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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.

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 #510 on: June 26, 2019, 06:37:14 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!!
Update: now showing tickets numbers for all on LY.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #511 on: June 26, 2019, 07:36:00 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)
Yes, was an infant with me too. SMS work within few hours.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #512 on: June 26, 2019, 10:37:07 AM »
Update: now showing tickets numbers for all on LY.
So apparently texting is what did the trick for you, because still nothing by me...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #513 on: June 26, 2019, 10:41:18 AM »
So apparently texting is what did the trick for you, because still nothing by me...
Yup

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #514 on: June 26, 2019, 04:07:01 PM »
just booked 2 LY ewr-tlv-ewr in j
312,000 QF plus $114 so 156k and $57/ each.
i previously booked OW jfk-tlv and paid $29.
is $57 the correct amount for r/t?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #515 on: June 26, 2019, 04:08:10 PM »
just booked 2 LY ewr-tlv-ewr in j
312,000 QF plus $114 so 156k and $57/ each.
i previously booked OW jfk-tlv and paid $29.
is $57 the correct amount for r/t?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #516 on: June 26, 2019, 04:09:33 PM »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #517 on: June 26, 2019, 04:11:49 PM »
just booked 2 LY ewr-tlv-ewr in j
312,000 QF plus $114 so 156k and $57/ each.
i previously booked OW jfk-tlv and paid $29.
is $57 the correct amount for r/t?
Did u transfer from amex? u got the 44% bonus?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #518 on: June 26, 2019, 04:24:46 PM »
So apparently texting is what did the trick for you, because still nothing by me...

Update: Was just ticketed about a half hour ago without any calling/texting. (about 24 hours total)

If I want to make a date change, will they allow it free before midnight UK time (ex-TLV)?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #519 on: June 26, 2019, 06:33:32 PM »
Anyone? Is there ANY grace period for cancelling QF bookings free? Same day?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #520 on: June 26, 2019, 06:43:00 PM »
Update: Was just ticketed about a half hour ago without any calling/texting. (about 24 hours total)

If I want to make a date change, will they allow it free before midnight UK time (ex-TLV)?
Did you put in the APIS info?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #521 on: June 26, 2019, 06:46:43 PM »
Did you put in the APIS info?
I did right away. But last time it still took 72 hrs until I called and waited on the line until it was ticketed....

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #522 on: June 26, 2019, 06:50:18 PM »
I did right away. But last time it still took 72 hrs until I called and waited on the line until it was ticketed....
I've been told twice I'm in the queue. Does that mean anything?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #523 on: June 26, 2019, 07:56:24 PM »
How long after booking does the miles deduction reflect on the account?
I booked this afternoon and still see the same amount.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #524 on: June 26, 2019, 11:20:28 PM »
How long after booking does the miles deduction reflect on the account?
I booked this afternoon and still see the same amount.
Can take 24hrs.