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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 #315 on: February 26, 2019, 02:22:12 PM »
I am about to book a one way ELAL flight using qantas points. I am booking for an adult and infant (lap ticket) but I see that there is almost no charges (only a few $) for adding the infant. Will Elal allow the infant to board or will they charge me extra at the checkin counter?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #316 on: February 26, 2019, 04:12:43 PM »
I am about to book a one way ELAL flight using qantas points. I am booking for an adult and infant (lap ticket) but I see that there is almost no charges (only a few $) for adding the infant. Will Elal allow the infant to board or will they charge me extra at the checkin counter?
They will allow the infant to board. QF doesn't charge much for infants that is one of the benefits of using them.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #317 on: February 26, 2019, 06:34:49 PM »
Premium economy should have the same tax as economy.
PE pays more tax, something in the tax code with a wall that separates the cabins, and DL stopped selling W as a separate cabin for UK agencies. I'm talking offhand here don't have all the exact info to my hand at the moment

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #318 on: March 01, 2019, 01:26:01 AM »
Please help me, I transferred Marriott Rewards to Qantas it's still not showing up in my account, i emergency need to book the Sunday morning flight tlv-jfk, any suggestions? can anyone here book for me for exchange? please help  Its 63k

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #319 on: March 01, 2019, 01:29:37 PM »
Please help me, I transferred Marriott Rewards to Qantas it's still not showing up in my account, i emergency need to book the Sunday morning flight tlv-jfk, any suggestions? can anyone here book for me for exchange? please help  Its 63k
update i got united savor award 11:10 pm flight on march 2.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #320 on: March 01, 2019, 07:05:11 PM »
Please help me, I transferred Marriott Rewards to Qantas it's still not showing up in my account, i emergency need to book the Sunday morning flight tlv-jfk, any suggestions? can anyone here book for me for exchange? please help  Its 63k

Not totally related but I wouldn’t hold your breath as my last Marriott to Airline transfer took almost a month to Post!  >:(

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #321 on: June 04, 2019, 08:49:53 AM »
Data point: my experience booking LY BOS-TLV in J with QF.

It is well known that this routing does not show on qantas.com. Others have reported being able to book it by phone, though some have had to HUCA.

I called and got an agent who said she could see availability but that she could not book it.  Said the only LY US gateways they could book were NYC and LAX.  She asked a manager and confirmed.   Click.

When I called back, I decided to try their SMS option, because estimated hold time was approaching 90 minutes.  Turned out this was a great option.  The agent first asked what kind of error message I was getting when trying to book it online.  I then explained that the routing is known not to show online but that my associates have been able to book it by phone.

After a small amount of back and forth, she was able to book it for me.  She sent me a link to a secure form for my CC payment of taxes  (AUD 47.30).   After payment was confirmed, I got the PNR, and then I went online and inputted the APIS info.  All very smooth.   

The number to text (from US only) is (478) 772-6827.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #322 on: June 04, 2019, 09:11:34 AM »
Data point: my experience booking LY BOS-TLV in J with QF.

It is well known that this routing does not show on qantas.com. Others have reported being able to book it by phone, though some have had to HUCA.

I called and got an agent who said she could see availability but that she could not book it.  Said the only LY US gateways they could book were NYC and LAX.  She asked a manager and confirmed.   Click.

When I called back, I decided to try their SMS option, because estimated hold time was approaching 90 minutes.  Turned out this was a great option.  The agent first asked what kind of error message I was getting when trying to book it online.  I then explained that the routing is known not to show online but that my associates have been able to book it by phone.

After a small amount of back and forth, she was able to book it for me.  She sent me a link to a secure form for my CC payment of taxes  (AUD 47.30).   After payment was confirmed, I got the PNR, and then I went online and inputted the APIS info.  All very smooth.   

The number to text (from US only) is (478) 772-6827.
Thanks for the tip!

Make sure it's ticketed.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #323 on: June 04, 2019, 09:15:33 AM »
Thanks for the tip!

Make sure it's ticketed.
Right! Thanks for that tip, too. They said it will take  24 to ticket, so I’m watching. 

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #324 on: June 04, 2019, 09:24:37 AM »
Data point: my experience booking LY BOS-TLV in J with QF.

It is well known that this routing does not show on qantas.com. Others have reported being able to book it by phone, though some have had to HUCA.

I called and got an agent who said she could see availability but that she could not book it.  Said the only LY US gateways they could book were NYC and LAX.  She asked a manager and confirmed.   Click.

When I called back, I decided to try their SMS option, because estimated hold time was approaching 90 minutes.  Turned out this was a great option.  The agent first asked what kind of error message I was getting when trying to book it online.  I then explained that the routing is known not to show online but that my associates have been able to book it by phone.

After a small amount of back and forth, she was able to book it for me.  She sent me a link to a secure form for my CC payment of taxes  (AUD 47.30).   After payment was confirmed, I got the PNR, and then I went online and inputted the APIS info.  All very smooth.   

The number to text (from US only) is (478) 772-6827.
I'd think that all destinations were to work now, with some extra will power.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #325 on: June 04, 2019, 09:51:56 AM »
Please help me, I transferred Marriott Rewards to Qantas it's still not showing up in my account, i emergency need to book the Sunday morning flight tlv-jfk, any suggestions? can anyone here book for me for exchange? please help  Its 63k
Not totally related but I wouldn’t hold your breath as my last Marriott to Airline transfer took almost a month to Post!  >:(
+1. My experience detailed up thread somewhere

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #326 on: June 04, 2019, 09:53:33 AM »
Data point: my experience booking LY BOS-TLV in J with QF.

It is well known that this routing does not show on qantas.com. Others have reported being able to book it by phone, though some have had to HUCA.

I called and got an agent who said she could see availability but that she could not book it.  Said the only LY US gateways they could book were NYC and LAX.  She asked a manager and confirmed.   Click.

When I called back, I decided to try their SMS option, because estimated hold time was approaching 90 minutes.  Turned out this was a great option.  The agent first asked what kind of error message I was getting when trying to book it online.  I then explained that the routing is known not to show online but that my associates have been able to book it by phone.

After a small amount of back and forth, she was able to book it for me.  She sent me a link to a secure form for my CC payment of taxes  (AUD 47.30).   After payment was confirmed, I got the PNR, and then I went online and inputted the APIS info.  All very smooth.   

The number to text (from US only) is (478) 772-6827.
Thank you for posting! Going to try this with MIA

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #327 on: June 07, 2019, 05:11:45 PM »
Thank you for posting! Going to try this with MIA

Any luck? So far once been told a few times it can't be done.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #328 on: June 07, 2019, 05:43:54 PM »
Any luck? So far once been told a few times it can't be done.
Haven't tried yet

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #329 on: June 10, 2019, 05:25:21 PM »
LY TLV-NYC booked with Qantas.
If I add an Infant later will they only charge the taxes?

Thanks!