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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 #585 on: July 05, 2019, 10:03:24 AM »
I booked a business class ticket ewr-tlv. I am trying to select a seat and its giving me a "seat selection is  unavailable" error. Any way to change this?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #586 on: July 05, 2019, 10:05:15 AM »
I booked a business class ticket ewr-tlv. I am trying to select a seat and its giving me a "seat selection is  unavailable" error. Any way to change this?
You need to call (or WhatsApp) LY.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #587 on: July 07, 2019, 02:27:46 PM »
Trying to book TLV-SFO with Qantas points. Texted to USA Qantas number as advised by Dan and chatted with 2 agents . Both weren't able to book this flight. They insist that they can book LA and NY flights only.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #588 on: July 07, 2019, 02:57:57 PM »
Officially yes, but often not.
ended up calling cause it wouldnt let me do it online

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #589 on: July 07, 2019, 03:03:49 PM »
Trying to book TLV-SFO with Qantas points. Texted to USA Qantas number as advised by Dan and chatted with 2 agents . Both weren't able to book this flight. They insist that they can book LA and NY flights only.
HUCA
I had an Rep telling me the same thing, then i texted and they booked it with no issue.
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #590 on: July 07, 2019, 04:38:33 PM »
HUCA
I had an Rep telling me the same thing, then i texted and they booked it with no issue.

Did you text to the US number?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #591 on: July 07, 2019, 06:42:18 PM »
Did you text to the US number?
Yes. ‪(478-772-6827‬)
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #592 on: July 07, 2019, 11:16:09 PM »
I booked 2 itineraries including infants then I chatted with them on Friday to confirm and they said itíll take 24 hrs to confirm,
As of now it still hasnít ticketed and the miles werenít deducted from my account.
Any idea what Iím supposed to do?
Btw the infants still donít have passports so I cannot update the APIS info.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #593 on: July 08, 2019, 12:04:08 AM »
I booked 2 itineraries including infants then I chatted with them on Friday to confirm and they said itíll take 24 hrs to confirm,
As of now it still hasnít ticketed and the miles werenít deducted from my account.
Any idea what Iím supposed to do?
Btw the infants still donít have passports so I cannot update the APIS info.
Sit back and relax!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #594 on: July 08, 2019, 12:31:17 AM »
Would it be easier to book without infant & add the infant after? Due to the delay in ticketing. Or just book with infant & hope that itíll go through in time?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #595 on: July 08, 2019, 12:37:25 AM »
Would it be easier to book without infant & add the infant after? Due to the delay in ticketing. Or just book with infant & hope that itíll go through in time?
If they make you go thru elal you'll have to pay.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #596 on: July 08, 2019, 03:13:41 AM »
I booked 2 itineraries including infants then I chatted with them on Friday to confirm and they said itíll take 24 hrs to confirm,
As of now it still hasnít ticketed and the miles werenít deducted from my account.
Any idea what Iím supposed to do?
Btw the infants still donít have passports so I cannot update the APIS info.
Make up APIS info, and if it doesn't get ticketed toward the end of the day, you need to call/text and insist they ticket instantly or the reservation will expire.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #597 on: July 08, 2019, 08:04:27 AM »
Yes. ‪(478-772-6827‬)

Success story here. After texting with 7 agents. Finally I was able to book TLV to SFO. 3 tickets in PE and 1 infant. Lesson learned: send messages only EST business time.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #598 on: July 08, 2019, 05:43:14 PM »
Make up APIS info, and if it doesn't get ticketed toward the end of the day, you need to call/text and insist they ticket instantly or the reservation will expire.
Followed your advice, ticketed a few minutes later.
Thanks!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #599 on: July 08, 2019, 07:05:29 PM »
Followed your advice, ticketed a few minutes later.
Thanks!
With calling or without?