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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 doesnít 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.

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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 #300 on: December 25, 2018, 02:08:35 AM »
Having issues pulling up sez and cmb airport on Qantas site. I am logged in and on a desktop

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #301 on: December 25, 2018, 12:17:01 PM »
Finally posted (I have to confirm it's the right amount), I called Thursday , got a supervisor, who told me that there is a single person on the Marriott side in charge of the transfers. She sent that person an email and gave them all my info. Said I should hear from said person soon.
I didn't hear from anybody (and unfortunately I couldn't get a contact name or info for them), but the points posted today.
Chasdei Hashem, the flight I needed was still available.
so almost six weeks?
and is the pain of flying LY worth it? i am booked end of jan jfk-tlv dreamliner j and after everything going on, i'm second guessing myself

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #302 on: December 25, 2018, 12:35:59 PM »
so almost six weeks?
and is the pain of flying LY worth it? i am booked end of jan jfk-tlv dreamliner j and after everything going on, i'm second guessing myself
For this case, yes. I land in Israel via UA SFO-TLV Monday night. Would like to be back in LAX by 9am Wednesday. This way I get a day in Israel and fly direct back in J where hopefully I'll sleep

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #303 on: December 25, 2018, 12:49:33 PM »
so almost six weeks?
and is the pain of flying LY worth it? i am booked end of jan jfk-tlv dreamliner j and after everything going on, i'm second guessing myself
No need to excuse yourself for flying El Al. There's a 98%+ chance you will have a very positive experience. The vast majority of people bashing El Al on DDF have never flown El Al and most definitely not in a premium class.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #304 on: December 25, 2018, 12:50:55 PM »
No need to excuse yourself for flying El Al. There's a 98%+ chance you will have a very positive experience. The vast majority of people bashing El Al on DDF have never flown El Al and most definitely not in a premium class.

+1000

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #305 on: December 25, 2018, 01:08:29 PM »
No need to excuse yourself for flying El Al. There's a 98%+ chance you will have a very positive experience. The vast majority of people bashing El Al on DDF have never flown El Al and most definitely not in a premium class.
Well said.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #306 on: December 25, 2018, 01:34:38 PM »
+1000
Well said.
No need to excuse yourself for flying El Al. There's a 98%+ chance you will have a very positive experience. The vast majority of people bashing El Al on DDF have never flown El Al and most definitely not in a premium class.
my question was more if the LY hard and soft products are worth the aggravation and 6 week wait for points to post  opposed to another option. didnt ask anyone to excuse themselves for flying LY. i am booked end of jan for convenience as well

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #307 on: December 25, 2018, 06:11:57 PM »
1. CapitalOne to QF transfer time?

2. Also it is no issue to transfer points QF family points to other QF family members?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #308 on: December 26, 2018, 06:42:16 PM »
so almost six weeks?
and is the pain of flying LY worth it? i am booked end of jan jfk-tlv dreamliner j and after everything going on, i'm second guessing myself

This isn't directly related to the thread but I just had a crazy long time on an SPG to ANA transfer that took almost 4 weeks, the day before I had transfered from regular Amex (I need SPG for the last 25k of points) and it was only 48 hours...I think Marriott is the one causing all these ridiculous transfer times...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #309 on: January 31, 2019, 02:24:02 PM »
Wanna book a j class on ly using QF points.

Firstly how can I transfer from ur or mr to QF?

Secondly I see on this thread  it takes a few days to post. What happens if by the time it posts in QF there is no more availability? Donít want my points stuck there....

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #310 on: January 31, 2019, 02:38:09 PM »
Firstly how can I transfer from ur or mr to QF?
You can't.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #311 on: February 13, 2019, 03:58:33 PM »
anyone have experience booking LY with QF points LHR-TLV? Premium economy seems to be the same 30k as LY (when transferring MR) and i would like to get the taxes info because LY is very expensive

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #312 on: February 14, 2019, 04:32:23 AM »
anyone have experience booking LY with QF points LHR-TLV? Premium economy seems to be the same 30k as LY (when transferring MR) and i would like to get the taxes info because LY is very expensive
premium classes out of UK always very taxes but QF should bee about $100 cheaper than LY

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #313 on: February 14, 2019, 06:42:09 AM »
premium classes out of UK always very taxes but QF should bee about $100 cheaper than LY
im pretty sure itís cheaper to use LY on that route

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #314 on: February 14, 2019, 08:32:29 AM »
premium classes out of UK always very taxes but QF should bee about $100 cheaper than LY
Premium economy should have the same tax as economy.