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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 #690 on: July 14, 2019, 11:18:27 AM »


Ahem ahem... what happened to the old saying: "Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered" ???

I believe it's an automated process?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #691 on: July 14, 2019, 11:20:49 AM »
I believe it's an automated process?

Oh.. well in that case please do let us know  ;D

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #692 on: July 14, 2019, 11:27:34 AM »
Oh.. well in that case please do let us know  ;D

Actually, I don't see LY on the standard form to claim missing points.

Looks like it needs to be done manually via email, not sure worth the risk

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Claims for all other partner airlines need to be made to the Frequent Flyer Service Centre via email to frequent_flyer@qantas.com.au. You will need to include original boarding passes, copies of tickets along with any other supporting documentation confirming your entitlement to the missing points.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #693 on: July 14, 2019, 01:11:39 PM »
Actually, I don't see LY on the standard form to claim missing points.

Looks like it needs to be done manually via email, not sure worth the risk

I would put this in the same file as all other "Don't call the airline" deals.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #694 on: July 14, 2019, 01:50:53 PM »
Why in the world?
Because I need another J ticket I'm just scared with all these changes that ELAL is making that it won't be available. Dono what their next step is...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #695 on: July 14, 2019, 04:35:16 PM »
How many points?
Try asking for retro credit?
he must of gotten lucky, I did a few P flights and got no credit

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #696 on: July 16, 2019, 01:25:23 AM »
x showing again on expertflyer!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #697 on: July 16, 2019, 02:38:54 AM »
x showing again on expertflyer!
As well as E and A, under awards tho, and no number or seats.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #698 on: July 16, 2019, 03:54:56 PM »
does someone know. if i book a rt and after taking the outbound want to upgrade cabins on the return can it be done ?

 i did it today from premium to business, however after a few hours seeing it wasnt reissued i called the call center and was advised it cannot be completed. since it was the south african call center [which are disastrous] i told them i will try my luck later with the australian call center...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #699 on: July 17, 2019, 12:22:54 AM »
With calling or without?
sorry for delay,
I texted them

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #700 on: July 18, 2019, 09:40:51 AM »
I was booked on 12:05 flight TLV-EWR, they ended up merging it with the 1:00 flight, so now my flight is 1:00, is it possible to get it changed to 12:20 TLV-JFK would ELAL/Qantas do it?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #701 on: July 18, 2019, 09:44:11 AM »
I was booked on 12:05 flight TLV-EWR, they ended up merging it with the 1:00 flight, so now my flight is 1:00, is it possible to get it changed to 12:20 TLV-JFK would ELAL/Qantas do it?
Call them

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #702 on: July 18, 2019, 09:49:17 AM »
Call them
I called ELAL, but they refused as it is a Qantas ticket, Qantas told me that they sent a request to ELAL to see if it could get changed.
My question is if anyone had luck doing this??

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #703 on: July 18, 2019, 11:54:35 AM »
I wanted to see if ppl will comment on the price of qantas miles which is highly influenced by this route. Since the amex promo prices have been rising from 1.1 to 1.185 for the price per point on the market. As long as availability remains strong as it has during summer and holidays, and supply gets slimmer, I can see the price moving way past 1.3. How high do you think it will go?

ETA: This belongs in the price thread... but still.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #704 on: July 18, 2019, 12:03:10 PM »
I wanted to see if ppl will comment on the price of qantas miles which is highly influenced by this route. Since the amex promo prices have been rising from 1.1 to 1.185 for the price per point on the market. As long as availability remains strong as it has during summer and holidays, and supply gets slimmer, I can see the price moving way past 1.3. How high do you think it will go?

ETA: This belongs in the price thread... but still.
I would not call availability strong. You cannot find more than 2 X seats per flight