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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 #615 on: July 10, 2019, 12:42:45 PM »
Yep,

However when they announced dynamic they said it will be options for points only (saver chart), and then any seat for cash+points, again since its El Al it remains to be seen as they probably didn't figure out yet themselves
Are there any saver awards on ElAl.com now?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #616 on: July 10, 2019, 01:05:49 PM »
Another DP

Booked 3 awards on June 24 paid the old tax. Called in July 4 to have the tax refunded (tried by email but didn't get a response)
One PNR was reissued right away, and for the other 2 I called in now to get it reissued

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #617 on: July 10, 2019, 01:08:17 PM »
Can someone explain what happened with El Al business availability via Qantas?  I couldn't really figure it out from the few posts I saw here...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #618 on: July 10, 2019, 01:10:48 PM »
Are there any saver awards on ElAl.com now?
No.
Is this part of what you told them when you met? ;)
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #619 on: July 10, 2019, 01:12:39 PM »
No.
Is this part of what you told them when you met? ;)
Met whom?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #620 on: July 10, 2019, 01:13:04 PM »
Can someone explain what happened with El Al business availability via Qantas?  I couldn't really figure it out from the few posts I saw here...
Seems to be gone from ElAl.com as well.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #621 on: July 10, 2019, 01:30:41 PM »
Seems to be gone from ElAl.com as well.
I booked X with elal over phone today

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #622 on: July 10, 2019, 01:35:40 PM »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #623 on: July 10, 2019, 01:39:16 PM »
They removed E as well and its pricing on QF

Its definitely not looking good, the only hope is that they promised X Waitlist for TP and PL members so they do plan on keeping some type of Saver Award, however since it's elal you never know
So they pulled E and X, but they kept P?
How is QF getting the E data?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #624 on: July 10, 2019, 02:12:31 PM »
but they kept P?

because P is used for Revenue, Awards & upgrades - P is still showing in GDS

How is QF getting the E data?

Could be LY became like SQ and is keeping business awards to their own members

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #625 on: July 10, 2019, 02:41:15 PM »
Could be LY became like SQ and is keeping business awards to their own members

Well, that would certainly throw a wrench in my plans...
But I'm optimistic that it's a temporary blip going by Dan's observation that they're gone from elal.com also.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #626 on: July 10, 2019, 03:18:19 PM »
Are there any saver awards on ElAl.com now?
Found a few with saver in Economy for 800 points from NYC-TLV. I think it was 08/04

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #627 on: July 10, 2019, 04:41:35 PM »
I am a bit concerned. I transferred 140k amex points and all went well (got a net of some 200k+). But, I just tried texting them to request flights. Took me 3 and a half hours to exchange about 10-15 messages and essentially they told me that their are no flights available over a 2 days period that I requested, not from JFK nor EWR, not in business, coach or coach plus. I pointed out that the EL AL web site listed multiple flights with award seats available it all cabins and even directed them to specific flights. They told me that that ELAL lists their availability but that Qantas has limited availability in what ELAL designates for award travel and that they had nothing that they can offer me. Did I squander my points?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #628 on: July 10, 2019, 04:44:03 PM »
I am a bit concerned. I transferred 140k amex points and all went well (got a net of some 200k+). But, I just tried texting them to request flights. Took me 3 and a half hours to exchange about 10-15 messages and essentially they told me that their are no flights available over a 2 days period that I requested, not from JFK nor EWR, not in business, coach or coach plus. I pointed out that the EL AL web site listed multiple flights with award seats available it all cabins and even directed them to specific flights. They told me that that ELAL lists their availability but that Qantas has limited availability in what ELAL designates for award travel and that they had nothing that they can offer me. Did I squander my points?
If you only have a 2 day window that you need to book then you squandered your points. If you are more flexible you should be able to find coach and premium economy tickets

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #629 on: July 10, 2019, 04:58:13 PM »
If you only have a 2 day window that you need to book then you squandered your points. If you are more flexible you should be able to find coach and premium economy tickets
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Or, if your dates are fixed, consider flying into and out of a different US gateway, and connect there.