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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 #285 on: December 18, 2018, 02:42:02 PM »
Thanks. And taxes are refunded in full?
yes

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #287 on: December 18, 2018, 07:13:17 PM »
If I cancel QF round trip ticket. Do I get charged 6K for the canceling the reservation? Or 6K each way?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #288 on: December 18, 2018, 07:17:21 PM »
If I cancel QF round trip ticket. Do I get charged 6K for the canceling the reservation? Or 6K each way?
should be only 6K but I donít know for sure

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #289 on: December 18, 2018, 09:27:43 PM »
any way to really know how long a transfer will take? from reading peoples experiences above looks like it can take over a month... whats the official transfer time?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #290 on: December 19, 2018, 02:40:22 AM »
How long is the transfer time from Citi? Also a nightmare or is that only Marriott?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #291 on: December 22, 2018, 11:30:59 PM »
Why when I type TLV in to destination it says sorry we donít recognize TLV as an airport?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #292 on: December 23, 2018, 07:40:53 AM »
Why when I type TLV in to destination it says sorry we donít recognize TLV as an airport?
are you logged in? Are you doing a classic award search?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #293 on: December 23, 2018, 08:18:08 AM »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #294 on: December 23, 2018, 08:53:45 AM »
Tried desktop site?

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« Reply #295 on: December 23, 2018, 10:11:41 AM »
Tried desktop site?
No, Tried on mobile device.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #296 on: December 23, 2018, 11:21:10 AM »
No, Tried on mobile device.
doesnt work on mobile

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #298 on: December 24, 2018, 08:38:56 PM »
Yup. Will try again if it doesn't post this Monday
I had a transfer to QF delayed around 3 weeks. I called MT and rep was really helpful, he claimed he reached out to QF to expedite the transfer and points should post in account within 48 hours. 40 hours later they were in the account. The rep was even kind enough to email me 2 days later to follow up.
Finally posted (I have to confirm it's the right amount), I called Thursday , got a supervisor, who told me that there is a single person on the Marriott side in charge of the transfers. She sent that person an email and gave them all my info. Said I should hear from said person soon.
I didn't hear from anybody (and unfortunately I couldn't get a contact name or info for them), but the points posted today.
Chasdei Hashem, the flight I needed was still available.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #299 on: December 24, 2018, 08:40:47 PM »
Finally posted (I have to confirm it's the right amount), I called Thursday , got a supervisor, who told me that there is a single person on the Marriott side in charge of the transfers. She sent that person an email and gave them all my info. Said I should hear from said person soon.
I didn't hear from anybody (and unfortunately I couldn't get a contact name or info for them), but the points posted today.
Chasdei Hashem, the flight I needed was still available.
Nice! Glad to hear everything worked out.