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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.

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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).
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #340 on: June 11, 2019, 04:26:08 PM »
Successfully booked via sms.
Great!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #341 on: June 16, 2019, 03:03:06 PM »
Is JNB bookble over the phone? Iím not seeing it online...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #342 on: June 16, 2019, 03:50:25 PM »
Is JNB bookble over the phone? Iím not seeing it online...
It's bookable online. Did you find an available date and it's not showing?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #343 on: June 17, 2019, 11:40:42 AM »
I am pleasantly surprised at the availability in Business in Elal though Qantas. How bad is the Business Class on the 777s? Would it make sense to work my schedule around to book on a 787 with the full lie flat seats?

Seems that none of the over night flights are on the 787.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #344 on: June 17, 2019, 12:24:17 PM »
I am pleasantly surprised at the availability in Business in Elal though Qantas. How bad is the Business Class on the 777s? Would it make sense to work my schedule around to book on a 787 with the full lie flat seats?

Seems that none of the over night flights are on the 787.
its not as bad as a typical angle flat, but the overnight flights sure do have dreamliners operating them, just the availability is more scarce on the 787 operated flights.
Maybe @cooljoe613 wants to chime in on the comfort of the 772s.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #345 on: June 17, 2019, 04:25:21 PM »
Airports that don't work on QF.com for LY flights:
BOS, LAS, MIA, MCO, ORD, SFO

Any others?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #346 on: June 17, 2019, 04:30:03 PM »
Airports that don't work on QF.com for LY flights:
BOS, LAS, MIA, MCO, ORD, SFO

Any others?
IIRC one or 2 European routes as well, maybe BOM and DME as well?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #347 on: June 17, 2019, 04:41:41 PM »
IIRC one or 2 European routes as well, maybe BOM and DME as well?
DME works, BOM doesn't.
Which EU routes don't?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #348 on: June 17, 2019, 05:02:29 PM »
DME works, BOM doesn't.
Which EU routes don't?
ZAG.
AGP? SKG?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #349 on: June 17, 2019, 05:03:30 PM »
Guess I'll finish searching all.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #350 on: June 17, 2019, 05:06:56 PM »
Airports that don't work on QF.com for LY flights:
BOS, LAS, MIA, MCO, ORD, SFO

Any others?
Pretty sure I saw SFO show up on QF.com.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #351 on: June 17, 2019, 05:10:29 PM »
Pretty sure I saw SFO show up on QF.com.
POIDH
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #352 on: June 17, 2019, 05:26:14 PM »
Airports that don't work on QF.com for LY flights:
BOS, LAS, MIA, MCO, ORD, SFO

Any others?
planning on putting the SMS option on DDMS?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #353 on: June 17, 2019, 05:53:23 PM »
planning on putting the SMS option on DDMS?
Hopefully not

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« Reply #354 on: June 17, 2019, 06:02:57 PM »
Hopefully not
Other than being selfish that you happen to know about it, why not?
It's a published help number on Qantas's website. And the cities that aren't bookable are clearly just a bug as a good agent can book them just fine.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #355 on: June 17, 2019, 06:13:14 PM »
Hopefully not
Other than being selfish that you happen to know about it, why not?
It's a published help number on Qantas's website. And the cities that aren't bookable are clearly just a bug as a good agent can book them just fine.
Besides for availability it shouldn't mess anything up, quite the contrary maybe some more agents will learn how to do it.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #356 on: June 17, 2019, 06:33:59 PM »
Other than being selfish that you happen to know about it, why not?
It's a published help number on Qantas's website. And the cities that aren't bookable are clearly just a bug as a good agent can book them just fine.
And they give that option when you wait on hold.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #359 on: June 17, 2019, 07:07:44 PM »
OTP and LIS 100% show.
LCA and MAN IIRC do as well
And btw EF shows phantom LY space.

I can't even type in OTP on QF.com.

Screenshots of those airports please.
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