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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 #60 on: September 29, 2017, 08:13:53 AM »
Not in the market.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2017, 08:16:39 AM »
Not in the market.

So this was just research?

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 #62 on: September 29, 2017, 09:02:51 AM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2017, 09:20:28 AM »
+1 I guess EJ was right #SecretForum

Whenever you get 10 people bashing you at the same time, you know there's probably some truth to what you're saying (even if it isn't completely true)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2017, 09:21:10 AM »
Not in the market.

So what's the trick? Is there a different system they have, manual request, etc.?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2017, 12:12:06 PM »
Yes, people have been booked and ticketed in J/F. Though "they" don't want all us plebs to know.
Probably just trying to avoid a DDMS post.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2017, 04:57:36 PM »
Probably just trying to avoid a DDMS post.
Best way to avoid a DDMS post would be to loop me in early and ask to keep it on the down low :P
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2017, 05:09:01 PM »
Not sure what's going on here but I was successful in booking MIA-TLV with qantas points, took over a week with a few hours on the phone in total

Yes it was J. I did get some reps who told me they can't book LY, but as the saying goes, יגעת ומצאת תאמין.

No real secrets to getting it done other than that.

And yes, it would be nice to keep it off DDMS for a while ;)

If it went on, you'd have hundreds of people complaining that they were being told they couldn't do it.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2017, 02:52:29 PM »
And yes, it would be nice to keep it off DDMS for a while ;)
Nope
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #69 on: October 03, 2017, 02:57:04 PM »
Best way to avoid a DDMS post would be to loop me in early and ask to keep it on the down low :P


Too late for that

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #70 on: October 03, 2017, 03:03:13 PM »

Too late for that
After I do my own research, yes.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #71 on: October 10, 2017, 01:40:51 AM »
Good job.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #72 on: October 10, 2017, 01:44:31 AM »
Bde to first class redemptions

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #74 on: October 10, 2017, 03:49:34 AM »
Bde to first class redemptions
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