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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1580 on: May 31, 2024, 05:58:33 PM »
Is it going to end booking with qantas on elal? If yes when?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1581 on: May 31, 2024, 06:02:53 PM »
Is it going to end booking with qantas on elal? If yes when?
Not that I know of

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1582 on: June 01, 2024, 03:59:46 PM »
@ShimonFly What ended up happening? I have the same thing and  would like to change to an earlier flight that does not have availability.
Update: I spoke with QF tonight and they rebooked me on the earlier flight! It turns a 10.5 hour stopover into 4.5 so that's a major win!
Nice! I just stuck with the change as it was a direct flight anyways, I confirmed the change around a week before the flight as a TA told me ELAL sometimes bumps award tickets so I wanted my ticket to be confirmed. Once I confirmed my ticket was reissued (new ticket number) by Qantas.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1583 on: June 03, 2024, 12:47:36 AM »
Nice! I just stuck with the change as it was a direct flight anyways, I confirmed the change around a week before the flight as a TA told me ELAL sometimes bumps award tickets so I wanted my ticket to be confirmed. Once I confirmed my ticket was reissued (new ticket number) by Qantas.

assuming that the new flight was currently available to be booked with points ?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1584 on: June 03, 2024, 01:28:31 PM »
assuming that the new flight was currently available to be booked with points ?
It was the same flight that I already had a confirmed seat on, ELAL just changed the departure time and Qantas wanted me to confirm the schedule change

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1585 on: June 19, 2024, 05:00:42 PM »
Anyone had this it's taking Qantas over two days to confirm LY Y seats ? They said some type error but so far they still didn't resolve it, not ticketed yet since Monday

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1586 on: June 20, 2024, 04:55:48 AM »
Anyone had this it's taking Qantas over two days to confirm LY Y seats ? They said some type error but so far they still didn't resolve it, not ticketed yet since Monday
Is there an infant in the booking? if yes, this is known to be causing delays

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1587 on: June 20, 2024, 06:06:53 AM »
Anyone had this it's taking Qantas over two days to confirm LY Y seats ? They said some type error but so far they still didn't resolve it, not ticketed yet since Monday
seats or tickets?
tickets, no.. a few hours at most
seats have to be done with LY and they always give you the worst ones

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1588 on: June 20, 2024, 09:51:12 AM »
Is there an infant in the booking? if yes, this is known to be causing delays
No

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1589 on: June 20, 2024, 11:33:15 AM »
seats or tickets?
tickets, no.. a few hours at most
seats have to be done with LY and they always give you the worst ones
I was able to select a economy seat myself on LY site

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1590 on: June 20, 2024, 01:00:02 PM »
seats or tickets?
tickets, no.. a few hours at most
seats have to be done with LY and they always give you the worst ones

I got my tickets pretty quickly, considering - about 3 hours later.

 But I couldnít select seats on website or app, so I called ELAL. They gave me something like row 49 the middle 3 seats of a 3-3-3. I asked if thereís anything better? I was expecting him to say be happy we didnít give you the toilet seats but of course he said I can pay $200 per ticket for extra legroom.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1591 on: June 20, 2024, 01:20:06 PM »
I got my tickets pretty quickly, considering - about 3 hours later.

 But I couldnít select seats on website or app, so I called ELAL. They gave me something like row 49 the middle 3 seats of a 3-3-3. I asked if thereís anything better? I was expecting him to say be happy we didnít give you the toilet seats but of course he said I can pay $200 per ticket for extra legroom.
What better seats were you expecting? You bought an economy ticket and got 3 economy seats seated next to each other. Sounds pretty good to me.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1592 on: June 20, 2024, 04:48:42 PM »
I got my tickets pretty quickly, considering - about 3 hours later.

 But I couldnít select seats on website or app, so I called ELAL. They gave me something like row 49 the middle 3 seats of a 3-3-3. I asked if thereís anything better? I was expecting him to say be happy we didnít give you the toilet seats but of course he said I can pay $200 per ticket for extra legroom.
Was those seats not showing online on the seat map?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1593 on: June 25, 2024, 11:22:21 PM »
Would like to change flight to the next day (that has few seats together open) which shows coach seats available but elal claims they cannot change it because it was a qantas classic award and qantas needs to do it and they claim they have no classic award on that flight even if it shows on the elal seat map open coach seats, so no help from either side, any ideas how to get it done?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1594 on: June 25, 2024, 11:29:29 PM »
Would like to change flight to the next day (that has few seats together open) which shows coach seats available but elal claims they cannot change it because it was a qantas classic award and qantas needs to do it and they claim they have no classic award on that flight even if it shows on the elal seat map open coach seats, so no help from either side, any ideas how to get it done?
Why should that be doable? Qantas just doesnít have open award space on the one you want. If there is for new bookings, you can change.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1595 on: June 26, 2024, 10:28:53 AM »
Why should that be doable? Qantas just doesnít have open award space on the one you want. If there is for new bookings, you can change.
Because elal wouldn't mind offering me that flight

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1596 on: July 01, 2024, 12:14:04 AM »
Looks like booking with Qantas on elal is very strict only Qantas can make changes and it's impossible to make a change after because no available rewards seats even if it shows on elal seats are available.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1597 on: July 01, 2024, 08:12:31 AM »
Looks like booking with Qantas on elal is very strict only Qantas can make changes and it's impossible to make a change after because no available rewards seats even if it shows on elal seats are available.
You see elal award availability on El Al?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1598 on: July 01, 2024, 10:48:14 AM »
You see elal award availability on El Al?
See open coach seats, how can I see or know it's award? Really wouldn't matter Qantas will not contact elal if they don't have it or see any open classic rewards there is nothing they can do.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1599 on: July 01, 2024, 11:20:25 AM »
See open coach seats, how can I see or know it's award? Really wouldn't matter Qantas will not contact elal if they don't have it or see any open classic rewards there is nothing they can do.
Again, if there isnít Qantas-elal award availability, thereís no way to change. Not sure why you think you should be able to. If there is, no one has to call elal, itís a simple change.