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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 doesn’t 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 #20 on: September 27, 2017, 01:44:01 AM »
OK, one last HUCA and calling it quits.
I'd love to hear the story from anyone who was actually able to get NYC-TLV ticketed via QF.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2017, 01:47:37 AM »
if all this would be possible ,would that make quantas the best option for crediting oneworld  flights  if you want to accumulate points for Israel flights?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2017, 01:56:30 AM »
This reservation agent insists that LY isn't a valid redemption partner, but she's transferring me to the frequent flyer department.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2017, 02:07:07 AM »
And punted back to reservations.
The QF frequent flyer rep says that only res agents can search for award space. Not our problem that they are incompetent. So sorry not sorry.

« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 02:10:25 AM by Dan »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2017, 02:19:47 AM »
OMG
Got a competent rep...lets see what happens.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2017, 02:23:39 AM »
OK, I guess that's the trick to get someone competent.
If anyone actually has a confirmed booking please let me know.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2017, 02:45:02 AM »
OK, I guess that's the trick to get someone competent.
If anyone actually has a confirmed booking please let me know.
So what happened with your competent rep?
« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 05:25:47 AM by Geshmak25 »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2017, 03:13:03 AM »
OK, I guess that's the trick to get someone competent.
If anyone actually has a confirmed booking please let me know.

And??

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2017, 06:15:59 AM »
So what happened with your competent rep?
Sounds like Dan was able to get the agent to book it, but it's not showing as ticketed yet. And he wants to hear of others were able to book through Qantas, and if it also took many HUCAs, and if it actually got ticketed, or ElAl checks the reservation and realizes they're not supposed to be able to book North America to TLV.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2017, 06:58:53 AM »
Sounds like Dan was able to get the agent to book it, but it's not showing as ticketed yet. And he wants to hear of others were able to book through Qantas, and if it also took many HUCAs, and if it actually got ticketed, or ElAl checks the reservation and realizes they're not supposed to be able to book North America to TLV.
Or maybe he was just simply not yet ready to book... ::)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2017, 08:53:51 AM »
OK, I guess that's the trick to get someone competent.
What was the trick...?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2017, 09:46:35 AM »
Anxiously awaiting an update.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2017, 12:57:22 PM »
What was the trick...?
HUCA until...... Instead of running in circles?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2017, 01:01:46 PM »
Seems like there's no way to talk to the brains of the operation.
The offshore reps have to chat with the frequent flyer department.

Maddening.
And to think one would have to go through all this for the dubious pleasure of subjecting oneself to.... LY! Double torture!
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2017, 01:09:48 PM »
Anxiously awaiting an update.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2017, 01:34:49 PM »
Waiting to hear from anyone who has been ticketed via the call center.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2017, 01:36:31 PM »
Waiting to hear from anyone who has been ticketed via the call center.
What's the cancellation policy for these tickets should one try to book one? 
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2017, 12:37:38 AM »
Waiting to hear from anyone who has been ticketed via the call center.
I've seen reports of people successfully ticketing NYC-TLV. No personal experience though.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2017, 01:03:34 AM »
What's the cancellation policy for these tickets should one try ever manage to book one?
FTFY
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2017, 01:06:03 AM »
No he meant should one try to book one or not worth it bec high cancellation fee