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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 #495 on: June 25, 2019, 01:11:18 PM »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #496 on: June 25, 2019, 01:30:43 PM »
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #497 on: June 25, 2019, 06:05:07 PM »
Ok. I think I figured out what causes the delayed ticketing. It's flights to/from the US that have an infant.
Reason is that TSA requires them to collect DOB and gender info, and by all passengers there's a "title" field where they can determine the gender from that. Besides the infant, where there's no field for title or for gender.
After multiple bookings in the past few weeks, all tickets were issued within the hour automatically, besides the 2 PNR's that included infants.
On those I received an email requesting critical TSA required info that's missing and that the tickets would be issued as soon as that's added. And in the first case, it wasn't issued until after 72 hours when I called for the second time and put a lot of pressure on them to issue instantly. And the second time is today, where it's already been a few hours since I added the info requested, and nothing.... No points deducted... No cc charge yet.... No ticket numbers. It looks like I might just need to call again (or SMS once I figure out how to use GV from IL)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #498 on: June 25, 2019, 06:49:21 PM »
Ok. I think I figured out what causes the delayed ticketing. It's flights to/from the US that have an infant.
Reason is that TSA requires them to collect DOB and gender info, and by all passengers there's a "title" field where they can determine the gender from that. Besides the infant, where there's no field for title or for gender.
After multiple bookings in the past few weeks, all tickets were issued within the hour automatically, besides the 2 PNR's that included infants.
On those I received an email requesting critical TSA required info that's missing and that the tickets would be issued as soon as that's added. And in the first case, it wasn't issued until after 72 hours when I called for the second time and put a lot of pressure on them to issue instantly. And the second time is today, where it's already been a few hours since I added the info requested, and nothing.... No points deducted... No cc charge yet.... No ticket numbers. It looks like I might just need to call again (or SMS once I figure out how to use GV from IL)

For a dp- my ticket that was delayed has an infant.
2 other flights I booked without an infant were ticketed instantly.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #499 on: June 25, 2019, 08:24:38 PM »
I am planning to travel to Israel in October and would like to buy a ticket from El Al.

Given the current promo from Amex MR to transfer to Qantas (ultimately booking an El Al flight), I am trying to find somebody who would trade for Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Other than Flyertalk CC (which doesn't allow postings for Amex MR), is there another reputable site where I can find somebody to trade with (yes, I realize that the other person has to be reputable as well).

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #500 on: June 25, 2019, 09:12:38 PM »
I just booked with an infant today, charge is pending, points are still there. How do I tell if it ticketed?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #501 on: June 25, 2019, 09:17:45 PM »
I just booked with an infant today, charge is pending, points are still there. How do I tell if it ticketed?
Check elal.com if you see a ticket number.

If your cc was charged, it's likely ticketed.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #502 on: June 25, 2019, 09:32:45 PM »
Check elal.com if you see a ticket number.

If your cc was charged, it's likely ticketed.
I checked elal and i dont see a ticket number, I got this email.
"Dear MR xxxx xxxxx,

As you are travelling to, from, or within the United States soon, we'd like to remind you of the US Government requirements to provide your details before you depart.

We need some information urgently

Let us know the date of birth for all passengers in your itinerary as soon as possible. Without this information your booking could be cancelled.

What you need to do:

Step 1: Retrieve your booking

Step 2: Provide your Advance Passenger Information and Secure Flight Passenger Data before we can issue your tickets. This information is mandatory for travel to the US.

Step 3: Your tickets will be issued once this information has been received."
It won't let me update without putting in all the passport info. Can I just ignore this email?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #503 on: June 25, 2019, 10:02:33 PM »
I checked elal and i dont see a ticket number, I got this email.
"Dear MR xxxx xxxxx,

As you are travelling to, from, or within the United States soon, we'd like to remind you of the US Government requirements to provide your details before you depart.

We need some information urgently

Let us know the date of birth for all passengers in your itinerary as soon as possible. Without this information your booking could be cancelled.

