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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 #390 on: June 19, 2019, 08:27:22 PM »
So here's the breakdown
Lower Y fares.
Higher J fares on longer routes.
Lower YQ.
5 new partners.
Promised more availability.
Solid devals for LY, luckily we get the good only until Sept.
I guess that explains why ex-TLV has the new rate. Because it's Jun 20th here already.... And yes, J and PE have stayed the same so far BH

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #391 on: June 19, 2019, 08:28:33 PM »


I guess that explains why ex-TLV has the new rate. Because it's Jun 20th here already.... And yes, J and PE have stayed the same so far BH



https://www.qantas.com/au/en/frequent-flyer/use-points/classic-flight-rewards/tables.html
Its here, and it's bad. 90k J to TLV from NYC, 70.8k P.
37.8k in Y is the new rate some of which is being adapted now, the rest of the changes are in effect Sept. 18.
104.5k from MIA in J.
119.2k from the west coast in J.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #392 on: June 19, 2019, 08:48:17 PM »
The AMEX bonus is just leveling it back out to old rates somewhat
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #393 on: June 19, 2019, 09:04:01 PM »
The +s
1. No dynamic pricing
2. Lower YQ - TBD
3. More seats - TBD

If partners are to get more seats this wont be that bad at all. UA charges for partners 85K with no UR bonuses, Amex and Citi have had bonuses in the past which brings it down.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #394 on: June 19, 2019, 10:23:11 PM »
3rd post.

They are creating a status for ground based spending, which may be intrestesting and if successful, is there a possibility other airlines will follow?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #395 on: June 19, 2019, 10:41:07 PM »
When will the cheaper economy rates start showing?
Worth to hold off booking?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #396 on: June 19, 2019, 11:42:23 PM »
When will the cheaper economy rates start showing?
Worth to hold off booking?
Dunno if anyone else noticed this or if it's a glitch or something. But Y class ex-TLV is less miles than ex-NYC. Ex-NYC is 42k for a one way (and 84k RT) while ex-TLV is just 37.8k (and 75.6k RT)!!!
Effectively, even when booking from the US RT, it's worth booking 2 one ways to save 4.2k
Read a up thread and look at https://www.qantas.com/au/en/frequent-flyer/use-points/classic-flight-rewards/tables.html
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Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #397 on: June 20, 2019, 12:08:42 AM »
https://www.qantas.com/au/en/frequent-flyer/use-points/classic-flight-rewards/tables.html
Its here, and it's bad. 90k J to TLV from NYC, 70.8k P.
37.8k in Y is the new rate
not too bad.
For J itís a hit. But promos level it out.

For Y itís a win.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #398 on: June 20, 2019, 12:12:00 AM »
Read a up thread and look at https://www.qantas.com/au/en/frequent-flyer/use-points/classic-flight-rewards/tables.html
I did and it was still showing 42k, But it just started showing the lower rates for my dates :)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #399 on: June 20, 2019, 03:58:16 AM »
I did and it was still showing 42k, But it just started showing the lower rates for my dates :)
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #400 on: June 20, 2019, 09:45:14 AM »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #401 on: June 20, 2019, 11:04:55 AM »
I just booked yesterday evening at about 530pm LY EWR-TLV in Y on qantas with miles at 42k each way and now i see it went down to 37.8. my flight going is available but the return is no longer available. Any suggestions on getting it at the current price? Maybe calling and asking for an adjustment since I literally booked it as the system was rolling out? Also, Dan mentioned that the taxes should be about $9.60 for redemptions. I got charged $57 a ticket? Is that the illegal tax charging Dan mentioned? How do i determine whats legal and whats not?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #402 on: June 20, 2019, 11:21:00 AM »
I just booked yesterday evening at about 530pm LY EWR-TLV in Y on qantas with miles at 42k each way and now i see it went down to 37.8. my flight going is available but the return is no longer available. Any suggestions on getting it at the current price? Maybe calling and asking for an adjustment since I literally booked it as the system was rolling out? Also, Dan mentioned that the taxes should be about $9.60 for redemptions. I got charged $57 a ticket? Is that the illegal tax charging Dan mentioned? How do i determine whats legal and whats not?
The way back [I believe] taxes are in the 50 range.

 You can try going calling and getting it adjusted but canceling will possibly result in not getting back a availability.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #403 on: June 20, 2019, 11:40:12 AM »
The way back [I believe] taxes are in the 50 range.

 You can try going calling and getting it adjusted but canceling will possibly result in not getting back a availability.

Thanks. I was charged $57 each way. Is that high?

I texted them and they just keep saying "fares are subject to change." Im trying to explain that this isn't a regular fare that changes every day. Called and the hold time is 1.5hrs. not sure its worth it for the 9,000 points a ticket but might try. Thanks.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #404 on: June 20, 2019, 11:43:58 AM »
Thanks. I was charged $57 each way. Is that high?

I texted them and they just keep saying "fares are subject to change." Im trying to explain that this isn't a regular fare that changes every day. Called and the hold time is 1.5hrs. not sure its worth it for the 9,000 points a ticket but might try. Thanks.

Scratch that, I was charged $57 total each ticket. So I guess it makes sense if the way back is about 50. Thanks for your help.