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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 #960 on: September 07, 2019, 11:39:16 PM »
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?

No, you can still find them. A date I need TLV-NY in October even has 2 flights available with all 3 classes bookable.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #961 on: September 08, 2019, 12:33:10 AM »
No, you can still find them. A date I need TLV-NY in October even has 2 flights available with all 3 classes bookable.
All on QF website?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #962 on: September 08, 2019, 05:59:42 AM »
All on QF website?
Yup same here  booked on oct 16 had availibility in all classes

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #963 on: September 08, 2019, 07:54:32 AM »
No, you can still find them. A date I need TLV-NY in October even has 2 flights available with all 3 classes bookable.
What date in Oct.?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #964 on: September 08, 2019, 08:03:49 AM »
What date in Oct.?
right before and right after sukkos makes sense that they dont have award available

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Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #965 on: September 08, 2019, 08:12:01 AM »
right before and right after sukkos makes sense that they dont have award available
Yuyu.
I need Oct. 6 TLV-JFK

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #966 on: September 08, 2019, 08:19:21 AM »
Yup same here  booked on oct 16 had availibility in all classes

Haha that's the exact date I also looked at, but I ended up booking something else via FB instead... being based in TLV, I'd rather save the QF points for trips to Europe on El Al as needed.

BTW - The Delta One TLV-JFK on October 16-17 is phantom, so don't transfer in looking to book that. The econ Delta for 29K is actual though.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #967 on: September 08, 2019, 11:08:31 AM »
BTW - The Delta One TLV-JFK on October 16-17 is phantom, so don't transfer in looking to book that. The econ Delta for 29K is actual though.

How can you tell its phantom?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #968 on: September 08, 2019, 05:23:22 PM »
How can you tell its phantom?

I tried booking and it failed. I then called up and the reps said Delta is very problematic and most biz options with them are phantom.  I ended up booking a KLM flight, the saving grace being that I got biz on a 747 upper deck and will be able to check that off my list.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #969 on: September 08, 2019, 05:24:16 PM »
I tried booking and it failed. I then called up and the reps said Delta is very problematic and most biz options with them are phantom.  I ended up booking a KLM flight, the saving grace being that I got biz on a 747 upper deck and will be able to check that off my list.
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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 #971 on: September 09, 2019, 01:33:33 AM »
Yes indeed!
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #972 on: September 09, 2019, 09:22:06 AM »
No, you can still find them. A date I need TLV-NY in October even has 2 flights available with all 3 classes bookable.
Yes you are correct, it's just the dates i was looking at had no awards flights. I found days prior and post that had which i can book. However, 2 weeks ago when i ordered to flight to TLV for 6 tickets they charged me total $57.60, now that QF forces the British site it's trying to charge me £232.20 for my return flight which sucks. Waiting for text message response.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #973 on: September 09, 2019, 12:01:18 PM »
Return is simply more taxes, nothing to do with the British site.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #974 on: September 09, 2019, 12:42:08 PM »
Yes you are correct, it's just the dates i was looking at had no awards flights. I found days prior and post that had which i can book. However, 2 weeks ago when i ordered to flight to TLV for 6 tickets they charged me total $57.60, now that QF forces the British site it's trying to charge me £232.20 for my return flight which sucks. Waiting for text message response.
the taxes for the return are more...