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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 #165 on: April 26, 2018, 09:53:55 PM »
If I book an economy ticket on Qantas because business is not available, and then business becomes available, would i be able to simply pay the difference and upgrade?
you have to pay a change fee of 5k QF plus the difference

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2018, 08:53:49 AM »
So expertflyer shows 3 seats for "Business points upgrade" but no seats for "Business award". And on Qantas all i see is economy.
So does that mean that if i book economy on QF, that I can upgrade the seat to business somehow?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #167 on: April 29, 2018, 05:40:31 PM »
So expertflyer shows 3 seats for "Business points upgrade" but no seats for "Business award". And on Qantas all i see is economy.
So does that mean that if i book economy on QF, that I can upgrade the seat to business somehow?
To use R you must buy an upgradable (expensive) economy ticket, you can't upgrade an award

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #168 on: April 29, 2018, 05:41:43 PM »
To use R you must buy an upgradable (expensive) economy ticket, you can't upgrade an award

Thank you.

Do you know how likely it is that Elal releases more award space?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #169 on: May 04, 2018, 11:09:12 AM »
Anyone else having issue searching award availability on Qantas the past 24 hours?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #170 on: May 08, 2018, 12:20:46 PM »
Its still not working.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #171 on: May 08, 2018, 08:48:54 PM »
Its still not working.

It is. I booked yesterday.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #172 on: May 29, 2018, 05:04:26 PM »
Can anyone with a Qantas account check for me if there is available any award seats on EL AL flight LY 318 from LHR  to TLV on Sep 20 deparching 10:30 pm? Thanks Tooooonnnnns

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #173 on: May 29, 2018, 05:07:08 PM »
Can anyone with a Qantas account check for me if there is available any award seats on EL AL flight LY 318 from LHR  to TLV on Sep 20 deparching 10:30 pm? Thanks Tooooonnnnns
You can check on Matmid as well, it should be the same.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #174 on: May 29, 2018, 05:09:47 PM »
Can anyone with a Qantas account check for me if there is available any award seats on EL AL flight LY 318 from LHR  to TLV on Sep 20 deparching 10:30 pm? Thanks Tooooonnnnns
IINM anyone can open a Qantas account online and then search availability, even if no points in the account.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #175 on: May 29, 2018, 05:12:11 PM »
You can check on Matmid as well, it should be the same.
I tried to open a Matmid account and it's not going at the moment. do you mined to check for me i really need it ASAP Thanks

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #176 on: May 29, 2018, 05:13:43 PM »
IINM anyone can open a Qantas account online and then search availability, even if no points in the account.
link? This is what it's telling me that you have to call https://www.qantas.com/fflyer/dyn/QantasClubJoin/US

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #177 on: May 29, 2018, 05:17:26 PM »
Can anyone with a Qantas account check for me if there is available any award seats on EL AL flight LY 318 from LHR  to TLV on Sep 20 deparching 10:30 pm? Thanks Tooooonnnnns

No Availability.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #178 on: May 29, 2018, 05:18:06 PM »
IINM anyone can open a Qantas account online and then search availability, even if no points in the account.
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https://www.qantas.com/fflyer/dyn/joinff

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #179 on: May 29, 2018, 07:25:41 PM »
Or use expert flyer