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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.

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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 #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.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #820 on: August 01, 2019, 02:20:34 PM »
what class of economy for LY ath-tlv if booked through qantas -  Lite or Classic ?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #821 on: August 02, 2019, 12:38:35 AM »
Just a data point regarding receiving a refund on the taxes if you paid the $28.20 on an award like I did, but it was really supposed to be $9.60.

I booked a number of award seats on June 17th during the heyday of the Qantas Amex promo.  Towards the end of the month I used SMS to request the refund of $18.60 per award and after some back and forth over a couple of days they confirmed that all would get refunded.  Received some refunds on July 1st and some on July 4th.  There were a few that I was still awaiting the refunds and I probably texted them at least 8 to 10 times requesting the refunds and repeating myself like a parrot over and over again giving them all the requested information.  I finally got the refunds dated July 30th (but I only saw it posted it to my account today because I know that it takes like 3 days for refunds to actually show up on my card).  So b"h I finally got all my refunds on the over-payment of the taxes.

Bottom line lesson is that if you are polite and persistent you will get it back.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #822 on: August 03, 2019, 06:24:40 PM »
QF and LY availability not matching ??  (Seeing it on lots of dates - Mainly EX-TLV)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #823 on: August 03, 2019, 09:30:36 PM »
I may have gotten a free Business Class Upgrade.
I booked BOS to TLV economy class. After realizing how stupid that was, i contacted Qantas via SMS to upgrade me to Business. Do to the lack of availability (yes i tried looking with stopovers etc.), I'm flying from YYZ to TLV. I never recieved a confirmation email, although when i log into my account it says i have a flight for the correct location and date. After 2 weeks i contacted Qantas via SMS, asking if i actually have the flight, they said its processing, and i should recieve confirmation with in 24 hours. I recieved confirmation with ticket and a credit card charge for taxes this morning at 6am, but the 40k or so points were never deducted from my account. Did i get a free upgrade?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #824 on: August 04, 2019, 01:50:59 AM »
I may have gotten a free Business Class Upgrade.
I booked BOS to TLV economy class. After realizing how stupid that was, i contacted Qantas via SMS to upgrade me to Business. Do to the lack of availability (yes i tried looking with stopovers etc.), I'm flying from YYZ to TLV. I never recieved a confirmation email, although when i log into my account it says i have a flight for the correct location and date. After 2 weeks i contacted Qantas via SMS, asking if i actually have the flight, they said its processing, and i should recieve confirmation with in 24 hours. I recieved confirmation with ticket and a credit card charge for taxes this morning at 6am, but the 40k or so points were never deducted from my account. Did i get a free upgrade?

Nope. The points will get deducted eventually.