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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 #840 on: August 06, 2019, 02:25:38 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!

Is it from EWR? They seemed to hasve cancelled some of the 1 pm flights. Thats what happened to me.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #841 on: August 06, 2019, 02:36:08 PM »
Yes
Where did they rebook you?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #842 on: August 06, 2019, 02:39:35 PM »
The qantas supervisor was very nice but she said that ELAL was very not helpful and The only other option is to cancel

Any advice??

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #843 on: August 06, 2019, 02:40:55 PM »
Anyone kno whats going on with NYC tlv ? Also wheres the best place to credit elal miles to ? Is it AS?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #844 on: August 06, 2019, 03:10:27 PM »
Yes
Where did they rebook you?

my flight isn't on a thursday, so i  have no problem to go on the 8:20 pm

Other than trying again, to get on the JFK flight, or day before from EWR, there isnt much you can do.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #845 on: August 06, 2019, 10:20:51 PM »
*Two months ago* I booked three o/w tickets from tlv to jfk for a trip several months out. One ticket has lap-infant on it. I have the PNR, yet all three tickets have requested APIS - that I hadn't yet provided.. Meanwhile I verified the ticket #s on ELAL, and even modified meals etc on elal's site.

Two months now, and My Qantas points have still not yet been deducted, and LY ticket # still showing..
I read many similar scenarios up thread, but none confirming elal ticket numbers...

Can I double dip on my QT points and book another round? Should I be concerned about the above flights? Anything I need to do?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #846 on: August 06, 2019, 10:25:34 PM »
*Two months ago* I booked three o/w tickets from tlv to jfk for a trip several months out. One ticket has lap-infant on it. I have the PNR, yet all three tickets have requested APIS - that I hadn't yet provided.. Meanwhile I verified the ticket #s on ELAL, and even modified meals etc on elal's site.

Two months now, and My Qantas points have still not yet been deducted, and LY ticket # still showing..
I read many similar scenarios up thread, but none confirming elal ticket numbers...

Can I double dip on my QT points and book another round? Should I be concerned about the above flights? Anything I need to do?
Text/DM qantas and they should be able to ticket quickly. I had the same scenario recently and got ticketed shortly after getting in touch with them...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #847 on: August 06, 2019, 10:41:57 PM »
Text/DM qantas and they should be able to ticket quickly. I had the same scenario recently and got ticketed shortly after getting in touch with them...

But I already have my elal ticket numbers. Aren't those enough to check in and fly? Why would I rock the boat with Qantas?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #848 on: August 06, 2019, 10:45:41 PM »
But I already have my elal ticket numbers. Aren't those enough to check in and fly? Why would I rock the boat with Qantas?
I actually misread your post. Didnít realize you had El Al ticket #ís.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #849 on: August 06, 2019, 10:53:13 PM »
*Two months ago* I booked three o/w tickets from tlv to jfk for a trip several months out. One ticket has lap-infant on it. I have the PNR, yet all three tickets have requested APIS - that I hadn't yet provided.. Meanwhile I verified the ticket #s on ELAL, and even modified meals etc on elal's site.

Two months now, and My Qantas points have still not yet been deducted, and LY ticket # still showing..
I read many similar scenarios up thread, but none confirming elal ticket numbers...

Can I double dip on my QT points and book another round? Should I be concerned about the above flights? Anything I need to do?
Had the same thing a few weeks ago, though that was for a next day ticket. I got the ticket, flew, and they still didnít deduct the points. I booked another ticket a few days later using the same points. Unfortunately, this time they deducted them.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #850 on: August 06, 2019, 11:16:02 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 just booked a round trip JFK-TLV-JFK in J on Elal using Qantas.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #851 on: August 06, 2019, 11:17:29 PM »
I just booked a round trip JFK-TLV-JFK in J on Elal using Qantas.
Via SMS?
« Last Edit: August 06, 2019, 11:36:56 PM by shapsam »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #852 on: August 07, 2019, 07:58:16 AM »
confirmed space via sms then called to book.
the space was coming up on qantas.com usning BOS and CLE trick.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #853 on: August 07, 2019, 08:26:09 AM »
Just worked on the his for a while. Qantas can't see 90% of the flights available on elal.com
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #854 on: August 07, 2019, 08:46:24 AM »
Just worked on the his for a while. Qantas can't see 90% of the flights available on elal.com
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