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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 #795 on: July 29, 2019, 07:40:05 AM »
LY says it's not them.
I don't believe that they have nothing to do with this, don't know what's going on, and can do nothing about it.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #796 on: July 29, 2019, 12:38:18 PM »
How long does it take for points to come back in after cancelling a flight? (has been mentioned upthread - don't remember response)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #797 on: July 29, 2019, 02:51:47 PM »
How long does it take for points to come back in after cancelling a flight? (has been mentioned upthread - don't remember response)

Points come in within an hour

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #798 on: July 29, 2019, 03:19:18 PM »

Well, now I have a DP proving otherwise.  :( It's been 3 hours already.

Was I required to have the 6k in my account at the time of cancellation?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #799 on: July 30, 2019, 02:11:24 AM »
How do i know if flight is actually booked? Last week i needed to change flight date. Rep told me i needed 13k Qantas points to do so, i quickly transferred 13k Qantas points from friend. The flight date changed, 13k points are still in account. When i try to manage my flight it says "your booking is processing" its been over a week. Anyone had a similar issue?

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Re: Zero availability on qantas booking elal direct - NYC-TLV
« Reply #800 on: July 30, 2019, 07:36:01 AM »
But is you book to BOS for example, all the flights on ElAL that were available last week for example will reappear.. weird, for example if you punch in TLV to BOS August 5 2019 you'll see the two non stop flights to EWR or JFK available as a connection, and it will cost more miles
Trying to call Qantas, there's more than 60 minutes wait time, anyone reached them?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #801 on: July 30, 2019, 11:13:22 AM »
How do i know if flight is actually booked? Last week i needed to change flight date. Rep told me i needed 13k Qantas points to do so, i quickly transferred 13k Qantas points from friend. The flight date changed, 13k points are still in account. When i try to manage my flight it says "your booking is processing" its been over a week. Anyone had a similar issue?

SMS

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #802 on: July 30, 2019, 11:16:05 AM »
I booked tickets last week via SMS.

The agent double confirmed the birth dates with me, for example:

''John Smith DOB 1/2/1980 - January 2, 1980''


Of course when I checked on Elal it said Feb. 1, 1980.
I messaged Elal on whatsapp, and they fixed it within a minute.

I was actually very impressed.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #803 on: July 30, 2019, 03:06:44 PM »
For EF searches it also works to search BOS-TLV. It allows you to see award availability from NYC. but if you search NYC-TLV direct it won't show

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #804 on: July 30, 2019, 03:33:20 PM »
How can i check how much YQ is without having points in my account?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #805 on: July 30, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »
How can i check how much YQ is without having points in my account?
There is no YQ on LY

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #806 on: July 30, 2019, 04:22:36 PM »
There is no YQ on LY
its not for LY
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #807 on: July 30, 2019, 04:27:41 PM »
its not for LY
wrong thread but check matrix

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Re: Zero availability on qantas booking elal direct - NYC-TLV
« Reply #808 on: July 30, 2019, 10:54:19 PM »
But is you book to BOS for example, all the flights on ElAL that were available last week for example will reappear.. weird, for example if you punch in TLV to BOS August 5 2019 you'll see the two non stop flights to EWR or JFK available as a connection, and it will cost more miles
Trying to call Qantas, there's more than 60 minutes wait time, anyone reached them?

Text them.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #809 on: August 01, 2019, 09:16:01 AM »
Quote of the day: when you're on hold with Qantas and for the fifth time you think you hear a song from a Jewish choir, it is time to hang up and call back a different day you were on hold for over 2 hours.