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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.

Search availability on elal.com
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 #600 on: July 08, 2019, 09:15:49 PM »
For the DP people.....

04JUL2048Z - made a booking online, got an error at checkout
04JUL2149Z - provided CC over the phone, was advised it will be ticketed in 24 hours
07JUL2258Z - CC Charged & points deducted
08JUL1510Z - I had to call again as it wasn't ticketed - flight 09JUL

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #601 on: July 08, 2019, 09:45:56 PM »
For the DP people.....

04JUL2048Z - made a booking online, got an error at checkout
04JUL2149Z - provided CC over the phone, was advised it will be ticketed in 24 hours
07JUL2258Z - CC Charged & points deducted
08JUL1510Z - I had to call again as it wasn't ticketed - flight 09JUL
Interesting. I find that the cc charge is simultaneous with ticketing. You hadn't seen ticket numbers on LY website either, or were you just waiting for the email from QF?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #602 on: July 08, 2019, 10:34:04 PM »
Interesting. I find that the cc charge is simultaneous with ticketing.
3 days apart for me.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #603 on: July 09, 2019, 05:50:37 AM »
3 days apart for me.
Which was first?
If cc, had you checked LY site in between?
E-ticket email from QF often comes long after ticketing

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #604 on: July 09, 2019, 09:16:30 AM »
Which was first?
If cc, had you checked LY site in between?
E-ticket email from QF often comes long after ticketing
CC. Yes I checked. Ticket had an infant.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #605 on: July 09, 2019, 09:24:54 AM »
Interesting. I find that the cc charge is simultaneous with ticketing. You hadn't seen ticket numbers on LY website either, or were you just waiting for the email from QF?
Wasn't ticketed. Had to call and the agent said it will have it ticketed manually within the hour but was done within minutes

The timestamp are the actual time stamps - not based on emails

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #606 on: July 09, 2019, 12:25:49 PM »
I booked a RT. Is it possible to cancel OW or would they need to cancel the whole trip?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #607 on: July 09, 2019, 12:45:57 PM »
SFO. Booked, but not ticketed. Called Q and was told invalid, won't ticket. How did you get around this in ensuring it gets ticketed?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #608 on: July 09, 2019, 09:53:20 PM »
SFO. Booked, but not ticketed. Called Q and was told invalid, won't ticket. How did you get around this in ensuring it gets ticketed?
Text them @ 478-772-6827‬ or HUCA
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 #609 on: July 09, 2019, 09:55:38 PM »
SFO. Booked, but not ticketed. Called Q and was told invalid, won't ticket. How did you get around this in ensuring it gets ticketed?
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 #610 on: July 10, 2019, 03:23:51 AM »
RIP LY X Class

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #611 on: July 10, 2019, 05:03:17 AM »
RIP LY X Class
Completely unrelated to QF.

Because they are removing X from GDS they are having issues with their system which reflects on QFs site as well.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #612 on: July 10, 2019, 05:44:37 AM »
Completely unrelated to QF.

Because they are removing X from GDS they are having issues with their system which reflects on QFs site as well.
They removed E as well and its pricing on QF

Its definitely not looking good, the only hope is that they promised X Waitlist for TP and PL members so they do plan on keeping some type of Saver Award, however since it's elal you never know

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #613 on: July 10, 2019, 06:19:48 AM »
They removed E as well and its pricing on QF

Its definitely not looking good, the only hope is that they promised X Waitlist for TP and PL members so they do plan on keeping some type of Saver Award, however since it's elal you never know

They didn't promise "X", they promised "waitlist". For all you know, it can be a waitlist for 10,000 Matmid instead of the current dynamic price of 13,000.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #614 on: July 10, 2019, 06:56:24 AM »
Yep,

However when they announced dynamic they said it will be options for points only (saver chart), and then any seat for cash+points, again since its El Al it remains to be seen as they probably didn't figure out yet themselves