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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 #920 on: August 29, 2019, 02:29:45 PM »
I am looking for 4 seats in Business Class.
If I see 3, does it make sense to book, and hope that they open 1 more in the next few months, or they wouldn't open that many award seats, even in the long run?
I would grab what you can now and worst case it will cost you 6k per to cancel if you are so dead set on getting the 4th seat and it doesnt open. Not often that you will find that many seats open at once.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #921 on: August 29, 2019, 02:30:07 PM »
I am looking for 4 seats in Business Class.
If I see 3, does it make sense to book, and hope that they open 1 more in the next few months, or they wouldn't open that many award seats, even in the long run?
It makes sense but nothing is guaranteed

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #922 on: August 29, 2019, 03:10:56 PM »
I am looking for 4 seats in Business Class.
If I see 3, does it make sense to book, and hope that they open 1 more in the next few months, or they wouldn't open that many award seats, even in the long run?
In a similar position. “Needed” 6 business seats, there were only 4. I booked all 4, plus 2 Premium. So far, 1 more biz opened up and I grabbed it. Still waiting on the last one... when’s flight? How full is business now?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #923 on: August 29, 2019, 04:34:01 PM »
In a similar position. “Needed” 6 business seats, there were only 4. I booked all 4, plus 2 Premium. So far, 1 more biz opened up and I grabbed it. Still waiting on the last one... when’s flight? How full is business now?

Flight is in May, there are no Sold/Booked seats in Business (1 seat is just blocked off).

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #924 on: August 29, 2019, 11:34:35 PM »
you need to call slap to select seats

You can also use Whatsapp to request (Hebrew only). I used Google translate to use it since I didn't want the long hold times.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #925 on: September 02, 2019, 02:23:53 PM »
Called today to book seat, other than long hold time was painless experience.
called who? elal or Qf?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #926 on: September 02, 2019, 02:30:41 PM »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #927 on: September 02, 2019, 10:35:45 PM »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #928 on: September 03, 2019, 12:31:35 AM »
Correct.
they wanted to charge me, tried 3 times.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #929 on: September 03, 2019, 01:13:16 PM »
Anyone know whether it's possible to select seats when booking an El Al flight with Qantas points? On both Qantas and El Al sites it's not showing a way to do seat selection.
Elal emails Itinerary 2 days before flight, u can change seats then. I had a full flight and almost all business seats were open to choose from

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #930 on: September 03, 2019, 02:08:12 PM »
they wanted to charge me, tried 3 times.
Y, PE or J?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #932 on: September 03, 2019, 07:23:24 PM »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #933 on: September 03, 2019, 08:16:52 PM »
Surprising
Upon asking for supervisor, They said they got strict instruction from above that all QF bookings should be charged a mandatory fee regardless of class.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #934 on: September 03, 2019, 08:37:15 PM »
Upon asking for supervisor, They said they got strict instruction from above that all QF bookings should be charged a mandatory fee regardless of class.
That's crazy and typical ElAl short-sightedness.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #935 on: September 03, 2019, 09:10:55 PM »
Upon asking for supervisor, They said they got strict instruction from above that all QF bookings should be charged a mandatory fee regardless of class.
which office? I called US Customer Service
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #936 on: September 03, 2019, 09:25:30 PM »
Anyone targeted in the past for the transfer bonus to Qantas, but not get an email this time?
Any way to check if targeted?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #937 on: September 03, 2019, 11:53:26 PM »
Anyone targeted in the past for the transfer bonus to Qantas, but not get an email this time?
Any way to check if targeted?

I didn't receive any bonus e-mail and was targeted (and used) in the past.  Care to share the details?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #938 on: September 04, 2019, 01:24:24 AM »
If there's points reward availability  on elal site does SMS or calling Qantas work to book the ticket which isn't showing up on their site?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #939 on: September 04, 2019, 02:44:03 AM »
If there's points reward availability  on elal site does SMS or calling Qantas work to book the ticket which isn't showing up on their site?
No, only what's available will work