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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 #210 on: October 15, 2018, 04:07:58 PM »
TY-QF took 4 days for me.

Thurs late afternoon/evening xfer, appeared mon morning.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #211 on: October 20, 2018, 08:44:58 PM »
All the Marriott points have transferred now after 5 days. But prior to that i transferred 1,000 TY and they still have not appeared in my account, leaving me 1k short for my reservation. I could top off for $35, but apparently not since my Qantas account is less than 30 days old.

Anyone know how long TY points should take to transfer? All the articles I've read online say 2 days, but it's been 5. Citibank's T&Cs say up to 14 days, but that hopefully is not accurate.
What day of the week did you transfer and what day did it arrive?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #212 on: October 21, 2018, 05:50:36 PM »
What day of the week did you transfer and what day did it arrive?

That's interesting. What day did you test it? When I called Marriott last week, they said that all requests are bundled and processed on Saturdays, so if you did it closer to that day (I did Tuesday), perhaps that's why you got speedier transfer. Obviously you were using TY not Marriott, but I'm guessing it is processed similarly.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #213 on: October 28, 2018, 01:13:39 AM »
Do El Al award tickets to Europe booked via Qantas also include free luggage like those booked via Matmid (coach)?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #214 on: October 28, 2018, 04:42:13 AM »
Do El Al award tickets to Europe booked via Qantas also include free luggage like those booked via Matmid (coach)?
It books into same Fare so it should give it

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #215 on: October 29, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »
Do El Al award tickets to Europe booked via Qantas also include free luggage like those booked via Matmid (coach)?
why not?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #216 on: November 04, 2018, 06:36:50 PM »
Does it cost to change dates for ElAl tickets booked with Qantas? If so, how much? Also, how much is the cancellation fee?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #217 on: November 04, 2018, 06:40:57 PM »
Does it cost to change dates for ElAl tickets booked with Qantas? If so, how much? Also, how much is the cancellation fee?
5k change, 6k to cancel.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #218 on: November 04, 2018, 06:44:51 PM »
5k change, 6k to cancel.
Thanks! Per ticket I'm assuming?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #219 on: November 05, 2018, 12:52:30 AM »
Thanks! Per ticket I'm assuming?
Yes

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #220 on: November 05, 2018, 06:45:10 AM »
5k change, 6k to cancel.
thats in miles i assume, what if you rather pay?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #221 on: November 09, 2018, 02:47:49 PM »
what are taxes from jfk-tlv?
also, can someone please link me to the elal dreamliner page? is j a good product? i want to research that option
seat is available the day i want to go but i am very hesitant to fly LY. if the seat (and (is it lie flat) bed) etc are good, i would book
TIA 

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #222 on: November 09, 2018, 04:05:08 PM »
what are taxes from jfk-tlv?
also, can someone please link me to the elal dreamliner page? is j a good product? i want to research that option
seat is available the day i want to go but i am very hesitant to fly LY. if the seat (and (is it lie flat) bed) etc are good, i would book
TIA
deff book it, the quantos page will say if its the dreamliner (says 787-9) itsa great great product - book single seat with you facing window.

its as good or better then ua poloris.


tax's is like $60

what date r u going?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #223 on: November 10, 2018, 11:24:37 AM »
deff book it, the quantos page will say if its the dreamliner (says 787-9) itsa great great product - book single seat with you facing window.

its as good or better then ua poloris.


tax's is like $60


what date r u going?
-1 that's going from TLV-JFK. From JFK it's 9.60 or so.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #224 on: November 10, 2018, 04:27:25 PM »
book single seat with you facing window.
why?