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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 #465 on: June 23, 2019, 06:41:27 PM »
While you complain mention the taxes as well
Or maybe we leave well enough alone so they don't tag on YQ... I prefer to ignore the $20

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #466 on: June 23, 2019, 06:45:09 PM »
While you complain mention the taxes as well
Well based on your analysis is a QF charging a base fare on LY? If so they certainly should be subject to DOT regulation.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #467 on: June 23, 2019, 06:46:33 PM »
Well based on your analysis is a QF charging a base fare on LY? If so they certainly should be subject to DOT regulation.
No. QF is charging US tax on LY Premium & Business awards ($18.60 per direction to/from USA) . LY is just plain messed up

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #468 on: June 24, 2019, 02:30:04 AM »
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)?
Thanks for the help
Thank G-D after getting no help from ELAL (kept telling them and manager that its their fault and they need to accommodate me, manager finally told me that he cant touch Qantas ticket but Qantas should contact ELAL themselves) SMS with Qantas for 21 hours straight (no I did not go to bed thursday night) which I had to keep explaining my story again and again for every new agent who finally replied, I finally picked up the phone to call Qantas who put me on hold for few minutes and very nicely told me that after speaking to her manager she has sent email to ELAL and should get an answer in 24 hours.
Boruch Hashem after shabbos I see they changed to the ticket that I asked for the 1 pm from JFK although there was no award seats available. (it says R class)
Sorry for all the boring details but was just excited to share :)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #469 on: June 24, 2019, 03:15:57 AM »
Thanks for the help
Thank G-D after getting no help from ELAL (kept telling them and manager that its their fault and they need to accommodate me, manager finally told me that he cant touch Qantas ticket but Qantas should contact ELAL themselves) SMS with Qantas for 21 hours straight (no I did not go to bed thursday night) which I had to keep explaining my story again and again for every new agent who finally replied, I finally picked up the phone to call Qantas who put me on hold for few minutes and very nicely told me that after speaking to her manager she has sent email to ELAL and should get an answer in 24 hours.
Boruch Hashem after shabbos I see they changed to the ticket that I asked for the 1 pm from JFK although there was no award seats available. (it says R class)
Sorry for all the boring details but was just excited to share :)
IINM R class is upgrade to business class. You may be on a revenue economy ticket that was upgraded. Put in a Qantas or Alaska FFN and you may earn miles for the flight.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #470 on: June 24, 2019, 03:20:16 AM »
IINM R class is upgrade to business class.
correct.

Put in a Qantas or Alaska FFN and you may earn miles for the flight.
Interesting thought, I'd put in AS, because often in these situations QF (or whatever airline booked a rev ticket) can make sure you don't earn with them.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #471 on: June 24, 2019, 03:21:31 AM »
I cancelled TLV-JFK within 24 hours, and was charged 6k cancellation fee.
I tried to explain to the SMS ...........
Did the miles go back to your account instantly?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #472 on: June 24, 2019, 07:17:11 AM »
Did the miles go back to your account instantly?
Within a few hours. Not sure exactly.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #473 on: June 24, 2019, 07:45:02 AM »
Thanks for the help
Thank G-D after getting no help from ELAL (kept telling them and manager that its their fault and they need to accommodate me, manager finally told me that he cant touch Qantas ticket but Qantas should contact ELAL themselves) SMS with Qantas for 21 hours straight (no I did not go to bed thursday night) which I had to keep explaining my story again and again for every new agent who finally replied, I finally picked up the phone to call Qantas who put me on hold for few minutes and very nicely told me that after speaking to her manager she has sent email to ELAL and should get an answer in 24 hours.
Boruch Hashem after shabbos I see they changed to the ticket that I asked for the 1 pm from JFK although there was no award seats available. (it says R class)
Sorry for all the boring details but was just excited to share :)
Nice! Glad it worked out.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #474 on: June 24, 2019, 11:06:02 AM »
WhatsApp is so much more convenient
WhatsApp worked great! Thanks for that, and I now have a seat. A little annoying that even if you are using English, they still answer in Hebrew. Not an issue for me, but I found it strange.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #475 on: June 24, 2019, 11:12:33 AM »
correct.
Interesting thought, I'd put in AS, because often in these situations QF (or whatever airline booked a rev ticket) can make sure you don't earn with them.
Didn't someone just mention that they didn't earn miles on R class?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #476 on: June 24, 2019, 11:18:13 AM »
Booking TLV-NYC qanats is billing taxes in GBP, is there a way to change to USD?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #477 on: June 24, 2019, 11:19:06 AM »
WhatsApp worked great! Thanks for that, and I now have a seat. A little annoying that even if you are using English, they still answer in Hebrew. Not an issue for me, but I found it strange.


Used it as well very convenient. It seems the service is not officially available in English but of course most reps do understand English

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #478 on: June 24, 2019, 11:34:41 AM »
Didn't someone just mention that they didn't earn miles on R class?
You'd earn on the economy fare it was booked into.
Booking TLV-NYC qanats is billing taxes in GBP, is there a way to change to USD?
NAFAIK. They use a UK POS, any travel card has no forex fees.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #479 on: June 24, 2019, 11:37:07 AM »
IINM R class is upgrade to business class. You may be on a revenue economy ticket that was upgraded. Put in a Qantas or Alaska FFN and you may earn miles for the flight.
R class can also be a paid fare with LY. Ive seen it on the YYZ route