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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 #450 on: June 23, 2019, 11:56:39 AM »
If one has one already. I don't think it can be set up from IL. CMIIW
VPN.
But wrong thread.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #451 on: June 23, 2019, 11:57:50 AM »
VPN.
But wrong thread.
Link to the correct thread?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #454 on: June 23, 2019, 01:04:30 PM »
book an infant in a seat (full ticket), if I choose infant it won't give me a seat, if I choose 2 and above it won't let me enter his correct birthday

is it ok to enter a year earlier for his birthday so the system will accept or not?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #455 on: June 23, 2019, 01:06:21 PM »
book an infant in a seat (full ticket), if I choose infant it won't give me a seat, if I choose 2 and above it won't let me enter his correct birthday

is it ok to enter a year earlier for his birthday so the system will accept or not?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #456 on: June 23, 2019, 01:07:42 PM »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #457 on: June 23, 2019, 01:13:32 PM »
My understanding is that EL AL tickets need to manually ticketed/reviewed and the office that does so is not open on weekends. Its possible there are other issues as well.

I was told the above by a rep.

Just Booked NYC-TLV in Econ got etickets instantly from qantas, but elal still says needs to confirm payment. is that an issue?
« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 01:27:04 PM by KidOOO »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #458 on: June 23, 2019, 04:35:21 PM »
I cancelled TLV-JFK within 24 hours, and was charged 6k cancellation fee.
I tried to explain to the SMS agent that the Conditions of Carriage specify (section 5.3):

"In accordance with US Department of Transportation rules, customers who purchase a ticket in the United States for travel on Qantas may cancel their reservations and have their ticket refunded without charge within 24 hours of ticketing when the ticket is purchased one week or more prior to scheduled departure of the first flight in the itinerary."

https://www.qantas.com/us/en/book-a-trip/flights/conditions-of-carriage.html#-fare

The agent responded (see screenshot): "That pertains to a purchased ticket in the United States for travel on Qantas. Where in your flight is with LY"

Is the agent correct, that when booking LY via QF a cancellation fee is charged even within 24 hours?

Or is it because the flight originates from TLV?
My only residence is in the US, which is the address on file with Qantas.
Same goes for my CC and phone number.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #459 on: June 23, 2019, 04:37:42 PM »
I cancelled TLV-JFK within 24 hours, and was charged 6k cancellation fee.
I tried to explain to the SMS agent that the Conditions of Carriage specify (section 5.3):

"In accordance with US Department of Transportation rules, customers who purchase a ticket in the United States for travel on Qantas may cancel their reservations and have their ticket refunded without charge within 24 hours of ticketing when the ticket is purchased one week or more prior to scheduled departure of the first flight in the itinerary."

https://www.qantas.com/us/en/book-a-trip/flights/conditions-of-carriage.html#-fare

The agent responded (see screenshot): "That pertains to a purchased ticket in the United States for travel on Qantas. Where in your flight is with LY"

Is the agent correct, that when booking LY via QF a cancellation fee is charged even within 24 hours?

Or is it because the flight originates from TLV?
My only residence is in the US, which is the address on file with Qantas.
Same goes for my CC and phone number.
Dont think they are correct. Huca or complain to the DOT.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #460 on: June 23, 2019, 04:39:13 PM »
I cancelled TLV-JFK within 24 hours, and was charged 6k cancellation fee.
I tried to explain to the SMS agent that the Conditions of Carriage specify (section 5.3):

"In accordance with US Department of Transportation rules, customers who purchase a ticket in the United States for travel on Qantas may cancel their reservations and have their ticket refunded without charge within 24 hours of ticketing when the ticket is purchased one week or more prior to scheduled departure of the first flight in the itinerary."

https://www.qantas.com/us/en/book-a-trip/flights/conditions-of-carriage.html#-fare

The agent responded (see screenshot): "That pertains to a purchased ticket in the United States for travel on Qantas. Where in your flight is with LY"

Is the agent correct, that when booking LY via QF a cancellation fee is charged even within 24 hours?

Or is it because the flight originates from TLV?
My only residence is in the US, which is the address on file with Qantas.
Same goes for my CC and phone number.
DOT regulations of 24 hours is for any flight departing, arriving or within the U.S. regardless their own conditions.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #461 on: June 23, 2019, 04:47:39 PM »
Do we know that DoT 24 applies to awards?
How does AC avoid it?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #462 on: June 23, 2019, 05:13:12 PM »
DOT regulations of 24 hours is for any flight departing, arriving or within the U.S. regardless their own conditions.
Are you sure about that?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #463 on: June 23, 2019, 05:48:44 PM »
Do we know that DoT 24 applies to awards?
How does AC avoid it?
We like to think yes, but until someone sues I guess we'll never know.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #464 on: June 23, 2019, 06:39:24 PM »
We like to think yes, but until someone sues I guess we'll never know.
While you complain mention the taxes as well