 on: September 29, 2022, 02:43:46 PM »
Trying to book a night flight with QF, and it doesn't show up on their website.
I see there are some mentions above in the thread about this issue.

Does it mean that LY just doesn't release it to QF, or I may have luck by calling them?
LY blocks it from QF, though I wonder what will happen if you get a competent QF agent to try long selling it.
Then again, I'm not sure there are competent QF agents.
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 #1497 on: September 30, 2022, 01:50:00 AM »
LY blocks it from QF, though I wonder what will happen if you get a competent QF agent to try long selling it.
Then again, I'm not sure there are competent QF agents.

From reading AFF, just getting someone on the phone is a challenge

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1498 on: September 30, 2022, 10:08:09 AM »
LY blocks it from QF, though I wonder what will happen if you get a competent QF agent to try long selling it.
Then again, I'm not sure there are competent QF agents.

for those wanting to know meaning of long sell...

https://onemileatatime.com/long-sell-airline-tickets/

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1499 on: September 30, 2022, 02:56:46 PM »
for those wanting to know meaning of long sell...

https://onemileatatime.com/long-sell-airline-tickets/
That was really nice of you. I was wondering what long selling means. Thanks!