Topic Wiki

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/final-days-transfer-amex-points-el-al-mileage-deal-decade-everything-need-know-booking-el-al-awards-qantas/

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.
« Last edited by Dan on July 01, 2019, 09:46:55 PM »

Author Topic: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread  (Read 71663 times)

Offline hvaces42

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 4334
  • Total likes: 602
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
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?
Fair warning - Any PMs sent in response to forum posts are fair game for ridicule in public.

Offline ah giten

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 624
  • Total likes: 19
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #931 on: September 03, 2019, 04:18:44 PM »

Offline hvaces42

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 4334
  • Total likes: 602
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #932 on: September 03, 2019, 07:23:24 PM »
Fair warning - Any PMs sent in response to forum posts are fair game for ridicule in public.

Offline ah giten

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 624
  • Total likes: 19
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
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.

Online yelped

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 4464
  • Total likes: 245
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
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.

Offline hvaces42

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 4334
  • Total likes: 602
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
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
Fair warning - Any PMs sent in response to forum posts are fair game for ridicule in public.

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 2453
  • Total likes: 93
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 61
    • View Profile
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?

Offline moe8555

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 816
  • Total likes: 26
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Israel
  • Programs: Aegean Silver, IHG Platinum, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Gold
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?

Offline GLUSHTYGOONKY

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 7
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
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?

Offline Baglach

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2014
  • Posts: 280
  • Total likes: 17
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16
    • View Profile
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

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 2453
  • Total likes: 93
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 61
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #940 on: September 04, 2019, 06:57:24 AM »
I didn't receive any bonus e-mail and was targeted (and used) in the past.  Care to share the details?

Check DDMS

Offline Yeah

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Jun 2017
  • Posts: 73
  • Total likes: 9
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: Boro Park
  • Programs: Hertz PC, National EE
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #941 on: September 04, 2019, 11:26:44 AM »
Am I the only user that doesn't see any jfk-tlv nonstop availability on any dates? I only see tlv-jfk.

Offline ah giten

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 624
  • Total likes: 19
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #942 on: September 04, 2019, 05:32:29 PM »
which office? I called US Customer Service
Same us CS

Offline yandmk

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 1537
  • Total likes: 63
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 19
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #943 on: September 04, 2019, 07:17:11 PM »
Israel office reps are generally much nicer

Offline ah giten

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 624
  • Total likes: 19
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #944 on: September 04, 2019, 07:33:05 PM »
Israel office reps are generally much nicer
It's between bad and worse...