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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.
« Last edited by Dan on July 01, 2019, 09:46:55 PM »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #560 on: July 01, 2019, 10:22:30 AM »
Use the DDMS search link.
You get commission on awards booking too?  ;)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #561 on: July 01, 2019, 12:07:34 PM »
Use the DDMS search link.

Iíve tried still doesnít work on mobile for me. & requesting desktop site doesnít work either.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #562 on: July 01, 2019, 01:23:51 PM »
Iíve tried still doesnít work on mobile for me. & requesting desktop site doesnít work either.
If youíre using an iPhone. Flip it to the side after requesting desktop site. That works for me

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #563 on: July 01, 2019, 01:47:25 PM »
I know the cancelation penalty for these tix is 6,000 points. But can I cancel up until departure time or does it need to be 24 hours in advance?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #564 on: July 01, 2019, 05:13:17 PM »
If I book a flight that is within 24 hours of takeoff and I cancel 6 hours before flight is it still 6k?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #565 on: July 01, 2019, 06:31:12 PM »
Can someone with a ticketed infant please text QF for the allowed checked baggage for the infant on El Al?
El Al standard allowance is 10kg for the infant, but I believe QF allowance (mentioned in the e-ticket) is 23kg.
Question basically is if a QF issued LY ticket gets the QF allowance?

(For example, in cases where PS needed to accommodate passengers on LY from the US, they issued tickets on El Al with 2 check bags included, which El Al check-in agents were able to see)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #566 on: July 01, 2019, 06:38:03 PM »
Can someone with a ticketed infant please text QF for the allowed checked baggage for the infant on El Al?
El Al standard allowance is 10kg for the infant, but I believe QF allowance (mentioned in the e-ticket) is 23kg.
Question basically is if a QF issued LY ticket gets the QF allowance?

(For example, in cases where PS needed to accommodate passengers on LY from the US, they issued tickets on El Al with 2 check bags included, which El Al check-in agents were able to see)
on it
ETA: 23 kgs
« Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 06:50:26 PM by chinagel »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #567 on: July 01, 2019, 07:53:38 PM »
Wikified (HT @Dan). Feel free to edit

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #568 on: July 01, 2019, 08:02:52 PM »
Can someone with a ticketed infant please text QF for the allowed checked baggage for the infant on El Al?
El Al standard allowance is 10kg for the infant, but I believe QF allowance (mentioned in the e-ticket) is 23kg.
Question basically is if a QF issued LY ticket gets the QF allowance?

(For example, in cases where PS needed to accommodate passengers on LY from the US, they issued tickets on El Al with 2 check bags included, which El Al check-in agents were able to see)
on it
ETA: 23 kgs
LY may be able to see the QF allowance but it officially goes according to the LY policy, so have a backup plan.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #569 on: July 01, 2019, 08:11:31 PM »
LY may be able to see the QF allowance but it officially goes according to the LY policy, so have a backup plan.
You're stating this as fact or you're assuming so?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #570 on: July 01, 2019, 08:16:17 PM »
You're stating this as fact or you're assuming so?
I know of a case where PS booked on DL and they refused to allow the second bag for free. I don't have any DPs for LY but until you have lots of reports that it works you should have a backup plan. Again, their policy doesn't change no matter what it says on your ticket.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #571 on: July 01, 2019, 08:28:00 PM »
I know of a case where PS booked on DL and they refused to allow the second bag for free. I don't have any DPs for LY but until you have lots of reports that it works you should have a backup plan. Again, their policy doesn't change no matter what it says on your ticket.
I have DP's of PS issued El Al tickets where they were able to take 2 checked bags.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #572 on: July 02, 2019, 08:28:40 AM »
You should never rely on elal following policy. Every agent will do whatever they feel, dpís arenít gonna help you. Even dpís about them allowing an infant a full bag of 23kg wouldnít be a dp as there has been many times they allowed me a full suitcase for an infant (on a reg elal booking) & times they didnít.

Having QFís policy in writing or screenshot can hopefully help you to claim from qf a refund for paying for that extra bag in case elal doesnít cooperate.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #573 on: July 02, 2019, 09:40:32 AM »
I had a Interesting story a few days ago. I booked 2 family members in elal premium economy using my qf points. When they checked they didn't have seats next to each other. The agent told them there is a note in the reservation to upgrade them to business if possible but as of now no seats available and they should ask by the gate {and if only 1 seat opens if they want it}. By the gate they were told that they managed to put them together in premium {it wasn't overbooked} but no business yet, come check again in 20 minutes. Before boarding they put them both in business class !!!!.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #574 on: July 02, 2019, 10:14:36 AM »
I had a Interesting story a few days ago. I booked 2 family members in elal premium economy using my qf points. When they checked they didn't have seats next to each other. The agent told them there is a note in the reservation to upgrade them to business if possible but as of now no seats available and they should ask by the gate {and if only 1 seat opens if they want it}. By the gate they were told that they managed to put them together in premium {it wasn't overbooked} but no business yet, come check again in 20 minutes. Before boarding they put them both in business class !!!!.

how did they get the note on the reservation  :o

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #575 on: July 02, 2019, 10:20:00 AM »
how did they get the note on the reservation  :o
I guess some agent was in an especially good mood that day.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #576 on: July 02, 2019, 10:27:30 AM »
For some people PE looks like business if they never experienced one :-) ask them if the seats were like a bed. Had the same with a relative who swore he was in business until interrogated further.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #577 on: July 02, 2019, 10:57:58 AM »
it was business proper lie flat bed. no idea how note came about

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #578 on: July 03, 2019, 11:32:42 PM »
Flights between TLV and OTP, KBP, BOM, SOF are now bookable on qantas.com

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #579 on: July 04, 2019, 05:21:28 AM »
Flights between TLV and OTP, KBP, BOM, SOF are now bookable on qantas.com
BOM-TLV?
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