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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 #180 on: May 30, 2018, 10:08:57 AM »
I just read through the thread and am still missing a basic understanding.

Can I transfer SPG or Amex MR to Quantas?

I checked my amex and spg accounts and their doesnt seem to be a way. Am I missing something?


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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #181 on: May 30, 2018, 10:21:10 AM »
I just read through the thread and am still missing a basic understanding.

Can I transfer SPG or Amex MR to Quantas?

I checked my amex and spg accounts and their doesnt seem to be a way. Am I missing something?

Need to transfer to Marriott

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #182 on: May 30, 2018, 10:39:30 AM »
Thanks! do you know how long it takes? I saw somewhere 2 business days. is that accurate?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #183 on: July 11, 2018, 02:58:06 PM »
how much is tax tlv-ny ny-tlv ?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #184 on: July 11, 2018, 04:03:14 PM »
Thanks! do you know how long it takes? I saw somewhere 2 business days. is that accurate?
DP went through Monday morning australia time, transferred Thursday night us time

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #185 on: July 11, 2018, 08:40:44 PM »
how much is tax tlv-ny ny-tlv ?

I think $5.60 NY-TLV and around $50-70 back

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #186 on: July 11, 2018, 09:29:32 PM »
I think $5.60 NY-TLV and around $50-70 back
Thanks

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #187 on: August 25, 2018, 11:48:49 PM »
Anyone able to book MIA (yes I read the posts that say its possible and yes I read this whole thread)

I call and all the reps (with Aussi accents) tell me ELAL is not a partner of Qantas or just 'No'??

Thanks

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #188 on: August 26, 2018, 01:42:24 AM »
Anyone able to book MIA (yes I read the posts that say its possible and yes I read this whole thread)

I call and all the reps (with Aussi accents) tell me ELAL is not a partner of Qantas or just 'No'??

Thanks

No you canít book Miami.

It used to be possible, Iíve booked it myself when it was. It no longer works, for whatever reason, just like first class no longer works.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #189 on: August 26, 2018, 09:43:01 AM »
No you canít book Miami.

It used to be possible, Iíve booked it myself when it was. It no longer works, for whatever reason, just like first class no longer works.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #190 on: August 26, 2018, 04:10:16 PM »
Is this searchable online with Quantas?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #191 on: August 26, 2018, 08:42:31 PM »
Is this searchable online with Quantas?
Sure

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #192 on: October 09, 2018, 09:09:24 PM »
I'm seeing availability for my dates and want to transfer from Marriott. From what I'm seeing here, it can take 3-4 days? Any way to minimize the risk of the delay? I tried calling to see if they'll put a hold but they said they can't.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #193 on: October 10, 2018, 01:56:00 PM »
Any way to search direct flights only? I noticed that you can get a calendar with all available dates if you choose initially a date that has no availability. However this will include connecting flights as well.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #194 on: October 10, 2018, 01:56:30 PM »
Any way to search direct flights only? I noticed that you can get a calendar with all available dates if you choose initially a date that has no availability. However this will include connecting flights as well.
EF

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #195 on: October 10, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »
Any way to search direct flights only? I noticed that you can get a calendar with all available dates if you choose initially a date that has no availability. However this will include connecting flights as well.
LY's site.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #196 on: October 10, 2018, 02:12:02 PM »
And look for what? See if Matmid redemption is available?
LY's site.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #197 on: October 10, 2018, 02:14:55 PM »
I'm seeing availability for my dates and want to transfer from Marriott. From what I'm seeing here, it can take 3-4 days? Any way to minimize the risk of the delay? I tried calling to see if they'll put a hold but they said they can't.

Since I didn't see any responses here, I just went for it. Called Marriott to see how long the transfer would take, and they called their rep at Qantas who told them that the points transfers all get collected during the week, and then get processed on Saturdays. She told me to expect to see the points hit my account Wed/Thu next week. So in the end, it could take 8-9 days for transfer! I'll update with the actual timing, but this seems ripe for getting your points stuck in Qantas.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #198 on: October 10, 2018, 02:21:58 PM »
Since I didn't see any responses here, I just went for it. Called Marriott to see how long the transfer would take, and they called their rep at Qantas who told them that the points transfers all get collected during the week, and then get processed on Saturdays. She told me to expect to see the points hit my account Wed/Thu next week. So in the end, it could take 8-9 days for transfer! I'll update with the actual timing, but this seems ripe for getting your points stuck in Qantas.
After transfers from Citi quicker?
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #199 on: October 10, 2018, 02:25:38 PM »
After transfers from Citi quicker?

I thought I had 26k TY points but turns out most were not transferrable since they were from my bank account.

I did transfer 1k as a test, it said I should expect them in 24 hours. We'll see, but kind of moot since I have to wait on Marriott.  Marriott has a better transfer ratio anyway, though.