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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: 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.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #810 on: August 01, 2019, 11:38:58 AM »
You can no longer see availability for other US cities...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #811 on: August 01, 2019, 11:50:02 AM »
You can no longer see availability for other US cities...
Ugh.
Still bookable via SMS/phone?
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 #812 on: August 01, 2019, 12:07:11 PM »
You can no longer see availability for other US cities...
Upon further review, this is #FakeNews
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #813 on: August 01, 2019, 12:25:47 PM »
i can no longer find NYC - TLV even as a stop when starting BOS, CLE, etc....

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #814 on: August 01, 2019, 12:29:53 PM »
i can no longer find NYC - TLV even as a stop when starting BOS, CLE, etc....
also wasnt able to see today but maybe bc the flights i was looking for were sold out.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #815 on: August 01, 2019, 12:44:02 PM »
i can no longer find NYC - TLV even as a stop when starting BOS, CLE, etc....
did you see the screenshot from Dan?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #816 on: August 01, 2019, 12:45:47 PM »
Ugh.
Still bookable via SMS/phone?

Yes. If you get thru to a good agent.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #817 on: August 01, 2019, 12:49:44 PM »
i can no longer find NYC - TLV even as a stop when starting BOS, CLE, etc....
I saw NYC on my BOS search.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #818 on: August 01, 2019, 12:59:07 PM »
Upon further review, this is #FakeNews


Problem is only for flight from TLV to US.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #819 on: August 01, 2019, 01:03:15 PM »
did you see the screenshot from Dan?

now I see some dates do have availability, however, there is much less than yesterday.