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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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Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:25:47 AM »
I think this deserves it's own thread (and a DDMS post).
HT - Yalili, OMAAT
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/09/26/el-al-award-ticket-best-value/
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 11:32:05 AM by yandmk »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 11:33:47 AM »
(and a DDMS post).
You want it to stop working?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 11:34:53 AM »
People posted that they called and were denied.
How YMMV is this?
What are the taxes?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 11:41:29 AM »
You want it to stop working?
1) If there's an official chart for it, I doubt it's a mistake. And if it's official (like it used to be with AA), then there's nothing to hide.
2) Lucky already posted it. It's no secret anymore.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 11:44:24 AM »
1) If there's an official chart for it, I doubt it's a mistake. And if it's official (like it used to be with AA), then there's nothing to hide.
2) Lucky already posted it. It's no secret anymore.
1) There is no chart specific to ElAl from NY
2) The results for TLV redemptions from DDMS and OMAAT do not compare.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 12:43:58 PM »
Honestly, how many TY points does the average DDMS user have? For better or worse, Citi cards aren't heavily promoted on DDMS like MR, UR, SPG.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 12:50:20 PM »
Honestly, how many TY points does the average DDMS user have? For better or worse, Citi cards aren't heavily promoted on DDMS like MR, UR, SPG.
Besides for Citi, from which airlines can points be credited to Qantas?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 12:50:34 PM »
Honestly, how many TY points does the average DDMS user have? For better or worse, Citi cards aren't heavily promoted on DDMS like MR, UR, SPG.
That can change quickly.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 12:53:49 PM »
Besides for Citi, from which airlines can points be credited to Qantas?

QF is part of oneworld. Can credit from those flights.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 01:02:42 PM »
Honestly, how many TY points does the average DDMS user have? For better or worse, Citi cards aren't heavily promoted on DDMS like MR, UR, SPG.
It doesn't make a difference. It's fairly easy to get your hands on it.....

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 06:28:33 PM »
QF is part of oneworld. Can credit from those flights.
whats the average sign up bonus on a citi ty card?
Is there any card which gets you 2x or only the double cash?
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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 #12 on: September 27, 2017, 12:14:49 AM »
QF call center is incredibly incompetent.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2017, 12:43:06 AM »
Called earlier, transferred around a bunch, said to call back after 7am SYD time.

Called now, rep said can't book LY with miles, I said you could, rep learned how to book LY with miles, said that was really eye opening, found the award space, and an hour later finally gets shot down trying to price it, "can't book LY North America-TLV."

Ugh.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2017, 12:46:56 AM »
Has anyone actually ticketed NYC-TLV with QF miles?
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