What you need to do:

Step 1: Retrieve your booking

Step 2: Provide your Advance Passenger Information and Secure Flight Passenger Data before we can issue your tickets. This information is mandatory for travel to the US.

Step 3: Your tickets will be issued once this information has been received."
It won't let me update without putting in all the passport info. Can I just ignore this email?
Yup! This is the email that comes on the bookings with infants... Enjoy your waiting time....

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #504 on: June 25, 2019, 10:05:52 PM »
Yup! This is the email that comes on the bookings with infants... Enjoy your waiting time....
Anything I need to do or just wait?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #505 on: June 25, 2019, 11:17:38 PM »
Ok. I think I figured out what causes the delayed ticketing. It's flights to/from the US that have an infant.
Reason is that TSA requires them to collect DOB and gender info, and by all passengers there's a "title" field where they can determine the gender from that. Besides the infant, where there's no field for title or for gender.
After multiple bookings in the past few weeks, all tickets were issued within the hour automatically, besides the 2 PNR's that included infants.
On those I received an email requesting critical TSA required info that's missing and that the tickets would be issued as soon as that's added. And in the first case, it wasn't issued until after 72 hours when I called for the second time and put a lot of pressure on them to issue instantly. And the second time is today, where it's already been a few hours since I added the info requested, and nothing.... No points deducted... No cc charge yet.... No ticket numbers. It looks like I might just need to call again (or SMS once I figure out how to use GV from IL)
Sorry but wrong. I never booked with infant but have the same story. I booked another ticket yesterday for one adult, been almost 24 hours, points still not deducted and not ticketed

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #506 on: June 25, 2019, 11:21:48 PM »
Ok. I think I figured out what causes the delayed ticketing. It's flights to/from the US that have an infant.
Reason is that TSA requires them to collect DOB and gender info, and by all passengers there's a "title" field where they can determine the gender from that. Besides the infant, where there's no field for title or for gender.
After multiple bookings in the past few weeks, all tickets were issued within the hour automatically, besides the 2 PNR's that included infants.
On those I received an email requesting critical TSA required info that's missing and that the tickets would be issued as soon as that's added. And in the first case, it wasn't issued until after 72 hours when I called for the second time and put a lot of pressure on them to issue instantly. And the second time is today, where it's already been a few hours since I added the info requested, and nothing.... No points deducted... No cc charge yet.... No ticket numbers. It looks like I might just need to call again (or SMS once I figure out how to use GV from IL)
same experience here...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #507 on: June 26, 2019, 12:59:51 AM »
I made 2 bookings today.
1. Adult and child, points deducted, no email received. Showing ticket numbers on LY.
2. Adult and infant, points not deducted, received email that I need to update info, did it still no email. Not showing ticket numbers on LY.




Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #508 on: June 26, 2019, 01:17:58 AM »
Text (478) 772-6827‬ they will issue it in a few minutes and you'll see the points deducted. It's Qantas that has to do it manually.
They arenít being very helpful for me, keep getting a txt every few min (for the past 4 hours) that an agent will look into it.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #509 on: June 26, 2019, 01:32:57 AM »
Ok. I think I figured out what causes the delayed ticketing. It's flights to/from the US that have an infant.
Reason is that TSA requires them to collect DOB and gender info, and by all passengers there's a "title" field where they can determine the gender from that. Besides the infant, where there's no field for title or for gender.
After multiple bookings in the past few weeks, all tickets were issued within the hour automatically, besides the 2 PNR's that included infants.
On those I received an email requesting critical TSA required info that's missing and that the tickets would be issued as soon as that's added. And in the first case, it wasn't issued until after 72 hours when I called for the second time and put a lot of pressure on them to issue instantly. And the second time is today, where it's already been a few hours since I added the info requested, and nothing.... No points deducted... No cc charge yet.... No ticket numbers. It looks like I might just need to call again (or SMS once I figure out how to use GV from IL)


To avoid this issue would I be able to book the reg fix and once ticketed add infant?