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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 #630 on: July 10, 2019, 04:59:27 PM »
I have a call with LY IT and Matmid tomorrow.
Hopefully the new system is just buggy.
TBD.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #631 on: July 10, 2019, 05:03:08 PM »
Will finding out be under a NDA?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #632 on: July 10, 2019, 05:03:41 PM »
Will finding out be under a NDA?
He can only share with mods so you're good!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #633 on: July 10, 2019, 06:14:57 PM »
My concern wasn't just availability, it was more that EL AL showered available reward seats and they didn't.  I had thought from Dans post that it went together

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #634 on: July 10, 2019, 06:17:34 PM »
My concern wasn't just availability, it was more that EL AL showered available reward seats and they didn't.  I had thought from Dans post that it went together
Economy and premium economy should match

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #635 on: July 10, 2019, 07:16:19 PM »
I tried economy and premium too.  Elal listed as available and Qantas said that they can't get it for me

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #636 on: July 10, 2019, 07:54:23 PM »
I tried economy and premium too.  Elal listed as available and Qantas said that they can't get it for me
available in what class? Are you sure it was saver?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #637 on: July 10, 2019, 08:50:09 PM »
I have a call with LY IT and Matmid tomorrow.
Hopefully the new system is just buggy.
TBD.
Please also bring up the frequent INVOL downgrades without comp of QF X pax, although I doubt that's coming back.

There are no reports of bugs showing/booking LY X from LY accounts that have enough points in them.

From the beginning LY has been gradually limiting QF access, from F to NYC, then F to LON, etc.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #638 on: July 11, 2019, 02:16:06 AM »
Had a weird experience last night. flying ly5 in J booked on QF. booking was made in Dec '18. wasn't able to check in online or at kiosk, and at the counter they told me it wasn't completed by QF and they can't check me in. They said that usually it's because the APIS wasn't filled out, so at the counter I logged in to QF on my phone and resubmitted. Still no dice.
I texted QF, didn't get an answer right away, so called, and got through right away (miraculously). After banging his keyboard for a long time he told me that my credit card had been denied for the taxes and fees. Hard to believe, since I usually have plenty of space, it had been approved online, and they hadn't canceled the reservation or emailed me, but for $50 I wasn't going to lose the ticket, so I gave him my card over the phone and he ticketed it. went to the counter (keeping the guy on the phone) and it went through. As of now, 34 hours later, it still hasn't been charged to my card.
The LY staff was generally dismissive of the QF tickets, attitude of 'they mess up all the time, and it's points anyway, so you don't really deserve it' although they were very kind and compassionate on a personal level.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #639 on: July 11, 2019, 03:34:45 AM »
X and E now showing on Qantas but still not on Expertflyer. Not sure where they are getting the data from.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #640 on: July 11, 2019, 04:23:20 AM »
I was wrong. QF can book LY biz online again.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #641 on: July 11, 2019, 04:34:42 AM »
Had a weird experience last night. flying ly5 in J booked on QF. booking was made in Dec '18. wasn't able to check in online or at kiosk, and at the counter they told me it wasn't completed by QF and they can't check me in. They said that usually it's because the APIS wasn't filled out, so at the counter I logged in to QF on my phone and resubmitted. Still no dice.
I texted QF, didn't get an answer right away, so called, and got through right away (miraculously). After banging his keyboard for a long time he told me that my credit card had been denied for the taxes and fees. Hard to believe, since I usually have plenty of space, it had been approved online, and they hadn't canceled the reservation or emailed me, but for $50 I wasn't going to lose the ticket, so I gave him my card over the phone and he ticketed it. went to the counter (keeping the guy on the phone) and it went through. As of now, 34 hours later, it still hasn't been charged to my card.
The LY staff was generally dismissive of the QF tickets, attitude of 'they mess up all the time, and it's points anyway, so you don't really deserve it' although they were very kind and compassionate on a personal level.
whats the easiest way to know ones booking is ticketed?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #642 on: July 11, 2019, 05:31:47 AM »
whats the easiest way to know ones booking is ticketed?
Log in on elal.com and look for ticket numbers

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #643 on: July 11, 2019, 06:30:47 AM »
Log in on elal.com and look for ticket numbers
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #644 on: July 11, 2019, 08:17:37 AM »
Log in on elal.com and look for ticket numbers
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