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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 #945 on: September 04, 2019, 07:39:21 PM »
It's between bad and worse...
Not really. IL phone reps are pretty decent. Probably from the only airlines in the world, where every rep is intelligent and a citizen of the Country of the airline... (If the Hebrew isn't an issue for you) They don't forward your call to the Philippines

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #946 on: September 04, 2019, 07:42:14 PM »
Not really. IL phone reps are pretty decent. Probably from the only airlines in the world, where every rep is intelligent and a citizen of the Country of the airline... (If the Hebrew isn't an issue for you) They don't forward your call to the Philippines
Most of them speak English.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #947 on: September 04, 2019, 08:12:22 PM »
True in this regard, but I always feel that they wanna end the phone call and I'm a PITA for them...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #948 on: September 05, 2019, 01:01:32 AM »
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.

Wow, totally nuts. However must be something new because I was able to select for J and PE a few weeks ago and they never mentioned a fee.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #949 on: September 05, 2019, 02:49:03 AM »
Wow, totally nuts. However must be something new because I was able to select for J and PE a few weeks ago and they never mentioned a fee.
just booked a business seat for free   through Israel customer service

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #950 on: September 05, 2019, 06:59:12 AM »
just booked a business seat for free   through Israel customer service
Same here

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #951 on: September 05, 2019, 07:03:47 AM »
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.
Sounds like fake news

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #952 on: September 05, 2019, 08:02:14 AM »
Sounds like fake news
US cs line doesn't have an issue with that...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #953 on: September 05, 2019, 01:14:34 PM »
PSA: QF issued award tickets must be booked & issued in X/P/E class respectively. If your flight gets canceled and you are not happy with the flight you have been rebooked to, and you call yelling/screaming/whining/crying and QF rebooks you in a revenue bucket, you might be denied boarding

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #954 on: September 05, 2019, 01:21:44 PM »
PSA: QF issued award tickets must be booked & issued in X/P/E class respectively. If your flight gets canceled and you are not happy with the flight you have been rebooked to, and you call yelling/screaming/whining/crying and QF rebooks you in a revenue bucket, you might be denied boarding
Any dp's?

Why can't QF book a revenue for pax?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #955 on: September 05, 2019, 03:20:15 PM »
PSA: QF issued award tickets must be booked & issued in X/P/E class respectively. If your flight gets canceled and you are not happy with the flight you have been rebooked to, and you call yelling/screaming/whining/crying and QF rebooks you in a revenue bucket, you might be denied boarding
qantas canceled my booking by mistake and it’s not available online anymore and just hung up with them and they said they’ll try to find a way to robook me.

Anything to be scared of?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #956 on: September 06, 2019, 10:07:18 AM »
Have flights from TLV-JFK/EWR disappeared again from QF? I was able to book August flights using points from JFK-TLV but now trying to book return flights late august and getting only a stop in Hong Kong? Is it because they're forcing it to go through the British site?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #957 on: September 07, 2019, 11:00:37 PM »
This is off topic but I am going to Israel in October and will be earning awards points for my flights.  Other than Matmid are there any other awards programs I could credit the earned points.
Thanks Ed

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #958 on: September 07, 2019, 11:07:08 PM »
This is off topic but I am going to Israel in October and will be earning awards points for my flights.  Other than Matmid are there any other awards programs I could credit the earned points.
Thanks Ed
Alaska Mileage Plan is a decent option...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #959 on: September 07, 2019, 11:14:18 PM »
Thanks