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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 #825 on: August 05, 2019, 11:51:29 AM »
QF phone reps no longer seeing LY space between NYC - TLV. Heard multiple reports from the past 12-24 hrs. If anyone has been successful via SMS or phone from NYC, please report. Didn't check other LY routes either. Anyone booked LY with QF in the past 24 hours? (Any route)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #826 on: August 05, 2019, 12:44:40 PM »
QF phone reps no longer seeing LY space between NYC - TLV. Heard multiple reports from the past 12-24 hrs. If anyone has been successful via SMS or phone from NYC, please report. Didn't check other LY routes either. Anyone booked LY with QF in the past 24 hours? (Any route)

I wanted to book P class for tonight on LY 1/27 with 63K QF miles.

Called and texted multiple times (took hours...), they only saw the day flight avail (LY7). They did not see anything on the midnight flights, even though it was clearly showing on Matmid site as avail. So so frustrating


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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #827 on: August 05, 2019, 12:48:25 PM »
even though it was clearly showing on Matmid site as avail. So so frustrating
You're right I see 3 P on LY1 and 2 on LY27 on Matmid

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #828 on: August 05, 2019, 12:50:41 PM »
I wanted to book P class for tonight on LY 1/27 with 63K QF miles.

Called and texted multiple times (took hours...), they only saw the day flight avail (LY7). They did not see anything on the midnight flights, even though it was clearly showing on Matmid site as avail. So so frustrating
I don't think phone and text can ever book within 24 hours of the flight

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #829 on: August 05, 2019, 02:01:53 PM »
QF phone reps no longer seeing LY space between NYC - TLV. Heard multiple reports from the past 12-24 hrs. If anyone has been successful via SMS or phone from NYC, please report. Didn't check other LY routes either. Anyone booked LY with QF in the past 24 hours? (Any route)

From speaking to multiple QF agents, seems like QF is not seeing The same space that are available on LY. In X, P , and E class.  But some dates are available thru QF.


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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #830 on: August 05, 2019, 03:09:15 PM »


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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #831 on: August 05, 2019, 03:37:07 PM »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #832 on: August 05, 2019, 07:20:17 PM »
I booked a few weeks ago 9 seats thru qantas for elal flight Thursday 1pm in December and I just got an email saying that the ticket was changed to the 8pm flight which arrives 1:20pm in Israel.

Did anyone have a similar experience?
Any advice is appreciated!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #833 on: August 06, 2019, 01:27:34 AM »
I may have gotten a free Business Class Upgrade.
I booked BOS to TLV economy class. After realizing how stupid that was, i contacted Qantas via SMS to upgrade me to Business. Do to the lack of availability (yes i tried looking with stopovers etc.), I'm flying from YYZ to TLV. I never recieved a confirmation email, although when i log into my account it says i have a flight for the correct location and date. After 2 weeks i contacted Qantas via SMS, asking if i actually have the flight, they said its processing, and i should recieve confirmation with in 24 hours. I recieved confirmation with ticket and a credit card charge for taxes this morning at 6am, but the 40k or so points were never deducted from my account. Did i get a free upgrade?
Update 4 days later. Points still in my account

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #834 on: August 06, 2019, 07:46:57 AM »
How long does it take to get the points back after I cancel?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #835 on: August 06, 2019, 07:55:04 AM »
How long does it take to get the points back after I cancel?
Couple of hours

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #836 on: August 06, 2019, 08:10:51 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place but I've started to notice on 777 routes the back of J allocated to Y due to the lack of J passengers on a first come first serve basis.

For example that's tomorrow's flight out of Boston. It's definitely not the first time I'm seeing this so could be a good way to score J seat at Y price with a bit of luck

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #837 on: August 06, 2019, 08:49:09 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place but I've started to notice on 777 routes the back of J allocated to Y due to the lack of J passengers on a first come first serve basis.

For example that's tomorrow's flight out of Boston. It's definitely not the first time I'm seeing this so could be a good way to score J seat at Y price with a bit of luck
I noticed this on the LON route a few weeks ago.
It's not at the price of Y. You need to pay for the seat (I believe they wanted $300 to LON for one way, which isn't such a steal considering J class isn't that much more, and this comes with Y meal and 0 bags if on a Lite ticket.)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #838 on: August 06, 2019, 08:54:29 AM »
I noticed this on the LON route a few weeks ago.
It's not at the price of Y. You need to pay for the seat (I believe they wanted $300 to LON for one way, which isn't such a steal considering J class isn't that much more, and this comes with Y meal and 0 bags if on a Lite ticket.)

Officially yes, but there are times where they don't bother selling them, and it's available on a first come first serve basis through the seat-map. A friend experienced this last month (to London), and I had this (to Thailand)

 

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #839 on: August 06, 2019, 01:18:24 PM »
I booked a few weeks ago 9 seats thru qantas for elal flight Thursday 1pm in December and I just got an email saying that the ticket was changed to the 8pm flight which arrives 1:20pm in Israel.

Did anyone have a similar experience?
Any advice is appreciated!
elal claims I have to call qantas
Qantas first told me they can only offer me a refund (I have nothing from a few hundred K in my account) now I’m on hold with a supervisor who’s trying to contact ELAL