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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.

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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 #405 on: June 20, 2019, 11:58:23 AM »
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.
You can always check ITA Metrix to see actual taxes and YQ.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #406 on: June 20, 2019, 12:03:32 PM »
You can always check ITA Metrix to see actual taxes and YQ.
Do me a favor, check LY taxes for QF and report back.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #407 on: June 20, 2019, 12:40:50 PM »
You can always check ITA Metrix to see actual taxes and YQ.

I did that but they came out to 98 dollars a ticket so I wasnt sure which ones Qantas should be excluding since they were clearly excluding some of them.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #408 on: June 20, 2019, 12:57:09 PM »
I booked ly business from jfk 2 am monday morning and now they casually cancelled the flight and rebooked 5 hours earlier from newark  at 9:15 pm which I can't take. What are my options?
Qantas only will rebook on newark flight sunday night or monday night but neither works (becuase of weddings in ny and in israel).
Would LY rebook me on 1 pm from jfk? or any other options?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #409 on: June 20, 2019, 01:52:33 PM »
Thank you. A manager would put me on the 1 pm from jfk although it is not showing available in business (only economy or PE)?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #410 on: June 20, 2019, 01:55:28 PM »
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.
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.
You can always check ITA Metrix to see actual taxes and YQ.
Do me a favor, check LY taxes for QF and report back.
I did that but they came out to 98 dollars a ticket so I wasnt sure which ones Qantas should be excluding since they were clearly excluding some of them.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #411 on: June 20, 2019, 01:55:38 PM »
I booked ly business from jfk 2 am monday morning and now they casually cancelled the flight and rebooked 5 hours earlier from newark  at 9:15 pm which I can't take. What are my options?
Qantas only will rebook on newark flight sunday night or monday night but neither works (becuase of weddings in ny and in israel).
Would LY rebook me on 1 pm from jfk? or any other options?
U can try ELAL, whomever ever you speak to at EY or Qantas, explain to them that JFK and EWR are in the same city technically.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #412 on: June 20, 2019, 01:57:01 PM »
Thank you. A manager would put me on the 1 pm from jfk although it is not showing available in business (only economy or PE)?
If there is no availability, tey ur luck with EL AL.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #413 on: June 20, 2019, 01:59:31 PM »
sorry for not clarifying, they wouldnt book JFK because no mileage seats available in business on the flight at 1:00. I was asking if ELAL would put me on that flight anyhow (as revenue) because they cancelled me. Qantas said they have no access to it...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #414 on: June 20, 2019, 02:02:01 PM »
I guess i will HUCA with ELAL who curtly said that they cant touch it because it is a Qantas ticket....

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #415 on: June 20, 2019, 03:17:35 PM »
I guess i will HUCA with ELAL who curtly said that they cant touch it because it is a Qantas ticket....
Are you traveling within the next 24-72 hours? If not it's up to QF to do the changes

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #416 on: June 20, 2019, 03:45:57 PM »
Are you traveling within the next 24-72 hours? If not it's up to QF to do the changes
Once he is in the 72-24 he window does he have a chance with EY?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #417 on: June 20, 2019, 05:01:41 PM »
Booked a few days ago through Qantas ElAl Business still for the 78k rate, for which I transferred 65k Amex points. Even got the additional points, so I have 15,600 points in my account. (Thanks Dan for all the info!).

Does it make sense that I can't select a seat? My booking on ElAl doesn't show that option, and I went tor their seat selection site and I get an error when entering my info. Is this typical? I haven't flown ElAl in over 20 years.

BTW, as the National Airline for a high tech country, ElAl's website is the pits.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #418 on: June 20, 2019, 05:10:24 PM »
Booked a few days ago through Qantas ElAl Business still for the 78k rate, for which I transferred 65k Amex points. Even got the additional points, so I have 15,600 points in my account. (Thanks Dan for all the info!).

Does it make sense that I can't select a seat? My booking on ElAl doesn't show that option, and I went tor their seat selection site and I get an error when entering my info. Is this typical? I haven't flown ElAl in over 20 years.

BTW, as the National Airline for a high tech country, ElAl's website is the pits.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #419 on: June 20, 2019, 06:04:21 PM »
Booked a few days ago through Qantas ElAl Business still for the 78k rate, for which I transferred 65k Amex points. Even got the additional points, so I have 15,600 points in my account. (Thanks Dan for all the info!).

Does it make sense that I can't select a seat? My booking on ElAl doesn't show that option, and I went tor their seat selection site and I get an error when entering my info. Is this typical? I haven't flown ElAl in over 20 years.

BTW, as the National Airline for a high tech country, ElAl's website is the pits.
Had the same issue - I ended up calling